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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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OBIT: GSC’s Andy Garcia Harbor Trucking Leader & Champion of the Oakland Waterfront

Harbor trucker Andres “Andy” Garcia, owner of import drayage company GSC Logistics, died on June 24th.

Garcia, who was 72 years old, will be most recently remembered for his leadership role in opposing the Oakland A’s proposed condominium and baseball complex at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal.

Garcia mobilized the forcefulness and eloquence of his Cuban-American heritage to advocate for ...

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New ZPMC Cranes Will Augment Port of Oakland’s Big Ship Capability

Three new ship to shore container cranes, built by Shanghai-based ZPMC, will arrive at the Port of Oakland later this year and will enhance the ability of SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal to handle 19,000 TEU ships and larger.

ZPMC discussed the new cranes and new harbor automation technology at a Propeller Club of Northern California virtual presentation on June 16th.

At the presentation, Port of Oakland executive director Danny Wan welcomed ZPMC: “We are especially excited to welcome ZPMC who will ...

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Evey Hwang Joins PCNC Board

Evey Hwang

On June 2nd the PCNC Board unanimously voted for Evey Hwang to become PCNC’s newest member of the Board of Directors.  Evey Hwang is the current president of the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California (CBFANC) and heads the San Francisco division of Alba Wheels Up. She has been in the customs brokerage and freight forwarding business since 1984.

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USCG’S SECTOR SAN FRANCISCO KEEPS SEA LANES & SUPPLY CHAIN OPEN DURING COVID-19

Deploying 24-hour per day boat crew patrols is the way U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Sector San Francisco is keeping vital sea lanes safe and free of obstructions that could slow or stop ocean-going vessels’ ability to access ports in the San Francisco Bay.

Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll, Public Affairs Officer, U.S.C.G. Eleventh District, which includes Sector San Francisco, said in an interview: “Right now a key element is keeping the ship channels clear and insuring there are no obstacles that might ...

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Port of Oakland Welcomes 19,200 TEU MSC Anna, one of the largest container ships to call North America

On April 16th, the Port of Oakland hosted Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Anna, a 19,200 20-foot container ship, which is one of the largest container ships ever to dock at a North American port, according to Michael Zampa, the Port’s communication director.

Zampa told AJOT that the mega container ship “stopped at the Port of Long Beach to pick up empty containers before sailing to Oakland where it will unload import containers, pick up export containers and return to Shanghai.”

Zampa said, ...

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HTA’S LaBar says terminals and trucking companies collaborate on protective gear & sanitary supplies for drivers

At the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Weston LaBar, president of the Harbor Trucking Association says that there have been no reported COVID-19 cases among drivers and that marine terminals and trucking companies have been working together to source protective gear and sanitary supplies for drivers.

ILWU Dispatcher Tests Positive for Coronavirus

However, on April 1st, two International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13 dispatch halls were closed when a dispatcher tested positive for the Coronavirus, according to Stephen ...

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The Coronavirus Crisis: Message From International Propeller Club President Niels Aalund

The coronavirus pandemic has affected our nation and the world in ways not seen in a century. This global crisis has disrupted every aspect of our social and economic lives. I read in a media report that worldwide, $1.5 Billion people are now sheltering in place or working remotely. My guess is that most of you reading this are in the “same boat” (pun intended). The maritime industry is not exempt from the impact of this virus. While container shipments have decreased, ...

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Northern California maritime professionals expedite imports during coronavirus emergency

A group of Northern California freight forwarders, customs brokers, stevedores and U.S. Customs officials are working together with truckers, longshore labor and Port of Oakland officials to expedite import containers reaching end users, especially those that contain medical supplies and other important products during the Coronavirus emergency.

This comes as Amazon announced it is prioritizing health and medically related shipments: “We are seeing increased online shopping, and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out ...

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StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing

Oslo, 18 March 2020: StormGeo and DNV GL announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalization and data standardization in the maritime industry.

In the MoU, both parties aim to strengthen the presence and integration of StormGeo’s fleet performance management and weather intelligence solutions on DNV GL’s independent data platform, Veracity. This will give StormGeo’s customers an enhanced service offering, helping them to further optimize the operations of their fleet. Veracity users will benefit from ...

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PMA and ILWU Pledge Joint Effort to Win Back Lost Market Share from East and Gulf Coast Ports

In an unusual display of unity, Willie Adams, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Jim McKenna, president of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) pledged to work together to help U.S. West Coast ports regain lost market share from rival ports on the East and Gulf Coasts.

Both leaders agreed that it was vital to lobby the two West Coast rail providers, the Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe, to reduce the rates they charge ...

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California Conference Sounds Alarm about Sea Level Rise, Storms

Speaker at Propeller Club meeting says over 600,000 of the state’s residents will be exposed to flooding at the end of the century.

Speakers at a “Storms, Flooding and Sea Level Defense Conference” in Oakland, California, warned attendees about myriad dangers to coastal and inland residents in coming years from rising sea levels.

Sponsored by the Propeller Club of Northern California, the event featured about three dozen speakers, including representatives from seven of California’s ports, and had more than 150 attendees. Several ...

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