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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Jan. 6, 2014, construction began on a new barge fleeting terminal in Victoria, Texas.
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.
Harley Marine Services has purchased the Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) training vessel, BRAtt, from Robert Allen Ltd.
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.
Vessel traffic returned to normal on the Mississippi River on Sunday as Tropical Storm Karen dissipated.
Workboat sighted in Houma
Heading to Houma, La., to do a story on a new OSV at Gulf Island Marine Fabricators.
Author: Ken Hocke
October 1, 2014
Coast Guard casualty reporting confusion
A Passenger Vessel Association’s (PVA) regional meeting last week touched on an issue that’s near to every operator’s aspirin supply: Coast Guard casualty reporting requirements, specifically -- Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 2692.
Author: Dale DuPont
September 30, 2014
Digital selective calling
Digital Selective Calling technology can reduce the number of missed mayday calls.
Author: Joel Milton
September 30, 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