Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, January 17, 2014

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  • on January 17, 2014
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Regional Report:
Infrastructure Upgrades Abound at LA and Long Beach


By Mark Edward Nero


It’s very true that a seaport’s location can play a significant role in how successful the port is and could become. However, another very important factor in that success is the level of quality infrastructure in and around the port.

The condition and status of roads, bridges, rail yards, container terminals and shipping berths on or near port property can play a huge role in the efficient movement of goods in and out of an area.

This fact is quite well known by the operators and overseers of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California’s San Pedro Bay….. (More) 


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Port of Grays Harbor Sets Volume Records

by Mark Edward Nero

Increasing log exports and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, combined with short sea shipments from Mexico resulted in 102 ship calls to Port of Grays Harbor marine terminals in 2013. The diverse shipping activity added up to a 30-year record for longshore activity….(Read Full Article)




POLA Monthly Container Volumes Up 11 Percent

by Mark Edward Nero

Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles were up over 11 percent in December 2013 compared to the same month in 2012, according to newly released data. The port attributes the increase in part to shippers moving cargo in advance of the Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan. 31….(Read Full Article)




Port of Oakland Hires New Maritime Director

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Oakland has selected maritime industry veteran John C. Driscoll to become the port’s new Director of Maritime. Driscoll, who most recently was Vice President of Export Sales for container shipping group CMA CGM, begins his new job at the port on Jan. 27…(Read Full Article)


Port of Long Beach Appoints Environmental Director

by Mark Edward Nero


The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Jan. 13 voted to officially promote former Director of Environmental Planning Rick Cameron to the position of Managing Director of Environmental Affairs and Planning, effective Jan. 25….(Read Full Article)