Pacific Maritime Magazine Online, March 19, 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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Story11POLB Monthly Cargo Volume Up Sharply

by Mark Edward Nero

Port of Long Beach terminals saw a dramatic increase in cargo in February, moving nearly 37 percent more containers compared to the same month one year ago, including an almost 46 percent surge in imports and a 17.2 percent jump in exports…..(Read Full Article)

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Story22Metro Vancouver Containers Volumes Continue to Rise

by Mark Edward Nero


Volumes of both container imports and exports at Canada’s largest seaport rose in February 2013 compared to the same month last year, resulting in a nine percent increase in total volumes and continuing a trend of increased cargo movement….(Read Full Article)

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Story33First Maersk Triple-E Vessel to Join Fleet Soon

by Mark Edward Nero


Maersk Line says its first-ever Triple-E vessel – Economy of scale, Energy efficiency and Environmentally improved – is due to join its fleet by the end of June. With a capacity of 18,000 20-foot containers, the Triple-E would be the largest container ship ever built….(Read Full Article)

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Story5Port of Oakland Hires New Execs

by Mark Edward Nero


Following nationwide searches, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners on March 14 approved the hiring of Ron Puccinelli as new chief technology officer and Amy Tharpe as director of its Social Responsibility Division…..(Read Full Article)