Articles from the October 1, 2015 edition

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Shameless

A truck driver was killed at the Port of Long Beach on September 16th when he was apparently run over by a trailer he had recently unlatched from a tractor. Long Beach Port Police officers responded... Full story

 

Next Tug for Tidewater: Granite Point

Tidewater Transportation and Terminals' series of three new towboats is continuing on schedule with the launch on September 18 of the second of the class, the Granite Point, at the Vigor shipyard in... 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

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    October 1, 2015

Bulk & Breakbulk: Smaller ports look at cargo diversification

West Coast ports are awaiting the fallout of China’s financial crisis, which saw the Asian country’s imports fall by 14.3 percent in August compared to a year ago while exports fell by 6.1 percent... Full story

 

Nichols Yard Launches ATB Tug

The Nichols Brothers yard on Whidbey Island has launched the ATB tug Nancy Peterkin for Kirby Offshore Marine, with sister tug Tina Pyne to follow in December. To move the 136-foot by 44-foot tug... Full story

 
 By K    Above Board    October 1, 2015

Above Board

Have questions about news, trends, basic industry terms, ‘how-it’s-done’ or something you’re observing in your own industry sector? Send them to maritimewriter@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to answer them, either by email or in one of my up... Full story

 

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