Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, May 28, 2013

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Cruise Ship Surge Study


By Scott Fenical


Port Canaveral’s central location on Florida’s Atlantic coast offers access to major markets for products such as petroleum, cement, citrus fruit and juices, gypsum board and newsprint, as well as autos, trucks and heavy equipment. The port’s proximity to Orlando makes for a bustling tourism and cruise industry. With the historical presence of the US Coast Guard, military and commercial space launch organizations with ship-borne aerospace traffic, the US and Royal Navy missile test programs, and the Military Sealift Command’s ocean transportation services, Port Canaveral hosts a wide range of large vessels.

As the size of cruise ships has grown, outbound transits, in particular during stronger winds, generate surge effects within the harbor that have proven problematic for vessels at berth. As part of the Canaveral Harbor Integrated Section 203 Navigation Study sponsored by the Canaveral Port Authority (CPA), vessel-induced surge modeling was performed to provide an assessment of passing vessel hydrodynamic effects and forces on berthed vessels within the port, and potential changes following the proposed channel widening and deepening project…. (Read Full Article)

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POLB Head Resigning to Lead Port of Oakland

by Mark Edward Nero

After less than two years as executive director of the Port of Long Beach, Chris Lytle is leaving to take on the same role at the Port of Oakland…(Read Full Article)

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FMC Issues Alert Regarding Ocean Transport Intermediary

by Mark Edward Nero


The Federal Maritime Commission on May 24 issued a warning regarding an unlicensed ocean transportation intermediary company that has been operating in the US under the names Tam Tam Inc. and T-Square Inc…(Read Full Article)

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Crowley Adding 3,000 Pieces of Equipment

by Mark Edward Nero


Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group says it is adding more than 3,000 pieces of cargo handling equipment to its fleet to allow the company to better meet increasing customer demand throughout its Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Latin America service areas…(Read Full Article)



Study: British Columbia Cruise Ports an Economic Hub

by Mark Edward Nero


The British Columbia port communities of Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Prince Rupert, Victoria and Vancouver are expected to enjoy a total increase of 75 percent over 2012 in the number of cruise itineraries with two or more calls, according to a newly released study…(Read Full Article)