Pacific Maritime Magazine - Marine Business for the Operations Sector

Articles from the September 1, 2014 edition

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 By Jim Shaw    Features    September 1, 2014

Ocean and Coastal Towing

The ocean and coastal towing sector on the West Coast is usually seen as the rather routine business of moving barges, plus the occasional dead ship, coastwise and to and from the 49th and 50th... Full story

 

Some Mar. Abbrv. Defined

Today’s modern communication methods, including those allowing a limited number of characters in a message, have prompted the frequent use of abbreviations, for example, BTW and OMG. Internationally... Full story

 

Fireboat Business Heats Up in the Northwest

Fireboats have been a vital part of waterfront security on the West Coast since the late 1800's when the long, slender vessels of that era were driven by a single steam engine. By the 1920's,... Full story

 

Information Technology and Marine Software

As technology continues to advance, maritime software companies are adapting their products to the demands of today's generation of mariners, longshoremen and naval architects. From programs that... Full story

 

Europe is Breaking the Egg

We may soon be able to retire the tiresome “chicken and egg” cliché to describe LNG development, since there has been movement in the last year in Europe and the United States that indicates the circle may be breaking; but it’s too soon to... Full story

 

Bugs

Last week a subscriber who is a longshoreman at the Port of Los Angeles alerted us to a 9,000-TEU container carrier that was “yellow flagged” because of a gypsy moth infestation discovered by US Customs and Border Protection agents. Not to worry... Full story

 

Above Board

LNG shipbuilding activities in China are expected to jump between now and 2020. In fact, the country is looking to obtain shipbuilding contracts over the next five to six years in this sector to the tune of about $10 billion, a move which, it is...

 

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