Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, November 22, 2013

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  • on November 22, 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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Long Beach Harbor Board President Ousted; VP Resigns

by Mark Edward Nero

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners lost two members this week, as the City Council fired the board president, and the vice president resigned less than 48 hours later…(Read Full Article)


Container Traffic: Up at LB, Down in LA

by Mark Edward Nero

Containerized cargo continued its recent upward trend at the Port of Long Beach last month, with volume rising 8.7 percent compared to October 2012 as the annual three-month peak season for imports drew to a close….(Read Full Article)



Man Dies After Falling From Crane on Ship

by Mark Edward Nero


A sailor working onboard the cargo ship Albert Oldendorff at a Port of Oakland terminal was killed Nov. 18 after he fell several feet from a crane….(Read Full Article)



Crowley Awarded Environmental Achievement Certificates

by Mark Edward Nero


Crowley Maritime Corp. was awarded 100 Certificates of Environmental Achievement for 2013 – more than any other company in the running – during the tenth-annual Chamber of Shipping of America awards ceremony, held Nov. 14 in Washington, DC….(Read Full Article)