Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for January 23, 2015

  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 23, 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. MORE

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Story1Puget Sound Ports Annual Container Volumes Flat

By Mark Edward Nero

Container volumes through Puget Sound’s two largest seaports were flat in 2014, according to numbers jointly released by the ports of Seattle and Tacoma Jan. 21. (Read full article)

Story2Longshore Workers Walk Off Job in Seattle

By Mark Edward Nero

A work dispute led to longshore workers walking off the job at a Port of Seattle terminal on Jan. 20, bringing it to a standstill, until returning a day later. (Read full article)

Seattle LNG Conference

Story3Nichols Bros. Building Landing Craft for American Samoa

By Mark Edward Nero

Freeland, Wash.-based Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has selected Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle to provide the design and production engineering for the construction of a new freight and passenger vessel for American Samoa, an unincorporated territory in the southeast Pacific Ocean.(Read full article)

Story4Port of LB Has 3rd Busiest Year Ever

By Mark Edward Nero

Despite issues with traffic congestion during the fourth quarter of the year, 2014 turned out to be a good year for cargo at the Port of Long Beach, according to data the port released Jan. 20.(Read full article)

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