Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for August 7, 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 best we could with the data at hand. We compared a modern car carrier… 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Story1Long Beach to Decide on Toyota Power Plan
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is expected to decide on Toyota Logistics Services’ proposal to redesign its facility at Pier B and build a renewable 2.3-megawatt fuel-cell power plant … (Read full article)
Story2Northwest Seaport Alliance Awards Trade
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) plans to honor outstanding business and environment achievement within the Seattle-Tacoma gateway with its new North Star Awards…(Read full article)
Story3Vancouver USA Dedicates Rail Project
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Vancouver USA recently dedicated its $251 million West Vancouver Freight Access Project. .. 
(Read full article)
Story414th USCG District Issues Subchapter M COI
By Karen Robes Meeks

On August 2, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu issued a Certificate of Inspection (COI) to towing vessel 
Namahoe, the first to be issued in Coast Guard 14th District since new inspection regulations were enacted nationally July 20… (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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