Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, October 25, 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 28, 2013
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Seattle Mayoral Candidate Outlines Industrial Agenda


By Mark Edward Nero  


Seattle mayoral candidate Ed Murray has released a detailed agenda for industrial growth, one in which he calls the city’s maritime sector a significant part of the city’s economic base and outlines four goals for the sector’s long-term health.

The goals outlined include development and implementation of a plan for fright mobility and safety in industrial areas; and encouraging the development new research/manufacturing/retail businesses and high-precision manufacturing businesses in industrial areas.

“If the City was able to promote the development of life sciences and technology in South Lake Union, there is no reason the City cannot do the same with high-precision, high value manufacturing and with hybrid manufacturing/retail small businesses,” the plan reads in part.

Other goals outlined include the creation of opportunities for energy efficiency and environmental cleanup; and vocational training in STEM related fields relevant to Seattle’s industrial economy.

“Environmental clean-up is also a critical issue in our industrial areas. This requires partnerships with the federal government, state agencies, city departments, the Port of Seattle and key industries,” the agenda states. “Murray is committed to the environmental clean-up of our industrial areas.” …. (See the complete plan here) 


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Crowley Tug Performs Rescue in Bering Sea

by Mark Edward Nero

The crew of the Crowley Maritime Corp. tug Siku, operating in Western Alaska, recently rescued six men adrift in the Bering Sea after their 21-foot, aluminum skiff ran out of gas in Hooper Bay and was being blown…(Read Full Article)


Port of Vancouver USA Reaffirms
Oil Terminal Lease

by Mark Edward Nero

For the second time in three months, the Port of Vancouver USA has approved a 10-year lease with the Tesoro Savage Petroleum Terminal (TSPT) for a crude oil handling facility at the port…(Read Full Article)



BNSF Planning California Rail Capacity Expansion, Improvements

by Mark Edward Nero


BNSF Railway says it plans to spend about $100 million on maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in California this year….(Read Full Article)

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NVOCCs Penalized for Law Violations

by Mark Edward Nero


Three Southern California-based non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) have been fined by the Federal Maritime Commission after investigations found alleged violations of the Shipping Act of 1984…(Read Full Article)