Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for January 13, 2017


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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

When George W. Bush prepared to move to the White House for his first term as US President, the place was a mess. The Government Accounting Office reported that Executive Office staff, some of whom had been there 30 years, used words such as “extremely filthy” or “trashed out” to describe the conditions they had observed, and that office space contained a “malodorous stench” or looked liked there had been a party.

The mess was described as “pranks” by the previous occupants, who left vulgar graffiti derogatory to the incoming administration, voice mail announcements that had been changed to answer…



Friday, January 13, 2017


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Story1POLA Sets Annual Cargo Volume Record

By Mark Edward Nero

Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles reached 8.85 million TEUs in 2016, making it the busiest cargo year ever for a port in North America, according to POLA data…(Read full article)

Story2BC Ferries Receives 1st LNG-Fueled Vessel

By Mark Edward Nero

Salish Orca, the first of three new vessels built for BC Ferries, has arrived in British Columbia. The vessel reached BC waters the morning of Jan. 11 after a 50-day 10,440 nautical-mile journey from Gdansk, Poland…(Read full article)

Story3Parrott Installed as Foss CEO

By Mark Edward Nero

John Parrott has assumed the role of President and CEO of Foss Maritime. The company states that he took over on Jan. 1, following a four-month transition Foss announced in July 2016. … (Read full article)

Story4LA-LB Ports Hosting Joint Clean Air Plan Workshop

By Mark Edward Nero

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they’ll hold a joint community workshop on Jan. 24 to gather input on strategies released late last year to update their Clean Air Action Plan, or CAAP… (Read full article)

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