Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for May 29, 2015


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Inslee Should Mind His Own State

By Mayor Charlotte Brower, North Slope Borough  

It was disappointing to see a recent letter from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to Secretary Jewel protesting the federal government’s decision to open portions of the Arctic to oil and gas development and calling for a ban on further lease sales.

Governor Inslee’s comments reflect a lack of basic knowledge about our region and are offensive to people that live in America’s Arctic. We also did not miss the fact that his letter made no reference to the people that actually live there.  MORE

Friday, May 29, 2015


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Story1Shipping Co. Fined for Alaska Waste Dump

By Mark Edward Nero

German shipping company AML Ship Management GMBH (AMLSM), was sentenced in federal court May 27 to pay $800,000 in fines and community service payments for violating clean water and pollution prevention laws by intentionally discharging 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water into the ocean off the coast of Alaska and then presenting false records to the US Coast Guard. (Read full article)

Story2SoCal Ports Form Supply Chain Working Group

By Mark Edward Nero

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have created working groups focusing on peak operations and terminal optimization to develop ways to strengthen the competitiveness of the San Pedro Bay port complex. (Read full article)

Story3Grays Harbor Signs Harbor Improvement Agreement

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Grays Harbor signed a project partnership agreement for a harbor navigation improvement project on May 26 at the US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District Headquarters. (Read full article)

Story4Vancouver Cruise Terminal Kiosks Automated

By Mark Edward Nero

Port Metro Vancouver has unveiled a first: 10 automated passport control kiosks at the Canada Place Cruise Terminal aimed at increasing cruise passenger processing rates through the US Customs area prior to embarking on a cruise from Canada to Alaska.  (Read full article)

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