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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...

 

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

 

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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

 

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The Cruise Lines International Association predicts that 24 million people will embark on cruises this year with their member lines. Not only will the large ocean-going vessels be seeing more business, but many of the river and specialty adventure... Full story

 

Coastal Transportation

In a modern shipping industry that relies heavily on moving cargo via container ships, Coastal Transportation, Inc. has carved out its own niche as a unique freighter service. For 32 years, the... Full story

 

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In early January, BIMCO released a 32-page document entitled The Guidelines On Cyber Security Onboard Ships , to be used as a complementary guide to existing International Safety Management (ISM) Code and the International Ship and Port Facility... Full story

 

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A new guide is available for tanker operators to inform and prepare them for piracy attacks in Asia, in particular, oil cargo theft activities. Avoiding and deterring would-be thieves and kidnappers is the ultimate goal, and preventative measures... Full story

 

Westar Marine Services

Strong family values, long-term employees and an old-fashioned work ethic have been the backbone of Westar Marine Services for the past 40 years. Buzz Heffron who founded the company in 1976 and... Full story

 

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The University of Alaska Anchorage was the setting for the launch of the new Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC). Set up by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Science and Technology Directorate, the organization is expected to help... Full story

 

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New mega cruise ship building is riding a high wave. According to Clarksons Research analysts, the current order book is at 41 vessels. While North American and European passengers dominated the market last year, the Asian sector, which has only... Full story

 

Marine Technology

Maritime software providers continue to move forward, working to anticipate customer's needs to help them stay compliant and be as efficient as possible when it comes to several everyday tasks.... Full story

 

Diving and Salvage

An abundance of construction projects around the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have been keeping several diving and salvage companies busy. Washington-based AUS Diving has been one of the many... Full story

 

Puget Sound Regional Report

From Eastern Washington grain and produce to Aerospace, oil and containerized cargo, Puget Sound ports serve much of the West Coast and much of the inland west. Although each port has its niche... Full story

 

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According to Douglas-Westwood energy consultants, the FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas facility) market is expected to grow to $58.3 billion in capital investments throughout the next seven years. Liquefaction infrastructure is projected to make... Full story

 

Harley Marine Services

What began 28 years ago as a one tug, one barge operation is now a leading 21st century marine business committed to efficiency, safety, environmental stewardship and community. Headquartered in... Full story

 

High Speed Craft

As West Coast roads and highways become more congested and less hospitable to the quick transfer of passengers, high speed vessels are stepping in to offer alternative means of transport. Existing fas... Full story

 

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Despite the decline in the price of crude oil over the past year, the subsea hardware market is expected to grow by 27 percent to 2019. Subsea tree installations (a subsea tree monitors and controls the production of a subsea well) numbered 350 last... Full story

 

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The Wärtsilä 31 engine has been recognized as the most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine in the world by Guinness World Records. The recently-launched product boasts diesel consumption as low as 165 gallons per kWh. The Wärtsilä 31 engine can be... Full story

 

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The marine propulsion market is expected to grow substantially as demand for financially-sound and dependable engines increases. Grand View Research, a US-based forecaster, estimates expenditures will top $10.95 billion by 2020. Deadly Disasters and... Full story

 

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Africa is expected to dominate deepwater capital expenditure growth over the next five-year period. Along with North America and Latin America, the top frontrunners are projected to spend $173 billion, according to energy market analysts Douglas-West... Full story

 

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The jury is still out on the use of LNG, at least as far as the European Commission is concerned, although the outlook is more positive than negative. A preliminary study carried out by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and... Full story

 

Green Terminal Design

Many cargo handling equipment manufacturers have already moved to electrification in order to reduce emissions, but there are other ways to make cargo-handling equipment and terminals more... Full story

 

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In an effort to mitigate mis-declared and unsafe container exports, new IMO container weight verification requirements will become mandatory next year. After the adoption in late 2014 by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee on new SOLAS... Full story

 

BC Regional Report 2015

Shipping markets are still under a lot of pressure and most of the container ocean carriers in particular are losing serious money says Captain Stephen Brown, President, Chamber of Shipping of... Full story

 

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