Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for June 22, 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, who had preceded the President in the ceremony.

“We’re already building out a fleet of national security cutters,” the commandant said. “That program was going … MORE

Tuesday, June 20, 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.

Story1Kalama Methanol Permits Approved

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Kalama has secured two key permit approvals from the Washington Department of Ecology that would allow for the construction of a proposed facility for manufacturing and exporting methanol…(Read full article)

Story2New Long Beach Fireboat Stations

By Karen Robes Meeks

Long Beach harbor commissioners last week agreed to invest in the construction of two new fireboat stations by approving engineering design services for the projects…(Read full article)

Story3Port of Los Angeles Suggests Air Quality Measures
By Karen Robes Meeks

An updated draft environmental impact report released Thursday by the Port of Los Angeles is suggesting a series of sustainable measures to curb “unavoidable significant impacts in air quality… (Read full article)

Story4Customs Offers Cross-Border Agreements
By Karen Robes Meeks

More than a dozen California and Washington-based businesses and agencies have been tentatively selected by the US Customs… (Read full article)

Philips Publishing is Growing


In order to accommodate our growing company, Philips Publishing Group is looking for office space in the Ballard area of Seattle. We’re looking for 1,800 to 2,200 square feet, and parking for at least 5.

The Fishermen’s Terminal neighborhood remains a good fit for us, but north of the ship canal in Ballard and Fremont is also attractive.

If you have a space that fits our needs, contact Chris Philips at 206-284-8285 or

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