Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, April 12, 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 15, 2013

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 APRIL 2013


Pacific Maritime Magazine


April 2013 Issue 







Commerce Security from Offshore Port Design 


By Hank Glauser 


During the next 20 years the maritime industry may undergo some profound changes, but what will they be? How will fuel prices affect operations and profitability? How will ports keep up with technology and increasing demand? Will security restrictions ramp up with a proliferation of nuclear capable states? The issues facing the maritime industry seem daunting: Containerization of freight, transition of the international shipping fleet, Panama Canal expansion, new port facilities in Mexico and Canada, the litigious process…. (Read Full Article)


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ILA Approves Six-Year Contract

by Mark Edward Nero

Members of the International Longshoremen’s Association, a union primarily representing dockworkers on the East and Gulf coasts, voted April 9 to approve a new six-year contract covering 14,500 workers…(Read Full Article)





Ship’s Capt. Pleads Guilty to Drunken Sailing

by Mark Edward Nero


The captain of a 600-foot commercial vessel pled guilty April 9 after he was nabbed at the Port of Portland commanding the ship with a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, more than four times the limit for persons operating vessels …(Read Full Article)






Delta Western Signs Anchorage Port Lease

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Anchorage and petroleum distributor Delta Western have signed off on a 20-year lease for 2.5 acres of land at the port, which Delta Western says it plans to use to build a bulk fuel facility with a capacity of 360,000 barrels…(Read Full Article)








New Date, Location for Boatbuilding Competition

by Mark Edward Nero


Pacific Maritime Magazine’s yearly Quick and Dirty Boatbuilding Competition is moving from the Seattle Maritime Festival to the annual Fishermen’s Fall Festival. The 2013 contest is scheduled to be held Sept. 7…(Read Full Article)