Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, April 4, 2014

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  • on April 4, 2014
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By Chris Philps,

Managing Editor


At press time, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, operating on a Boeing 777-200, had been missing for 12 days after leaving Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia bound for Beijing, China. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers and 12 crewmembers, and of course our thoughts and prayers go out to those on the flight and their relatives and loved ones.

Speculation as to the whereabouts of the plane and its passengers has run the gamut from the simple to the absurd, and we don’t presume to know any more than anyone else about the fate of flight 370. We do, however, know the location of the 333-meter by 38-meter MSC Fantasia…. (More) 


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US Transportation Secretary Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel 

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). …(Read Full Article) 



G6 Alliance Passes Regulatory Review

by Mark Edward Nero

The Federal Maritime Commission said April 2 that it has concluded a comprehensive review of the proposed amendment to the G6 Alliance Agreement, clearing the way for the agreement to move forward this week as planned…(Read Full Article) 




Growth Projected for Long Beach Port in 2014

by Mark Edward Nero


Container imports at the Port of Long Beach are expected to grow by five to seven percent this year, while exports are projected to increase four to six percent compared to last year, according to a forecast provided during Long Beach’s annual peak season forecast breakfast on March 2…(Read Full Article)


Port of Redwood City Finance Director Retiring

by Mark Edward Nero


Port of Redwood City Director of Finance & Development Cynthia Hampton says she will retire effective May 12, 2014, after more than 15 years at the South San Francisco Bay port…..(Read Full Article)