Port of Vancouver USA Announces First Community Fund Recipients

Port of Vancouver USA Announces First Community Fund Recipients

By Karen Robes Meeks Three recipients will be part of the Port of Vancouver USA first round of Community Fund, which this year totaled $5,000. Partners in Careers will receive $1,000 to pay for transportation for high school students taking part in worksite tours. Clark College Foundation will also receive $1,000 for its International Day event. Lastly, Vancouver Public Schools, Career and Technical Education will get $3,000 to nurture its Apartment and Maintenance Technicians training program, allowing the program to buy tools, uniforms and gas cards for high school students. “We are very pleased with all the applications we received…
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Feasibility Study on Bay Area Ferry System May Move Forward

Feasibility Study on Bay Area Ferry System May Move Forward

By Karen Robes Meeks A study to explore the feasibility of expanding the San Francisco Bay ferry system into the South Bay is one step closer to happening, thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Redwood City City Council and Port of Redwood City Board of Port Commissioners and the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). If the project moves forward as envisioned, the port would be the first stop south of the City of South San Francisco to be included into the WETA ferry system, with possible connections to San Francisco and Oakland. The WETA Board of Trustees…
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Cleanup to Start on Old Everett Mill Site

Cleanup to Start on Old Everett Mill Site

By Karen Robes Meeks The first phase of cleaning up the former Kimberly-Clark mill site is expected to take place this month, according to the Port of Everett. The cleanup work at 2600 Federal Ave. in Everett – now owned by the port after it purchased the property for $33 million last October – will be done in two phases by Interwest Construction Inc, who was hired last month by Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. The first phase involves removing contaminated soil and the second taking out crushed material. When the work is completed, the port plans to develop the area for…
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Two LB Terminals Debut Zero-Emissions Equipment

Two LB Terminals Debut Zero-Emissions Equipment

By Karen Robes Meeks For the next six months, Long Beach Container Terminal and SSA Marine at Pier J will be testing three Taylor battery-electric top handlers. “At Long Beach Container Terminal, electric vehicles move containers from the ship to the sorting yard, where electric stacking cranes ready them for pick up," LBCT President Anthony Otto said. “Seeing what it takes to add an electric top-handler to make our groundbreaking operations even greener is something we're very interested in, and we're happy to be part of this collaborative project.” The equipment, which ILWU members will operate, is part of the…
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Port of Los Angeles Seeking Partners for Historic Project

Port of Los Angeles Seeking Partners for Historic Project

By Karen Robes Meeks The Port of Los Angeles is looking for developers interested in redeveloping Municipal Warehouse No. 1, a historic six-story, 460,000-square-foot building at Berth 60 in the Outer Harbor at the southern part of the Main Channel. While the port is expected to release a Request for Information and Request for Proposals later this year, its Waterfront Commercial Development Group has put out a prospectus on the opportunity, which is available at https://kentico.lawaterfront.org/getmedia/dbaa7f39-ff8f-43c6-b2ea-2d84b3785d27/warehouse-one-handout-final. “Commercial interest in the LA Waterfront continues to build, and a redevelopment opportunity like historic Warehouse No. 1 doesn’t come up very often,” said Michael…
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Port of Hueneme Offers Job Opportunities

Port of Hueneme Offers Job Opportunities

By Karen Robes Meeks On March 7, the Port of Hueneme and Oxnard Harbor District will be hosting a free job fair. More than 100 job opportunities will be offered by the port and local employers such as the County of Ventura, Ventura County Fire, City of Port Hueneme, Oxnard College, Glovis International Inc. and Employers Depot Inc. Available positions at the port include custodian, community outreach coordinator, groundskeeper, I.T. services manager, harbormaster and receptionist. Other employers taking part in the fair are looking to fill various jobs such as operations supervisor, operations customer service analyst, pre-delivery inspectors, shuttle drivers/peelers,…
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New Multi-Modal Facility Opens in Coos Bay

New Multi-Modal Facility Opens in Coos Bay

By Karen Robes Meeks The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay announced Monday the opening of the Lost Creek Rock Products Coastal Reload Yard located on the North Spit in Coos County, Ore. The yard, which will start moving quality aggregates and forest products, will allow for rail to truck and truck to rail terminal movement for the region, the port said. “This new transportation facility is another important tool for shippers and businesses in Coos, Douglas and Curry Counties to be better connected to the global economy,” said John Burns, CEO of the Port and the Coos Bay Rail…
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Foss Christens First of Four New Tugs

Foss Christens First of Four New Tugs

By Karen Robes Meeks Foss Maritime recently christened its newest ASD-90 tug, the Jamie Ann, one of four being built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Wash. Upgrades to the new tug features a pair of MTU Tier 4 engines that can generate 6,866 horsepower. It also meets EPA’s highest standards, curbing particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions to near zero through a Selective Catalytic Reduction system. “We’re building these vessels to the most stringent emissions standards in the world,” said Janic Trepanier, the Foss naval architect managing the project. “These were built to satisfy the requirements of the State of…
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Port of Redwood City Releases Mid-Year Results

Port of Redwood City Releases Mid-Year Results

By Karen Robes Meeks From July 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019 – the first half of the Port of Redwood City’s fiscal year – the port moved 1.24 million metric tons of cargo that created $4.7 million of revenue, the port announced this week. The cargo came from Australia, China, Mexico and Canada, while exported departed for Bangladesh, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. “We are pleased that the Port of Redwood City has seen tremendous growth over the last few years,” said Port of Redwood City Board Chairman Ralph Garcia. “Our recent cargo numbers continue to validate…
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San Pedro Bay Ports to Consider Clean Truck Fund Rate

San Pedro Bay Ports to Consider Clean Truck Fund Rate

By Karen Robes Meeks Harbor leaders from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will decide on a Clean Truck Fund Rate proposal on March 9. The ports are proposing a rate of $10 per TEU that would be charged to beneficial cargo owners for loaded cargo to be moved by non-zero emission or low-nitrogen oxides (NOx) trucks. “On average, $18 per container will be collected, which is anticipated to generate $90 million in the first year,” according to the ports. “The money collected from the Clean Truck Fund Rate each year will be used to incentivize the turnover…
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