A New Beginning

By Mark Nero, Managing Editor

Dear Readers,

As you may know if you read last month’s editorial by publisher Dave Abrams, I’m the new managing editor for Pacific Maritime Magazine Online and its sister publication, Pacific Maritime Magazine.

To longtime readers of this site and the print edition associated with it, my name may be familiar. I wrote the content for the PMM Online newsletter for about six years, until the current writer, Karen Meeks, took over in 2017.

I also worked for the print edition of Pacific Maritime for a number of years as it’s California Editor.

Now, as the managing editor, I have some exciting news to share: the print edition of PMM is returning, and relatively soon. In early May, those who subscribed to the magazine before it went on hiatus will see a new issue arrive at their homes and/or workplaces. Among the content scheduled for the issue is: a roundup of new vessels and tugboats; an article on fuel & propulsion technology; and a feature on the Port of LA’s new, state-of-the-art pilot boats.

Stories planned for future issues include spill response & resiliency; maritime construction; West Coast shipyards; and ocean & coastal towing.

The magazine’s relaunch will begin with a couple of bi-monthly issues – April/May and June/July – then we’ll return to our regular monthly schedule, with the exception of a combined November/December issue during the holiday season.

We’re thrilled to be able to once again bring you the quality news and feature stories that you’ve come to expect from PMM, and we hope that you will join us for the journey.

And with that being said, if you happen to read this and are not a current subscriber to Pacific Maritime, please consider purchasing a subscription for yourself or someone else who may be interested. Or, if you operate a business, please consider purchasing an ad. Information on how to both will be included in the upcoming issue of the magazine.

Subscribers and advertisers are essential partners to ensure that we keep the print edition of the magazine a healthy and economically viable source of news about West Coast marine business. We are dependent upon your ongoing support.

Thank you.

You can reach Mark Nero at mark@maritimepublishing.com.

By Pacific Maritime