Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, November 12, 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on November 12, 2013
 A special note of congratulations to The Port of Oakland, a BPC member, for their feature, below: Port of Oakland Completes Shoreside Power Infrastructure

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November 2013 Issue 



Alaska Prepares for Arctic Traffic


By Jim Shaw


The sailing of the bulk carrier Nordic Orion through the Northwest Passage this past September served notice that the waters off Alaska and northern Canada are no longer just the preserve of fishermen, oil drillers and adventurers. Operated by Denmark’s Nordic Bulk Carriers, the 225-meter-long ice-strengthened ship carried 73,500 tons of coal from Vancouver, Canada to Pori, Finland, arriving there in early October. In the process it became the first vessel in history to carry a full commercial cargo through the passage.

As pointed out in the September issue of Pacific Maritime Magazine (see Access Project Cargo for Resource Extraction) the Northwest Passage is not expected to become a regular commercial sea route but it may host more commercial ships each season, the result of shrinking ice coverage… (More) 


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Long Beach City Council May Fire Harbor Commission President

by Mark Edward Nero

During its Nov. 19 meeting, the Long Beach City Council will consider a resolution to remove Harbor Commission President Thomas Fields from the five-member port board…(Read Full Article)

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Port of Oakland Completes Shoreside Power Infrastructure

by Mark Edward Nero

Officials from the Port of Oakland, US Maritime Administration and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and other agencies gathered Nov. 8 to mark the completion of construction of shoreside power infrastructure at the Port of Oakland….(Read Full Article)


MARAD Announces LNG Project Grants

by Mark Edward Nero


The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced Nov. 7 that it’s providing a total of $1.4 million for two projects supporting…(Read Full Article)




Interim Director Takes Over at Port of LA

by Mark Edward Nero


Los Angeles City Engineer and former engineering bureau general manager Gary Lee Moore has begun his duties as interim director of the Port of Los Angeles, taking over for retiring Executive Director Geraldine Knatz….(Read Full Article)