Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, December 10, 2013

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  • on December 11, 2013
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December 2013 Issue 



LNG-powered Ships and Fire Protection: An Industry Q&A


By Steve Pelletier


The heat is on for the industry to upgrade marine vessel fleets from traditional fuels to liquefied natural gas (LNG). While there is a lot of talk about this switch, there are still many questions ship owners, builders and operators must consider when thinking about transitioning or building for LNG propulsion.

Interested in discovering the most important issues to the shipping industry, Tyco Marine Services spoke with decision-makers at the 2013 International WorkBoat Show to learn what the industry wants to know about LNG-powered ships and fire protection… (More) 


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FMC Delays Consideration of Shipping Alliance

by Mark Edward Nero

The Federal Maritime Commission on Dec. 5 decided to delay a vote on whether or not to approve an alliance between the world’s three largest container companies, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM….(Read Full Article)




MARAD Study: Panama Canal Expansion to Have Substantial Effect

by Mark Edward Nero

The expansion of the Panama Canal is expected to have more of an impact on shippers, ports and freight corridors on the East and Gulf coasts than the West Coast, according to a newly released study by the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD)…(Read Full Article)



Shortlist for LNG Ferry Contract Revealed

by Mark Edward Nero


Victoria, British Columbia-based BC Ferries has announced that five shipyards, including one in North America, have made the shortlist for consideration of a contract to build three new liquid natural gas-powered ferries…(Read Full Article)



Vehicle Importer Renews POLA Lease

by Mark Edward Nero


WWL Vehicle Services Americas (WWL VSA), a subsidiary of global shipping and logistics company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), has renewed its long-term lease with the Port of Los Angeles…(Read Full Article)