Pacific Maritime Magazine - Marine Business for the Operations Sector

Articles from the March 1, 2016 edition

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Cognitive Dissonance

Has Senator John McCain (R-AZ) relaxed (reversed?) his stance against the Jones Act? In late January, Senator McCain, well known as the most vocal legislative foe of the Jones Act, said he would introduce legislation “to ensure we end our dependenc... Full story

 

Arctic Routes See Downturn in Transit Traffic

Both the Northwest and Northeast passages have seen an increase in commercial shipping traffic over the past half-decade, thanks to diminishing ice levels, but recent low bunker prices have made the... 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

 

Damages Not to be Overlooked

In addition to loss of use damages (Pacific Maritime Magazine November 2015) there are other types of damages in maritime cases that to some are illogical if not unfair. However, when a maritime... Full story

 

Above Board

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