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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...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    August 1, 2018

Deck Gear Survey 2018

The manufacturers of all types of deck gear are reliant on the tug business for the bulk of their orders, and in 2018 many tug fleets remain reluctant to order new vessels because the EPA's Tier 4... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2018

A Tug for the World

Dunlap Towing provides a full range of services on the US West Coast, from log rafts in Puget sound to offshore barging to Hawaii and remote locations in Western Alaska. In June 2018, the company was... 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

 

Turkish Yard Building its 100th Robert Allan Tug

Turkey's Uzmar Shipyard has officially joined the Robert Allan Ltd "Century Club" as it begins construction of its 100th tug to be built to a Robert Allan Ltd design. The RAstar 3200 is expected to... 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

 

Marine Construction Projects

Marine Construction companies have been busy over the past year, building new over-water facilities, upgrading existing infrastructure and demolishing structures that no longer serve a useful... 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

 

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