Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for June 2, 2015


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  Fidley Watch:
Rainbow Warrior

By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  

As the Port of Seattle struggles to fulfill its mission to serve the taxpayers of King County by promoting maritime commerce, the Mayor of Seattle is fighting to prohibit maritime commerce at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5.

A recent contract between Foss Maritime and Shell Oil Company caught the attention of Greenpeace (see Useful Idiots, Pacific Maritime Magazine, May 2015), who sent activists to disrupt cargo movement at the port. These activists found a willing ally in Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who waded into the fray at the urging of Greenpeace, and contrary to the best interests of the city he manages and the port’s clients. “If it was up to me, there would be no place for Arctic offshore oil drilling equipment in Seattle,” he said.  MORE

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


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Story1Crowley Awarded Containership Management Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime’s global ship management group said May 29 that it has won a contract for the operation, crewing and maintenance of four Jones Act ships operating between the US West Coast and Hawaii. (Read full article)

Story2Raytheon Launches San Diego Subsidiary

By Mark Edward Nero

Technology company Raytheon revealed May 29 that it has launched a new San Diego-based subsidiary, Raytheon Anschutz USA, to assist in customer care and support for Raytheon Anschütz navigation systems in the US, for commercial shipowners and shipyards as well as government entities, such as the Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command and US Navy. (Read full article)

Story3Global Diving Establishes SoCal Location

By Mark Edward Nero

Seattle-based Global Diving & Salvage is expanding its California operations with the addition of a new office in Los Angeles County, the company said June 1. (Read full article)

Story4Subaru Extends Vancouver USA Lease

By Mark Edward Nero

Longtime Port of Vancouver USA tenant Subaru of America Inc. has extended its lease with the port until at least 2030. The port’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the lease extension May 26. (Read full article)

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