Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, June 25, 2012

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By Chris Philips


“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Teddy Roosevelt uttered the famous phrase in a speech in 1901, and for better or worse, the “Big Stick” theory dominated his foreign policy, and colored the foreign policy of the US going forward. John F. Kennedy used the phrase in 1960 in describing his governing style of being liberal at home and careful abroad. The former naval officer demonstrated the practice during the Cuban Missile Crisis, when he used the US Navy to establish a blockade of Cuba, keeping the Soviets from establishing ballistic nuclear missiles on the island. Ronald Reagan also subscribed to the big stick theory, which is credited with having helped the US win the Cold War. During their presidencies, both Kennedy and Reagan gave rousing speeches at Berlin’s Brandenburg gate, pledging America’s might to help defeat the forces of communism….. (Read Full Article)

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Supreme Court Partially Overturns Port of LA Truck Regs

by Mark Edward Nero

The US Supreme Court has ruled that two components of the Port of Los Angeles’ anti-smog Clean Truck Program are to be overturned because they violate federal law…(Read Full Article)


Port of Port Angeles Head Resigns, is Rehired

by Mark Edward Nero

Jeff Robb, citing what he called “serious health issues,” resigned as executive director of the Port of Port Angeles this week, but was immediately hired by the port commission at the same salary to fill a newly-created job…(Read Full Article)


Oakland Port Installs 1st West Coast Visibility Sensor

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Oakland has become the first port on the West Coast to embrace FS11 Vaisala visibility sensor technology. It recently placed a maritime visibility sensor at its Ben E. Nutter Terminal at Berth 38…(Read Full Article)



Seattle Year-Over-Year TEU Volumes Still Down

by Mark Edward Nero


The shift of the Grand Alliance of shippers to Tacoma from the Port of Seattle is still being felt at Seattle, as the port’s year-over-year container volumes were down 26 percent for May 2013 vs. 2012 and down 22.5 percent year-to-date…(Read Full Article)