Pacific Maritime Magazine for August 4, 2017

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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
In 1994, the US Coast Guard stopped training its cadets in Morse code and changed the name of the rating from “radioman” to “information systems technician.”

In 2010 the Coast Guard Navigation Center in Alexandria, Virginia coordinated the shutdown of the North American Long Range Navigation-C signal.

The reason for both of these actions was the advent of modern technology. While some may disagree with the decision, one can be sure that modern technology has taken the place of the older systems…. 

Friday, August 4, 2017
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Story1Oakland Anticipates Record Imports
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Oakland is ready for what could potentially be a record peak season for imports. “We’re hearing that the next two-to-three months could set new containerized import records in the US,” said the port’s Maritime Director John Driscoll…(Read full article)
Story2New Port of Los Angeles Bike Share
By Karen Robes Meeks
Transit and Port of Los Angeles leaders launched on Monday a new bike-sharing system that allows visitors to bike to and from major destinations along the waterfront…(Read full article)
Story3Vancouver USA Wins AAPA Awards
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Vancouver USA has won six 2017 Communications Competition awards presented by the American Association of Port Authorities, whose awards have acknowledged excellence in port communications since 1966.. 
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Story4Power Line Study at Long Beach
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach is seeking community input on a draft report that studies the environmental impact of Southern California Edison’s proposal to modify transmission and telecommunication lines that cross the Cerritos Channel… 
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