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Fair Winds and Following Seas

Marine business for the operations sector. That’s the tag line on the cover of this magazine, and pretty much sums up what we’ve been producing since 1983. The title, Pacific Maritime, narrows...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2020 

Diversified Launches Second Tug for Sause Brothers

When Sause Brothers launched the first two 128-foot by 35-foot Mikiona-class tugs in 2006 and 2007, they attracted attention as a 21st century version of the traditional straight shaft boat, designed...

 

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...

 

New Compact Tug for Seattle Harbor Work

Western Towboat recently took delivery of a new tugboat from its in-house construction facility on the north side of Seattle's Lake Washington Ship Canal. The 79-foot Mariner is the 19th tug built by...

 
 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...

 

Infrastructure

The University of Maryland has released a new report, An Economic Analysis of Spending on Marine Transportation System (MTS) Infrastructure, based on a study conducted for the US Committee on the...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

Matson Places Latest Lurline in Service

Honolulu-based Matson has placed its new 870-foot by 114-foot con/ro ship Lurline in service following the ship's completion by the NASSCO yard at San Diego. Now the largest vessel in the Matson...

 

Above Board

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...

 

Company Profile: American Marine Corporation

For nearly five decades, American Marine Corporation has built its reputation delivering specialty marine contracting, commercial diving, and vessel support services to public and private sector clien...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Trade With Asia: Uncertain Times

For more than a year, trade with Asia has taken a series of interesting and rather dramatic turns, to say the least. Disagreements between the US and China have led to an ongoing trade dispute that...

 

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...

 

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