Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for July 6, 2018



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Safe Spaces

By Chris Philips,
Managing Editor

In 1911, the Washington State Port District Act authorized voters to create public port districts that could acquire, construct, and operate waterways, docks, wharves, and other harbor improvements; rail and water transfer and terminal facilities; and ferry systems.

One such port district, the Port of Seattle, is subsidized by taxpayers at the rate of $0.1358 per $1,000 of assessed value. With the median home price in King County hovering around $650,000, this translates to almost $90 per year per household.

To be sure, the Port of Seattle still delivers much of what is laid out in its charter, now sharing the load with the Port of Tacoma under the Northwest Seaport Alliance.

The Port of Seattle recently received approval for the Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, intended to deepen the East and West Waterways to 57 feet below mean lower low water. If authorization and funding for construction come through, the project will improve navigation in Seattle’s East and West Waterways to safely accommodate larger container ships…

Friday, July 6, 2018

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Story1San Pedro Ports to Tighten Truck Age Restrictions
By Karen Robes Meeks
To speed up air pollution reduction efforts, new drayage trucks coming to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this fall will have to be a 2014 model year or newer…(Read full article)

Story2Daniel K. Inouye Christened
By Karen Robes Meeks
On June 30, Honolulu-based Matson, Inc. and Philly Shipyard, Inc. christened the M/V Daniel K. Inouye, one of two new vessels being built by the company…(Read full article)

Story3New Wharfinger at Oakland
By Karen Robes Meeks

Eric Napralla has recently been named Chief Wharfinger of the Port of Oakland, taking over for Chris Peterson who retired after 25 years at the port… (Read full article)

Story4Carnival Returns to San Diego
By Karen Robes Meeks

For the first time in seven years, Carnival Cruise Line will be returning to the Port of San Diego with the arrival of the 963-foot long Carnival Miracle… (Read full article)

Story5Tugboat Happy Hour
Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center invites you to watch a sailboat race from the deck of a tugboat. Beginning July 10, Northwest Seaport will be hosting Tugboat Happy Hour aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss. The event will be held at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. North, in Seattle, Washington, and runs from 5 to 9 pm every Tuesday. The weekly Lake Union “Duck Dodge” sailboat races begin at 7 pm. Entry is $25 per person, and the event features beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

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