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Marine Pilots

What does a pilot do? One might think responding to "What do you do?" for a role that's been around since biblical times would be met with quick recognition and understanding. That may have been true... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    April 1, 2018

Marine Propulsion

The year 2018 ushers in a new era for marine propulsion, as the EPA regulation of emissions for diesel engines of more than 600 kW (805 HP) up to 3,700 kW (4,960 HP) reaches the final Tier 4 level.... Full story

 

Trade with Alaska and Hawaii

Ports in Alaska and Hawaii are no different. The youngest states in the union are heavily investing in their infrastructure, because for both, the future depends on it. In the newly rebranded Port of... Full story

 

TOTE Puts Planned Hawaii Service on Indefinite Hold

In a surprise move Seattle-based TOTE Maritime has placed its plans for a new container service to Hawaii on hold and said it will not renew the letter of intent it signed with Philly Shipyard, which expired at the end of January, for several new... Full story

 

Workforce Development

The California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) requires that all cadets take its four-year Edwards Leadership Development program as part of their education credits. "The program is... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    March 1, 2018

Orders Keep Coming for Northwest Yards

Vigor's Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle is fitting out the fourth and last Olympic-class ferry for Washington State Ferries. It was christened Suquamish in a traditional maritime ceremony on... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    March 1, 2018

Getting Rid of Old Ships – The World of Shipbreaking

The shipbreaking industry has been around as long as there have been ships but over the past half-century it has gravitated to regions offering both inexpensive land and cheap labor. Prior to World... Full story

 

Regional Report: LA/Long Beach

When it comes to shipping, location and access to the world's biggest trade partners is everything. It is a big reason why the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the nation's two busiest... Full story

 

Yang Ming Line Scrapping Older Ships

Taiwan's Yang Ming Line is scrapping 20 of its older container ships in the 3,000-TEU to 8,000-TEU range and will replace them with newer vessels following a decision by the state-backed Taiwan... Full story

 

Hyak Takes Over Astoria's North Tongue Point

Hyak Tongue Point, recently formed by Hyak Maritime, has purchased a parcel of industrial land on the lower Columbia River known as North Tongue Point from the Washington Development Company for $4.1... Full story

 

Track Your Fleet's Data from the Office

There's no doubt the maritime industry is steeped in tradition. No sector of the industry embodies this tradition more than the tugboat, towboat & barge sector. Many of the most storied names in t... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    February 1, 2018

West Coast Ferry Operators Modernizing Their Fleets

Ferries provide extremely important services along the West Coast and a number of new vessels are entering operation this year and next, most incorporating up-graded systems and/or new technologies.... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    February 1, 2018

Promise of the Arctic: Ice-Capable Vessels

The project to acquire a new polar icebreaker was initiated in the US Coast Guard's FY 2013 budget submission and has received about $190.6 million in acquisition funding to date. The Coast Guard's... Full story

 

The Gap Grows Larger

When I first became involved in LNG as a marine fuel in 2012, my strong belief was that LNG would grow to occupy a large segment of the marine fuels market and the United States would become the... Full story

 

New Landing Craft Serving San Juan Islands

Latitude Marine Services of La Connor, Washington has delivered the 86-foot by 25-foot landing craft Nordland II to San Juan Ferry & Barge for operation within the San Juan Islands. The new... Full story

 

Electric Ferries Making Headway

Hybrid and all-electric ferries are continuing to make headway in Europe where Finland's first all-electric ferry, the 321.5-foot Elektra, has been placed in service on the 15-minute run between... Full story

 

New Vessel Review

The last year has seen NW builders completing an outstanding number of vessels that represent the leading edge of nautical engineering. From two of the first Tier 4 tugs in the nation to sophisticated... Full story

 

M/V Rich Padden: Diversified Marine Delivers Sixth Harley Tug

This year, Harley Marine Services celebrated its 30th year and continued its phenomenal growth with the launch of 11 tugs and barges from shipyards in the Pacific Northwest and the Gulf Coast. In... Full story

 

Regional Report: Bay Area Ports

In goods movement, Northern California ports hold their own, competing with their Southern California counterparts and beyond for that precious market share. "Northern California ports in general seem... Full story

 

Ferries Conference 2017 Recap

The fourth annual Pacific Maritime Magazine Ferries Conference connected public transit agencies, port districts, municipalities and other ferry system users with the operators, architects, engineers and shipyards providing the boats and expertise... Full story

 

Closing the US Strategic Gap in Icebreaker Capacity: Part 1

An enterprise incurs strategic risk when the demands imposed by its missions (the ends assigned by the policy makers in the case of government entities) exceed the means available to meet those... Full story

 

Addressing the US Icebreaker Shortage: Part 2

Last month we looked at the current assets and missions of the US Coast Guard's Polar fleet. In the second and final installment, we'll look at where we go from here. Proposals to Close the... Full story

 

New Liquefied Ammonia ATB tank barge

Vigor, the Pacific Northwest's biggest shipbuilder, has launched the Harvest, the first liquefied ammonia barge built in the US since 1982. It was built for the Mosaic Co. of Minnesota, a leading... Full story

 

Marine Software Systems

There are many moving pieces when building a ship and many pieces to move. SSI, a Victoria, BC-based marine software company, has created EnterprisePlatform, a tool for sharing product data model... Full story

 

BC Ports are Investing in Maritime Domain Awareness

Stakeholders at British Columbia ports are finding that investments in maritime domain awareness are paying dividends in better safety, security, efficiency and affordability. Prince Rupert's port... Full story

 

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