Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, April 9, 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 9, 2013
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 APRIL 2013


Pacific Maritime Magazine


April 2013 Issue 







Fidley Watch –

Justice for the Downtrodden 


By Chris Philips,

Managing Editor  


After suffering more than a hundred years of repression at the hands of King County taxpayers, Seattle Port Commissioners will finally earn a living wage. Last month, while the rest of the country was discussing the federal budget and sequestration cuts that would decimate parts of the federal government, the Seattle Port Commission voted itself a seven-fold increase in pay. Currently, Seattle’s part-time commissioners, who are elected to office by the voters of King County after having spent tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars campaigning for the post, receive $500 a month plus a $12,500 annual per diem…. (Read Full Article)


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Port of Oakland Joins China Trade Mission

by Mark Edward Nero

Port of Oakland Acting Executive Director Deborah Ale Flint is the sole seaport executive involved in a California state trade mission to China this week led by California Gov. Jerry Brown…(Read Full Article)





Joint Shipping Service Coming to Seattle Terminal

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Seattle is welcoming United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) to its harbor in May via a new joint shipping service. Starting next month, UASC’s AWN1 string will call Seattle’s Terminal 30 in partnership with China Shipping Container Lines’ (CSCL) existing ANW1 service…(Read Full Article)






Former Long Beach Port Commissioner Named FMC Chair

by Mark Edward Nero


Former Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero has been named the new chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission by Pres. Barack Obama. He takes over for recently resigned Chair Richard Lidinsky…(Read Full Article)








California Sees Slight Gain in Export Volumes

by Mark Edward Nero


California’s export trade this February represented a modest increase over the same month last year, according to foreign trade data revealed April 5 by the US Commerce Department…(Read Full Article)