Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for July 11, 2017




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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  

Last month the new administration revealed plans for a renewed emphasis on workforce development, announcing an initiative to expand apprenticeship programs into nontraditional industries in an effort to fill a record level of open jobs and draw back millions of Americans who have left the workforce.

The maritime industry is one that continues to benefit from apprenticeship programs, and most training programs include an at-sea apprenticeship.

In a press conference at the White House, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta gave an overview of the President’s plans and took some questions from the press.

Acosta noted that there are currently 6 million job openings in the United States – the highest number of job vacancies ever… MORE

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Story1Los Angeles Fruit Terminal Lease Extended

By Karen Robes Meeks

Marine terminal SSA Pacific, Inc. will continue to be the West Coast home for imported Chilean fruit, thanks to a five-year lease extension with the Port of Los Angeles…(Read full article)

Story2Long Beach Wins Seaport Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

For the third time in a row, the Port of Long Beach won Best North American Seaport at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards. …(Read full article)

Story3Port of Bellingham Audit Completed
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has given the Port of Bellingham a financial clean bill of health in its 2016 Port audit. … (Read full article)

Story4More Fords for Portland
By Karen Robes Meeks

Officials at Ford Motor Co., Auto Warehousing Co. and the Port of Portland recently celebrated the opening of a new 18.9-acre storage and staging yard near Terminal 6…. (Read full article)

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