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Regional Report: British Columbia

Overall economic growth looks positive for the BC marine industry, as various infrastructure projects take shape, particularly port expansions that are necessary to meet changing trade patterns and... Full story

 

Ports of the Pacific

The majority of consumer goods that enter North America from Asia come through West Coast seaports. But according to an April 2016 report by Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and inves... Full story

 

Cargo Handling 2016

Advanced container handling technologies are making operations more efficient while reducing emissions and extending equipment lifecycles. The Terex Brand, Fuchs, recently unveiled a new... Full story

 

Marine and Waterfront Construction

A multitude of projects on the West Coast and in Alaska are keeping marine construction companies busy. California-based Power Engineering Construction Company (PEC) recently completed a $6.7 million... Full story

 
 By Fred McCague    Features    April 1, 2016

60 Years of Containers: The Pioneers in the Pacific Northwest

On April 26, 1956, the Pan-Atlantic Steamship tanker Ideal-X sailed from Newark, New Jersey to Houston with a deckload of 58 33-foot containers for the company's new Sea-Land Service. The date is the... Full story

 

Regional Report: LA/Long Beach

What a difference a year can make. Twelve months ago, the adjoining ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were digging out of a backlog of cargo caused in part by a significant reduction in... Full story

 

Above Board

The Cruise Lines International Association predicts that 24 million people will embark on cruises this year with their member lines. Not only will the large ocean-going vessels be seeing more business, but many of the river and specialty adventure... Full story

 

Marine LNG: Partly Cloudy or Partly Sunny?

One could imagine the LNG pioneers – TOTE, Crowley, and Harvey Gulf Marine – looking over their shoulders and asking, "where is everybody?" Underlying this is concern that LNG may be losing its... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    January 1, 2016

The Move to LNG: Gaining Momentum for All Ship Types

The use of LNG as a marine fuel has grown rapidly over the past decade and shows no sign of slackening, with a large number of vessel types now either built to operate on LNG, under construction or... Full story

 

Investigations and Litigation Follow SS El Faro Tragedy

Two weeks after the tragic loss of the SS El Faro and her crew of thirty-three during Hurricane Joaquin, attorneys representing families of the crew began filing claims against the vessel’s owner and charterer, both part of the Saltchuk/TOTE... Full story

 

Above Board

The University of Alaska Anchorage was the setting for the launch of the new Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC). Set up by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Science and Technology Directorate, the organization is expected to help... Full story

 

Above Board

New mega cruise ship building is riding a high wave. According to Clarksons Research analysts, the current order book is at 41 vessels. While North American and European passengers dominated the market last year, the Asian sector, which has only... Full story

 

Trade with Hawaii: Growth Marked by New Vessels Entering Hawaii Service

The 10 commercial ports that make up the Hawaii harbor system may never be ready to challenge the major ports on the Mainland as far as traffic volumes go, but they aren't exactly sitting idly by... Full story

 

Above Board

According to Douglas-Westwood energy consultants, the FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas facility) market is expected to grow to $58.3 billion in capital investments throughout the next seven years. Liquefaction infrastructure is projected to make... Full story

 

West Coast Ports Join Forces

When the ports of Seattle and Tacoma announced last October that they were forming a strategic alliance under which they planned to unify the management of their marine cargo terminals and related... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    May 1, 2015

Developments in Propulsion Technology

This year has brought with it a host of new regulations the shipping industry must deal with in regards to vessel propulsion and emissions while attempting to operate as efficiently and economically... Full story

 

Talk Talk

On page 6 this month (Pacific Maritime Magazine, April 2015) is the story of Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and its plans to build six 20,150-TEU container ships to operate between Asia and Europ... Full story

 

MOL Confirms Orders for Mega-Ships

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has confirmed its intentions to add six 20,150-TEU container ships to its fleet, with two of the vessels to be built in Japan by Imabari Shipbuilding while four will be built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy... Full story

 

Green Terminal Design

Many cargo handling equipment manufacturers have already moved to electrification in order to reduce emissions, but there are other ways to make cargo-handling equipment and terminals more... 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

 

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

 

Homebuilt

John McCain wants to outsource America’s merchant marine. The cantankerous Arizona Senator has added an amendment to the bipartisan-supported Keystone XL Pipeline legislation, destined for... Full story

 

BC Regional Report 2015

Shipping markets are still under a lot of pressure and most of the container ocean carriers in particular are losing serious money says Captain Stephen Brown, President, Chamber of Shipping of... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    January 1, 2015

World's Largest Container Ship

The first of a series of five 19,100-TEU container ships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the CSCL Globe, has set off on its maiden voyage from China's Tianjin Port to Hamburg,... Full story

 

Above Board

Energy analysts Douglas-Westwood are predicting capital expenditures globally for LNG facilities will be approximately $228 billion during the period 2013-2017, a huge uptick of close to 110 percent compared to the previous five-year span. This is... Full story

 

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