Pacific Maritime Magazine Online, September 9, 2013

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  • on September 10, 2013
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Fidley Watch: Congressional Representation


By Chris Philips, Managing Editor, PMM 


Washington State’s Junior Senator, Maria Cantwell (D) has perked up the ears of the maritime community with recent comments about the Jones Act. 


At a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee on July 16th, the senator called for greater transparency in gasoline markets and refinery shutdowns. Senator Cantwell highlighted a new report demonstrating that West Coast gasoline prices have broken from historic trends since April 2012. The senator noted that in Washington State, prices had risen 9 cents in the past week and were 27 cents higher than the national average.


 “Washington state prices are among some of the highest in the nation,” she said, noting that last year’s West Coast refinery fire was unfairly blamed for a spike in prices (see Pacific Maritime Magazine, September 2012) saying, “My constituents want to see more transparency there. Hamburger probably has more regulation on it than gasoline.”… (Read Full Article) 


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Plans for Tacoma Bulk Liquids Facility Derailed

by Mark Edward Nero

Targa Sound Terminal, which since early this year had been studying the idea of building a $150 million bulk liquids distribution facility at the Port of Tacoma, has now abandoned the plan, saying the project is not economically viable….(Read Full Article)



Long Beach Port HQ Move Delayed

by Mark Edward Nero

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2013 Federal TIGER Grant Recipients Announced

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Garibaldi has become one of very few West Coast recipients of funds doled out during the latest round of the US Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, program grants, which were announced Sept. 6…(Read Full Article)



San Diego Terminal Improvement Project Complete

by Mark Edward Nero


The cargo ship M/V Fidelio, operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, has become the first vessel to visit the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal since the facility underwent $3 million in capital improvements…(Read Full Article)