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The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 were a terrible shock to the United States and the world, but they also served as a wakeup call regarding national security, as efforts by the US armed forces to... Full story

 

Above Board

The Polaris is touted to be the world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker. Built at the Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for Arctia Ltd., the construction of the vessel which can switch between LNG and ultra-low-sulfur diesel, was supervised by the Finnish... Full story

 

Marine Software and Technology

Maritime software and technology has an increasingly important role to play in the safety of vessel operations and in helping organizations work more efficiently. Simulation training is part of... Full story

 

California's Marine Invasive Species Program Needs to Adopt IMO Standards

In 2003, the California Marine Invasive Species Act named the State Lands Commission as custodian of California waters. The Act, and the regulations that followed, established a program to safeguard our ports and harbors from invasive aquatic... Full story

 

Bulk and Breakbulk

North America's West Coast may be the focal point of containerized cargo imported and exported to and from Asia, but when it comes to bulk and breakbulk cargo, the ports on the US Gulf and East... Full story

 

Diving and Salvage

A mix of underwater construction projects, maintenance and repair work, firefighting and vessel recoveries have been keeping several diving and salvage companies busy in the Pacific Northwest and... Full story

 

Hanjin Hardship

When South Korea-based container carrier Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy protection in its home country in late August, it set off a chain of events that reverberated across the globe, including... Full story

 

Above Board

A long-unmanned 13,500-ton mobile offshore production unit (MODU) located approximately 62 miles off the coast of Norway in the North Sea has been removed by one of the largest ships ever built. The 382-meter long by 124-meter wide Pioneering... Full story

 

Ocean and Coastal Towing: More Respect for Tug and Barge Operations

It's been said in the past that the towing industry plays second fiddle to the ship assist and escort sectors. And while that may have been true historically, it seems to be less and less the case... Full story

 

Regional Report: British Columbia

Overall economic growth looks positive for the BC marine industry, as various infrastructure projects take shape, particularly port expansions that are necessary to meet changing trade patterns and... Full story

 

Above Board

The Port of Los Angeles is ratcheting up their 2016/2017 budget for daily operations and to ensure they’re keeping pace with growing demand and larger ships. The Port has seen an uptick in cargo volumes since the early 2015 slow-down due to the... Full story

 

Ports of the Pacific

The majority of consumer goods that enter North America from Asia come through West Coast seaports. But according to an April 2016 report by Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and inves... Full story

 

Cargo Handling 2016

Advanced container handling technologies are making operations more efficient while reducing emissions and extending equipment lifecycles. The Terex Brand, Fuchs, recently unveiled a new... Full story

 

A New Carrier for Catalina Island

A new era in freight shipping in Southern California began recently as a new company, founded by three veterans of the maritime industry, has begun service between the Los Angeles area and Catalina... Full story

 

Marine and Waterfront Construction

A multitude of projects on the West Coast and in Alaska are keeping marine construction companies busy. California-based Power Engineering Construction Company (PEC) recently completed a $6.7 million... Full story

 

Above Board

The call has been sounded to increase mariner training levels across the globe. According to the latest BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report, by 2025 the shipping industry will require nearly 148,000 more seafarers. The main shortage areas include some officer... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2016

Green Terminals 2016

Ports across the Pacific continue to work toward zero emissions with new and emerging technologies in order to stay compliant while remaining competitive. Christopher Cannon, Chief Sustainability... Full story

 

Above Board

It’s probably no surprise that deepwater drilling expenditures are expected to be less than anticipated during the period 2016-2020, due to falling oil prices, according to Douglas-Westwood energy consultants. While current projects will likely...

 

Hawaii's Shipping Services See an Upturn

Although low oil prices and a difficult political environment have caused components of Alaska's maritime industry to seek other avenues of wealth creation, the economic outlook in the other... Full story

 

Dynamic Under Keel Clearance Project

The flow of oil into the Port of Long Beach by ship is critical to California and the Nation. 50 percent of California's oil enters through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and there is only a... Full story

 

West Coast Workforce Development

Training the next generation of mariners and marine company employees is an ever-evolving process as technologies and training regimens grow and change. BC Ferries (BCF) hires approximately 400... Full story

 

Above Board

The ice-classed AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships, has become the first vessel to be found in compliance with the new IMO Polar Code by a recent DNV GL survey. The IMO Polar Code comes into effect on January 1, 2017, and is mandatory fo... Full story

 

PMM Shipyard Update

Shipyards along the West Coast are busy this year, where a dip in fuel prices, coupled by tough new EPA emissions regulations, are keeping the yards busy with orders for new tonnage to replace or... Full story

 

Regional Report: LA/Long Beach

What a difference a year can make. Twelve months ago, the adjoining ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were digging out of a backlog of cargo caused in part by a significant reduction in... Full story

 

Portland's 125-Year Anniversary

When the Port of Portland was founded in 1891, America had only 45 states, Hawaii was still ruled by a queen, and the detachable bicycle tire was a brand new invention. A lot has changed in the US... Full story

 

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