Crowley Charters Newest Tier IV Tug to Serve LA, Long Beach Ports

Crowley Maritime said July 31 that it has entered into its fourth long-term charter for its newest Tier IV ship assist tug, Artemis, with Brusco Tug & Barge. “The powerful, [...]

Infrastructure Projects: Smaller Ports Try to Level Up

As competition for cargo continues to intensify, so does investment in infrastructure and cargo-handling equipment at seaports across the globe, especially on the West Coast. One of the latest investment [...]

Dutch University Launches Maritime Cyberattack Database

Researchers at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands in July announced that they have launched the Maritime Cyber Attack Database (MCAD), a database of incidents involving the [...]

IMB Raises Concern About Resurgent Maritime Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in July raised concerns about the resurgence of reported piracy incidents in Gulf of Guinea waters and an increase in incidents [...]

A Busy Few Months for Maritime Cybersecurity

The late spring and early summer months have been busy for the maritime industry. Over the past few months there have been a series of reports issued by Allianz, DNV [...]

Navigation Technology: The Useful, the Cool and the Wonky

The march of technological innovation continues, and the maritime navigation space is no exception. From reckoning with newer artificial intelligence and augmented reality capabilities to more traditional evolutions of larger [...]

Western Towboat Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Bob Shrewsbury Jr. was just five years old when he took his first trip aboard a tug in Puget Sound. The experience began a lifelong love of working on the [...]

Ferries Focus on Cutting Emissions, Repowering, Adding Service

There’s been a lot of work recently that has kept West Coast ferry operators busy, including refits, new terminals, additional amenities and new infrastructure, as well as plans for cutting [...]

Vessel Profile: Fire Island Maid

Designed by Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group and operated by Fire Island Ferries in Bay Shore, NY, Fire Island Maid is a unique 70-foot by 23-foot multi-purpose vehicle ferry currently [...]


POLA Board Elects New President, Vice Pres. Lucille Roybal-Allard (center) and her colleagues on the LA Harbor Board. The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on July 20 elected former [...]

Fishing Boat Operator Sentenced for Human Smuggling, Ramming Coast Guard Vessel

A man who was piloting a panga boat has been sentenced to prison following a December incident where he intentionally rammed a Coast Guard vessel while smuggling nearly a dozen [...]

Coast Guard Completes Salvage of Passenger Charter Vessel Near Santa Cruz Island

The Coast Guard and the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) completed the salvage operation of the charter passenger vessel Sea Jay near Santa Cruz Island on June [...]

Coast Guard Conducts Compliance and Port Security Operation in Guam

On June 15, a U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam team conducted a port state control examination on the 472-foot Singapore-flagged commercial cargo vessel Kota Raja at the Port of [...]

Coast Guard Confiscates $158M in Narcotics in Eastern Pacific Ocean

Crew aboard the Coast Guard cutters Steadfast, Vigilant and Mohawk confiscated millions of dollars in illegal drugs during counter-narcotics patrols in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from May through July, the [...]

Coast Guard Cutter Healy Gets New C.O., Departs for Arctic

Capt. Michele Schallip on June 29 returned for a second tour as commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy, one of two active icebreakers homeported in Seattle. Commissioned [...]

Ceremony Commemorating SoCal Marine Exchange’s 100th Anniversary Held

Dignitaries and officials with the Long Beach and Los Angeles city governments and port offices were on hand in late June as a ceremony was held at the Marine Exchange [...]

From the Editor: Maritime Publishing Acquires The Log

The Maritime Publishing family of periodicals has gotten bigger. On June 12, the company announced the acquisition of The Log newspaper from Newport Beach-based Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. We’re happy [...]

Puget Sound Zero-Emissions Truck Collaborative Launched

For the first time ever, the Puget Sound Zero-Emissions Truck Collaborative recently convened more than two dozen trucking firms, warehousers and other industry stakeholders to in an effort to create [...]

“K” Line Tug Undergoes Biodiesel Trial Voyage

“K” Line Port Service Co., a subsidiary of Japanese shipping company “K” Line, said in late June that it has completed a demonstrative test voyage with the tugboat Aihomaru, with [...]

Port of Everett Inks Deal with Maritime Institute to Launch Mariner Training Courses

San Diego-based Maritime Institute has signed a new 10-year lease to locate its newest mariner training facility at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place. The new satellite at the Port [...]

BAE Systems Awarded $37M USN Ship Repair-Modernization Contract

On July 24, San Diego-based ship repair company BAE Systems was awarded a $37.7 million contract action for the maintenance, modernization and repair of the USS John P. Murtha, a [...]

Pasha Hawaii’s Newest Green Containership Makes Maiden Voyage

In late July, the Port of Long Beach welcomed the latest green container vessel in Pasha Hawaii’s fleet, the m/v Janet Marie. The Janet Marie, the second of two “Ohana [...]

Government Panel Recommends Renaming Port of Alaska

An Anchorage city panel in late July recommended that the Port of Alaska be renamed for the late Congressman Don Young. But that’s not all: the renaming panel also recommended, [...]

Port of San Diego CEO Put On Paid Leave; Interim Leader Appointed

Randa Coniglio, who previously served as the Port of San Diego’s first female president and CEO, returned to the leadership role in mid-July after current President and CEO Joe Stuyvesant [...]

Port of Tacoma Moves Up GHG Emissions Goal By a Decade

The Port of Tacoma is now determined to phase out port-controlled greenhouse gas emissions a decade sooner than its original 2050 goal, the port announced July 18. Port commissioners agreed [...]

General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Future USNS Harvey Milk

On July 11, San Diego-based ship design and build company General Dynamics NASSCO held a delivery ceremony for the future U.S. Navy vessel Harvey Milk, the second ship in the [...]

Ships Asked to Curb Night Anchorage Moves Around Canada’s Gulf Islands

As of July 1, commercial ship operators anchoring around the Southern Gulf Islands near British Columbia are being asked to avoid nighttime arrivals or departures, as the Vancouver Fraser Port [...]

California Ports Receive $1.5B in Infrastructure Grants

The Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland and Stockton seaports in early July announced that they each had received state grants to fund several infrastructure projects that they say would improve [...]

B.C. Longshore Union Leaders, Employers Agree to New Contract

After a 13-day strike that suspended cargo movement in British Columbia, longshore workers returned to the waterfront in mid-July following a tentative four-year agreement. However, as of press time, the [...]

Alaska Marine Lines Launches New Rail Service Dock

Seattle-based barge service company Alaska Marine Lines in July said that it has launched a new rail service dock in Seattle to accommodate seafood shipments from Alaska to Lower 48 [...]

Port of Portland Sells Site for Distribution Center Development

A new 530,000 square-foot distribution center could open as early as 2025 at Gresham Vista Business Park, after the Port of Portland announced on July 18 that it sold a [...]

Bill to Bolster West Coast Ship Repair Industry Introduced

U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) in July introduced the Smart Ship Repair Act (SSRA) of 2023, a bill that his office says promotes healthy market competition, transparency and the U.S. [...]