Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for February 19, 2016


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Coastal Transportation Sets a NewStandard

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
Friday, February 19, 2016

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Story1Canadian Shipbuilders Slam Tug Leasing Proposal
By Mark Edward Nero

Canada’s shipbuilding industry is expressing concerns over recent reports that the Canadian government may lease foreign-built tugboats rather than build replacement tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy domestically…(Read full article)

Story3Jensen Completes Work on Fishing Vessel Conversion
By Mark Edward Nero

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company Jensen Maritime has completed engineering services for the conversion of a 170-foot long, 40-foot wide, fishing vessel for Global Seas and Patti Marine Enterprises, the company said Feb. 17…(Read full article)

Story2Port Metro Vancouver Annual Volumes Steady
By Mark Edward Nero

Newly released 2015 year-end statistics from Canada’s largest seaport, Port Metro Vancouver, show that overall volumes remained steady at 138 million tons of cargo last year, as sectors experiencing declines were offset by others that hit new records…(Read full article)

Story4Northwest Seaports Experience Volume Gains
By Mark Edward Nero

The Northwest Seaport Alliance, a marine cargo operating partnership between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, says that through the first month of 2016, container volumes through the Puget Sound gateway grew nearly 17 percent to 257,349 TEUs… (Read full article)

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