Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for April 24, 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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Story1BAE Signs 20-Year Ship Repair Deal

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of San Francisco Port Commission and BAE Systems have agreed to a new 20-year lease agreement for maritime ship repair that both sides say is expected to sustain San Francisco’s long tradition of shipbuilding and repair.  (Read full article)

Story2DOJ Clears Horizon Lines Acquisition

By Mark Edward Nero

The US Department of Justice has cleared The Pasha Group’s acquisition of the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines Inc., which paves the way for an anticipated final closing before the end of the second quarter, Pasha Group revealed April 23. (Read full article)

Story3Seattle Pilot Project: Polluted Runoff Reduced

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle and environmental groups said April 22 that results from a year-old pilot project have shown a reduced amount of polluted runoff reaching Puget Sound. The research/demonstration project, called Moving Green Infrastructure, is part of growing efforts to reduce the amount of polluted runoff reaching Puget Sound, which is estimated to receive between 14 and 94 million pounds of toxic pollutants every year.  (Read full article)

Story4Crowley Receives FMC Earth Day Award

By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime Corp. was honored April 21 with the 2015 Federal Maritime Commission Chairman’s Earth Day Award in recognition of the organization’s companywide environmental stewardship initiatives. (Read full article)

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