Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for February 3, 2015

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  • on February 3, 2015

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 New Vessel Review: West Coast Players

14 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, February 3, 2015


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Story1LB Port Head Unveils ‘Energy Island’ Concept

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach has launched a technology advancement project code named ‘Energy Island’ that the port hopes will move it further toward its goal of becoming a zero emissions port, POLB Chief Executive Jon Slangerup revealed in his first State of the Port address on Jan. 29. (Read full article)

Story2LA, Long Beach Ports to Collaborate More

By Mark Edward Nero

The adjoining ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, while remaining competitors, will work together more closely in the future on certain issues, the LA port’s executive director, Gene Seroka, said Jan. 30.  (Read full article)

Story3POLB Projects Progressing, Chief Executive Says

By Mark Edward Nero

The two most high-profile multi-year construction projects currently ongoing at the Port of Long Beach are poised to have significant amounts of progress complete by the end of 2015, the port’s chief executive said during the annual State of the Port address on Jan. 29. (Read full article)

Story4K-Line Exec Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing

By Mark Edward Nero

An executive with Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) has pled guilty and been sentenced to 18 months in a US prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices, the US Department of Justice announced Jan. 30. (Read full article)

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