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On July 16, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr. will lead efforts to advance U.S. interests in the Arctic region as the State Department’s special representative.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank last week announced the proposed sale of leases for nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for commercial wind energy leasing.
On July 29, a meeting will be held at Western Kentucky Technical College to inform local operators along the Ohio River about the planned e-Nav demonstration
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received an application from Waller LNG Services for authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its proposed Waller Point LNG Terminal to be located on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana.
On July 15, 2014 Deputy Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen was confirmed as maritime administrator. Administrator Jaenichen has been with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration since July 2012 when he was appointed deputy maritime administrator by President Obama.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled early this week that actions taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to abate the threat posed to the Great Lakes by Asian carp did not rise to the level of a public nuisance.
Bay Shipbuilding Company (BSC) of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., a subsidiary of Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG), has been awarded a contract to build two 155,000-bbl. capacity barges and two 6,000 hp tugs for Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX).
By July 16, all locks on the Mississippi River are open, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District's Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) left the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. The District hosted a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departed.
The oceangoing tug Corbin Foss will tow the USS Constellation 16,000 nautical miles from Bremerton, Wash., to breakers in Brownsville, Texas.
Finding tomorrow’s welders
It is no easy task for shipyards to find, train and retain good welders. But there is hope.
Author: David Krapf
July 29, 2014
Can you be pro-development but anti-tar sands?
The city council of South Portland, Maine, has voted to ban tar sands from the city. Despite overwhelming support for the ban, I believe most city residents understand the importance of a working waterfront.
Author: Melissa Wood
July 24, 2014