Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, March 25, 2014

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  • on March 25, 2014
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New Business for London Gateway’s Giant Cranes


By Peter Marsh


The maritime industry in London is closely following the development of the container port of DP World London Gateway, and its strategy to attract traffic from Britain’s biggest port Felixstowe, only 50 miles away. London Gateway is the first new port in the western hemisphere designed to meet the needs of ultra-large container vessels (ULCV’s). Everything about the port’s layout is super-sized, from the depth of water to the height of the cranes. The arrival in 2013 of the five huge ZPMC cranes from Shanghai, weighing in at 2,000 tons each, was a landmark event that was given full coverage by the city’s media….. (More) 


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Vigor Christens Olympic-Class Ferry

by Mark Edward Nero

State elected, transportation and manufacturing leaders were on hand March 20 for the christening of Washington State’s first 144-car Olympic Class ferry, the M/V Tokitae, at Vigor Industrial’s shipyard in Seattle….(Read Full Article) 



2014 Green Gateway Award Winners Honored

by Mark Edward Nero

Maersk Line, COSCO Container Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line have been announced as the 2014 winners of the Port of Seattle’s annual Green Gateway Partners Awards…(Read Full Article) 




Interim POLA Director Won’t Seek Job Permanently

by Mark Edward Nero


Interim Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gary Lee Moore will not apply for the permanent position, and plans to return to his duties as Los Angeles City Engineer after a permanent executive director is selected and in place, he said March 21…(Read Full Article)


Port of Oakland Seeks Candidates for 2 Management Positions

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Oakland is seeking candidates to fill the positions of Director of Communications and Director of Human Resources…(Read Full Article)