Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for February 12, 2016



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Fidley Watch: Welders Needed


By By Chris Philips
Managing Editor

In late December, Seattle’s Vigor Industrial received a notice to proceed from Washington State Ferries for a fourth 144-car Olympic class ferry, with work slated to begin this month.

The ferry is expected to support about 500 jobs at Vigor’s Seattle shipyard and contractors around the region. The budget to build the vessel is $122 million, with delivery scheduled for mid-2018…MORE

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Story1Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award

By Mark Edward Nero

The 2016 Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award Selection Committee is accepting nominations for this year’s award to be announced at the Seattle Propeller Club’s May Maritime Festival breakfast…(Read full article)

Story2Vancouver USA Evaluating Potential HQ Site

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Vancouver USA said Feb. 9 that it is analyzing its Terminal 1 waterfront redevelopment as the potential site for its new headquarters…(Read full article)

Story3Oakland Monthly Cargo Volumes Rise 38 Percent

By Mark Edward Nero

Total cargo volume – imports, exports and empty containers – rose 38.46 percent at the Port of Oakland in January 2016 compared to the same month last year, the port said Feb. 10…(Read full article)

Story4Monthly POLB Container Volumes Up 24 Percent

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach kicked off the New Year by logging its seventh straight month of cargo increases, showing a 24.8 percent jump in container shipments in January over the same month last year, according to data released Feb. 10… (Read full article)

Story5Two Oakland Port Commissioners Appointed

By Mark Edward Nero

Local labor leader Andreas Cluver and long-time community organizer Arabella Martinez have been appointed to four-year terms on the seven-member Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. They joined the Board Feb. 11… (Read full article)

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