Pacific Maritime Magazine Newslet Online, October 4, 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 7, 2013
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Development at Gulf Coast Ports Surges


By Jim Shaw  


Ports along the Gulf Coast of Mexico are continuing to look south to potential new container business to be generated by new locks at the Panama Canal but bulk commodities such as coal, oil and gas are also driving development. The sudden oil shale energy boom has rocked the petroleum transporting industry, with the Port of Corpus Christi alone developing eight new docks and 10 million barrels of new crude storage capacity to handle Texas-produced Eagle Ford shale oil…… (Read Full Article) 


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Saltchuck Buying Ex Kimberly-Clark Mill Site

by Mark Edward Nero

Seattle-based shipping and logistics, air cargo, marine and trucking services company Saltchuk Resources has signed a purchase and sales agreement with Kimberly-Clark to buy a 66-acre property on the Everett waterfront, formerly home to Kimberly-Clark’s pulp mill and tissue plant…(Read Full Article)


Port of Portland to Begin Car Exports to China

by Mark Edward Nero

Following inspections by Chinese government auditors, Auto Warehousing Co.’s facility at Terminal 6 within the Port of Portland has received full approval to export Ford vehicles beginning in a few weeks…..(Read Full Article)



Thousands of Puget Sound Shipyard Workers Furloughed

by Mark Edward Nero


About 3,500 civilian workers have been furloughed from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington due to the federal government shutdown, according to the US Navy….(Read Full Article)



Jensen Maritime Awarded Tankers Construction Management Contract

by Mark Edward Nero


Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, Jensen Maritime Consultants, has been awarded a new construction management contract for four new 330,000-barrel, Jones-Act product tankers, being built for Crowley by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard…(Read Full Article)