Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, March 28, 2014

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  • on March 31, 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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Port Metro Vancouver, Truckers Reach Deal to End Strike

by Mark Edward Nero

Port Metro Vancouver and the hundreds of drayage truck drivers that haul goods to and from the port reached a deal on March 26 to end a strike launched March 10 by members of the Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association….(Read Full Article) 



Port of Tacoma Schedules Annual Breakfast

by Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Tacoma has scheduled its annual breakfast for April 9. The two-hour event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway in Tacoma…(Read Full Article) 




Study: Derailment Risk Low at Vancouver USA Rail Entrance

by Mark Edward Nero


There’s a very low potential for derailment of trains as they enter the Port of Vancouver USA, an extensive analysis of the port’s rail infrastructure by rail safety organization has determined…(Read Full Article)


New POLB Cold Storage Facility Breaks Ground

by Mark Edward Nero


Vernon, Calif.-based Baker Cold Storage and Colton, California-based Lineage Logistics have teamed up to build a brand new 250,000 square foot cold storage facility within the Port District in Long Beach…(Read Full Article)