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U.S. SEA LEVEL DEFENSE CONFERENCE: TEXAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI RIVER CITIES & CALIFORNIA STRATEGIES

The Texas Legislature will be asked to approve a $26 billion coastal defense network, including $12 billion for storm surge gates to protect Galveston Bay and the Port of Houston from hurricanes and storm surges, according to Tony Williams, environmental review coordinator for the Texas General Land Office.

Williams was addressing the first day of the Storms, Flooding and Sea Level Defense 2020 conference produced by the Propeller Club of Northern California and the Society of American Military Engineers which took ...

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U.S. SEA LEVEL DEFENSE CONFERENCE: PORT STRATEGIES FOR NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HAWAII, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA, & ROTTERDAM

The second day of the Storms, Flooding & Sea Level Defense 2020 conference featured sea level defense strategies being developed by ports from New York/ New Jersey,  Hawaii, Washington, California and Rotterdam.

The conference was produced by the Propeller Club of Northern California and the Society of American Military Engineers and took place virtually on November 19th, 2020.

The Port of New Orleans discussed its plans on the first day of the conference.

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PMA report warns U.S. West Coast Ports could lose up to 45% of intermodal imports to B.C. ports by 2030

A Mercator study commissioned by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) warns that high U.S. rail costs and other factors could cause U.S. West Coast (USWC) ports to lose between 15% to 45% of intermodal import business to British Columbia (BC) ports by 2030.

The report says 15% of “Intact Intermodal import volumes” could be lost by 2022 and over “45% of the ...

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PCNC Welcomes Harbor Trucking Update from GSC Logistics’ Scott Taylor & HTA’s Weston LaBar on October 13 – Via Zoom

OCTOBER 13, 2020 @ 11 VIA ZOOM

Scott Taylor & Weston LaBar

Scott Taylor, President/CEO – GSC Logistics and Weston LaBar President/CEO Harbor Trucking Association will update the Propeller Club of Northern California on how harbor truckers are coping with the Covid crisis and challenges to pick-ups and deliveries of containers at the Port of Oakland as well as other trucking issues at California ...

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PCNC WELCOMES WATERMASTER SINGLE OPERATOR DREDGER – September 29th

PCNC WELCOMES WATERMASTER SINGLE OPERATOR DREDGER PRESENTED BY PETER & JONATHAN DREYFUSS – Tuesday, September 29 @ 11 VIA ZOOM 

This single operator Watermaster dredger can be deployed for shallow (20 feet) dredging jobs in Northern California.

PCNC members Peter and Jonathan Dreyfuss, co-founders Watermaster North America, will discuss this exciting new dredging technology on Tuesday September 29th @ 11 Via Zoom.

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PCNC Welcomes Fast Foil Ferry By DNV, Glosten & Bieker Boats, Tuesday, September 1 @ 1100 Via Zoom

Rendition of the Fast Ferry

As Bay Area ports expand their ferry services, PCNC is hosting a presentation of the design of a fast foil ferry, an innovation that promises a leap forward in low-emissions, high-speed passenger ferry service. 

Three ports in Washington have joined forces to support the effort: Port of Anacortes, Port of Bellingham, and Port of Skagit. The ...

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Pioneer Seafoods luring customers to Redwood City port

Pioneer Seafoods

Popular Pioneer Seafoods is netting long lines at the Port of Redwood City.

Previously operating out of San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, the business that prides itself on catching high-quality seafood in sustainable fashion was forced to shut down and relocate due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new Redwood City location features a rolling fish market and restaurant. Customers ...

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