Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, December 3, 2013

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  • on December 3, 2013
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December 2013 Issue 



Fidley Watch: Maritime Economic Impact Study


By Chris Philips


With the recent revelation that the federal government has been falsifying employment numbers for political gain, it becomes even more incumbent on the private sector to provide a dose of reality. Fortunately, reliable data on Washington State’s maritime industry, released late last month, reveals that while the country wrestles with unemployment, the West Coast maritime sector…. (More) 


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Port of Oakland Truckers Picket SSA

by Mark Edward Nero

About 25 percent of the drayage truck drivers serving the Port of Oakland conducted a work stoppage on Nov. 27, and the resulting protests led to both arrests and decreased productivity at multiple terminals…(Read Full Article)


Olympia Port Begins First Dredging Project
in More Than 30 Years

by Mark Edward Nero

Maintenance dredging of the marine terminal vessel berths and the Swantown Boatworks haulout area began at the Port of Olympia in late November and is expected to continue for several weeks…(Read Full Article)



Tons of Invasive Plant Removed
from Stockton Channel

by Mark Edward Nero


Roughly 187 tons of an invasive species of plant called the water hyacinth has been removed from the Port of Stockton’s deep water channel since early November in hopes of clearing the channel …(Read Full Article)



Olympia Wins Port of Year Award

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Olympia, which has seen sizable growth in revenue and ship calls throughout this year, was named the Washington Public Ports Association’s 2013 Port of the Year during WPPA’s annual meeting…(Read Full Article)