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 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    July 1, 2020 

Deck Machinery

Deck lifting and handling equipment continues to evolve, with plenty of unique, purpose-built customization being developed for applications across the commercial maritime spectrum. An in-house...

 

Cargo Handling: Greener Options for West Coast Ports

Worldwide, port authorities are looking for cleaner ways to handle cargo. The ports on the US West Coast are often at the forefront of that effort – investing millions to develop and demonstrate...

 
 By Marilyn Raia    Maritime Law    July 1, 2020 

Cruelty at Sea

Life at sea for seamen a century ago was not like it is today. Physical cruelty and abuse by a ship’s officers occurred far too often. Sometimes, a physically abused seaman sought and won a...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2020

First of Four Foss Tier 4 Tugs Delivered by Nichols Brothers

When Foss Maritime announced in 2018 that it had chosen Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on Whidbey Island, Washington to build four 100-foot Tier 4 tugs, with an option for six more, it represented...

 

West Coast Maritime Construction

While much of the world is in forced isolation, the maritime construction industry continues to work on essential projects needed to keep the infrastructure functioning at the interface of land and se...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    May 1, 2020

Diversified-built Tier 4 Brusco Noydena Now Crowley Hercules

At the end of 2019, Brusco Tug & Barge of Longview, Washington took delivery of its eighth RApport tractor tug, Noydena, designed by Robert Allan (RAL) of Vancouver, BC, and built by Diversified...

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2020

Green Terminals 2020

Ports on the West Coast continue to invest in environmental projects that push the boundaries of technology and innovation. In late 2019, the Port of Los Angeles introduced the world's first zero emis...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

Port of Portland Handling Containers Again

Weekly container service resumed at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 in January with the inaugural call of the 4,360-TEU Qingdao operated by the South Korea-based carrier SM Line. The 52,326-dwt...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Regional Report: Puget Sound

Puget Sound is at a critical juncture. Various building and infrastructure projects that are happening around the region's ports and highways have the potential to dramatically increase maritime...

 

San Francisco Bay Area Ports – How Ready for the Future?

The San Francisco Bay Area's economy is white hot, riding an expansion that has been a constant for nearly 10 years. In the public mind, tech companies get most of the credit, but a closer analysis...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Good Intentions

A few weeks back we were contacted by a company promoting a “carbon-negative cargo tallship” in Costa Rica. “The shipping industry today is very damaging to the environment,” says a spokesperson in the company’s promotional video. The aim...

 

Op-Ed: It's Time for a Maritime High School

In the next two decades, the maritime industry will add tens of thousands of jobs nationwide. In trade, fisheries, conservation, transportation and tourism, the Puget Sound region is poised to take advantage of these maritime career opportunities...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    August 1, 2019

Versatile Northwest Yards are Building a Full Range of Fast Craft

This year's survey has found a wide variety of high-performance aluminum craft under construction or delivered by yards from Homer, Alaska to Vallejo, California. They range from a 74-foot oil skimmer...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2019

Deck Machinery

The last year has seen several new tugs launched in the Pacific Northwest by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Whidbey Island and Diversified Marine of Portland. All are fitted with new or updated...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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