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With only 7% of corn crop and 3% of the soybeans harvested, grain barge freight rates escalated in anticipation of a widespread harvest of a possible record corn and soybean crop, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A Coast Guardsman on trial for sexual assault was sentenced by a military judge to 24 months confinement, a dishonorable discharge and reduction in pay-grade to E-1 after pleading guilty at a general court-martial, Tuesday.
Today is World Maritime Day. The theme for this year's World Maritime Day "IMO conventions: effective implementation" was chosen in order to provide an opportunity to shine a spotlight on those IMO treaty instruments, which have not yet entered into force, as well as those for which ratification by more states and more effective implementation would yield significant benefits.
WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf spoke with Finn Arne Rognstadt, Rolls-Royce’s vice president business development, cruise, ferries and yachts, at SMM, held in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to cut almost in half the service hours at Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in downtown Minneapolis (MM853) and Lock and Dam 1 (MM848) starting with the 2015 navigation season.
ECO is building new facilities in Brazil.
NOAA today announced that Lake Assault Boats, Superior, Wisc., will build two small vessels for the Office of Coast Survey's navigation response program, part of a plan to eventually replace all six of the program's small survey boats.
Yesterday Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced the selection of Vigor Alaska to build the state’s two newest day ferries.
In this time-lapse video, Investigator, Australia's Marine National Facility research vessel, is skidded into the water from the wharf at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore.
Bremenports, the management company for the twin German ports of Bremen and Bremenhaven, took delivery of its first Damen-built vessel – a Stan Tug (Stu) 1606.
Don’t worry about falling oil prices — for now
Oil prices have been in the midst of a very bad run, falling about 25% since mid-June. But in the long run, the domestic deepwater market should continue to grow.
Author: David Krapf
October 21, 2014
Shipyards and mathematics
The lack of basic math skills is making it tougher to bring young adults into the shipbuilding industry.
Author: Ken Hocke
October 16, 2014