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Using the right fluids and lubricants

4/1/2009

Going green, winch-wise, means the elimination of petroleum-based fluids and lubricants. “The bottom line is you have to get rid of petroleum products and use biodegradable products to be green,” said Brandon Durar, president of JonRie InterTech . And   Continued »

 

HORNBLOWER HYBRID SPECIFICATIONS 

4/1/2009

Owner: Alcatraz Cruises/Hornblower Cruises &   Continued »

 
The new hybrid ferry gets its power from several
    sources.

Hybrid Hauler

4/1/2009

With the recent push to conserve energy and “go green,” it’s not surprising that hybrid power is becoming very fashionable. What is surprising, however, is the speed in which the marine industry is embracing the new technology. In 2005,   Continued »

 

$4.6 billion in stimulus package for inland waterways

4/1/2009

The $787 billion stimulus package signed recently by President Obama provides $4.6 billion for inland waterways projects. About $2 billion will go for construction (no new starts) and $2 billion for operation and maintenance. At press time, it wasn’t clear   Continued »

 
David Krapf, Editor in Chief

Editor's Watch

4/1/2009

As I composed this month’s Edit Watch, I kept one eye on the CNBC stock ticker. Why? Because less than 15 minutes before the close, the market was up over 250 points and threatening to post its first back-to-back-to-back gains   Continued »

 
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River Rage

4/1/2009

By Pamela Glass, Washington Correspondent The boom times may be over for the inland waterways industry. The nation’s recession has begun to affect the inland barge industry. After several years of robust demand for barge bottoms, traffic on the river   Continued »

 

acl announces layoffs, office closure

4/1/2009

A merican Commercial Lines Inc. is laying off workers, freezing salaries, closing its Houston office and working with a new but smaller credit line. Citing “multiple challenges” from economic uncertainty to fuel price volatility and weather disruptions, the Jeffersonville,   Continued »

 

April 2009 - WorkBoat Looks Back

4/1/2009

SBlt For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. waterborne commerce set a record for total freight. According to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 1968, 287 billion ton-miles of freight were moved on U.S. waterways. Total ton-miles   Continued »

 

April 2009 - WorkBoat Looks Back(2)

4/1/2009

SBlt An aluminum submarine able to plumb ocean depths up to three miles is being designed by Reynolds Metals Co. The first phase of the five-phase project has been completed and work continues on phase two. The sub will be   Continued »

 

April 2009 - WorkBoat Looks Back(3)

4/1/2009

SBlt The American Waterways Operators is seeking bigger locks for Keokuk, Ill., Demopolis, Ala., and the Gulf Intracoastal Canal alternate cutoff near Morgan City, La. AWO told the House Appropriations Committee that 125' long by 12' deep locks should be   Continued »

 
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