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Shell seeks five more years for Arctic oil exploration

10/28/2014

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) is asking the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying setbacks and legal delays may push the start of drilling past expiration of some leases, according to Bloomberg.   Continued »

 

Demand for natural gas likely to keep rising, report says

10/28/2014

A report on the U.S. Natural Gas Industry by Black & Veatch finds that demand from power generators, exports and the transportation/natural gas vehicle sectors is expected to rise for the foreseeable future.   Continued »

 
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Willard Marine names new sales team members

10/24/2014

Willard Marine, manufacturer of composite and aluminum boats for 57 years, has appointed Bob Beck Jr. and Renée St. Lawrence to its sales team.   Continued »

 
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Noise Control Engineering opens new office in Mobile, Ala.

10/24/2014

Noise Control Engineering has opened a new office in Mobile, Ala. The office will be staffed by Nathan Jones (pictured in the photograph), a senior engineer with over 10 years of experience at NCE.   Continued »

 

Capt. George ‘Joe’ Paitl joins LNG America executive team

10/24/2014

LNG America has hired Capt. George “Joe” Paitl as the Houston-based company’s Vice President, Marine Operations and HSSE Compliance.   Continued »

 
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Kvichak Marine awarded 12-vessel Navy contract

10/24/2014

Seattle, Wash.-based Kvichak Marine Industries has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract for 12 Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.   Continued »

 
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Eastern signs contracts for two Z-drive tugs and an inland towboat

10/23/2014

Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised their option for one additional Z-drive tug to be constructed with Eastern Shipbuilding Group. Florida Marine Transporters also signed an option contract with Eastern for an additional inland towboat.   Continued »

 

Barge rates drop from September highs

10/23/2014

Rain has delayed the harvest during October and has lessened any new demand for barge services, according to the USDA.   Continued »

 
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Video: Sinking barge in Port of Long Beach

10/23/2014

A maintenance and fuel barge for the Catalina Express ferry began taking on water last night. Crews are working to prevent it sinking in Long Beach Harbor.   Continued »

 
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ASA Electronics hires new PR and digital marketing specialist

10/22/2014

ASA Electronics has hired Jannie Slone as their new public relations and digital marketing specialist.   Continued »

 
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