Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, October 29, 2013

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  • on October 29, 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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FMC Chair Calls for P3 Alliance
Regulatory Summit

by Mark Edward Nero

US Federal Maritime Commission Chair Mario Cordero has issued a call to fellow regulators in Europe and China to join with him for a global regulatory summit on the proposed P3 Global Alliance…(Read Full Article)


Port Angeles Raising Moorage Fees,
Not Property Taxes

by Mark Edward Nero

On a split vote, the Port of Port Angeles Commission on Oct. 28 decided not to enact a one percent annual property tax increase as allowed under state law, but did decide to increase moorage fees…(Read Full Article)



Long Beach Hosting Free Cyber
Security Workshop

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Long Beach is presenting a free workshop on computer security threats from 1:30 to 2:30 pm Wed., Oct. 30 as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month…(Read Full Article)

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Jacobsen’s Marine Moving to Port of Edmonds

by Mark Edward Nero


Boat and motor sales company Jacobsen’s Marine is moving from its home in Seattle to the Port of Edmonds, the port revealed in an Oct. 28 announcement. Jacobsen’s signed a 30-year lease with the port…(Read Full Article)