Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for September 2, 2014

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  • on September 2, 2014
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Southern Yards on Recovery Pace
By Jim Shaw  
Southern shipyards have been on a fast-paced recovery from the recession and the future looks bright, with both domestic and export contracts filling order books. However, a question mark remains over the giant Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Avondale complex on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, which has ended its shipbuilding days but has not yet geared itself to another occupation…..(More) 

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Seattle Port Picks Next CEO
by Mark Edward Nero
The Port of Seattle Commission has selected the port’s next CEO. Ted Fick, a Tacoma native with decades of experience leading manufacturing organizations across the country, was chosen to take the helm when current CEO Tay Yoshitani retires next month….(Read Full Article) 


PMA, ILWU Reach Partial Agreement
by Mark Edward Nero
Although they’re still locked in negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union say they’ve reached a tentative agreement on one aspect of their contract talks: health benefits….(Read Full Article) 


Vigor Completes Ferry Repowering
by Mark Edward Nero
A repower of the M/V Columbia ferry has been completed in Portland by Vigor Marine, according to Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG)…..(Read Full Article) 


Disabled Tanker Arrives at SF Port
by Mark Edward Nero
Mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy, which was disabled when a fire in the main engine room occurred about 700 miles west of Cape Blanco, Oregon and left it without propulsion, arrived at the Port of San Francisco for repairs Aug. 27….(Read Full Article) 

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