Pacific Maritime Online Magazine News for September 25, 2015

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Sound Regional Report

By Kathy A. Smith 

From Eastern Washington grain and produce to Aerospace, oil and containerized cargo, Puget Sound ports serve much of the West Coast and much of the inland west. Although each port has its niche market, competition is heating up, and Puget Sound facilities must upgrade to remain vital, while working within the ever-increasing regulatory framework.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is now a reality. Recently, the Federal Maritime Commission and the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma commissioners voted unanimously to approve the new…MORE

Friday, September 25, 2015 

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Story11 Killed in POLB Industrial Accident

By Mark Edward Nero

A truck driver was killed at the Port of Long Beach on Sept. 16 when he was seemingly run over by a trailer he’d recently unlatched from a tractor. (Read full article)

Story2Nichols Bros. Building New Tugs for Kirby

By Mark Edward Nero

Freeland, Washington-based Nichols Brothers Boat Builders said Sept. 23 that it has signed a construction security agreement with Kirby Offshore Marine to build two new 120-foot by 35-foot by 19-foot twin-screw tugboats for use in tow operations. (Read full article)

Story3Aker Selling Stake in Crowley Joint Venture

By Mark Edward Nero

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard said Sept. 23 that it has entered into agreements with a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corp. for the buyout of Aker’s interest in a joint venture with Crowley Maritime Corp. related to the operation and chartering of four 50,000-dwt product tankers. (Read full article)

Story4Port of Camas – Washougal Names New Board Member

By Mark Edward Nero

John Spencer, a former city administrator for the city of North Bonneville, Wash., was officially selected on Sept. 22 to become the third member of the Port of Camas-Washougal Port Commission. (Read full article)

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