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NEWS BULLETIN
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Port of Seattle releases
March container numbers

Marcon brokers sale
of ocean deck barge

Historic vessel ADVENTURESS
to visit Port of Everett marina

Greenbrier taps Jim Cowan
as vice president, Operations

US rail association backing
Transport Canada hazmat plans

Port of Seattle releases
March container numbers

SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle Marine Terminal Information System reports that 111,571 TUEs passed through the Seattle Harbor in March, 2014, an 8.1 percent decline from the 121,407 TEUs reported during the same month last year. Year to date, the port has handled 335,047 TEUs, 13.8 percent below the 388,686 TEUs through the port during the first three months of 2013.

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Greenbrier taps Jim Cowan
as vice president, Operations

LAKE OSWEGO, OR — The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has announced that Jim Cowan has joined the company as senior vice president, Operations. He will report to William A. Furman, chairman and CEO of Greenbrier. In this newly created role, Mr. Cowan will drive execution of the company's previously announced strategic initiatives to improve its gross margins and liberate capital while increasing return on invested capital. Mr. Cowan will lead focused activities directed to margin enhancement, with initial emphasis on the repair & parts businesses. Most recently, he worked for Amsted Rail supporting their activities in Brazil. Prior to that Mr. Cowan served as president and chief executive officer of publicly traded American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) where he worked approximately eight years.

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Marcon brokers sale
of ocean deck barge

COUPEVILLE, WA — Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington reports that Pacific Coast Maritime, Inc., Seattle, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, Seattle, has concluded the sale of its 240’ ABS ocean deck barge HML 240-2 to Island Tug & Barge Co. also of Seattle. The 240’ x 60’x 16’ flat deck barge was originally built by Todd Shipyards Corp. of Houston, Texas for Foss Maritime in 1967, and acquired by Pacific Coast Maritime, Inc. in 2000 as the AQUA 242. After purchasing the barge, the former Owner put it through a rebuild and upgrade for long term service in Alaska supporting their container shuttle / feeder operations out of Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. That service lasted until Fall 2013, when the barge was replaced on that service with the new U.S. Fab LLC, 2013 built, 250’ x 70’ x 15.7’ depth, ABS ocean deck barge ILIULIUK BAY. To date this year, Marcon has brokered nine sales and charters. Several additional sales and charters are pending.

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US rail association backing
Transport Canada hazmat plans

WASHINGTON, DC — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has responded to steps announced by Transport Canada aimed at improving the safe movement of hazardous materials by rail, including crude oil and ethanol. “We are pleased that Transport Canada has recognized the safety benefits of the voluntary action items already implemented by railroads in the U.S.,” said AAR President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger. “Railroads also have been in the vanguard of those calling for the aggressive retrofit or phase out of older tank cars currently in service moving flammable liquids, including crude and ethanol. Transport Canada has indeed recommended an aggressive timeline and we are confident that the industry will do all it can to meet it.” The Transport Canada safety plans can be found at: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=841129

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Historic vessel ADVENTURESS
to visit Port of Everett marina

EVERETT — National Historic Landmark, the schooner ADVENTURESS, will make its annual sail to visit the Port of Everett Marina April 26 - 29. The 133-foot, two-masted wooden ship will tie up at the Port of Everett’s South Guest Dock 1 near Anthony’s Homeport restaurant. Ship crews will offer free dockside tours aboard the vessel on Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. A public sail is available for purchase following the tours from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. The ship tours and public sail are designed for all ages. To learn more about the ADVENTURESS, or to sign up for the public sail, visit www.soundexp.org.

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