Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, November 19, 2013

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  • on November 19, 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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Maritime Economic Impact Study

by Mark Edward Nero

Three Seattle and King County organizations have released an economic impact study on the effect of the maritime industry on the State of Washington. The Washington State Maritime Cluster Economic…(Read Full Article)



LA Port Truckers Stage 3-Day Strike

by Mark Edward Nero

Drayage truck drivers working for three companies near the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor complex began a three-day strike on Nov. 18, alleging that they have been the victims of unfair treatment…(Read Full Article)

eNav 2013


Logistics Company Acquires
Port of Quincy Land

by Mark Edward Nero


Diamond Logistics Northwest (DLNW) is buying about 18 acres from the Port of Quincy, Washington, on the Columbia River, for future expansion of its cross-docking and load consolidation….(Read Full Article)



Oakland Port Truckers
Threaten to Go on Strike

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Oakland Truckers Association, a self-organized group of owner-operator truckers, is threatening to go on strike by the end of the month if the port won’t help pay for anti-pollution truck retrofits…(Read Full Article)



LB Port Cancels Cargo Fee

by Mark Edward Nero


The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Nov. 18 followed in the footsteps of the Port of Los Angeles and voted unanimously to officially repeal a cargo fee that has been on the books since 2008…(Read Full Article)