Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for July 22, 2014

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  • on July 22, 2014
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Nichols Brothers Celebrates 50 Years
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor
The first boat produced by the Nichols family was a tugboat.

George “Mark” Nichols was an orchardist in Yakima, Washington in the 1930s. His 10-acre apple farm failed during the great depression, and in 1939 he moved his family South to the city of Hood River, Oregon, on the Columbia River, to build a tugboat with his brother, Luke.

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Port of Hueneme CEO Elected AAPA Chair
by Mark Edward Nero
The American Association of Port Authorities’ Board of Directors has elected Port of Hueneme CEO Kristin Decas as its incoming chair for AAPA’s 2014-2015 activity year. Decas takes office at the conclusion of the association’s annual convention …(Read Full Article) 


Seattle Monthly Container Volumes Down 
27 Percent
by Mark Edward Nero
Port of Seattle terminals saw a total of 104,832 TEUs in June 2014, a drop of more than 27 percent from the same month last year, according to newly-released port data. The Port of Seattle has only had one month so far this year…(Read Full Article) 


Gates Moved to New Panama Canal Locks
by Mark Edward Nero
The Panama Canal expansion has reached an important milestone with the transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex in the Atlantic side, the Panama Canal Authority revealed July 21…(Read Full Article) 


Port of Tacoma Planning for Marine Habitat
by Mark Edward Nero
The Port of Tacoma Commission on July 17 voted to approve a plan that would create an aquatic fish and bird nursery at the same time it renovates one of its terminals.
During its most recent meeting, the Board agreed to spend $595,000 to develop what’s being called the Saltchuk Aquatic Mitigation Site, which would…(Read Full Article)

Brian Cross, Advertising Sales Manager, 
Pacific Maritime Magazine 
Brian Cross, a Pacific Northwest native who holds a degree in English from the University of Washington, and whose first job was washing his father’s fishing boat in Bristol Bay, has joined Philips Publishing Group as the new Advertising Sales Manager for Pacific Maritime Magazine. 
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