Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, October 8, 2013

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  • on October 8, 2013
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Bigger Ships: Crane Productivity Between Panamax and New-Panamax Ships


By Kim Le  


The increasing capacity of container ships is playing a large role in quay crane productivity, but not the only role. As a key point in the international marine industry the Panama Canal allows vessels to transit between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans without having to go around the southern tip of South America. The largest ships currently able to travel through today are called Panamax, a term that has been has been in use since the canal opened in 1914. The size of a Panamax vessel is determined by the dimensions of the canal lock chambers with a length of 965 feet and width of 106 feet…. (Read Full Article) 


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POLA Executive Director Stepping Down

by Mark Edward Nero

Just days after another high-ranking Port of Los Angeles executive announced his resignation, POLA Executive Director Geraldine Knatz says she’s stepping down at year’s end…(Read Full Article)


Alaska Commercial Fishing Vessel Christened

by Mark Edward Nero

The Arctic Prowler, the first large commercial fishing vessel built in Alaska, was christened Oct. 5 during an afternoon ceremony at Alaska Ship & Drydock in Ketchikan. The ship is the first vessel to be constructed in the Ketchikan Shipyard’s new 70,000-square foot assembly and production hall….(Read Full Article)



Fire Breaks Out Aboard Research Vessel

by Mark Edward Nero


An evacuation took place but no injuries were reported after an electrical fire broke out on a research vessel moored at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in the Port of San Diego Oct. 6…(Read Full Article)



APL Christens Ship at Los Angeles Port

by Mark Edward Nero


On Oct. 4, APL welcomed the latest addition to its global fleet with the naming of a 9,200 20-foot equivalent unit containership, the APL Savannah, at the Port of Los Angeles. It was the first time ever for a ship christening to take place at the port…(Read Full Article)