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A collaborative effort is needed from all facets of the industry to address cybersecurity.

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 »

 
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Shipyard gets back to its survey vessel roots
On Monday, I bopped over to Gulfport, Miss., about 90 minutes from New Orleans, for the commissioning of a new 82' survey vessel built by Geo Shipyard in New Iberia, La. Author: David Krapf
October 30, 2014
Breakaway barge likely to winter on ice
The owner of a barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea hasn't been able to find any nearby tugs to rescue the vessel so it is likely to become locked-in by sea ice. Author: Leslie Taylor
October 30, 2014
Do Coast Guard transfers create an ‘experience vacuum’?
I feel that the Coast Guard should devise a system that would preserve knowledge and maintain continuity without undercutting the career advancement of its personnel. Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
October 30, 2014
Shell requests lease extensions in the Arctic
In a letter from Shell to BSEE, Shell says it hasn’t been able to complete its exploratory Arctic drilling due to factors beyond its control.   Author: Bruce Buls
October 28, 2014
Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices
It can be easy to view corruption as just part of the cost of doing business. There is even a view that corruption is business friendly since it sometimes greases the wheels of obstructive bureaucracy. Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
October 28, 2014

 
 
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