Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for July 21, 2015

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  Crowley and Hilcorp Establish New Lifeline to Endicott, Alaska Drill Site

In the Prudhoe Bay oilfields, where about half a million barrels of oil is extracted each day, nature can be wild, unpredictable and uncooperative. One of the drilling sites, Endicott, is located on a spit of land connected by the gravel Prudhoe Bay road system and normally accessible by truck. That is until recently, when the road was washed out. Faced with the dilemma of how to get workers, food and supplies to the work site, Hilcorp, one of the largest, privately-held exploration and production companies in the United States, turned to Crowley. MORE

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


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Story5Port of Coos Bay CEO Stepping Down

After five years at the port and three years in his current position, Port of Coos Bay CEO David Koch is stepping away from the job at the end of July. (Read full article)

Story1Washington Ferries Out for Emergency Repairs

By Mark Edward Nero

All available backup Washington State Ferries vessels have been called into service this week while two larger ferries are out for emergency repairs between Mon., July 20 and Wed., July 22. (Read full article)

Story2California Governor Orders Freight Efficiency Review

By Mark Edward Nero

California Governor Jerry Brown on July 16 issued an executive order calling for the development of an action plan that establishes “clear targets to improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase competitiveness of California’s freight system.” (Read full article)

Story3POLB Monthly Cargo Numbers Fall

By Mark Edward Nero

Container cargo volume dipped in June at the Port of Long Beach, decreasing 4.4 percent compared to the same month last year, according to newly released data. (Read full article)

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