Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, May 31, 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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Port of Tacoma Honors Summit Award Winners

by Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Tacoma recently recognized its relationships with customers and tenants by honoring four of them with the second annual Summit Awards for their contributions to port business and the Pierce County community…(Read Full Article)

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Transport Center Seeks Freight Management Ideas

by Mark Edward Nero


The METRANS Transportation Center, a joint partnership between the University of California and California State University Long Beach, is accepting abstract submissions on freight issues for its 2013 METRANS International Urban Freight Conference (INUF)…(Read Full Article)

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APM Terminals’ Quarterly Profit Dips

by Mark Edward Nero


Terminal operator giant APM Terminals has posted profits of $166 million for the first quarter of 2013, which is down 26.5 percent from the same quarter last year despite moving the same number of containers as in Q1 of 2012….(Read Full Article)



Crowley Vessels Receive Safety Awards

by Mark Edward Nero


Seventy-three Crowley Maritime Corp. vessels received Jones F. Devlin Awards for their commitment to operational safety from the Chamber of Shipping of America at the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon May 23, 2013 in New Orleans….(Read Full Article)