Pacific Coast Partnership

The governors of three U.S. Pacific Coast states and British Columbia’s premier gathered in San Francisco recently to sign an agreement that looks like it could result in additional environmental [...]

Global Shipping Companies Recognized for Reducing Vessel Speeds to Protect Whales

Over a dozen shipping companies, including MSC, Maersk, Yang Ming COSCO and K Line received awards in September for reducing speeds in and around California waters as part of the [...]

NW Seaport Alliance Receives 1st Shipment of Hyundai Vehicles

In the third week of September, the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) welcomed the inaugural delivery of Hyundai automobiles to its South Harbor in Tacoma as part of a new partnership [...]

Port of Oakland Collaborating on Green Jobs Initiative

The Port of Oakland revealed on Sept. 26 that it’s joining forces with the West Oakland Job Resource Center (WOJRC) to train workers for green jobs in the transportation and [...]

U.S. Navy, Port of San Diego Sign Joint Project Agreement

To further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality and public health on and around the San Diego Bay, Navy Region Southwest and the Port of San Diego have [...]

Shift Clean Energy to Electrify 17 New Tugboats

Vancouver, BC-based Shift Clean Energy has been selected to supply its energy storage systems to 17 new hybrid and electric tugboats in a step forward for decarbonizing the marine industry, [...]

Sunken Fishing Vessel Raised Off San Juan Island

A commercial fishing vessel that sank near Washington’s San Juan Island on Aug. 13 with estimated 2,600 gallons of diesel and oil on board was successfully lifted to the surface [...]

Crowley Awarded Maritime Prepositioning Force Contract by Military Sealift Command

Maritime and logistics company Crowley revealed in late September that it has been awarded a contract for the operation and maintenance of six government-owned vessels for the Maritime Prepositioning Force, [...]

West Coast States Receive Nearly $10M in Federal Marine Highway Grants

California, Oregon and Washington have received a total of $9.6 million in grant funding from the federal government for a number of marine highway projects, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced [...]

BNSF Building Rail Complex to Help Alleviate SoCal Port Congestion

BNSF Railway on Oct. 1 announced plans to invest more than $1.5 billion to construct a state-of-the-art master-planned rail facility in Southern California to help relieve congestion at the San [...]

Port of Vancouver Mid-Year Cargo Stats Show 11% Decline

Mid-year statistics that were released by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on Sept. 22 show that overall cargo volumes at the Port of Vancouver have declined 11% to 68.3 million [...]

Seattle Propeller Club Chapter Named Port of the Year

The Port of Seattle Chapter of the International Propeller Club has been named the 2022 Port of the Year by the International Propeller Club, which encompasses 83 clubs around the [...]

Performance Team Deploys 1st Deliveries of Electric Drayage Trucks in Southern California

Los Angeles-area logistics company Performance Team has deployed its first Class 8 battery-electric trucks from Volvo Trucks North America in Southern California in response to customer demand for sustainable short-haul [...]

Maersk Orders 6 Additional Methanol-Powered Large Container Ships

A.P. Moller-Maersk announced Oct. 5 that it has ordered a six additional large ocean-going vessels that can sail on green methanol. The vessels will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries [...]

EBDG, e1 Marine Host Green Energy Education Session

Elliott Bay Design Group, in partnership with clean energy company e1 Marine, recently hosted a half-day educational session in Seattle to present green-energy fuel options for the maritime industry, EBDG [...]

World Distribution Services Opens Distribution Facility in Tacoma, Wash.

World Distribution Services (WDS), a Cleveland-based warehouse logistics solutions provider, on Oct. 10 announced the opening of a new 300,000-square-foot Tacoma, Washington distribution facility. The new facility is the company’s [...]

Newsmakers

John McCarthy Named CEO of Seaspan Shipyards North Vancouver-based Seaspan Shipyards announced Sept. 20 that the board of directors of its parent corporation, the Washington Companies, has appointed John McCarthy [...]

Deck Machinery in 2022

The region’s deck machinery industry examined. The deck machinery industry directly impacts working life for maritime industry professionals. New iterations of winch models or power blocks can make the difference [...]

Diving and Salvage: Beneath the Surface

It is easy to see a company’s successes above water, but there’s also some quality work happening beneath the surface. Whether it is pulling wreckage from seemingly unreachable depths or [...]

Vessel Profile: R/V Resilience

The Department of Energy anticipates its first hybrid-electric research vessel. The r/v Resilience is a hybrid electric research vessel being built by Seattle-based contractor Snow & Company, is expected to [...]

Annual Intermodal Expo Explores the Business of Goods Movement

From Sept. 12-14, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) welcomed more than 2,000 members of the goods transport industry to Long Beach, California for the organization’s annual Intermodal Expo, [...]

Port of Long Beach Joins Alliance to Further Zero-Emissions Efforts

The Port of Long Beach in October revealed that it has joined the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES), a public-private partnership formed to help capture newly available federal [...]

USCG Cutter Steadfast Returns to Astoria, Oregon

After 55 days on narcotics enforcement patrol, the crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Steadfast returned to Astoria, Oregon on Oct. 7. The 210-foot medium endurance cutter traveled [...]

CMA CGM Orders Biogas-Powered Ships to Serve French West Indies

During a recent trip to Martinique and Guadeloupe, CMA CGM Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rodolphe Saadé announced the rollout of seven new container ships powered by biogas to [...]

TotalEnergies Marine Fuels Bunkers Containership with Sustainable Biofuel in Singapore

TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has successfully completed the refueling of a CMA CGM containership in Singapore with sustainable marine biofuel, marking a milestone in the company’s ambition to become a key [...]

Panama Canal Expecting a Record Setting 2022-2023 Cruise Season

On Oct. 4, the Panama Canal announced the transit of Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Spirit, marking the start of the waterway’s 2022-2023 cruise season, during which the Canal is expected [...]

New TT Club CFO Takes Over

EeLain Ong has taken over as chief financial officer for international freight transport and logistics insurer TT Club, the London-based firm confirmed in August. Ong’s appointment was announced in April. [...]

Asia-Pacific Countries Prepare to Tackle Marine Plastic Litter

The International Maritime Organization announced Sept. 20 that the first regional task force meeting for Asia-Pacific countries in a major international project to help reduce marine plastic litter from maritime transport [...]