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NEWS BULLETIN
Monday, October 20, 2014

Foss Maritime tugboat
tows drifting cargo vessel

Department of Transportation
updates transport statistics

Boeing employees ratify
new eight-year contract

Port of Vancouver celebrates
call of maiden voyage vessel

CSX Corporation releases
third fiscal quarter numbers

Foss Maritime tugboat
tows drifting cargo vessel

SEATTLE — Foss Maritime reports its oceangoing tug, the BARBARA FOSS, is towing the Russian cargo vessel, SIMUSHIR, which lost power late Thursday night off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. According to the Canadian Coast Guard, the Russian-flagged cargo ship lost propulsion and was adrift off the west coast of Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, with 10 crewmembers onboard. The vessel had departed Everett on its way to Russia. The BARBARA FOSS was expected to arrive at the Port of Prince Rupert, BC with the SIMUSHIR in tow some time this morning. “We’ve been working very closely with the Canadian Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center to successfully manage this situation,” said Gary Faber, senior vice president of Foss Maritime. “At this point, the ship is riding well behind the tug, and the weather and sea conditions are not posing concerns. We expect a steady and uneventful voyage to Prince Rupert.”

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Port of Vancouver celebrates
call of maiden voyage vessel

VANCOUVER, USA — The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V JOBST OLDENDORFF, commanded by Capt. Baisie of Ghana, on the vessel's maiden voyage Oct. 16. Capt. Baisie and his 21-member multinational crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Oldendorff Port Captain Russell D’Souza, Chris Cummins and Sandra Avila of Pacific NorthWest Ship & Cargo Services, Noa Lidstone and Ken McLaughlin of Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, David Nagel and Shawn Robinson of SGS North America Inc., and Mike Schiller and Steve Mickelson of the Port of Vancouver. The JOBST OLDENDORFF is a single-hull dry bulk carrier built in China and launched on Aug. 27, 2014. The ship is owned by Arkadia Shipping Inc. and operated by Oldendorff Carriers GMBH. The vessel is 655 feet long and has a deadweight capacity of 61,122 metric tons. Before calling the Port of Vancouver, the JOBST OLDENDORFF stopped in Nakhodka, Russia, to take on fuel. In Vancouver, the vessel will load approximately 10,700 metric tons of copper concentrate for customer KGHM International, a global base and precious metals producer.

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Department of Transportation
updates transport statistics

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information. NTS consists of more than 260 tables of national data on the transportation system, safety, the economy and energy and the environment, of which 54 have been updated. The next quarterly update is scheduled for January. NTS can be viewed on the BTS website at: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/

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CSX Corporation releases
third fiscal quarter numbers

JACKSONVILLE, FL — CSX Corporation has announced record third quarter net earnings of $509 million, or $0.51 per share, up from net earnings of $455 million, or $0.45 per share, in the same period last year. The company also reported volume increases of seven percent and revenue of $3.2 billion, an eight percent increase over the same period last year. CSX produced operating income of $976 million and an operating ratio of 69.7 percent during the quarter. CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.

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Boeing employees ratify
new eight-year contract

RIDLEY PARK, PA — Boeing employees represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 1069 ratified an eight-year contract on Oct. 19. The represented employees work at the Boeing site in Ridley Park, Pa., and the contract will be in effect until 2022. Within 30 days, eligible members will receive a $10,000 signing bonus, as well as compensation increases in each year of the contract. As of Jan. 1, 2017, members will transition to earning future retirement benefits in the company’s enhanced 401(k) savings plan, while keeping all previously accrued value in their traditional pension plan.

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