Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for September 19, 2014

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  • on September 19, 2014
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Ocean and Coastal Towing
By Jim Shaw 
The ocean and coastal towing sector on the West Coast is usually seen as the rather routine business of moving barges, plus the occasional dead ship, coastwise and to and from the 49th and 50th states, but the energy industry is changing all of that, as is ATB development….(More) 

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USCG Provides Propulsion Loss, Fuel Switching Guidance
by Mark Edward Nero
With deep draft vessels in and around California waters continuing to experience loss of propulsion accidents, the US Coast Guard is taking steps to increase awareness of recent loss of propulsion cases and provide general guidance, based on lessons learned, to help prevent future incidents….(Read Full Article) 


Town Hall Meeting on SoCal Maritime Industry Scheduled
by Mark Edward Nero
The Center for International Trade & Transportation is conducting a free town hall-style meeting Wed., Oct. 15 on changing trends and the future of the maritime shipping industry in Southern California….(Read Full Article) 


POLB Monthly Cargo Numbers Slip
by Mark Edward Nero
Container cargo shipments declined by 9.1 percent at the Port of Long Beach in August, something the port says is partially a reflection of early shipping by importers this year….(Read Full Article) 


Port Industry Meeting Challenge of Much Larger Vessels
by Luis Mota
The Port of Long Beach’s Acting Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Noel Hacegaba, has published a white paper, Big Ships, Big Challenges, on the competitive impact that a new generation of mega container cargo ships is having on US port authorities…..(Read Full Article) 


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