Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, April 26, 2013

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  • on April 26, 2013
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April 2013 Issue
Pacific Maritime Magazine April 2013



European Union to Save Domestic Shipbuilding from Asian Threat


By Eugene Gerden


The European Commission, which represents the interests of the EU and ensures that EU law is correctly applied by member countries, is developing a package of measures aimed at supporting a struggling domestic shipbuilding industry which continues to lose ground amid the pressure of Asian competitors.


So far, the European shipbuilding industry has not been able to fully recover from the effects of the global recession, which is evidenced by the fact that since 2008 the order book of EU shipyards has shrunk by 30 percent, and the number of deliveries related to tonnage is expected to significantly exceeded the number of new orders this year…. (Read Full Article)

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Tesoro, Savage Planning Vancouver USA
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by Mark Edward Nero

Petroleum products company Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies, a supply chain solutions business, have formed a joint venture to develop and operate a new 120,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude-by-rail unloading and marine loading…(Read Full Article)

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New Seattle Port Commissioner Chosen

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Seattle Commission has selected Stephanie Bowman to fill the seat vacated in March by former commissioner Rob Holland. Bowman, executive director of the Washington Asset Building Coalition, was previously …(Read Full Article)

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Port of San Francisco Marks 150th Anniversary

by Mark Edward Nero


Starting in April and throughout 2013, the Port of San Francisco is hosting events and activities on the waterfront and throughout the city that highlight the port’s rich maritime and cultural history…(Read Full Article)



Crowley, Bowhead Announce Joint Venture

by Mark Edward Nero


Crowley Marine Services and Bowhead Transport Co. have formed a joint venture to provide marine services in Alaska’s Arctic region. The new company, operating under the name UIC Bowhead-Crowley, is expected …(Read Full Article)