Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for December 22, 2015

Subscribe to Pacific Maritime Magazine

Regional Report: San Francisco Bay Area

The year isn’t quite over yet, but 2015 was a time of ups and downs for the major ports in the San Francisco Bay area, with rises and falls occurring in traffic volumes, cruise passenger numbers and cargo tonnage.

The battle, which was between the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore & Warehouse Union, was officially laid to rest after the two sides ratified a new five-year contract in May, months after a tentative agreement was reached. The agreement, announced in February, came together after nine months of occasionally contentious talks and decreasing…MORE

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Have a news tip to share? Send an email to Mark Edward Nero

Story1BC Ferries, Marine Workers Ink 5-Year Contract
By Mark Edward Nero

BC Ferries, the service provider responsible for ferry service along coastal British Columbia, has ratified a new five-year contract with the BC Ferry & Marine Workers Union, both sides said Dec. 18. (Read full article)

Story2Economic Report: Vancouver USA’s Impact Grows
By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Vancouver USA is generating $2.9 billion in total annual economic value across its region via cargo handled at the port’s marine terminals and revenue generated by industrial tenants, according to a recently released economic study. (Read full article)

Story3FMC Named Most Improved Small Agency
By Mark Edward Nero

The Federal Maritime Commission received an award for being the 2015 Most Improved Small Agency during a Dec. 8 ceremony recognizing the best places to work in the federal government. (Read full article)

Story4Tacoma Port Commission President Picked
By Mark Edward Nero

On Dec. 17, the Port of Tacoma’s five-member commission chose member Connie Bacon as its president for 2016. Commissioners Don Johnson and Clare Petrich also were sworn in following their November re-elections. (Read full article)

Pacific Maritime Magazine is published by Philips Publishing Group. All rights Reserved.

Philips Publishing Group

Tags: ,