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Workforce Development

From agreements that guarantee local hiring to classes that nurture maritime professionals of the future, seaports along the West Coast play a critical role in a region's workforce development, often... Full story

 
 By Sam Bojarski    Features    April 1, 2019 

Hybrid Tugs Evolve To Meet Power Demands, Emission Targets

The first hybrid tugboat on the West Coast was introduced by Foss Maritime in 2009. Three years later, Foss followed up with a similar boat, for operation at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    April 1, 2019 

Propulsion

The new propulsion technology appearing on the West Coast indicates that the US marine industry is now integrating the demands of the EPA Tier 4 rules to reduce diesel emissions into every aspect of... Full story

 

Gas Plants

At press time, Wärtsilä has been given Notice to Proceed for a Liquid biogas (bioLNG) plant to be built in Asker, Norway. The contract for the plant was awarded in April 2018 by VEAS, a Norwegian... Full story

 

Ballast Water Treatment Systems

If a vessel has been fitted with a US Coast Guard type-approved Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in recent years, chances are likely that it was tested at the Golden Bear Research Facility.... Full story

 

2019 West Coast Shipyard Report: Catamaran Boom Continues

Pacific Maritime Magazine's 2019 shipyard survey reveals that the demand for aluminum catamarans has continued to grow with five Washington yards, one in the Bay Area, plus one fiberglass builder in... Full story

 

Always Know Where You Are

Many marine insurance policies condition coverage on the insured vessel remaining within a specified geographic area. If an insured vessel suffers a casualty when navigating outside the specified... 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

 

New Vessels

In 2018, several maritime companies and agencies were hard at work, introducing a slate of new vessels and tugboats to help power the supply chain and carry out the important work of seafarers,... Full story

 

Nichols Brothers to Build Foss Tugs

Foss Maritime of Seattle, which had earlier decided not to build a series of Dutch-designed tugboats at its now-closed yard on the Columbia River (see Pacific Maritime Magazine, Aug. 2018) has ordered a series of four 90-ton bollard pull tractor... Full story

 

Christmas List

Christmas is coming. What do you give the mariner who has everything? We’ll answer that later. All along the West Coast, ships are calling during the holidays with foreign sailors who are far from h... Full story

 

Lindblad's Second 100-Passenger Cruise Ship Enters Service

In the summer of 2017, the first of two new 100-passenger vessels, the 238-foot (72.5 m) National Geographic Quest, joined the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet, and has successfully... Full story

 

Regional Report: Bay Area Boom

In recent years, ports in the Bay Area of California have been breaking records in cargo – a symptom of an improving economy. Port officials are saying that more housing and road projects – especi... Full story

 

ENTER THE 2020 PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE CALENDAR CONTEST!

Do you work on the water or at a marine cargo terminal? Take an action photo on the waterfront for a chance to have it published in our annual Pacific Maritime Magazine calendar! We'll choose 14... Full story

 

Anti-Snapback Rope Fuses Can Prevent Mooring Line Accidents

The United States Coast Guard is still investigating a mooring line accident at the Port of Longview this past June that took the lives of two people. News stations in Washington State have reported... Full story

 

Marine Exchange of Alaska

Alaska's capital city sits nestled between mountains and sea upon the picturesque Gastineau Channel. Nearby glaciers and other natural wonders are Juneau's main attractions but standing sentinel... Full story

 

Maxum Launches First Self-Propelled Bunkering Tanker in US

Maxum Petroleum is a leading supplier of marine diesel oil and lubricants on the US West Coast, founded in 1946, with centers in seven major ports. Its parent company, Pilot Thomas Logistics has becom... Full story

 

Symbols vs. Facts: Removing Dams Won't Help Killer Whales

Recently, a new symbol has been adopted for a decades old effort to dismantle the critical and efficient marine commerce system that is built on the Columbia/Snake Rivers. Long-standing efforts to remove the lower Snake River dams have received a... 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

 

Ocean and Coastal Towing

The US West Coast is home to a diverse collection of freight services, who must be prepared to deliver shallow-draft cargo up Alaskan rivers in the spring, across the Pacific to Hawaii and US... Full story

 

Trade with Asia Remains Healthy, but Uncertainty Looms

Ports on the US West Coast (USWC) had a strong 2017, especially in regard to imports from Asian countries. But due to the Panama Canal expansion project, completed in 2016, East Coast and Gulf ports... Full story

 

Spill Response: Time is of the Essence

When it comes to responding to an oil spill, time is of the essence, and coordinating with local agencies and the private sector on contingency plans is key to mitigating spills. "It's critical,"... Full story

 

Jetsam

What’s long and thin, made of plastic, often brightly colored, floats in the Pacific and is the bane of humanity? If you said kayaktivists, you’d be right, but that’s not where we’re going... Full story

 

BC Regional Report

During 2017, West Coast issues were high on the agenda for the Shipping Federation of Canada, given the growing and significant volumes of cargo moving through Vancouver and other British Columbia... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    August 1, 2018

Catamaran Round Up: Builders Strive for Lower Weight and Lower Wake

In 2018, Washington shipyards are continuing to produce a range of high-speed aluminum catamarans from 65 to 96 feet long for fast transit, wilderness cruises and whale-watching. The international...

 

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