Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for February 2, 2016





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The Move to LNG: Gaining Momentum for All Ship Types


By By Jim Shaw

The use of LNG as a marine fuel has grown rapidly over the past decade and shows no sign of slackening, with a large number of vessel types now either built to operate on LNG, under construction or in the design stage. Several of these are LNG bunkering tankers as use of the fuel begins to build in volume.

The world’s first LNG bunkering vessel was a modified water tanker, built for operation in the Baltic, but a number of purpose-built tankers are now under construction, including several in North America …MORE

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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Story1Coos Bay Harbor Entrance Limitations Imposed

By Mark Edward Nero

On Jan. 29, the Coast Guard captain of the port for all ports in Oregon and southern Washington announced limitations on the movement of deep-draft vessels across the Coos Bay Harbor entrance, citing possible debris in the water from the commercial fishing vessel Sara Jo that capsized near the north jetty last week.(Read full article)

Story2Matson, TOTE, Crowley Win Defense Contracts

By Mark Edward Nero

Oakland-based Matson Navigation and Concord, Calif.-headquartered Patriot Contract Services were among seven U.S. maritime firms that have won contracts to manage, maintain and operate 48 National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) vessels through January 2024, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Jan. 22…(Read full article)

Story3Oakland Port Performance Guidelines Proposed

By Mark Edward Nero

A Port of Oakland efficiency task force made up of cargo owners, terminal operators and labor representatives is calling for a 90-minute maximum wait time for harbor drivers. (Read full article)

Story4Metro Vancouver Monitoring Shows No Ecosystem Impacts

By Mark Edward Nero

A program to monitor and manage the ecosystem of the Roberts Bank inter-causeway area has concluded after eight years that the ecosystem has not suffered significant negative impacts due to the construction of a third berth at Port Metro Vancouver’s Deltaport container terminal. (Read full article)

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