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EPA awards $4.2 million in clean diesel grants for ports


At the “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit Tuesday, the EPA awarded $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at six U.S. ports and kicked off  a new initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance.   Continued »


Construction starts on new barge fleeting terminal


On Jan. 6, 2014, construction began on a new barge fleeting terminal in Victoria, Texas.   Continued »

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Gulf Coast Shipyard Group to use Port of Gulfport for LNG vessel outfitting


Almost 18 months before the completion of the Port of Gulfport’s ongoing $570 million restoration, port commissioners voted last week to lease space to Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, a Gulfport, Miss.-based based company.   Continued »

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Harley Marine buys mini ASD training tug


Harley Marine Services has purchased the Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) training vessel, BRAtt, from Robert Allen Ltd.   Continued »


AWO launches new website


The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry,  has launched a new website designed to increase public awareness and foster greater knowledge of the industry’s key contributions in the areas of safety and the environment, security and the economy.   Continued »

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Tropical Storm Karen weakens in the Gulf


Vessel traffic returned to normal on the Mississippi River on Sunday as Tropical Storm Karen dissipated.   Continued »

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Resolve Marine purchases emergency tug


Resolve Marine Group has acquired a 152-ton bollard tug, Resolve Monarch, from JP Knight (Lowestoft) Ltd.   Continued »


Unions say inexperienced tug operator threatens Columbia River safety


Last week the presidents of the Inland Boatmen's Union (IBU) and the Masters, Mates, & Pilots (MM&P) issued a statement accusing a tug and towboat operator who has crossed the picket lines on the Columbia River of being a "substandard" and "fly-by-night" operation that puts the river at risk of an oil spill or other environmental catastrophe.   Continued »

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Crowley tugs deliver giant offshore platform


Four of Crowley Maritime’s ocean class tugboats recently completed the successful delivery of the offshore oil production and drilling platform, Olympus, to the Gulf of Mexico.   Continued »

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Bouchard to fund simulation center at SUNY Maritime


Bouchard Transportation has donated $750,000 to the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College for the creation of a tug and barge simulation center.   Continued »

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A sad tug tale
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Costa Concordia cover-up
Now that the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is upright, the world's eyes turn from the technical drama of the salvage operation to the legal drama of the captain's trial. Author: Leslie Taylor
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Changing a vessel's mission?
Even if you only make a slight change in how you use your vessel, one of the first calls you should make before you sign off on the changes should be to your marine insurance agent. Author: Gene McKeever
April 15, 2014

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