Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for September 25, 2018

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By Chris Philips,
Managing Editor  
What’s long and thin, made of plastic, often brightly colored, floats in the Pacific and is the bane of humanity? If you said kayaktivists, you’d be right, but that’s not where we’re going with this. No, we’re talking about plastic soda straws, which are so hazardous to life on the planet that they have been banned by the Seattle City Council.

The banning of plastic straws comes on the heels of reports by almost every online and cable TV news show of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” which is said to be a floating island of plastic debris the size of Texas.  
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would like to set us straight. “While everything may be bigger in Texas, some reports  … 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Story1Hawaii Back Online After Olivia
By Karen Robes Meeks
Hawaiian harbors sustained minimal disruption following Tropical Storm Olivia and were able to open quickly after the storm, thanks to coordination efforts by… (Read full article)
Story2Port of Los Angeles Joins
International Organization
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Los Angeles is the first US member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA). The organization was originally… (Read full article)
Story3Long Beach Security Grant
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach will be able to boost security at its seaport, thanks to a nearly $4.2 million grant from the US… 
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Story4Oakland’s Busiest August
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Oakland posted its busiest August in history last month when it moved 85,166 TEUs, according to latest port numbers. Imports also rose… 
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