Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, November 1, 2013

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  • on November 1, 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…. (See the complete plan here) 


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Federal Freight Infrastructure Improvement Study Released

by Mark Edward Nero

Significant investment is needed in the US freight transportation system, according to a newly released House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee panel report that was compiled over the course of six months….(Read Full Article)


MARAD to Hold National Maritime Strategy Meeting

by Mark Edward Nero

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is inviting marine transportation system stakeholders to participate in a January 2014 discussion to gather ideas for improving the country’s cargo opportunities and sealift capacity while ensuring future sustainability….(Read Full Article)



Grays Harbor Tenants Tout Expansion Study

by Mark Edward Nero


A study commissioned by two tenants at the Port of Grays Harbor’s Terminal 1 has determined that proposed crude oil by rail expansions could generate hundreds of jobs and tens of millions of dollars for the region….(Read Full Article)

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Port of LA Small Business Program Reports Strong Participation

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Los Angeles Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program awarded $97.6 million in contracts to small businesses during the 2012/2013 fiscal year, according to newly released data…(Read Full Article)