Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for April 12, 2016


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Military Experience for Maritime Strength

In March, I had the opportunity to host a Listening Session in Washington, DC where I heard the views of military and maritime industry stakeholders on the present hurdles that limit the ability of military veterans to transition to a civilian maritime career. We discussed opportunities to improve the transferability and alignment of military experience to civilian maritime credentials and strategies to expand access to job opportunities in the civilian maritime workforce. It became clear that this issue is about taking care of military veterans but also about ensuring that we have a vibrant US mariner base to meet our national security needs…MORE
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Story1Overall Volume Down, Exports Up at Oakland
By Mark Edward Nero

Total containerized cargo volume – imports, exports and empty containers – was down more than 14 percent at the Port of Oakland in March compared to the same month in 2015, according to newly released data. Exports, however, were up significantly during that period…(Read full article)

Story2BC Ferries Sells Surplus Vessel
By Mark Edward Nero

After a competitive bidding process, BC Ferries has sold the 52 year-old M/V Tenaka to Lady Rose Marine Services of Port Alberni, British Columbia, BC Ferries said April 11…(Read full article)

Story3POLA, LB Execs Join Federal Committee
By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka and Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup have been appointed by US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to the federal Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ASCC)…(Read full article)

Story4Glosten Names New President
By Mark Edward Nero

Seattle-based consulting naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten on April 7 announced the appointment of longtime employee John Springer as the company’s president… (Read full article)

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