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Ballast Water Treatment Systems

If a vessel has been fitted with a US Coast Guard type-approved Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in recent years, chances are likely that it was tested at the Golden Bear Research Facility.... Full story

 
 By Sam Bojarski    Features    March 1, 2019

Ballast Water Experts Weigh Implications of Type-approval Changes

Looking out over the harbor in Seattle, one would never notice which ballast water treatment system a ship uses. But Mark Riggio, president of the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers' Association,...

 

Vessels on the Ways

From pilot boats to ferries and container ships, West Coast shipyards are hard at work, building vessels capable of carrying things vital to our daily lives or guiding them safely through harbor... Full story

 

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Mercy Ships Canada has a new CEO, who has a wealth of experience in humanitarian endeavors and human rights. Jamie McIntosh will be based in Ontario and work with Interim National Director Darryl Anderson during the transition and McIntosh will also...

 

New Vessels

In 2018, several maritime companies and agencies were hard at work, introducing a slate of new vessels and tugboats to help power the supply chain and carry out the important work of seafarers,... Full story

 
 By Kevin Cote    Features    January 1, 2019

Marine Residual Fuels, IMO2020 and Why Chemistry Matters

There is much noise these days surrounding IMO2020 and its effect on the commercial shipping sector moving forward. It appears that everyone has an opinion of which way the market will move regarding... Full story

 

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Ten women from around the world are learning more about port industry innovations, thanks to an IMO initiative. The selected participants, who attended the Port Senior Management Program held at the Galilee International Management Institute in late... Full story

 

Regional Report: Bay Area Boom

In recent years, ports in the Bay Area of California have been breaking records in cargo – a symptom of an improving economy. Port officials are saying that more housing and road projects – especi... Full story

 

Hiring Veterans: A Priority in the Maritime Industry

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) estimates that the United States will need an additional 74,000 licensed and unlicensed civilian mariners over the next decade. In recent years, maritime... Full story

 

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UK-based KVH Videotel recently released a new training offering that’s free to industry. Seafarers Mental Health and Well-Being includes a brief video, information booklets and facilitator notes. The project was developed in collaboration with... Full story

 

Hybrid Ferry Enhydra

Red and White Fleet of San Francisco has launched its new vessel, Enhydra... Full story

 

Anti-Snapback Rope Fuses Can Prevent Mooring Line Accidents

The United States Coast Guard is still investigating a mooring line accident at the Port of Longview this past June that took the lives of two people. News stations in Washington State have reported... Full story

 

Regional Report: Puget Sound

From apples to autos, Washington is one of the nation's most trade-dependent states, and ports in the Puget Sound are at the center of that cargo movement, creating a $5 billion annual benefit to the... Full story

 

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Recently, the IACS published nine of its 12 recommendations on cyber safety with the aim of enabling the delivery of cyber resilient ships whose resilience can be maintained throughout their working lives. These are the result of long-term efforts... Full story

 

Diving and Salvage

Underwater construction and salvage jobs require a lot of planning and mustering of highly-experienced teams to complete work and keep business going. One company that has the capability of... Full story

 

Symbols vs. Facts: Removing Dams Won't Help Killer Whales

Recently, a new symbol has been adopted for a decades old effort to dismantle the critical and efficient marine commerce system that is built on the Columbia/Snake Rivers. Long-standing efforts to remove the lower Snake River dams have received a... Full story

 

Bulk and Breakbulk Report

There is no doubt that the increase of tariffs is having an effect on West Coast trade, especially on bulk and breakbulk products such as logs and steel. Northwest Seaport Alliance CEO John Wolfe,... Full story

 

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According to the IMO, next year’s World Maritime Day theme will be centered on Empowering Women in the Maritime Community in order to help raise gender equality awareness and shine a light on women in the industry who are making contributions in... Full story

 

Trade with Asia Remains Healthy, but Uncertainty Looms

Ports on the US West Coast (USWC) had a strong 2017, especially in regard to imports from Asian countries. But due to the Panama Canal expansion project, completed in 2016, East Coast and Gulf ports... Full story

 

Spill Response: Time is of the Essence

When it comes to responding to an oil spill, time is of the essence, and coordinating with local agencies and the private sector on contingency plans is key to mitigating spills. "It's critical,"... Full story

 

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BC’s coastal waters are getting a much-needed boost in oil spill response operations and equipment. The Western Canada Marine Response Corporation has entered into a lease agreement with the City of Nanaimo, located on Vancouver Island, to... Full story

 

BC Regional Report

During 2017, West Coast issues were high on the agenda for the Shipping Federation of Canada, given the growing and significant volumes of cargo moving through Vancouver and other British Columbia... Full story

 

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Two Port of Long Beach crane operators set a new US record for moving cargo at Total Terminals International’s Pier T. Using a single crane, the pair moved 564 containers on the Gudrun Maersk... Full story

 

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

 

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Apparently there’s a new tourist attraction in the Maldives for those confident enough to have a submarine pilot take them on an hour-long voyage under water. The DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S is a three-person, eight-meter craft that can give adventu... Full story

 

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