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Articles from the April 1, 2016 edition

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Opinion - Military Experience for Maritime Strength

In March, I had the opportunity to host a Listening Session in Washington, DC where I heard the views of military and maritime industry stakeholders on the present hurdles that limit the ability of... Full story

 

Demand for Maritime Transportation to Alaska Remains Stable

Container ships, tugs and barges hauling myriad tons of cargo between Washington and Alaska remain a constant presence in the economies of both states in 2016, with no signs of slowing despite fiscal... Full story

 

Hawaii's Shipping Services See an Upturn

Although low oil prices and a difficult political environment have caused components of Alaska's maritime industry to seek other avenues of wealth creation, the economic outlook in the other... Full story

 
 By Fred McCague    Features    April 1, 2016

60 Years of Containers: The Pioneers in the Pacific Northwest

On April 26, 1956, the Pan-Atlantic Steamship tanker Ideal-X sailed from Newark, New Jersey to Houston with a deckload of 58 33-foot containers for the company's new Sea-Land Service. The date is the... Full story

 

Dynamic Under Keel Clearance Project

The flow of oil into the Port of Long Beach by ship is critical to California and the Nation. 50 percent of California's oil enters through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and there is only a... Full story

 

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

 

Above Board

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

 

April Foolishness

Venerable British shipyard Cammell Laird is engaged in the construction of a vessel for the British government to perform research duties in ice-laden waters of the Antarctic. The new £200 million ($283 million) Royal Research Ship (RRS) is required... Full story

 

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