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Bulk and Breakbulk

West Coast ports can move more than just boxes. They can handle a diverse and robust amount of bulk and breakbulk cargo ranging from automobiles to wind turbine blades. Many specialize in handling suc... Full story

 

Cargo Handling Operation and Equipment

When it comes to cargo-handling equipment, the future is sustainability. Along the West Coast, the next generation of workhorses are guzzling less diesel and using more electricity. A major reason... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2019

Regional Report: Columbia River Exports Continued to Grow in 2018

While trade tensions remain between the United States and Oregon's top trading partners, China and Canada, data from the US Department of Commerce shows Oregon exports to both countries increased the... Full story

 

Ports of the Pacific: staying competitive

Up and down the West Coast, there are dozens of seaports that support US and international markets, whether they play a role in ferrying agricultural and break bulk goods or generate and package... Full story

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
 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 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

 

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

 

Puget Sound Report

Situated at the doorstep of some of the most significant trade routes, the Puget Sound plays to its strengths. The Washington region's proximity to Asia and deep ties to the Alaskan economy make... Full story

 

West Coast Bulk and Breakbulk Ports

Although the East and Gulf coasts take on the lion's share of bulk and breakbulk cargo in the US, ports on the West Coast are busy too, thriving in diverse, niche markets. Many of them move the bread... Full story

 

BC Regional Report 2017

Freight rates took a downward turn in 2015, which caused a lot of challenges for carriers in general due to an oversupply of vessels and a weakening demand for commodities, according to Chamber of... Full story

 

What Ever Happened to States Line?

Outside of refrigerator ships few owners have been willing to paint a cargo ship white, but one West Coast company chose that color for a fleet of fast cargo liners that were doomed by the arrival of... Full story

 

Ports of the Pacific

Over the past several years, much ado has been made about how the expansion of the Panama Canal affects business at the two largest seaports on the US West Coast – those in the Southern California... Full story

 

New Vessel and Tugboat Review

The past year has seen a record number of large catamarans (more than 80 feet) constructed by established Pacific Northwest builders, plus two yards with extensive small-boat experience delivering... Full story

 

Regional Report: San Francisco Bay Area

Like all businesses, the five seaports located in the San Francisco Bay Area – Oakland, San Francisco, Redwood City, Richmond and West Sacramento – have their ups and downs from time to time. But... Full story

 

Regional Report: Puget Sound

Puget Sound has been a active place this year, with new vessel construction and port and terminal infrastructure upgrades. At Anacortes, in northern Puget Sound, Dakota Creek Shipyard has been busy... Full story

 

Bulk and Breakbulk

North America's West Coast may be the focal point of containerized cargo imported and exported to and from Asia, but when it comes to bulk and breakbulk cargo, the ports on the US Gulf and East... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2016

Columbia Gateway: Yes to Bulk, No to Energy

The last year has been a challenging one for the ports of the Columbia/Snake River system. Ship calls were at a long-term low of 1,488, although some ports reported the year was a good one for... Full story

 

Coastal Transportation

In a modern shipping industry that relies heavily on moving cargo via container ships, Coastal Transportation, Inc. has carved out its own niche as a unique freighter service. For 32 years, the... Full story

 

Coastal Transportation Sets a New STANDARD

After more than 30 years of weekly liner service to Western Alaska with a fleet of five or six small fish tender vessels specifically designed for service between Seattle and the ports of Western... Full story

 

Regional Report: San Francisco Bay Area

The year isn't quite over yet, but 2015 was a time of ups and downs for the major ports in the San Francisco Bay area, with rises and falls occurring in traffic volumes, cruise passenger numbers and... Full story

 

Trade with Alaska: Maritime Transportation Remains Critical to Alaska Economy

Air freight options notwithstanding, ship and barge freight remain the key to millions of dollars in trade of millions of pounds of merchandise between Alaska and the continental ("Lower 48") United... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    October 1, 2015

Bulk & Breakbulk: Smaller ports look at cargo diversification

West Coast ports are awaiting the fallout of China’s financial crisis, which saw the Asian country’s imports fall by 14.3 percent in August compared to a year ago while exports fell by 6.1 percent... Full story

 

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