Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News, March 5, 2013

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  • on March 5, 2013
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February 2013 Issue
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Ports of LA and Long Beach Looking Toward the Future

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Both the Los Angeles and Long Beach sides of America’s largest port complex had their share of significant and noteworthy events in 2002, from highs in monthly container volumes to first-time visits by largest-ever container vessels to a labor strike that wiped out more than a week’s worth of productivity.

So it’s interesting that at least one leading figure at one of the ports thinks the most significant occurrence at the Port of Los Angeles during 2012 had more to do with the port’s future than its recent past or present: the adoption of a new five year strategic plan last April.

“Doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it really impacted us,” Port of LA Executive Director of Business Development Kathryn McDermott said. “The strategic plan really looked at the three key areas that we need to focus on for the next five years: customer relationships, our infrastructure and financial strength.” ….. (Read Full Article)

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ILWU Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Mitsui

by Mark Edward Nero

International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4, which represents about 250 workers in Vancouver, Washington, has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Mitsui-United Grain Corp. for the company’s recent lockout of its workforce at the Port of Vancouver USA….(Read Full Article)

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Sequestration Affects Customs Operations

by Mark Edward Nero


Mandatory steep cuts in the federal budget that went into effect March 1 due to a government process called sequestration will lead to workforce reductions and long waits for cargo inspections at US Customs field offices at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex and elsewhere, according to Customs officials….(Read Full Article)

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San Francisco Cruise Terminal Construction Progresses

by Mark Edward Nero


Port and City of San Francisco officials are celebrating the completion of the first phase of a new cruise terminal at Pier 27, which will be used as the headquarters for the 34th America’s Cup Races in 2013….(Read Full Article)



Port of San Diego Hosting Hull Paint Expo

by Mark Edward Nero


As part of its ongoing initiative regarding eco-friendly hull paint for boats, the Port of San Diego is inviting members of the area’s boating community to a special expo where they can learn about the hull paints and grant funding available to help make the switch from copper-based paint…(Read Full Article)

Port of Seattle for Lease