Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for September 7, 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  … 
Friday, September 7, 2018
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Story1Long Beach Port Not Yet Meeting
Clean Air Goals
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Long Beach’s latest emissions inventory showed that the seaport continues to exceed its 2023 clean air goals to lower diesel particles … (Read full article)
Story2New Response Boats for Alaska Coast Guard
By Karen Robes Meeks
Five new response boats have been delivered to US Coast Guard boat stations in Alaska this summer…(Read full article)
Story3Port of Oakland Wins FEMA Grant
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Oakland has been awarded a $1.35 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program, the port said Wednesday… 
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Story4Northwest Seaport Alliance Wins Logistics Management Award
By Karen Robes Meeks

Logistics Management’s 2018 Quest for Quality Awards recently ranked the Northwest Seaport Alliance second overall in the US West Coast category… (Read full article)

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