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Articles from the January 1, 2015 edition

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New Vessel Review: West Coast Players

2014 brought an interesting mix of new vessels to the West Coast, including ferries, pilot boats, tugs and barges. The fact that most of the vessels were built in Pacific Northwest yards to the... Full story

 

Interesting Times

Several long-ranging policy and infrastructure developments may have a profound effect on our world in the new year. As the holidays approached, maritime industry talk on both sides of the Pacific... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    January 1, 2015

World's Largest Container Ship

The first of a series of five 19,100-TEU container ships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the CSCL Globe, has set off on its maiden voyage from China's Tianjin Port to Hamburg,... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    January 1, 2015

One Big Barge

The first of this month saw the final deadline set for the phase-out of single-hull oil tankers and barges in US waters to comply with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA '90). Two 296-foot by 60-foot... Full story

 

LNG: A Brief Review of 2014 and a Look Ahead

As the year ends, thoughts invariably turn to reflection on progress, unfulfilled optimism and the outlook for the continued movement to LNG. As a general statement, LNG continues to gain acceptance throughout the marine industry and it is no longer... Full story

 

Russian Ports Aiming for Cargo Increase

Russia plans to increase the total cargo throughput of its national seaports to 1 billion tons per year by 2030, according to the press-service of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Last year, the cargo through Russian ports increased by 4 percent,... Full story

 

Resolving Maritime Disputes Through Arbitration

I am a representative of shipowners, and also serve as a commercial arbitrator and mediator. I work with maritime arbitration in both roles, and the interests of both are largely aligned. The goal of both is a fair, honest, fast and competitive way... Full story

 

What Happened?

Sometimes courts render decisions that at first seem unfair or perhaps illogical. When given further consideration however, the decisions were usually the right ones. This column reviews two cases... Full story

 

Above Board

Energy analysts Douglas-Westwood are predicting capital expenditures globally for LNG facilities will be approximately $228 billion during the period 2013-2017, a huge uptick of close to 110 percent compared to the previous five-year span. This is... Full story

 

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