Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News, February 19, 2013

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  • on February 19, 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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Story11Long Beach Cargo Volumes Rose in January 2013

by Mark Edward Nero

Cargo volumes at the Port of Long Beach surged in January 2013, with 17.5 percent more containers being moved overall – including a 19.5 percent jump in imports and an 8.2 percent rise in exports – compared to the same month a year ago….(Read Full Article)

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Story22POLA Monthly Container Volumes Drop 4 Percent

by Mark Edward Nero


January 2013 cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles decreased more than four percent compared to the same month in 2012, according to newly-released data, something the port attributes to a vessel service that shifted from LA to the adjoining Port of Long Beach…(Read Full Article)

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Story33Port of Seattle Cargo Volumes Drop

by Mark Edward Nero


Port of Seattle container terminals moved a total of 136,462 TEUs in January 2013, a drop of nearly 15 percent from the more than 160,400 shipped during same month the year before, according to newly released data from the port’s Marine Terminal Information System….(Read Full Article)

Story5Port Metro Vancouver: Exports Up, Imports Down

by Mark Edward Nero


Canada’s largest seaport suffered a slight decline in import volumes last month compared to the same month in 2012, but it wasn’t enough to drag the port’s overall container numbers down into the red…(Read Full Article)

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