Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News, Feb. 26, 2013

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  • on February 26, 2013
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Safety First

at Foss

While the waterfront has become much safer over the years, working on the water can be inherently dangerous. But Al Rainsberger says it doesn’t have to be. Rainsberger, Director of Health and Safety at Foss Maritime, is responsible for developing and implementing safety programs in the company’s various regions and at the shipyards in Seattle and Rainier, Oregon. Under his guidance, Foss has implemented a series of safety programs, including the behavior-based safety process that goes by the name of Shipmate Plus. “The Shipmate Plus system is the application of science to real world events,” Rainsberger says. “The program asks, what do they do? Why? How do you improve the system?…. (Read Full Article)

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ILWU Clerical Unit Approves Deal

by Mark Edward Nero

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63’s Office Clerical Unit (OCU) has switched positions and voted to ratify a labor agreement that had been voted down two weeks prior…(Read Full Article)

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Port Metro Vancouver Reveals Trucking Efficiency Plan

by Mark Edward Nero


Port Metro Vancouver announced Feb. 21 that it has come up with what it calls the Smart Fleet trucking strategy, a three-year plan to improve the efficiency and reliability of the container truck sector and reinforce the supply chain…(Read Full Article)

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Draft POLA Master Plan Released

by Mark Edward Nero


Long-range development goals such as optimizing land use and increasing cargo terminal efficiency are essential for guiding the Port of Los Angeles’ future development and expansion, according to a newly-released draft version of the port’s latest Master Plan…(Read Full Article)

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Maersk Annual Profits Up

by Mark Edward Nero


The AP Moller-Maersk Group says it recorded a profit of $4.0 billion in calendar year 2012, higher than the most recent announced outlook of around $3.7 billion, which had been forecast in November 2012…(Read Full Article)

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