Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for January 13, 2015

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  • on January 13, 2015

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 New Vessel Review: West Coast Players

2014 brought an interesting mix of new vessels to the West Coast, including ferries, pilot boats, tugs and barges. The fact that most of the vessels were built in Pacific Northwest yards to the designs of West Coast naval architects for use in West Coast waters is an indication of both the strength of the commercial maritime industry and the quality of designs and vessels coming from the West Coast.

In March the Columbia River Bar Pilots took delivery of a new 75-foot by 21-foot pilot boat, the Astoria, built by Seattle’s Kvichak Marine Industries to a design by Camarc, Ltd., of the UK. The all-aluminum, self-righting boat is the third by the same builder and designer for the pilots, and will join the 2008-built Columbia and replace the retired 2000-era Chinook.  MORE

Tuesday, January 13, 2014


Ridgefield Named Washington Port of the Year

Horizon Installing Scrubbers on Alaska Ships

LA Port Gets New CFO

Tacoma Port Commission Chooses New President

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Story1Ridgefield Named Washington Port of the Year

By Mark Edward Nero

The Washington Public Ports Association named the Port of Ridgefield the recipient of its annual Port of the Year Award at a December ceremony in Bellevue, Washington. (Read full article)

Story2Horizon Installing Scrubbers on Alaska Ships

By Mark Edward Nero

Horizon Lines Inc. said Jan. 9 that it has entered into a supply agreement with Dutch marine supplier Alfa Laval Aalborg Nijmegen BV for design and procurement of PureSox 2.0 exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) for is three D7-class vessels that operate in the Alaska trade. (Read full article)

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Story3LA Port Gets New CFO

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Marla Bleavins as its Chief Financial Officer. She replaces Karl Pan, who retired last week after eleven years with the City of Los Angeles, including the last six at the port. (Read full article)

Story4Tacoma Port Commission Chooses New President

By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Tacoma commissioners on January 8 voted for Don Johnson to lead the Commission as president in 2015. Johnson, who was first elected to the Commission in November 2007, succeeds Commissioner Clare Petrich as president.(Read full article)

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