Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for April 14, 2017

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March 15, 2017
EPA to Reexamine Emission Standards
for Marine Vessels
WASHINGTON- Today. Department of Transportation Secretary (DOT) Elaine Chao and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will revisit the previous administration’s 2008 rule that finalized standards to reduce emissions of particulate matter (PM) by 90 percent and nitrogen oxides (NOX) by 80 percent from engines in marine vessels of under 30 liters per cylinder.

“Today’s decision by the EPA is a win for the American economy,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “The Department of Transportation will re-open…

 Friday, April 14, 2017
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Seaspan Ferries Welcomes New Hybrid Fuel Vessels to Fleet

By Mark Edward Nero
On April 9, British Columbia-based Seaspan Ferries Corp. officially welcomed two new, state-of-the-art dual-fueled/hybrid (liquefied natural gas, diesel and battery) vessels to its fleet during a double commissioning ceremony at Tilbury Terminal…(Read full article)


Bellingham, Edmonds Ports to Receive Seattle Tourism Support Grants

By Mark Edward Nero
The Port of Seattle on April 11 announced recipients of grants to support tourism across Washington State. The grants are expected to fund $150,000 in projects, from websites and advertising to booths at travel trade shows…(Read full article)


POLA Monthly Volumes Up 29 Percent, Quarterly Up 10 Percent

By Mark Edward Nero

March cargo volumes jumped nearly 30 percent at the Port of Los Angeles compared to the previous year, the POLA said on April 13… 
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Port of LB Sees Rise in Monthly, Quarterly Container Volumes

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach saw a nearly nine percent rise in total containers moving through its terminals last month compared to March 2016, port data show, despite a five percent drop in loaded outbound containers… 
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