Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for August 14, 2015

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  Knutson Towboat: 100 Years Strong

Peter Marsh

This year marks the centenary of Knutson Towboat Company of Coos Bay, Oregon, founded by Norwegian immigrant Louis Knutson in 1915. He moved west in 1908 when many Scandinavians left the upper Midwest to work in the NW lumber industry. Seven years after his arrival, he was able to realize his dream of owning a boat and running his own business on the bay. The Koos had previously carried guests to Shore Acres, the coastal estate of lumber baron Asa S. Simpson, and was easily converted into a small utility boat…..”

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Story1Seattle Port Signs Historic Cruise Terminal Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle has signed a historic 15-year lease with the parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises that provides guarantees estimated to bring $73 million dollars of revenue to the port. (Read full article)

Story2Cruise Association President Quits

By Mark Edward Nero

After only about a month on the job, the president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association is parting ways with the organization. (Read full article)

Story3Crowley Awarded Vessel Management Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has been awarded a technical management contract with the U.S. government for six Military Sealift Command (MSC) Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS). (Read full article)

Story4Oakland Port Tackles Efficiency Measures

By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Oakland officials say they have a plan to move cargo more efficiently at their gateway, and this week they received expert guidance in implementing the plan. A 30-member task force met the first week of August to prioritize efficiency measures.  (Read full article)

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