Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for June 13, 2017

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Good News for the Maritime Industry 
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
“Out of the five branches of our Armed Services, it’s only the Coast Guard that has the power to break through 21 feet of rock-solid Arctic ice, right? You’re the only ones. And I’m proud to say that under my administration, as you just heard, we will be building the first new heavy icebreakers the United States has seen in over 40 years. We’re going to build many of them.”

These were the words of President Trump as he congratulated the US Coast Guard Academy’s graduating class at the service’s commencement exercises in New London, Connecticut last month.

He was referring to the remarks of Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul F. Zukunft….
 Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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Our new Pacific Maritime Magazine California Contributing Editor Karen Robes Meeks spent several years covering the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and our sister publication Fishermen’s News.

She can be reached at or (562) 472-6341. 
Story1Oakland Imports Up
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Oakland reached its highest volume of containerized imports in nearly two years, according to latest statistics released by the port June 9…(Read full article)
Story2Toys Seized
By Karen Robes Meeks
A shipment of hundreds of children’s toys violating consumer safety and trade laws were seized at the Port of Tacoma, US Customs and Border Protection announced last week….(Read full article)
Story3New West Coast Liner Service
By Karen Robes Meeks

CMA CGM, the world’s third largest shipping carrier, has recently launched a new weekly service along the western coast of the US, Central and South Americas… 
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Story4Safe Aleutian Navigation
By Karen Robes Meeks

Residents of Western Alaska are moving towards establishing an Aleutian Islands Waterways Safety Committee to bring together diverse waterway users to talk about and recommend safe navigational practices that work with existing regulatory requirements… 
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