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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.
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.
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.
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.
High water on the Upper Mississippi River is causing delays at some locks, according to the USDA's Grain Transportation Report released today.
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.
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.
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.
The Coast Guard concluded icebreaking operations on the lower Great Lakes, Monday, more than four months after it started on Dec. 15, 2013.
With warmer temperatures in recent weeks, improved navigation conditions have caused increases in upbound barge traffic on the Upper Mississippi River, according to the USDA’s Grain Transportation Report released today.
Changes in hull policies
Ocean marine hull insurance has been around since the spice trading days hundreds of years ago. Today, the marine industry abides by a giant body of law, just as old, that considers what types of hull damage is covered and why.
Author: Gene McKeever
August 21, 2014
Do you have to turn over the incident report?
Let me share a few thoughts on accident and investigative reports that will help prime the pump for your next sit down with admiralty counsel.
Author: John K. Fulweiler
August 21, 2014
LCS: Boondoggle or bold initiative?
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) concept continues
to be controversial. While it’s certainly been a boon for the builders,
Marinette and Austal, has it been good for the Navy? Is it a wise use of
Author: Bruce Buls
August 19, 2014
Attracting new blood
A big challenge for our industry is getting people to consider a maritime-related career.
Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
August 19, 2014