Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for August 24, 2018

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By Chris Philips,
Managing Editor  
As the joke goes, cattle roam in herds, a group of geese is a gaggle, and a collection of hybrid cars is a smug. Spend any time on Interstate 5 between the Canadian and Mexican borders and you’ll likely be caught in a smug of Toyota Prius hybrids, many of which are owned and operated by government agencies.

We don’t intend to argue the merits of hybrid vs. gasoline or electric, but have long been surprised by the vehemence with which environmentalists condemn ocean-going (and port befouling) vessels while driving their wasteful hybrids up and down the freeway.

Yes wasteful. After years of educated guessing, we conducted a brief and simple exercise to determine just how bad a Prius is for the planet.

We couldn’t really compare the 18,000-TEU
CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin with your neighbor’s hybrid on a trip to Costco, so we did the… 
Friday, August 24, 2018
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Story1Toyota Developing Long Beach Facility
By Karen Robes Meeks
Toyota Logistics Services will be able to redesign its facility at Pier B at the Port of Long Beach to include a renewable energy fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station and further streamline its operations… (Read full article)
Story2Oakland to Develop Logistics Complex
By Karen Robes Meeks
This fall, the Port of Oakland will start construction on its highly anticipated Seaport Logistics Complex. ..(Read full article)
Story3Everett Starts Terminal Modernization Project
By Karen Robes Meeks

Earlier this month, the Port of Everett broke ground on its $36 million South Terminal Modernization project, the port’s largest capital project in history by dollar value… 
(Read full article)
Story4Los Angeles Posts Busiest July
The Port of Los Angeles posted its busiest July ever last month, moving 833,568 TEUs, boasting a 4.6 percent increase over July 2017… (Read full article)
Story511th Annual Bob Magee Memorial
Golf Tournament
11th Annual Bob Magee Memorial Golf Tournament  
Mount Si Golf Course – Snoqualmie, Washington
August 30th –  10:00am Shotgun Start 
This tournament honors Bob Magee’s commitment, dedication and support for the Youth Maritime Training Activities (YMTA) and the Puget Sound Maritime Community. We are privileged to have Bob’s name associated with the tournament. Proceeds will go to YMTA.

We are Seeking Golfers and Sponsors – Great Golf for a Great Cause! 


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