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Deadly Disasters and Other Incidents It rained cranes the day the containership Milano Bridge... Full story

 

Trade with Alaska And Hawaii: Essential Services Spur Expansion

In Alaska and Hawaii, maritime companies operate as a vital link to communities geographically separated from the contiguous 48 states. Whether it is delivering everyday essentials such as food and... Full story

 

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The International Maritime Organization is expecting a 77 percent drop in sulphur emissions now that the official sulphur cap regulations are in place. This equates, the IMO estimates, to an annual reduction of about 8.5 million metric tons of SOx.... Full story

 

Ocean Carriers Are Not Always Liable

Many cargo shippers think ocean carriers should be fully liable for whatever happens to their shipments during transit. It is not a totally irrational thought considering the ocean carrier and its... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    April 1, 2020

Marine Propulsion – Modern Marine Engines

Marine propulsion, the means of making a ship move, has become an increasingly complex segment of the maritime industry over the years as more power is squeezed from less fuel and new environmental... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    April 1, 2020

Propulsion

Since Harley Marine became the first adopter of Tier 4 marine engines of more than 600 kW (805 hp) in 2017, the towboat industry on the West Coast has fallen behind the rest of the US as operators on... Full story

 

Workforce Development: A New Generation

Whether you are running the nation's busiest seaport or working to raise the economic profile of an entire state, nurturing a robust maritime workforce is essential to your success. Along the West... Full story

 

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The year 2023 could see full implementation of a ban of heavy fuel oil use in commercial shipping in the Arctic, according to the outcome of the IMO’s 6th annual meeting of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR6). The group... Full story

 

West Coast Yards Delivering Diverse Projects

The strength of West Coast shipyards is their ability to evolve, diversify and deliver state-of-the-art vessels. Whether they are constructing and/or repairing military vessels, containerships or... Full story

 

Small Vessel Ballast Water Treatment

The small vessel operator that must install a ballast water treatment system has little choice other than a handful of 'compact' versions of systems developed for large ocean going ships. One... Full story

 

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In a first of its kind operation, two Tote Maritime Alaska Orca-class ro/ro vessels will be upgraded to LNG while still in service. Midnight Sun...

 

Promise of the Arctic: New Ships, Opportunities and Challenges

Polar bears and the North Pole immediately come to mind when outsiders think about the Arctic, but those who do business in the region know that the Arctic is so much more than this wintry scene.... Full story

 

Vessels on the Ways

The latest reports from West Coast shipyards strongly suggest that 2020 will be another successful year for boat and small ship builders on the West Coast. From Vallejo, California to Homer, Alaska... Full story

 

You have to go out…

You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back. This is the unofficial motto of the US Coast Guard aviation survival technician – the rescue swimmer. Much of what he does happens in the dark... Full story

 

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New Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) guidelines, titled Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of Ships — Design Development, Installation and Operation of Automated Operation Systems/Remote Operation Systems, have been released by... Full story

 

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COSCO, Maersk, Yang Ming, and BC Ferries have been recognized for achieving the highest level of participation and performance in 2018 by Canada’s Prince Rupert Port Authority through the Port’s Green Wave vessel incentive program. In a... Full story

 

Don't Be Late

When a new maritime matter comes into the law office, among the first things to be done is determining what the applicable statute of limitations is. A wrong assumption can lead to significant... Full story

 

Fast Ferry Market STEADY, Tugs Pulling Ahead

Last year's new vessel survey found aluminum catamaran ferries were still by far the biggest category in newbuilds, with five Washington yards plus one in the Bay Area all reporting enough orders for... Full story

 

Safety at Sea

Vessel and navigational safety is everyone's responsibility, and many West Coast marine transportation operators are adopting a top-down strategy that has seen significant company-wide buy-in and... Full story

 
 By Tom Ewing    Features    December 1, 2019

Federal Contracts - 2020 Is a Good Year to Start

If looking for federal government contracting work is on your 2020 business plan now is a good time to start. After all, in 2019, the federal government spent about $4.45 trillion. On the one hand, researching contracting opportunities has never... Full story

 

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The International Maritime Organization has introduced a new software tool to help IMO Member States with electronic reporting procedures when ships arrive or depart ports. The IMO Compendium reference manual that helps orient users, is available... Full story

 

Maritime Software 2019

Software companies continue to innovate using the latest digital technologies to improve shore-side and vessel operations, compliance and safety across the industry. Maritime tech start-up Voyager... Full story

 

Diving and Salvage

From outfall pipes to houseboats to underwater caverns, divers see it all. Infrastructure repairs and rehabilitation, sunken vessels and environmental issues are all in a day's work for West Coast... Full story

 

Ocean and Coastal Towing: New Legislation Poses Challenges

For everyone involved in the towing and ship-docking business on the West Coast, this year has presented at least three legislative issues that have collectively created the biggest challenge to the... Full story

 

Spill Response: Using the Best Available Technology

In 2018, 26 oil spills of 2,200 gallons or more occurred in the United States, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Each year, regional Coast Guard units also... Full story

 

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