Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, Feb. 22, 2013

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  • on February 22, 2013
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Story44Going to Gas- New Uses for LNG

By Jim Shaw


Federal Way, Washington-based TOTE’s recent announcement that it had contracted two LNG-fueled container ships from San Diego’s NASSCO shipyard is one in a growing number of such orders, although TOTE’s order for two 764-foot by 106-foot vessels represents the largest such LNG-burners ordered to date. In Europe the STX Finland shipyard at Turku floated out the 56,000-gt cruise ferryViking Grace for Finland’s Viking Line in August, with the LNG-burning vessel to inaugurate service on the run between Turku and Stockholm later this month. The 715-foot by 104-foot ferry makes use of four duel-fuel Wärtsilä 8L50DF main engines driving twin fixed pitch propellers, with LNG to be the dominant fuel…. (Read Full Article)


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Story11Foss, Crowley Tugs Collide Off Kodiak Island

by Mark Edward Nero

Foss Maritime tug Corbin Foss and Crowley Maritime tug Ocean Wave recently collided in Kiliuda Bay off the coast of Alaska, according to the US Coast Guard…(Read Full Article)

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Story22New Port of Portland Storage Facility in Planning Stages

by Mark Edward Nero


A subsidiary of Canadian export company Canpotex is moving forward plans to build a new storage facility at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 5 to house fertilizer component potash…(Read Full Article)

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Story33Port of Oakland Monthly Container Volumes Down Slightly

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Oakland began 2013 with monthly container volumes that were slightly off from the year before. According to recently released data, Oakland terminals moved a grand total of 192,478 TEUs in January, a 1.7 percent decline from the same month in 2012…(Read Full Article)

Story5POLB Board Approves ‘Green Wall’ Experiment

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission has approved a plan to build a demonstration of a “green wall” – a barrier made up of recycled mulch from the city’s tree trimming operations – along the Terminal Island Freeway…(Read Full Article)

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