Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, November 15, 2013

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  • on November 15, 2013
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November 2013 Issue 



Fidley Watch – Warrior to Watchstander


By Chris Philips, Managing Editor


Richard Berkowitz, Director of Operations of the Transportation Institute (, recently made us aware of a particularly difficult workforce development issue – one that should have the attention of every legislator of every coastal state. Berkowitz recently drafted a policy briefing at the request of industry members who sought a more coordinated effort to influence policy makers.

As Mr. Berkowitz notes, US-flag maritime interests have long made a priority of recruiting and hiring sea service veterans with maritime-related watch-standing capabilities and ratings… (More) 


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Port of Bremerton Picks New CEO

by Mark Edward Nero

Jim Rothlin, the executive director of the Port of Chehalis, has been chosen by the Port of Bremerton to be its next CEO…..(Read Full Article)


Port of LA Approves Ocean Carrier Incentive Program

by Mark Edward Nero

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a new incentive program to reward shipping lines that bring new container business to the Port of Los Angeles in 2014…(Read Full Article)

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Russian, Korean Companies to Build New Shipyard

by Mark Edward Nero


Russian petroleum company Rosneft, Gazprombank & Sovcomflot and Korean shipbuilding company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering have signed an agreement to establish a shipbuilding and industrial cluster in the Russian Far East…..(Read Full Article)




Vancouver USA Approves 2014 Budget

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners approved an $86 million 2014 budget on Nov. 12, an increase of about 46 percent from the current year’s budget of roughly $59 million…(Read Full Article)