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Grain barge rates leap in anticipation of harvest

9/25/2014

With only 7% of corn crop and 3% of the soybeans harvested, grain barge freight rates escalated in anticipation of a widespread harvest of a possible record corn and soybean crop, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »

 

Coastie pleads guilty to sexual assault

9/25/2014

A Coast Guardsman on trial for sexual assault was sentenced by a military judge to 24 months confinement, a dishonorable discharge and reduction in pay-grade to E-1 after pleading guilty at a general court-martial, Tuesday.   Continued »

 

World Maritime Day highlights IMO conventions implementation

9/25/2014

Today is World Maritime Day. The theme for this year's World Maritime Day "IMO conventions: effective implementation" was chosen in order to provide an opportunity to shine a spotlight on those IMO treaty instruments, which have not yet entered into force, as well as those for which ratification by more states and more effective implementation would yield significant benefits.   Continued »

 
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Three questions for Rolls-Royce at SMM Hamburg

9/25/2014

WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf spoke with Finn Arne Rognstadt, Rolls-Royce’s vice president business development, cruise, ferries and yachts, at SMM, held in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month.   Continued »

 
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Upper Miss lock cutbacks to start in 2015

9/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to cut almost in half the service hours at Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in downtown Minneapolis (MM853) and Lock and Dam 1 (MM848) starting with the 2015 navigation season.   Continued »

 
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Chouest building C-Port-type facilities in Brazil

9/23/2014

ECO is building new facilities in Brazil.   Continued »

 

NOAA orders two navigation response boats

9/23/2014

NOAA today announced that Lake Assault Boats, Superior, Wisc., will build two small vessels for the Office of Coast Survey's navigation response program, part of a plan to eventually replace all six of the program's small survey boats.   Continued »

 

Vigor to build two Alaska state ferries

9/23/2014

Yesterday Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced the selection of Vigor Alaska to build the state’s two newest day ferries.   Continued »

 
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Video: Time-lapse of Investigator launch

9/23/2014

In this time-lapse video, Investigator, Australia's Marine National Facility research vessel, is skidded into the water from the wharf at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore.   Continued »

 
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Damen delivers tug to Bremenports

9/22/2014

Bremenports, the management company for the twin German ports of Bremen and Bremenhaven, took delivery of its first Damen-built vessel – a Stan Tug (Stu) 1606.   Continued »

 
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