Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for August 28, 2018

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By Chris Philips, 
Managing Editor  
As the joke goes, cattle roam in herds, a group of geese is a gaggle, and a collection of hybrid cars is a smug. Spend any time on Interstate 5 between the Canadian and Mexican borders and you’ll likely be caught in a smug of Toyota Prius hybrids, many of which are owned and operated by government agencies.

We don’t intend to argue the merits of hybrid vs. gasoline or electric, but have long been surprised by the vehemence with which environmentalists condemn ocean-going (and port befouling) vessels while driving their wasteful hybrids up and down the freeway.

Yes wasteful. After years of educated guessing, we conducted a brief and simple exercise to determine just how bad a Prius is for the planet. 

We couldn’t really compare the 18,000-TEU
CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin with your neighbor’s hybrid on a trip to Costco, so we did the… 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Story1More Oregon Ag Products for China
By Karen Robes Meeks
Thanks to a newly minted cooperation with hoopla Global, the Port of Portland and Oregon agricultural brands will reach even more…(Read full article)
Story2Vancouver USA Strategic Plan
By Karen Robes Meeks
After nearly a year of workshops and meetings, the Port of Vancouver USA is reaching the home stretch and is asking the public to weigh…(Read full article)
Story3New Program for Students of Shipping
By Karen Robes Meeks

Thanks to a partnership between the Port of Long Beach and Long Beach City College, a new program has been created for… 
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Story3Oakland Cargo Increases
By Karen Robes Meeks

Cargo volume at the Port of Oakland rose 3.6 percent in July compared to a year ago, an increase… 
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Story511th Annual Bob Magee Memorial 
Golf Tournament
11th Annual Bob Magee Memorial Golf Tournament  
Mount Si Golf Course – Snoqualmie, Washington
August 30th –  10:00am Shotgun Start 
This tournament honors Bob Magee’s commitment, dedication and support for the Youth Maritime Training Activities (YMTA) and the Puget Sound Maritime Community. We are privileged to have Bob’s name associated with the tournament. Proceeds will go to YMTA.

We are Seeking Golfers and Sponsors – Great Golf for a Great Cause! 

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