Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, May 10, 2013

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Fidley Watch: Vado a Bordo


By Chris Philips, Managing Editor, PMM


Get on board. These are the words Francesco Schettino heard as he stood on the jetty in the small town of Giglio and watched as his ship sank 500 yards away.


Last month an Italian Court began considering whether Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, will face trial for the 2012 disaster grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people. Schettino is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the ship before all the 4,200 passengers and crew had been evacuated. At least 30 passengers died – two are missing and presumed dead.


Schettino ordered the ship taken off course to bring it closer to the island of Giglio as a favor to friends, but hit a reef off the island, leaving a 230-foot gash in the hull and causing the liner to capsize…. (Read Full Article)

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Port of St. Helens Coal Export Plans Dropped

by Mark Edward Nero

Energy company Kinder Morgan on May 8 said it has abandoned plans to build a coal export terminal at a Port of St. Helens industrial park, but says it will consider other Pacific Northwest locations for the facility…(Read Full Article)

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Deputy CEO Appointed at Port of Seattle

by Mark Edward Nero


Port of Seattle executive Kurt Beckett was appointed to the previously vacant role of deputy chief executive officer on May 7 by CEO Tay Yoshitani….(Read Full Article)

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SCIG Receives LA City Council Approval

by Mark Edward Nero


On an 11-2 vote, the Los Angeles City Council on May 8 gave final approval to the proposed Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) intermodal rail yard, a planned rail yard project near the Port of Los Angeles…(Read Full Article)



World Ports Conference Attracts Hundreds

by Mark Edward Nero


About 500 officials from ports across the globe gathered in downtown Los Angeles this week for the 28th World Ports Conference, a record number for the biennial gathering, which is organized by the Tokyo-based International Association of Ports and Harbors…(Read Full Article)