Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, September 20, 2013

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  • on September 20, 2013
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Towing Industry Sees Changes


By Chris Philips, Managing Editor, PMM 


The Ocean & Coastal Towing sector has been seeing a number of changes over the past few years, most specifically the adoption of Articulated Tug/Barge (ATB) units for most coastal petroleum movement and the rising importance of offshore oil work for tug & barge owners. Seattle-based Foss Marine Holdings has sold its Columbia River and Boston tug operations while merging its remaining business units under the name “Foss Maritime Company” and preparing for a stronger commitment to offshore work in the Arctic…. (Read Full Article) 


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FMC Examining New China Transport Tax

by Mark Edward Nero

The Federal Maritime Commission says it is looking into the potential impact on US waterborne cargo of new regulations by China regarding a nationwide value-added tax on international transportation services….(Read Full Article)



LA Pacific Northwest Ports Back Maritime Goods Legislation

by Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle and other stakeholders have come out in support of proposed legislation that would repeal the federal Harbor Maintenance Tax and replace it with a maritime goods movement fee, saying that it would save thousands of jobs in the region…(Read Full Article)


Redwood City Port Commission Selects First Woman Chair

by Mark Edward Nero


Lorianna Kastrop has been elected chair of the five-member Redwood City Port Commission, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the port’s 76-year history….(Read Full Article)




LA Port to Hold Public Update on Waterfront Plans

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Los Angeles plans to hold a public meeting at 6 pm Tues., Sept. 24 to update the public on LA Waterfront project initiatives, including recently completed projects, current projects and future plans…(Read Full Article)