Pacific Maritime Magazine Online, May 6, 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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Iron Ore Exports Begin at Long Beach Port

by Mark Edward Nero

A dockside ceremony was conducted April 30 to commemorate the launch of a venture by scrap metal exporter SA Recycling to distribute iron ore from the Port of Long Beach…(Read Full Article)

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Maersk Line Hires Microsoft Exec

by Mark Edward Nero


Maersk Line has hired Stephen Schueler as its Chief Commercial Officer, effective May 27. Schueler, a 46-year-old American, comes to Maersk from Microsoft Corp., where he was the head of global retail sales and marketing….(Read Full Article)

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New President/CEO for Maher Terminals

by Mark Edward Nero


Maher Terminals, which operates a facility at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia, has appointed Gary Cross as its new president and chief executive officer. Cross had been one of the company’s executive vice presidents the past two years…(Read Full Article)



Town Hall Meeting on Port Competitiveness Scheduled

by Mark Edward Nero


The Center for International Trade & Transportation (CITT) is conducting a town hall-style meeting Wed., May 15 on efficiency and competitiveness in the maritime shipping industry….(Read Full Article)