Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, April 30, 2013

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Illinois DOT Recapitalizes River Ferry Fleet


By Greg Jose


Nestled between the Mississippi and Illinois rivers north of St. Louis, Calhoun County is a picturesque rural peninsula of rolling hills, cornfields and peach orchards. Surrounded by river for all but a 17-mile-wide strip of land at its far north, the county is a virtual island, with a single bridge and four vehicle-ferry routes serving as its only other connections to the mainland.

Two of these ferry routes are free to users, and operated 24/7 by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The Brussels Ferry is located about one mile west of Grafton, near the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge and the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The Kampsville Ferry operates from the town of Kampsville in the northern part of the county. …. (Read Full Article)

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Tacoma Top US Seaport for Growth in 2012, Report Says

by Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Tacoma’s 28.7 percent increase in container traffic during 2012 made it the top US port for growth during the year, and one of just a handful of ports that saw substantial growth during the 12-month period, according to a newly released report….(Read Full Article)

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California Freight Advisory Committee Formed

by Mark Edward Nero


Representatives from 33 public agencies and 26 non-governmental agencies have been named to the new California Freight Advisory Committee (CFAC), which will advise the state Department of Transportation…(Read Full Article)

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Defendants in Anchorage Port Suit Seek Dismissal

by Mark Edward Nero


Three companies being sued by the City of Anchorage for alleging mismanaging an expansion of the Port of Anchorage are trying to have the suit dismissed…(Read Full Article)



Port of Grays Harbor Okays Crude Oil Lease Option

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Grays Harbor and US Development Group have begun a process that could lead to a crude oil export facility being built at Terminal 3 in Hoquiam…(Read Full Article)