Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for July 20, 2018




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Safe Spaces

By Chris Philips, 
Managing Editor

In 1911, the Washington State Port District Act authorized voters to create public port districts that could acquire, construct, and operate waterways, docks, wharves, and other harbor improvements; rail and water transfer and terminal facilities; and ferry systems.

One such port district, the Port of Seattle, is subsidized by taxpayers at the rate of $0.1358 per $1,000 of assessed value. With the median home price in King County hovering around $650,000, this translates to almost $90 per year per household.

To be sure, the Port of Seattle still delivers much of what is laid out in its charter, now sharing the load with the Port of Tacoma under the Northwest Seaport Alliance.

The Port of Seattle recently received approval for the Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, intended to deepen the East and West Waterways to 57 feet below mean lower low water. If authorization and funding for construction come through, the project will improve navigation in Seattle’s East and West Waterways …

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Story1Los Angeles Volumes Down

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles handled 723,141 TEUs last month, a 1.1 percent dip compared to June 2017… (Read full article)

Story2New Oakland Commission President

By Karen Robes Meeks

Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner will be the new president of the Port of Oakland’s seven-member Board of Port Commissioners, succeeding Joan Story who will remain as commissioner…(Read full article)

Story3Coast Guard Rescues Plane Crash Survivors
By Karen Robes Meeks

Eleven people have been rescued after surviving a floatplane crash on Mount Jumbo, on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska… (Read full article)

Story4CARB Sets Sights on Hydrogen Power
By Karen Robes Meeks

A $5.3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be used to bring online hydrogen- and electric-powered cargo-handling equipment to two shipping terminals at the Port of Long Beach. .. (Read full article)

Story5Tugboat Happy Hour
Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center invites you to watch a sailboat race from the deck of a tugboat. Beginning July 10, Northwest Seaport will be hosting Tugboat Happy Hour aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss. The event will be held at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. North, in Seattle, Washington, and runs from 5 to 9 pm every Tuesday. The weekly Lake Union “Duck Dodge” sailboat races begin at 7 pm. Entry is $25 per person, and the event features beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

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