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 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    August 1, 2018 

BC Regional Report

During 2017, West Coast issues were high on the agenda for the Shipping Federation of Canada, given the growing and significant volumes of cargo moving through Vancouver and other British Columbia... Full story

 

Cargo Handling Equipment

Cargo and material handling equipment manufacturers continue to innovate, particularly with the trend toward zero emissions technologies. By 2021, Kalmar, a business area of Cargotec, expects all of... Full story

 

Above Board

Apparently there’s a new tourist attraction in the Maldives for those confident enough to have a submarine pilot take them on an hour-long voyage under water. The DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S is a three-person, eight-meter craft that can give adventu... Full story

 

Marine Construction Projects

Marine Construction companies have been busy over the past year, building new over-water facilities, upgrading existing infrastructure and demolishing structures that no longer serve a useful... Full story

 

Above Board

Recently the maximum allowable vessel beam for Neopanamax vessels transiting the Panama Canal was extended to 168.14 feet, enabling even more giant ships to keep global trade moving. Deadly Disasters and Other Incidents A gas leak was responsible... Full story

 

Diversity Keeps Pacific Ports in the Game

Port of Bellingham. Port of Portland. Port of Coos Bay. Port of San Diego. For these four West Coast ports, diversity is the name of the game and they play to their strengths. Whether it's proximity... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2018

Glosten: 60 Years of Design Innovation

A steadfast culture of innovation has anchored one of the country's most prominent naval architecture and marine engineering firms across six decades in business. Seattle-headquartered Glosten has... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2018

Green Terminals

In November of 2017, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and their industry partners, approved an update of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) toward further green technology efforts in the region.... Full story

 

Above Board

A variety of stakeholders are being polled in a new initiative being undertaken by the Canadian Government. Transport Canada is reviewing the role ports across the country play in economic trade and development, and is asking for input from sectors... Full story

 

Trade with Alaska and Hawaii

Ports in Alaska and Hawaii are no different. The youngest states in the union are heavily investing in their infrastructure, because for both, the future depends on it. In the newly rebranded Port of... Full story

 

Workforce Development

The California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) requires that all cadets take its four-year Edwards Leadership Development program as part of their education credits. "The program is... Full story

 

Regional Report: LA/Long Beach

When it comes to shipping, location and access to the world's biggest trade partners is everything. It is a big reason why the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the nation's two busiest... Full story

 

Above Board

A new handbook was recently released by The Nautical Institute, entitled Launch and Recovery of Boats from Ships. According to reports, the book gives practical advice on the available equipment and best practices on how mariners can safely work... Full story

 

Track Your Fleet's Data from the Office

There's no doubt the maritime industry is steeped in tradition. No sector of the industry embodies this tradition more than the tugboat, towboat & barge sector. Many of the most storied names in t... Full story

 

Above Board

In less than a decade, most ships plying the waters could “increasingly resemble floating computers” according to DNVGL’s look at the emergence of digitization in the industry. An improvement in Internet connection capabilities, the... Full story

 

The Gap Grows Larger

When I first became involved in LNG as a marine fuel in 2012, my strong belief was that LNG would grow to occupy a large segment of the marine fuels market and the United States would become the... Full story

 

Ferries Conference 2017 Recap

The fourth annual Pacific Maritime Magazine Ferries Conference connected public transit agencies, port districts, municipalities and other ferry system users with the operators, architects, engineers and shipyards providing the boats and expertise... Full story

 

Above Board

Shore power has become a reality at the Port of Montreal, Canada. The two-phase $11 million undertaking was completed in August of this year. The new facilities enable ships that need to winter at the Port as well as cruise ships to have access to... Full story

 

Marine Software Systems

There are many moving pieces when building a ship and many pieces to move. SSI, a Victoria, BC-based marine software company, has created EnterprisePlatform, a tool for sharing product data model... Full story

 

Puget Sound Report

Situated at the doorstep of some of the most significant trade routes, the Puget Sound plays to its strengths. The Washington region's proximity to Asia and deep ties to the Alaskan economy make... Full story

 

Above Board

On September 8, the long-awaited BWM Convention officially came into force. The new rule means ballast water has to be treated before it’s offloaded from vessels, in order to stop invasive species from being transferred into non-indigenous waters.... Full story

 

WETA Plans Major Expansion of Ferry Service on the SF Bay

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is a regional public transit agency tasked with operating and expanding ferry service on the San Francisco Bay, and with...

 

West Coast Bulk and Breakbulk Ports

Although the East and Gulf coasts take on the lion's share of bulk and breakbulk cargo in the US, ports on the West Coast are busy too, thriving in diverse, niche markets. Many of them move the bread... Full story

 

Diving and Salvage

West Coast diving and salvage companies are busy with projects around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. California-based Underwater Resources, Inc. (URI) provides marine construction, diving and... Full story

 

Above Board

Hapag-Lloyd’s recent merging with UASC will see newbuilding orders stop for the foreseeable future. The company reportedly has stated that it has enough vessels to meet economies of scale and realize market growth opportunities with its combined... Full story

 

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