Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, June 11, 2013

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  • on June 11, 2013
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Workforce Development


By Chris Philips


In the 1967 movie The Graduate, a young Dustin Hoffman is told by one of the characters that plastics are the industry of the future. Today’s graduates, faced with the prospect of competing for a dozen jobs with a hundred of their peers, should consider the maritime industry. The Pacific Northwest maritime community offers quite a few programs to entice young people into maritime fields.

Seattle’s Friends of Maritime recently held a successful 15th-annual Maritime Career Day on May 7th at Bell Harbor Pier during the Seattle Maritime Festival week. The day was dedicated to introducing students to career opportunities and offering companies with entry-level jobs the opportunity to connect with post-high school job seekers.

As many as 700 students and job seekers interacted with industry representatives from a wide spectrum of maritime fields including commercial fishing, passenger vessel operations, tug and barge services, steamship lines, diving and salvage and shipyards….. (Read Full Article)

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Interim Director Named at Port of Long Beach

by Mark Edward Nero

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners announced on June 7 that Al Moro, the port’s Chief Harbor Engineer would be the interim executive director, filling in for Chris Lytle, who announced on May 23 that he was leaving the Port of Long Beach to head the Port of Oakland…(Read Full Article)


Foss Vessels Recognized with Safety Awards

by Mark Edward Nero

Eighty-one Foss tugs and manned barges were recognized by the Chamber of Shipping of America for commitment to safety and granted Jones F. Devlin Awards during the CSA’s Annual Safety Awards Luncheon in New Orleans on May 23…(Read Full Article)


LA Port Adopts Billion Dollar Budget

by Mark Edward Nero


The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has adopted a 2013-14 fiscal year budget of about $1.1 billion for the Port of Los Angeles, including one of the largest annual capital improvement programs in port history….(Read Full Article)

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Oakland Port Closes Escrow on Waterfront Development

by Mark Edward Nero


On June 10, the Port of Oakland and California State Lands Commission closed escrow on a 64-acre waterfront site the Port of Oakland intends to redevelop for non-maritime use…(Read Full Article)