Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for April 7, 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 7, 2017
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SSA to Manage Matson’s Tacoma Terminal

By Mark Edward Nero
On April 4, Matson Inc. announced that its US Pacific carrier subsidiary Matson Navigation Co. will use SSA Terminals (SSAT) for stevedoring and terminal services at the Port of Tacoma when its existing agreement with APM Terminals expires on December 31…(Read full article)


Harley Marine Services Delivers Vessel to Philippine Red Cross

By Mark Edward Nero
Harley Marine Services has delivered the M/V Susitna from Seattle to the Philippine Red Cross – a 15,000 nautical mile voyage spanning the Pacific Ocean, the Seattle-based company revealed in late March…(Read full article)


Vancouver USA Logs Another Annual Tonnage Record

By Mark Edward Nero

In 2016, the Port of Vancouver USA recorded more than seven million metric tons of cargo across its docks for the first time in its 105-year history, according to port figures… 
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Port of Oakland: Vessel Calls Down, Container Volumes Up

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Oakland’s total loaded container volume – imports and exports – was up 9.3 percent last month compared to March 2016, according to figures released April 6, contrasting sharply with a 9.2 percent decline in February shipments to Oakland… 
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