Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, November 26, 2013

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  • on November 26, 2013
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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…. (More) 


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Port of Oakland Truckers Vote to Strike

by Mark Edward Nero

There could be about 25 percent fewer drayage truck drivers operating at the Port of Oakland starting tomorrow, as an organization representing the drivers says its members plan to go on strike Nov. 27 because the port won’t help pay for truck retrofits required by upcoming state-mandated anti-pollution regulations….(Read Full Article)


New LB Harbor Commissioner Chosen

by Mark Edward Nero

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster has chosen former city controller Lori Ann Farrell as his first pick to fill one of two recently created vacancies on the city’s Board of Harbor Commissioners…(Read Full Article)



Crowley to Build New LNG Con/Ro Ships

by Mark Edward Nero


Crowley Maritime announced Nov. 25 that it has signed a contract with Mississippi-based VT Halter Marine to build two of the world’s first liquid natural gas-powered combination container roll-on/roll-off (Con/Ro) ships…..(Read Full Article)



4 New LA Harbor Commissioners Seated

by Mark Edward Nero


The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Nov. 21 conducted its first meeting since new LA Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed four new members to the five-person body. …(Read Full Article)