Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for June 16, 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…. MORE

 Friday, June 16, 2017

Have a news tip to share? Send an email to Karen Robes Meeks

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.

Story1“Zero” Emissions Goals for LA, LB

By Karen Robes Meeks

Mayors representing the nation’s two busiest seaports spoke Monday, June 12, 2017, of aggressive goals to invest in clear air technology and transition the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach toward zero emissions…(Read full article)

Story2Busy Box Month for Los Angeles

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles reported the busiest May in its 110-year history, moving 796,216 TEUs last month, according to latest numbers released by the port Tuesday, June 13, 2017…(Read full article)

Story3Strong May for Long Beach
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach reported on Monday June 12, a strong May for goods movement, handling 648,287 TEUs for a 1.2 percent increase from the same period last year… (Read full article)

Story4Fast Response Cutter Commissioned in Juneau
By Karen Robes Meeks

This week, the US Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco (WPC 1122), the 17th District’s second 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, was commissioned in Juneau, Alaska… (Read full article)

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