Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for June 12, 2018



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Can You Dig It?

By Chris Philips,
Managing Editor

In mid-April, Nancy McLernon, president and CEO of Organization for International Investment, wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal in which she claimed that only a handful of US ports could accommodate “the most modern transport ships.”

She blamed this lack of capacity on a shortage of US dredges, and singled out a 112-year-old law, the Foreign Dredge Act of 1906, as the culprit for our country’s sad state of port capacity.

Ms. McLernon claimed, as an example, that a deepening project at the Port of Savannah was two years late and almost 40 percent over budget, because “US dredging companies simply aren’t capable of meeting demand…

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Story1Port of Los Angeles Considers Supplemental Container Storage
By Karen Robes Meeks
Port of Los Angeles property on Terminal Island formerly used by the Los Angeles Export Terminal and US Customs and Border Protection may become…(Read full article)

Story2Logistics Facility Redesign at Long Beach
By Karen Robes Meeks
Toyota Logistics Services is looking to redesign its Pier B facility at the Port of Long Beach and construct a renewable fuel-cell power…(Read full article)

Story3Grays Harbor Tours
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Grays Harbor is offering tours this summer as part of Your Jobs, Your Community, Your Port, an annual outreach program. The 90-minute tour starts… (Read full article)

Story4USCG Cutter Naushon Rescues Fishing Crew
Four mariners have been rescued by crewmembers of the US Coast Guard Cutter Naushon after their fishing vessel broke down and … (Read full article)

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