Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for April 28, 2015

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  Green Terminal Design

By Kathy A. Smith

Many cargo handling equipment manufacturers have already moved to electrification in order to reduce emissions, but there are other ways to make cargo-handling equipment and terminals more cost-effective and energy-efficient, including the use of hybrid systems, stormwater treatment and truck modernization.

In 2013, Konecranes Inc. introduced the world’s first hybrid reach stacker. With a lifting capacity of 45 tons, the SMV 4531 TB5 HLT features a hybrid diesel/electric driveline, an electrified hydraulic lifting system, and a super capacitor-based energy storage system. Propulsion and lifting are powered by dedicated electric motors that can all operate in regenerative mode.  MORE

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


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Story1Truckers Picket Southern California Portsl

By Mark Edward Nero

Truck drivers who haul goods to and from the ports in Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego began an “informational picket” the morning of April 27 in response to a long-simmering labor wages dispute involving the Teamsters and four Southern California drayage companies.  (Read full article)

Story2Safety Violations Lead to Bulker Detainment

By Mark Edward Nero

The US Coast Guard on April 24 detained the 738-foot bulk carrier vessel Kind Seas after significant safety violations were found during an inspection in Kalama, Washington. (Read full article)

Story3Vigor Lands Vessel Overhaul Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

Portland-based Vigor Marine has been awarded an $8.73 million contract for a 55-day overhaul and drydocking availability of theUSNS Guadalupe, a fleet replenishment oiler for the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command.  (Read full article)

Story4USCG, WDOE Plan Seattle Spill Preparedness Seminar

By Mark Edward Nero

The US Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology plan to host a spill preparedness conference May 20-21 at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. (Read full article)

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