Pacific Maritime News Online, April 23, 2013

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  • on April 23, 2013

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Improved Lighting Technology Supports Port Sustainability


By Ryan Hertel 


Each seaport – no matter the location – has a unique set of geographic, political, community, operational, and financial circumstances that shape and define its environmental initiatives. Within the United States, there are numerous acts, regulations, and initiatives aimed to reduce the impact from port activities, thus increasing the ever-important focus on sustainability. 


The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently implemented a task force to examine port sustainability issues, and it encourages ports to implement the concept…. (Read Full Article)


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APL, POLB Receive Federal
Environmental Awards

by Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach and transportation and logistics company APL have been named recipients of the Federal Maritime Commission Chairman’s 2013 Earth Day Awards for their commitment to mitigating the environmental impacts…(Read Full Article)


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Seattle Monthly Container Volumes Down

by Mark Edward Nero


Seattle Harbor container volumes were down 30 percent in March 2013 compared to the same month in 2012, and are down about 19 percent for the year to date, something attributed to the shift of the Grand Alliance…(Read Full Article)



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Port of Oakland Container Volumes Drop

by Mark Edward Nero


A more than 13 percent jump in empty container imports wasn’t enough to counterbalance year-over-year declines in full container imports and exports at the Port of Oakland in March, as the port saw an overall five percent volume decline…(Read Full Article)




Two New Commissioners at Port of San Diego

by Mark Edward Nero


After a three month tussle over whether their appointments could be vetoed by the city’s mayor, two new commissioners have finally been sworn in at the Port of San Diego. Rafael Castellanos and Marshall Merrifield took the oath…(Read Full Article)