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Highest barge rates in six years possible

9/4/2014

Barge operators expect strong demand for their services during this year’s harvest, especially in October, when there is widespread harvesting of the corn and soybean crops, according to the most recent USDA Grain Transportation Report.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard and Lake Carriers' Association sign mutual training agreement

8/12/2014

On Monday the Coast Guard 9th District and the Lake Carriers’ Association jointly signed a mutual training agreement that further promotes cooperation and education opportunities between the association’s 17 member companies that operate cargo vessels on the Great Lakes and the Coast Guard as their primary regulatory agency.   Continued »

 
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First gates moved to new locks for the Panama Canal expansion

7/22/2014

The Panama Canal Expansion has reached another important milestone with the transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex in the Atlantic side.   Continued »

 

Plan to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp updated

6/17/2014

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) earlier this month released an updated Monitoring and Response Plan (MRP) intended to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp.   Continued »

 

Grain vessel loading activity slows

5/29/2014

For the five consecutive weeks ending May 22, grain vessel loading activity has slowed in the U.S Gulf and Pacific Northwest (PNW), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »

 

High water conditions slowing barge traffic

5/15/2014

High water on the Upper Mississippi River is causing delays at some locks, according to the USDA's Grain Transportation Report released today.   Continued »

 
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Planting preparation slows grain movements

5/1/2014

Farmer preparations for the planting season have contributed to slow grain movements and reduced transportation activity during the past week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »

 

Public discussions on navigational aid technology scheduled for spring

5/1/2014

The Coast Guard, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold nationwide public discussions on navigational aid technology and how it will affect the future of America's waterways.   Continued »

 

New international cargo shipping begins at Port of Cleveland

4/23/2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) yesterday joined the Port of Cleveland in announcing the launch of the Port of Cleveland’s Express Ocean Freight Service. The new service will run between the Port of Cleveland and Antwerp, Belgium, via the St. Lawrence Seaway.   Continued »

 
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, homeported in Cleveland, works to keep the CSL Laurentien moving during an escort in eastern Lake Erie, March 27, 2014.

Coast Guard concludes icebreaking operations on lower Great Lakes

4/21/2014

The Coast Guard concluded icebreaking operations on the lower Great Lakes, Monday, more than four months after it started on Dec. 15, 2013.   Continued »

 
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Overlapping legislation hurts marine companies
There should be one set of rules concerning vessel discharges. Author: Ken Hocke
September 18, 2014
Headaches on the Hudson
A hoped-for source of funding for the replacement of the Tappan Zee bridge, which crosses the Hudson River north of New York City, with a pair of new spans has failed to materialize.   Author: Barry Parker
September 18, 2014
Protecting the sailor that speaks up
Did you know there’s a federal law called the “Seaman’s Protection Act” that is subtitled “Protection of seaman against discrimination”? Author: John K. Fulweiler
September 18, 2014
Port of Seattle, ferries get new leaders
Two top maritime jobs in Washington state go to landlubbers. Author: Bruce Buls
September 16, 2014
Sleuths explore shipwreck 'graveyard'
In the waters near the Golden Gate Bridge, a pair of maritime detectives is searching for sunken treasure — historic shipwrecks that can give unique insights into America's maritime history. Author: Leslie Taylor
September 16, 2014

 
 
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