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The design capacity of Sea Point, to be reached in
    2013, is 912,000 TEUs.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER CONTAINER FACILITY PLANNED

12/1/2007

With containers clogging West Coast ports and more growth expected in the years to come, a New Orleans group of investors believes that they have found an opportunity for the Gulf Coast. They plan to invest $200 million to build   Continued »

 
Gruzling

NEWS BITTS - Josip Gruzling, designer of nozzles and skegs

12/1/2007

Josip Gruzling, the founder of NautiCAN R&D Ltd. in Lions Bay, British Columbia, died in September. A marine engineer who emigrated from Yugoslavia to Canada in 1968, Gruzling received nine patents for his   Continued »

 

December 2007 - WorkBoat Looks Back(2)

12/1/2007

• Thirty years ago, the maiden voyage of the S.S. Thorpe from Cairo, Ill., to Minneapolis, Minn., marked the start of barge service on the Upper Mississippi River. The steam-powered paddlewheel boat and her three-barge tow completed the historic run   Continued »

 

December 2007 - WorkBoat Looks Back(3)

12/1/2007

• A WorkBoat survey of vessels completed through August 1976 indicates one of the strongest years ever for the construction of tugs, crewboats, supply boats and other vessels. In the first eight months, 136 offshore service vessels and 116 tugs   Continued »

 
With unfinished tugs sitting inside the yard, Nichols
    Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Wash., laid off its workers
    on Nov. 2. The yard hopes to reopen by the end of the
    year.

News Log

12/1/2007

On Nov. 2, employees of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders , Freeland, Wash., were told by company CEO Matt Nichols and his son Bryan, the company president, that the yard was shutting down, effective immediately. Citing “significant financial challenges,” they said   Continued »

 

Mail Bag

12/1/2007

Almost seasick over letter After reading Alice Evans’ letter (“TWIC process can catch all those bad guys,” Mail Bag, July 2007), I was almost seasick. Does she know anything about criminology and psychology? Not all, and probably not even most,   Continued »

 

NEWS BITTS - Canal barge buys ConocoPhillips' fleet

12/1/2007

New Orleans-based Canal Barge Company Inc. recently acquired and is now operating the ConocoPhillips inland marine fleet based in Sulphur, La. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition included seven inland towboats and 14 inland tank   Continued »

 
Eastern has unveiled a new series of supply
    boats.

BOATBUILDING BITTS

12/1/2007

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., Panama City, Fla., in partnership with Aker Yards Marine (US) Inc., Houston, and Poseidon Maritime (UK) Ltd., have unveiled a new series of diesel-electric platform supply vessels. The new designs all have double skins and all   Continued »

 
150' tug will tow offshore rigs and tackle
    anchor-handling work.

On the Ways

12/1/2007

Eastern Shipbuilding Group , Panama City, Fla., was set for a December delivery of the 150' × 45' × 20'8" oceangoing tug Harvey War Horse II to Harvey Gulf International Marine Inc., Harvey, La. In 2002, Harvey Gulf took delivery   Continued »

 
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Maurine Fanguy, program director, Transportation Worker Identification Credential, TSA, Dept. of Homeland Security

11/1/2007

Interviewed by Pamela Glass, Washington Correspondent WorkBoat: When will TWICs be required for workers on inland vessels? Maurine Fanguy: That will depend on the port and will be published in the Federal Register . However, mariners will not be   Continued »

 
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