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 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2018 

A Tug for the World

Dunlap Towing provides a full range of services on the US West Coast, from log rafts in Puget sound to offshore barging to Hawaii and remote locations in Western Alaska. In June 2018, the company was... Full story

 
 By Lisa Lefeber    Features    July 1, 2018 

Port of Everett

The year 2018 marks the Port of Everett's centennial year – a century of trade. From its early days to now, the Port of Everett Seaport has continued to evolve and grow from a thriving mill town... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    July 1, 2018 

Cargo Handling Equipment

Cargo and material handling equipment manufacturers continue to innovate, particularly with the trend toward zero emissions technologies. By 2021, Kalmar, a business area of Cargotec, expects all of... Full story

 

Dockside Repairs of the USCGC Bluebell

Portland, Oregon-based Vanport Marine, Inc. has been awarded the contract to perform the dockside repair of the USCGC Bluebell. The scope of the contract includes upgrades to the Allied buoy and... Full story

 

Turkish Yard Building its 100th Robert Allan Tug

Turkey's Uzmar Shipyard has officially joined the Robert Allan Ltd "Century Club" as it begins construction of its 100th tug to be built to a Robert Allan Ltd design. The RAstar 3200 is expected to... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2018

Regional Report: Columbia River

The Columbia River saw 1,533 ship visits in 2017 according to the Merchant's Exchange, comprising 520 grain vessels, 176 automobile ships, 106 soda ash ships, and 95 log carriers. These numbers... Full story

 

Marine Construction Projects

Marine Construction companies have been busy over the past year, building new over-water facilities, upgrading existing infrastructure and demolishing structures that no longer serve a useful... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    June 1, 2018

Digging Deeper: the world of dredging

Marine construction often calls for dredging or filling and a vessel known as the dredge has long fulfilled these requirements, although few know how they work. For the most part they are unappealing... Full story

 
 By Steve Frailey    Features    May 1, 2018

Pacific Tugboat Service Introduces Tier-3 Pacific Patriot

Pacific Tugboat Service, headquartered in San Diego, has completed a total re-fit and repower of the former push tug American River. The 84-foot boat was originally built at Colberg Shipyard in Napa,... Full story

 

Diversity Keeps Pacific Ports in the Game

Port of Bellingham. Port of Portland. Port of Coos Bay. Port of San Diego. For these four West Coast ports, diversity is the name of the game and they play to their strengths. Whether it's proximity... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2018

Glosten: 60 Years of Design Innovation

A steadfast culture of innovation has anchored one of the country's most prominent naval architecture and marine engineering firms across six decades in business. Seattle-headquartered Glosten has... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2018

Green Terminals

In November of 2017, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and their industry partners, approved an update of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) toward further green technology efforts in the region.... Full story

 

Marine Pilots

What does a pilot do? One might think responding to "What do you do?" for a role that's been around since biblical times would be met with quick recognition and understanding. That may have been true... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    April 1, 2018

Marine Propulsion

The year 2018 ushers in a new era for marine propulsion, as the EPA regulation of emissions for diesel engines of more than 600 kW (805 HP) up to 3,700 kW (4,960 HP) reaches the final Tier 4 level.... Full story

 

Trade with Alaska and Hawaii

Ports in Alaska and Hawaii are no different. The youngest states in the union are heavily investing in their infrastructure, because for both, the future depends on it. In the newly rebranded Port of... Full story

 

TOTE Puts Planned Hawaii Service on Indefinite Hold

In a surprise move Seattle-based TOTE Maritime has placed its plans for a new container service to Hawaii on hold and said it will not renew the letter of intent it signed with Philly Shipyard, which expired at the end of January, for several new... Full story

 

Workforce Development

The California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) requires that all cadets take its four-year Edwards Leadership Development program as part of their education credits. "The program is... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    March 1, 2018

Orders Keep Coming for Northwest Yards

Vigor's Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle is fitting out the fourth and last Olympic-class ferry for Washington State Ferries. It was christened Suquamish in a traditional maritime ceremony on... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    March 1, 2018

Getting Rid of Old Ships – The World of Shipbreaking

The shipbreaking industry has been around as long as there have been ships but over the past half-century it has gravitated to regions offering both inexpensive land and cheap labor. Prior to World... Full story

 

Regional Report: LA/Long Beach

When it comes to shipping, location and access to the world's biggest trade partners is everything. It is a big reason why the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the nation's two busiest... Full story

 

Yang Ming Line Scrapping Older Ships

Taiwan's Yang Ming Line is scrapping 20 of its older container ships in the 3,000-TEU to 8,000-TEU range and will replace them with newer vessels following a decision by the state-backed Taiwan... Full story

 

Hyak Takes Over Astoria's North Tongue Point

Hyak Tongue Point, recently formed by Hyak Maritime, has purchased a parcel of industrial land on the lower Columbia River known as North Tongue Point from the Washington Development Company for $4.1... Full story

 

Track Your Fleet's Data from the Office

There's no doubt the maritime industry is steeped in tradition. No sector of the industry embodies this tradition more than the tugboat, towboat & barge sector. Many of the most storied names in t... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    February 1, 2018

West Coast Ferry Operators Modernizing Their Fleets

Ferries provide extremely important services along the West Coast and a number of new vessels are entering operation this year and next, most incorporating up-graded systems and/or new technologies.... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    February 1, 2018

Promise of the Arctic: Ice-Capable Vessels

The project to acquire a new polar icebreaker was initiated in the US Coast Guard's FY 2013 budget submission and has received about $190.6 million in acquisition funding to date. The Coast Guard's... Full story

 

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