Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for March 17, 2017

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All Stick,
No Carrot
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor   
The 16th annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium took place last month in Sacramento, California. Past CMLS conferences have been operations-related, well organized and well attended. Past programs offered a good cross-section of panels addressing the concerns and issues faced by the California maritime industrial community. The theme of this year’s conference was emissions, which attracted a particularly large group of non-operations ‘stakeholders’ from the environmental community. Sessions featured lectures…
Friday, March 17, 2017
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SAFE Boats Wins Contract to Co-Produce Columbian Military Vessels

By Mark Edward Nero
Bremerton, Washington-based SAFE Boats International said March 15 that it has broadened a previously signed contract with Columbian government shipyard COTECMAR into a multi-year, definitive association agreement…(Read full article)


Robert Allan Ltd. Designs Pusher Tugs, Barges for Brazilian Company

By Mark Edward Nero
On March 13, acting Federal Maritime Commission Chair Michael Khouri designated the agency’s managing director, Karen Gregory, to oversee a regulatory reform task force that will work to identify burdensome, unnecessary, and outdated directives and recommend how they should be remedied…(Read full article)


April 4 is ‘Ports Day,’ AAPA Announces

By Mark Edward Nero

The American Association of Port Authorities says that its entire membership in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean will celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day on Tuesday, April 4 in recognition of the industry’s role in supporting job creation and propelling the economies of the nations they serve across the Americas… 
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POLA Monthly Cargo Volumes See a Double Digit Drop

By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Los Angeles cargo traffic decreased by double digits in February 2017, a mere month after the port saw record container volumes, according to newly released data… 
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