Pacific Maritime Magazine Online, April 2, 2013

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Piracy Series

Final Installment

By By Capt. Keith F. Graham


The unfortunate events of 9/11 seem to have captured the world maritime community’s interest that, in fact, the phenomenon of “maritime terrorism” was something more than an academic legal theory, a feature film plot, or an unthinkable event. (Prior to 9/11, terrorism insurance was issued without additional charge in 70 percent of all insurance policies.) IMO’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) members met and began creating an international treaty framework for vessel and port facility security… (Read Full Article)

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Coos Bay Port Ends Bulk Export Facility Talks

by Mark Edward Nero

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay says it has ended an exclusive negotiating agreement between it and Metropolitan Stevedoring Co. regarding development of a bulk export facility, principally for the export of thermal coal and biomass….(Read Full Article)

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ILWU Local Files Suit Against Grain Terminal

by Mark Edward Nero


International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 40, which represents dockworkers in Portland, Oregon, has filed a federal lawsuit against exporter Columbia Grain of violating labor law by refusing to arbitrate a grievance….(Read Full Article)

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Oakland Port Touts Financial Policy Improvements

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Oakland, which was hit last year by a misuse of funds scandal, provided a progress report on March 28 to its Board of Port Commissioners regarding its efforts to strengthen policies to prevent future financial misdeeds….(Read Full Article)

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Port of Everett Seeks to Fill 2 Executive Positions

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Everett, is seeking to fill two top-level executive positions – one existing and one newly-created — as it prepares to expand its Puget Sound operations….(Read Full Article)