Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, March 22, 2013

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Story44Maritime Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

By Kathleen Gleaves


When President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed the Beyond the Border Initiative in February of 2011, it established a cross-border partnership focused on perimeter security and regional economics. Their actions directed the two leadership agencies, Transport Canada and the US Coast Guard, to oversee the development of a Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan.

The new Initiative pushed the international collaboration effort beyond the immediate border crossing areas well into the Puget Sound and beyond. While increasing security for both countries with improved information sharing, the project also sought to facilitate the legitimate flow of people, goods and services during a disaster to help with regional response and economic recovery in the maritime environment…. (Read Full Article)

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Story11State Delays Port of Morrow Coal Project Permit

by Mark Edward Nero

The Oregon Department of State Lands is temporarily putting off a decision on whether to approve the construction of a dock that would be utilized for coal shipments to Asia, the agency says….(Read Full Article)

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Story22Port of Tacoma Monthly TEU Volume Surges

by Mark Edward Nero


Containerized imports and exports through the Port of Tacoma saw double-digit growth last month, pushing container volumes up 47 percent over February 2012, according to newly-released data….(Read Full Article)

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Story33Port of Oakland Container Activity Up

by Mark Edward Nero


Monthly container volumes at the Port of Oakland surged more than 12 percent in February 2013, as shippers in Asia increasingly moved goods West prior to the start of Lunar New Year celebrations….(Read Full Article)

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Deadline for Seattle RFID Tags Nearing

by Mark Edward Nero


Starting April 1, 2013, radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags will be required on all drayage operating within the Port of Seattle. As of next month, trucks must have an RFID tag to gain access to terminals 5, 18, 30 and 46…..(Read Full Article)