Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for May 19, 2015


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  New Puget Island Ferry

By Peter Marsh 

Washington State Ferries is well known as the fourth biggest ferry service in the world, but there are several small county-run ferries in the state that provide a vital transportation link and also deserve attention. The Puget Island, Oregon to Wesport, Washington route is the last remaining car ferry on the lower Columbia River, connecting communities located between the Longview and Astoria bridges. The hourly service has been operated year-round by Wahkiakum County since 1962, using a 12-car vessel built by Nichols Boat Works of Hood River, Oregon. MORE

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


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Story1Activists Protest at Seattle Port

By Mark Edward Nero

An estimated 200 environmental activists marched to the entrance of Terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle the morning of May 18 to protest against proposed future Arctic drilling by Shell Oil Co.

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Story2Bulk Carrier Again Detained in PNW

By Mark Edward Nero

For the second time in six months, the bulk cargo carrier vesselIkan Sudip has been detained at a port in the Pacific Northwest for safety violations.  (Read full article)

Story3Long Beach Container Cargo Rebounding

By Mark Edward Nero

Container cargo flow through the Port of Long Beach increased nearly eight percent last month compared to the same month last year, leading to the busiest April in nine years, according to newly released data. (Read full article)

Story4POLA Monthly Container Volume Slips

By Mark Edward Nero

Containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles decreased 6.1 percent in April 2015 compared to the same period last year, according to newly released data. (Read full article)

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