Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for June 15, 2018



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Can You Dig It?

By Chris Philips,
Managing Editor

In mid-April, Nancy McLernon, president and CEO of Organization for International Investment, wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal in which she claimed that only a handful of US ports could accommodate “the most modern transport ships.”

She blamed this lack of capacity on a shortage of US dredges, and singled out a 112-year-old law, the Foreign Dredge Act of 1906, as the culprit for our country’s sad state of port capacity.

Ms. McLernon claimed, as an example, that a deepening project at the Port of Savannah was two years late and almost 40 percent over budget, because “US dredging companies simply aren’t capable of meeting demand…

Friday, June 15, 2018

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Story1Port of Seattle Seeks More Depth
By Karen Robes Meeks
US Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite has signed the Chief of Engineers Report for the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, making it…(Read full article)

Story2Port of Los Angeles Volumes Drop
By Karen Robes Meeks
Cargo volumes dropped 3.4 percent last month when compared to the same period a year ago at the Port of Los Angeles. The port handled…(Read full article)

Story3New HR Director at Oakland
By Karen Robes Meeks

Michael Mitchell is the Port of Oakland’s new Director of Human Resources. Mitchell, who joined the port 12 years ago and was the port’s Human Resources Manager, will… (Read full article)

Story4Vancouver Can!
The Port of Vancouver USA recently highlighted its efforts on sustainable business practices in its annual “We Can!” report, a blueprint for how… (Read full article)

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