Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for April 21, 2015

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 Big Changes Coming to German Shipbuilding

By Eugene Gerden

The German shipbuilding industry is on the verge of big changes, due to a new development strategy recently approved by the national government.

The new strategy, known as the National Master Plan for Marine Technology (NMMT), is expected to significantly increase the volume of German shipbuilding and to raise Germany’s worldwide visibility in the marine and on-board equipment industry. German chancellor Angela Merkel is personally overseeing the government’s implementation of the strategy. MORE

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Story1USCG Creates Safety Zones Around Arctic Drillers

The US Coast Guard 13th District commander, in conjunction with the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound captain of the port, has established temporary safety zones associated with Arctic drilling and support vessels in Puget Sound from April 15 through June 30.  (Read full article)

Story2Vigor Delivers 3 Barges to Foss

By Mark Edward Nero

Vigor Industrial’s Tacoma shipyard has delivered three 60-by-24-by-15.5-foot breasting barges to Foss Maritime. The barge system is planned be used to moor Shell’s drill rigs at Terminal 5 in Seattle, where the company is scheduled to ready its fleet for Arctic drilling this summer. (Read full article)

Story3Puget Sound Container Volumes Surge

By Mark Edward Nero

Robust import volumes pushed March container volumes at the ports of Tacoma and Seattle up 21 percent over the same month a year ago, according to newly-released data. (Read full article)

Story4Ex-Bremerton Port CEO Running for Commission

By Mark Edward Nero

Former Port of Bremerton CEO Cary Bozeman has announced he’s running for a seat on Bremerton’s three-person Port Commission. He’s seeking the District 1 seat currently held by Roger Zabinski. Zabinski, whose term expires Dec. 31, is not seeking re-election. (Read full article)

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