Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for February 16, 2016



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Coastal Transportation Sets a New STANDARD


By By Peter Marsh

After more than 30 years of weekly liner service to Western Alaska with a fleet of five or six small fish tender vessels specifically designed for service between Seattle and the ports of Western Alaska, Coastal Transportation’s president Peter Strong decided that the time was right to commission a new vessel designed specifically to suit the company’s routes and cargo. Coastal Transportation’s refrigerated vessels are 210 to 244 feet long and are characterized by their yard-and-stay cargo gear, which is reliable and fast in most applications, but has its limitations


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Story1Oakland Establishes Cargo Transition Plan

By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Oakland Commissioners have authorized spending up to $1.5 million to open night and weekend marine terminal gates. The funds are for increased access hours for harbor truck drivers at the terminals, which began Feb. 13….(Read full article)

Story3Foss VP Receives Diversity Award

By Mark Edward Nero

Foss Maritime’s Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, Lam Nguyen-Bull, has been named 2016 Diversity Champion by the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2016 Corporate Counsel Awards committee….(Read full article)

Story2POLA Has Busiest January in Its History

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles handled over 704,000 TEUs in January 2016, an increase of 33 percent compared to January 2015. It was the busiest January in the port’s 109-year history….(Read full article)

Story442 Rescued After Fishing Vessel Fire Near Hawaii

By Mark Edward Nero

Forty-two people were rescued last week after abandoning a fishing vessel that caught fire Feb. 10 about 1,800 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands, according to the US Coast Guard…. (Read full article)

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