Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News, March 8, 2013

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  • on March 11, 2013
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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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San Diego Mayor Reveals Major Port Development Plan

by Mark Edward Nero

In a March 6 speech to the city’s economic development committee, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner presented a plan to add 6,000 waterfront jobs by the year 2020, while reducing waterfront pollution by 20 percent during the same timeframe….(Read Full Article)

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New Seattle Port Commissioner Named

by Mark Edward Nero


Microsoft attorney Courtney Gregoire has been chosen to fill the seat on the Port of Seattle Commission that was vacated earlier this year by Gael Tarleton, who was elected to the Washington House of Representatives…(Read Full Article)

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Merchant Marine Academy Honors Crowley CEO

by Mark Edward Nero


Crowley Maritime President, Chair and CEO Tom Crowley recently became an honorary alumnus of the US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) earlier this month during a special banquet held in his honor….(Read Full Article)



Seattle’s Green Gateway Award Winners Honored

by Mark Edward Nero


APL Ltd., Maersk Line, Matson Navigation, COSCO Container Lines, Royal Caribbean Intl., Celebrity Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line have been announced as winners of the Port of Seattle’s annual Green Gateway Partners Awards…(Read Full Article)

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