Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for January 27, 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 27, 2017


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Story1Matson Fined for Honolulu Molasses Spill

By Mark Edward Nero

The US Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement agreement with Matson Terminals Inc. regarding federal Clean Water Act violations relating to a September 2013 molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor, the EPA announced… (Read full article)

Story2Port of Vancouver USA Picks New CEO

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners on Jan. 24 voted 2-1 to hire interim CEO Julianna Marler as the port’s permanent CEO/Executive Director…(Read full article)

Story3Oakland Port Launching Growth Initiative

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll said Jan. 25 that the port expects to begin construction on nearly 750,000 square feet of warehousing this year, as well as raise the height of ship-to-shore cranes to load and unload bigger ships… (Read full article)

Story4Companies Lauded for Slowing Down in Santa Barbara Channel

By Mark Edward Nero

Participants in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales have announced results from the 2016 voluntary incentive program and publicly recognized 10 shipping companies that participated, reducing speeds in the Santa Barbara Channel region to 12 knots or less… (Read full article)

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