Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, April 8, 2014

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  • on April 8, 2014
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A Corporate Struggle for Russia’s Largest Port


By Eugene Gerden


Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP), Russia’s largest sea port and one of the largest in Europe may be in the center of a corporate fight between its major shareholders, which may negatively affect its activities and result in the decline of revenue.

So far, the port has been controlled equally by Transneft, a Russian state-controlled business responsible for the national oil pipelines and Summa Group, a diversified private holding, specializing in investment activities in port logistics, engineering, construction, telecommunications and the oil and gas sectors, however both companies have recently announced their plans to split up the business.

Nikolay Tokarev, President of Transneft, said yesterday that Transneft plans to become… (More) 


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Judge Throws Out ILWU Suit Against Port

US District Court Judge Michael Simon on March 28 dismissed a federal lawsuit by the International Longshore & Warehouse Union that aimed to stop hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid authorized by the port…(Read Full Article) 



Port of LB Interim CFO Quits

by Mark Edward Nero

Thomas Franklin, who was named interim Chief Financial Officer at the Port of Long Beach just last month, is resigning to join the port’s former CFO at Los Angeles-based commuter rail system Metrolink. His exit …(Read Full Article) 




Crowley Buys Ship Management Company

by Mark Edward Nero


Crowley Maritime Corp. said April 7 that it has acquired majority ownership of Accord Ship Management Ltd. and Accord Marine Management Pvt. Ltd. Accord, which has offices in Hong Kong, India and…(Read Full Article)


San Diego Shore Power Project Wins Award

by Mark Edward Nero


The shoreside power system at the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal was selected in March as a public works 2014 Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association, a not-for-profit, professional…(Read Full Article)


Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award


The 2014 Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award Selection Committee is accepting nominations for this year’s award to be announced at the Seattle Propeller Club’s May Seattle Maritime luncheon…(Read Full Article)