Pacific Maritime Magazine Online, June 28, 2013

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  • on June 28, 2013
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USCG 13th District: The Maritime Imperative


By Rear Admiral Keith Taylor


It is hard to believe almost two years have passed since I took command of US Coast Guard District Thirteen in the Pacific Northwest. While my Change of Command and Retirement after 34 years of service is upon me, I wanted to share with you my observations about the state of “our” maritime community. First and foremost, I could not be more proud of the dedicated and heroic work the men and women of the Coast Guard do each and every day in our very challenging environment. From the outer Pacific Coast, up the Columbia and Snake River systems, through the Straits of Juan de Fuca, into the Puget Sound, and across the rivers and lakes of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana – they stand the watch and do it incredibly well. Second, this region is all about the maritime. All of the work you perform on the water and along the waterfront, in distant waters, and in support of those that put to sea is phenomenal and has an incredible economic impact on our Nation….. (Read Full Article)

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Report: California 5th Biggest Shipbuilding State in US

by Mark Edward Nero

California ranks fifth in shipbuilding and repair among US states, while Washington is ranked in the top 10, according to a new report…(Read Full Article)


Port of Everett Hires New CFO

by Mark Edward Nero

After a nationwide search, the Port of Everett has hired City of Bellingham Finance Director John Carter to fill the Chief Financial Officer post left open by the imminent retirement of current CFO Karen Clements…(Read Full Article)


Shipping, Cruise Lines Honored by LA Port

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Los Angeles on June 25 honored 26 shipping and cruise lines for participating in the port’s Vessel Speed Reduction Program initiative, which involves the lowering of vessel speeds when ships approach the port…(Read Full Article)



PMSA President to Receive Containerization Award

by Mark Edward Nero


Pacific Merchant Shipping Association President John McLaurin has been chosen by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute to receive its 2013 Connie Award for his work in the industry…(Read Full Article)