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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.
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.
Workboat sighted in Houma
Heading to Houma, La., to do a story on a new OSV at Gulf Island Marine Fabricators.
Author: Ken Hocke
September 29, 2014
Hamburg’s economic lifeline
Hamburg, the second biggest container port in Europe and the 11th largest in the world, is truly impressive.
Author: David Krapf
September 25, 2014
Shipyard insurance 101
This look at the major areas that need insurance coverage at shipbuilding and ship repair facilities may answer some questions why marine repair work seems so expensive.
Author: Gene McKeever
September 25, 2014
Are barges the new railcars?
A new report from Kevin Sterling’s analyst team at BB&T Capital Markets, begins by rhetorically asking whether a “barge is becoming the new railcar” for movements of crude oil.
Author: Barry Parker
September 23, 2014