Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for August 4, 2015

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  Fidley Watch: Lunch is Served

By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

A competitor aggressively pursuing another’s market share can be colloquially said to be ‘eating his competitor’s lunch.’ A good example can be found in a recent report from online trade information provider Zepol (, which shows a dramatic shift in containerized cargo from Pacific to Gulf Coast and Atlantic ports in the first half of 2015:

“Zepol found that a hefty chunk of businesses have switched from using Pacific to Atlantic and Gulf ports this year…”


Tuesday, August 4, 2015


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Story1Judge Upholds Foss’ Terminal 5 Lease

By Mark Edward Nero

On July 31, a King County judge upheld a land lease between Foss Maritime and the Port of Seattle, saying that the Terminal 5 deal is valid, despite claims to the contrary by environmental groups. (Read full article)

Story2USCG Charges Portland Protestors

By Mark Edward Nero

Officers with Coast Guard Sector Columbia River have initiated civil penalties against 13 environmental activists who last month invaded an established safety zone around a Shell-contracted vessel in Portland, the US Coast Guard said Aug. 3. 3. (Read full article)

Story3Vancouver USA Slashes Budget by 18%

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Vancouver USA Commission on July 28 voted unanimously to slash the port’s current-year budget by 18 percent, bringing the amount down from $98.7 million to about $80 million. (Read full article)

Story4APA President Dies, Successor Named

By Mark Edward Nero

American Pilots Association President Capt. Michael R. Watson died unexpectedly at his home in Annapolis, Maryland on July 23 at the age of 72.  (Read full article)

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