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Crowley spent about $1 billion on new ATBs in the last decade.

A Notch Above

9/1/2014

Although articulated tug-barges are used for transporting a variety of cargoes — there’s even a large ATB dredge currently under construction — the predominant use is for packing petroleum products.   Continued »

 

Worker pipeline needed

9/1/2014

In the last issue, correspondent Mike Crowley wrote about the methods some shipyards are using to find and train quality welders.   Continued »

 

SCRAP MARKET STEADY

9/1/2014

September 2014 SCRAP MARKET STEADY   Continued »

 
Ocean Marine’s OSV the Titan undergoes retrofitting at Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors.

Secondhand News

9/1/2014

Searching for a good used boat? You’ll need time, patience and perhaps a bit more money than anticipated.   Continued »

 

September 2014 Mailbag

9/1/2014

September 2014 Mailbag   Continued »

 

September 2014 News Bitts

9/1/2014

September 2014 News Bitts   Continued »

 
The HOS Black Foot is Hornbeck’s newest 310-class DP-2 PSV. Day rates improved to $33,000 in the second quarter for its fleet of high-spec OSVs.

Hornbeck bullish on the Gulf of Mexico in 2015

9/1/2014

The chief executive of Hornbeck Offshore Services is optimistic about the Gulf of Mexico’s long-term prospects.   Continued »

 

Horizon Lines’ loss could be Crowley Maritime’s gain

9/1/2014

Increased competition, heavy debt, quarterly losses, and an aging fleet are testing Horizon Lines’ staying power. Furthermore, the company just switched CEOs, as Samuel Woodward resigned with a year left on his three- year contract and board member Steve Rubin replaced him as interim CEO.   Continued »

 

Upper Miss reopens to barge traffic after June‘s high water

9/1/2014

Record amounts of rainfall in late June caused high water problems that eventually closed the Mississippi River at St. Paul, Minn., to navigation in July.   Continued »

 
METAL SHARK OPENS NEW SHIPYARD FACILITY

METAL SHARK OPENS NEW SHIPYARD FACILITY

9/1/2014

METAL SHARK OPENS NEW SHIPYARD FACILITY   Continued »

 
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