Pacific Maritime Online Magazine for June 19, 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… 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Story1Big May for Long Beach
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Long Beach recently posted its busiest May to date, moving 687,427 TEUs. That’s six percent more compared to 2017, according to the port’s latest tally…(Read full article)
Story2Los Angeles Capital Improvements Budgeted
By Karen Robes Meeks
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners passed a $1.3 billion fiscal year 2018-2019 budget for the Port of Los Angeles…(Read full article)
Story3Grays Harbor to Receive Army Corps
of Engineers Attention
By Karen Robes Meeks

As part of its 2018 Work Plan, the US Army Corps of Engineers intends to budget an additional $4.255 million toward operations and maintenance work in Grays Harbor County… 
(Read full article)
Story4Oakland Executive Promotes Globalization
Earlier this month, Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle returned to his alma mater, Central Washington University… (Read full article)

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