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There are scores of workboats with old computer/technological systems that could be targets for cyber attacks.

Maritime Mayhem

8/1/2014

A dozen suspects were arrested last year and two tons of cocaine and heroin seized by Belgian and Dutch authorities who alleged a group of criminals used hackers to manipulate maritime companies’ computers and unload the drugs from a container.   Continued »

 

New study says prospects dim for marine highways

7/8/2014

Just as the Maritime Administration moves forward on creating a national maritime strategy that supporters say should endorse marine highways, a new study says such links between coastal ports and waterways remain too costly to be viable.   Continued »

 

MSC Judith ties record for longest container ship to berth at Port of New Orleans

5/6/2014

On Saturday, Mediterranean Shipping Company's 1,066' MSC Judith arrived at the Port of New Orleans' Napoleon Ave. Container Terminal, tying the port's record for the longest container ship to berth in New Orleans.   Continued »

 
 The Astoria is the third Camarc-designed and Kvichak-built pilot boat for the Columbia River Bar Pilots.

Bar Tenders

5/1/2014

It doesn’t get much tougher and rougher than the Columbia River Bar, a turbulent stretch of shallow water where the fast-flowing Columbia dumps its enormous load of water and silt directly into the Pacific Ocean.   Continued »

 

EPA awards $4.2 million in clean diesel grants for ports

4/9/2014

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

2/11/2014

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

1/21/2014

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

1/20/2014

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

 

AWO launches new website

10/25/2013

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

10/5/2013

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

 
Featured Content
Google sells 'mystery barge'
Google scraps its plans for a floating showroom. Author: Leslie Taylor
August 21, 2014
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 taxpayer dollars? 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

 
 
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