Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, September 27, 2013

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  • on September 27, 2013
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Arctic Access: Project Cargo for Resource Extraction


By Dermot Loughnane  


Almost everything you’ve heard about the melting Arctic is wrong.

How can I possibly say that? Everything in the press of late would indicate that the Northwest Passage (NWP) between the North Slope of Alaska and the eastern part of the Canadian Arctic will soon be overrun with all manner of ships, especially container ships taking advantage of the shorter distance….. (Read Full Article) 


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NASSCO, San Diego Port Sign Clean-Up Accord

by Mark Edward Nero

An agreement has been reached between shipbuilding and repair company NASSCO and the Port of San Diego regarding what could eventually become the largest-ever cleanup of toxins in San Diego Bay…(Read Full Article)


Port of Longview CEO Gets New Contract, Raise

by Mark Edward Nero

Port of Longview Chief Executive Officer Geir Kalhagen, who was hired a year ago to replace the retiring Ken O’Hollaren, will receive a six percent pay raise and new three-year contract, which is expected to keep him at the port through at least 2016….(Read Full Article)



Cruise Industry Publication Lauds Port of Seattle

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Seattle has been named “Port of the Year” for 2014, by the editors of German cruise industry publication Koehler’s Cruise Guide, with the magazine citing the port’s environmental initiatives and cruise customer experience as factors in the choice…(Read Full Article)



Royal Caribbean Begins Oasis-Class Vessel Construction

by Mark Edward Nero


Royal Caribbean International cut the first piece of steel for its third Oasis-class ship on Sept. 23, marking the first construction milestone for a vessel that, at about 227,700 gross register tonnage, is expected be the world’s largest cruise ship….(Read Full Article)