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Pasha could make more waves with new ship

Pasha has announced it will build another ship that's similar to the Jean Anne.

Everything changed when Pasha filed for state Public Utilities Commission approval to pick up and drop off cargo between Honolulu, Kahului and Hilo. … The PUC granted Pasha a three-year interim license for the interisland service, which Pasha began on […]


CMA CGM Says Ships Not Calling at Four Libya Ports

CMA CGM SA, the world’s third- largest container shipping line, said its vessels aren’t calling at four Libyan ports.

“CMA CGM ships’ calls at Libyan ports, Benghazi, Misurata, Khoms and Tripoli, are temporarily suspended,” the company said in an e-mailed statement today.

From Bloomberg


Middle Harbor Project funding approved

Middle Harbor Project – Now

Middle Harbor Project – After development, as approved by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has unanimously approved a $123 million dredging and wharf building contract that officially starts construction of the landmark Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, one of the […]


Vietnam opens largest ever port terminal

APM Terminals has opened Vietnam’s largest container terminal.

The Saigon-based port facility will be the first in Vietnam with a capacity to handle the world’s largest container vessels of 11,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Maersk Line currently makes use of the PSA International’s terminal, however the company is reportedly open to evaluating Cai Mep International […]


Coos County commission looks into transfer of Trans-Pacific access

A request from the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay to waive the $400 fee for its application to change the name of Trans-Pacific Lane to Trans-Pacific Parkway prompted Coos County commissioners Bob Main and Nikki Whitty to discuss transferring ownership of the road to the port.

The road, which extends from U.S. Highway 101 […]


Washington coal port developer says plan for bigger facility shelved

The developer of a coal export terminal in southwest Washington denied reports this week that the company sought to deceive government officials about the size of its project, pledging to continue seeking a permit for the 5 million st facility it originally proposed.

No matter the size of the current plans, Millennium Bulk Terminal CEO […]