Pacific Maritime Online Magazine News for September 11, 2015



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  Totem Ocean: Built for Alaska

By Bee Meas and

Tyler Edgar

On September 10, 1975, the S/S Great Land completed Totem Ocean’s inaugural voyage across the Gulf of Alaska, establishing a new, critical link between the ports of Tacoma and Anchorage. This year, on the 40th anniversary of that maiden voyage, one of two Orca Class vessels, the M/V Midnight Sun, will head North – like thousands of other Totem Ocean voyages to date, carrying cargo and supplies destined for communities across Alaska. As employees and their families celebrate this maritime milestone, Totem Ocean is leading the Alaska trade through safety, innovation and a team dedicated to excellence…..

Friday, September 11, 2015


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Story1Water Seepage Could Delay Panama Canal Project

By Mark Edward Nero

During stress testing of new locks for the Panama Canal, water seepage was detected in a specific area of the new Pacific Ocean-side locks in a section that separates the middle chamber and lower chamber, the Panama Canal Authority revealed Sept. 7. (Read full article)

Story2POLB Record Cargo Numbers Continue

By Mark Edward Nero

For the second straight month, the Port of Long Beach has broken its own record for monthly cargo volume.  (Read full article)

Story3WPPA Accepting Annual Award Nominations

By Mark Edward Nero

The Washington Public Ports Association is accepting nominations for its annual awards, which salute individuals and ports whose efforts are seen as deserving special recognition. (Read full article)

Story4Cruise Season Begins at POSD

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of San Diego’s cruise season kicked off Sept. 9 with the arrival of Celebrity Cruises’ Infinity. The 2,170-passenger vessel stopped at San Diego harbor as part of a nine-night Pacific coastal cruise that began and ends in San Francisco. (Read full article)

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