Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for March 31, 2015

Subscribe to Pacific Maritime Magazine




 No Idle Yards

By Chris Philips, Managing 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…. MORE

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Have a news tip to share? Send an email to Mark Edward Nero

Story1BAE Expanding San Diego Drydock Facilities

By Mark Edward Nero

BAE Systems said March 30 that it plans to significantly expand the dry-docking capabilities at its San Diego shipyard, thereby enhancing the ship repair, maintenance and modernization services it provides to the US Navy, other government agencies and commercial customers.  (Read full article)

Story2Third K-Line Exec Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing

By Mark Edward Nero

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

Story3Kvichak Catches Catamaran Construction Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

Seattle-based workboat design and build company Kvichak Marine Services, which announced in early March that it’s merging with Vigor Industrial, has been awarded a build contract for an aluminum catamaran research vessel for the California Department of Water Resources. (Read full article)

Story4FMC’s Doyle Appointed to New Term

By Mark Edward Nero

Federal Maritime Commission member William Doyle, who was originally confirmed by the Senate in January 2013 to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Joseph Brennan, has been appointed to a full four-year term. (Read full article)

Pacific Maritime Magazine is published by Philips Publishing Group. All rights Reserved.

Philips Publishing Group

Tags: , ,