Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for July 10, 2015



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  Promise of the Arctic

By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  

The Promise of the Arctic Conference took place over two sunny days in Seattle last month. Produced byPacific Maritime Magazine in partnership with the Institute of the North, the conference was well attended by delegates representing most maritime arctic stakeholders, including the towing industry, port and harbor operations, engineers, shipping lines, naval architects, native corporations, labor, universities and regulators.

Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Institute of the North, moderated the opening panel of the conference and told those assembled that increased trade in and through the Arctic region would be of great benefit to Seattle, “in spite of its mayor.”MORE

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Story5Maersk Orders Nine 14,000-TEU Vessels

Maersk Line on July 8 signed a new building contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries for nine vessels with a capacity of 14,000 TEUs each. The agreement includes an option for up to eight additional vessels. (Read full article)

Story1Port St. John Awarded Infrastructure Funding

By Mark Edward Nero

The Canadian government has awarded $68.3 million in federal funding for a project to modernize Port Saint John’s Westside terminals under the National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund, it was announced July 8. (Read full article)

Story2Four West Coast Ports Receive Environmental Awards

By Mark Edward Nero

The environmental sustainability commitments of the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle and Tacoma seaports have earned them the Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner honors. (Read full article)

Story3Real Estate Attorney Named to Oakland Port Board

By Mark Edward Nero

Real estate attorney Joan Story is set to join the Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners on July 11 after being appointed this week by the Oakland City Council. (Read full article)

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