Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for March 10, 2015

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 Fidley Watch: An Injury to One…

By Chris Philips, Managine Editor

After nine months of negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore & Warehouse Union have agreed in principle to the terms of a five-year contract. The agreement, according to both the PMA and the ILWU, is “good for workers and for the industry.” One result of the ongoing, sometimes acrimonious, negotiations has been a significant drop in cargo volumes over the course of the last few months…. MORE

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


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Story1USCG Detains Containership in Seattle

By Mark Edward Nero

On March 5, US Coast Guard personnel detained the containershipMOL Precision in Seattle due to numerous alleged violations found during an inspection. (Read full article)

Story2NASSCO Lays Keel for Tanker

By Mark Edward Nero

On March 6, the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego hosted a keel laying ceremony for the first Jones Act ECO tanker in a series of five being built for Kinder Morgan’s American Petroleum Tankers (APT) subsidiary. (Read full article)

Story4Oakland: Port Gaining on Cargo Backlog

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Oakland says that efforts to eliminate a cargo backlog are meeting with success, with signs of such including a declining vessel backup; decongested terminals; improved transaction times; and better terminal productivity. (Read full article)

Story3Port of Anchorage Sees Annual Tonnage Increase

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Anchorage saw an increase in overall tonnage in 2014, the first time in three years such an occurrence has taken place, according to the port.  (Read full article)

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