Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for March 17, 2015

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 No Idle Yards

By Chris Philips, Managine Editor

West Coast yards are busy building tugs, barges, ferries and small workboats for the rigors of operating in the Pacific Ocean. One notable exception to the West Coast surge is Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc., a division of Conrad Shipyard, in Orange, Texas, which has won a contract to build the first of a series of dedicated LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) bunker barges for use in the Pacific Northwest.

Earlier this year, Conrad signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with GTT North America, an innovator in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG, for the design and construction of LNG barges and LNG-fueled vessel bunker tanks using GTT’s membrane containment systems…. MORE

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


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Story1Puget Sound Cargo Volumes Down

By Mark Edward Nero

Following a down month in January, container volumes through the ports of Seattle and Tacoma continued to struggle last month, dipping more than nine percent compared to the same month in 2015, according to newly-released data. (Read full article)

Story2POSD Planning Terminal Modernization

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of San Diego said March 12 that it has issued a notice of preparation for a draft Environmental Impact Report to study the potential effects of a proposed modernization plan for the 96-acre, eight berth terminal. (Read full article)

Story3New Program Expediting Cargo, POLA Says

By Mark Edward Nero

A new program that speeds up cargo traffic by streamlining container moves is expediting operations at the Port of Los Angeles, the port says. (Read full article)

Story4Crowley Receives Washington Ecology Dept. Award

By Mark Edward Nero

The State of Washington’s Department of Ecology on March 13 honored Crowley Maritime’s petroleum services division with the Exceptional Compliance Program, or ECOPRO, award in recognition of excellence in marine safety and environmental stewardship. (Read full article)

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