Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, February 21, 2013

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Nome Advocates for Deep Water Port Expansion 


By Margaret Bauman 


Nome, Alaska, site of the legendary 19th century gold rush, is today’s destination for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, but local officials see their city port playing a significant new role in development of the Arctic as the next big rush.

“The Arctic is the next economic hot spot,” says Nome Mayor Denise Michels. “This is going to happen. Our job is to be proactive rather than reactive. They have been coming. They will come… and with the ice cap shrinking, there will be more and more vessels in the Arctic. The message that Nome wants … (More) 


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POLB Monthly Cargo Volumes Decline

by Mark Edward Nero

Cargo volume got off to a flat start in the first month of 2014 at the Port of Long Beach, with overall traffic dipping 1.4 percent to 528,884 container units in January compared to the same month last year, according to newly-released data….(Read Full Article) 



Port of Douglas Hires Economic Development Manager

by Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Douglas County, located in the north-central Washington city of East Wenatchee, said Feb. 18 that it has hired a Kittitas County official as its new economic development manager….(Read Full Article) 




OSI Chosen to Design Navigation Subsystem for the Royal Navy

by Mark Edward Nero


British Columbia-based OSI Maritime Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to support the design activity of the bridge and navigation capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS)…(Read Full Article)


POLB Staff Moving to Temporary HQ

by Mark Edward Nero


Staffers at the Port of Long Beach’s administration building have begun moving to a new interim building about a dozen miles inland as part of a transition that’s expected to eventually result in a new, permanent home near the waterfront…(Read Full Article)