Pacific Maritime Magazine - Marine Business for the Operations Sector

Articles from the March 1, 2015 edition

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An Injury to One...

After nine months of negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore & Warehouse Union have agreed in principle to the terms of a five-year contract. The agreement, according to both the PMA and the ILWU, is “good for... Full story


Regional Report: San Pedro Bay

Of all the various issues that the San Pedro Bay ports dealt with in 2014, perhaps the one that cast the biggest shadow – and caused the most headaches – was cargo congestion. The problem of backu... Full story


No Idle Yards

West Coast yards are busy building tugs, barges, ferries and small workboats for the rigors of operating in the Pacific Ocean. One notable exception to the West Coast surge is Conrad Orange Shipyard,... Full story


Changes Coming to Ukrainian Ports

Amid the economic instability and ongoing military conflict in Ukraine, the government is considering allocating funds to the national port industry by privatizing the country's largest seaports.... Full story


Bridge Construction Support in Seattle

Since 1976, Westar Marine Services has been providing marine services to the San Francisco Bay Area and over the course of the last 39 years the company has expanded into other services and markets,... Full story


Congestion – of the Port Variety

For several months, West Coast ports have suffered work slowdowns. Carriers and cargo owners have attributed the resulting port congestion to the longshore union’s strategy in negotiating a new... Full story


Above Board

In an effort to mitigate mis-declared and unsafe container exports, new IMO container weight verification requirements will become mandatory next year. After the adoption in late 2014 by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee on new SOLAS... Full story


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