Study: New Safety Rules Needed for Methanol-Fueled Vessels

A new fire safety study by global survival technology solutions provider Survitec states that existing firefighting methods used to extinguish machinery space spray and pool fires on conventionally fueled vessels [...]

IMO Opening Regional Office in Fiji to Serve the Pacific

The International Maritime Organization is opening a Regional Presence Office in Suva, Fiji to serve countries and territories in the Pacific Islands region. IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez and Fiji’s Minister [...]

Ship-to-Shore Cranes: A Target for Foreign Adversaries

Setting the Stage The frenzied buzzing of the seaport manager’s cell phone interrupted his weekly staff meeting. There were urgent text messages and voice mails signaling that there was a [...]

Offshore Wind and Port Infrastructure Summit

Without a concerted effort to change the trajectory of offshore wind port investment, the U.S. is likely to fall short of both its short term goal of creating 30 GW [...]

Kamohoali’i, the ‘Shark God’ Catamaran, Heads for Shark-Infested Waters

BRIX Marine continues to flex in the Hawaii shark tourism space. Washington-based BRIX Marine has delivered the newly built aluminum Classic Tunnel Catamaran (CTC) Kamohoali’i for client Haleiwa Shark Tours [...]

Cargo Handling Equipment: Sustainability is Key

When it comes to cargo handling equipment, sustainability is the apparent path forward for West Coast seaports, both in terms of environmental innovation and funding. From yard tractors and rubber-tired [...]

Green Tech Coming to Marine Propulsion – Just Don’t Ditch the Diesel

It’s common to think “green” when discussing new technologies, including in the marine fuel and propulsion arena. And based on discussions with developers of marine propulsion systems, the green movement [...]

West Coast Shipyards Upgrading Facilities, Tackling Big Projects

Yard infrastructure projects, facility upgrades and work on notable vessels have kept West Coast shipyards busy over the past year as they take on major jobs and expand operations. Some [...]


Robinson Named Vice President of Vigor Fabrication Jayson Robinson has been named Vigor’s Vice President of Fabrication, taking the helm of the complex and marine fabrication divisions with facilities in [...]

Coast Guard Halting Audio Navigation Aids  at Umpqua River South Jetty, Yaquina Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to discontinue the seasonal Sound Signal audio navigation aids at Umpqua River South Jetty Sound Signal and Yaquina Bay, both in Oregon, at the end [...]

USCG Sector Puget Sound Launches Effort to Curb Vessel Traffic’s Impact on Whales

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound is engaging in a four-year pilot program that is expected to help minimize the vessel traffic impact on endangered whales in the Salish [...]

USCG Launches New Merchant Mariner Credential Format

On March 1, the U.S. Coast Guard began issuing merchant mariner credentials in a new format that replaces the red passport-style book with related endorsement labels, according to the National [...]

Executive Order Expands Coast Guard’s Authority to Address Maritime Cyber Threats

On Feb. 21, President Biden signed an executive order amending regulations relating to the safeguarding of U.S. vessels, harbors, ports and waterfront facilities, updating the Code of Federal Regulations to [...]

U.S. Labor Unions Request Investigation Into Chinese Shipbuilding

The United Steelworkers Union (USW) on March 12 led a coalition of labor organizations in filing a Section 301 petition, calling on the United States Trade Representative to initiate an [...]

HaiSea Unveils New Operations Facility

Maritime services company HaiSea Marine, a partnership between Haisla Nation and Seaspan ULC, recently celebrated the official naming and blessing of its new floating operations facility in North Vancouver, B.C. [...]

The Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Could Something Similar Happen Here?

During the early morning hours of March 26, a 10,000-TEU capacity containership, the Singapore-flagged Dali, suffered a complete power loss, resulting in the massive vessel crashing into a support beam [...]

Trigon Pacific Annual Bulk Volumes Up Significantly

Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd. accounted for almost half of the Port of Prince Rupert’s 2023 export volumes by handling 10.6 million metric tons of dry and liquid bulk products at [...]

Refrigerated Cargo Demand: Prepping for the Next Surge

Despite the volatility of the refrigerated cargo market in recent years, some service providers plan to continue making investments in equipment and infrastructure to prepare for the next surge of [...]

NW Seaport Alliance Inaugurates Rail Connection, Launches Offshore Wind Study

The Northwest Seaport Alliance—the marine cargo operating partnership between the Seattle and Tacoma seaports—has launched a feasibility study to evaluate offshore wind business opportunities, plus recently inaugurated a new intermodal [...]

SF Bay Ferry Secures Millions in Federal Funding for Vallejo Terminal Project

San Francisco Bay Ferry has secured $3 million in federal funding for its Vallejo Ferry Terminal Reconfiguration Project, which aims to improve service, efficiency, climate change resilience and the rider [...]

SSA Marine Brings Zero-Emissions Cargo Handling Equipment to San Diego Port

SSA Marine announced in March that it has put into service the first of six pieces of zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment that the company plans to introduce at the Port of [...]

Robert Allan Ltd. Delivers Vessel, Opens Scholarship Applications

Vancouver, BC-based consulting naval architectural firm Robert Allan Ltd. announced the end of January that it has delivered the offshore supply vessel ADNOC MD 01 to Abu Dhabi National Oil [...]

NASSCO Shipyard Contractor Guilty of Stealing $600K in Computer Equipment

Ernesto Saldivar, a civilian contractor at General Dynamics NASSCO’s San Diego-area shipyard, pled guilty in March to stealing nearly $600,000 worth of computer equipment from three U.S. Navy ships. Saldivar [...]

Ocean Tech Company MarineLabs Secures Historic Funding

MarineLabs, a British Columbia-based maritime weather intelligence technology company, has received $4.5 million in a seed funding round, marking the largest investment of its kind in Canadian history for an [...]

EBDG Acquires Anchorage-Based Engineering Firm Coastwide

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has announced that it has formed a ‘strategic partnership’ with Anchorage, Alaska-based marine engineering and naval architect firm Coastwise Corp. As a result, Coastwise has [...]

Maersk Opens Tijuana Warehouse for U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Capabilities

Shipping and logistics provider A.P. Moller– Maersk has opened a new 30,000-square meter facility (about 323,000 square feet) in Tijuana, Mexico, about 25 miles south of San Diego. Located in [...]

Gunderson Marine Opening Training Center

Gunderson Marine plans to open a training center later this spring that would serve as a hub for developing trade skills that are in demand in the area, the Portland, [...]

Port of Long Beach Dedicates New Fireboat Stations

Long Beach port and city officials recently dedicated two new Port of Long Beach fireboat stations that they say enhance emergency response capabilities on water and land, to better safeguard [...]

Alaska Delegation Secures Funding for 1st Commercial U.S. Icebreaker in Decades

U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska) and Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) have secured federal funding for the purchase of a commercially available icebreaker ship, they announced March [...]