Pacific Maritime Magazine - Marine Business for the Operations Sector

Articles from the November 1, 2014 edition

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New Multi-Purpose Landing Craft for Bowhead

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, located in Freeland, Washington, recently completed the Uŋalaq, a 150-foot landing craft for Bowhead Transport Company, located in Seattle, Washington. The Uŋalaq... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    November 1, 2014

Building Better Bulkers

A large number of bulk carriers have been delivered over the past several years and more are on the way as iron ore, coal and grain shipments increase. In the first four months of last year 186 new bu... Full story

 

Trade with Alaska and Hawaii

If project cargo and consumer goods shipments are any indicators of economic health, Alaska and Hawaii are in much better shape this year than any time since the recession hit. "We're optimistic in... Full story

 

New 15,000 Barrel Petroleum Tank Barge

Early October saw Christening and delivery of a new double-hulled bunker barge by Seattle's Vigor Fab to Seattle client Maxum Petroleum. The Global Pilot, a clean-sheet design by Seattle's Elliott... Full story

 

Finders, but Not Keepers

The ditty “finders keepers, losers weepers” may apply in a schoolyard, but it does not apply at sea. A person finding and salvaging a vessel at sea may not keep it. However, he is entitled to... Full story

 

Above Board

According to Clarksons, over the next decade, LNG tankers, cruise ships (together at 20 percent) and offshore vessels and mobile assets (estimated at 30 percent) will drive capital investments in the shipping industry to the tune of $1.4 trillion.... Full story

 

How it's Done

Late last month a container ship in transit from Everett, Washington to the far eastern Russian port of Provideniya lost power due to a broken oil heater and went adrift off the coast of Haida Gwaii,... Full story

 

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