Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for January 20, 2015

  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 20, 2015

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 One Big Barge

The first of this month saw the final deadline set for the phase-out of single-hull oil tankers and barges in US waters to comply with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA ’90). Two 296-foot by 60-foot single-hulled oil barges built by Zidell in Portland in 1982, the David 120 and C. F. Starlight, whose careers would otherwise be cut short, found new life when combined as the 296-foot by 124-foot Dioskouroi, transformed, owned and operated by Seattle’s Boyer Towing.

The barges could no longer be used for petroleum transport, but were ill-suited for other uses. “They were too narrow and high-sided to use as deck barges,” says Boyer Halvorsen, owner and president of Boyer Towing. “On the other hand, the hulls are in perfect condition.” MORE

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


FMC: Port Congestion a Priority in 2015

Jensen, Vigor Collaborate on SF Fireboat

POLA Has 3rd Busiest Year in its History

Olympia Port Welcomes New Terminal Director

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Story1FMC: Port Congestion a Priority in 2015

By Mark Edward Nero

US Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero announced to staff on Jan. 13 that his priority for the Commission in 2015 is addressing congestion issues that are plaguing the nation’s ports.(Read full article)

Story2Jensen, Vigor Collaborate on SF Fireboat

By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary Jensen Maritime has been selected to provide detail production engineering and construction management on an 88-foot by 25-foot Super Pumper NFPA Type II Fireboat for the San Francisco Fire Department. (Read full article)

Seattle LNG Conference

Story3POLA Has 3rd Busiest Year in its History

By Mark Edward Nero

Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased six percent in 2014 over the previous year, with total volumes reaching 8.34 million 20-foot-equivalent units, according to newly released port data.(Read full article)

Story4Olympia Port Welcomes New Terminal Director

By Mark Edward Nero

Leonard “Len” Faucher has joined the Port of Olympia as Marine Terminal Director. Jan. 12 was his first day on the job.(Read full article)

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