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Shipbuilders still facing headwinds

Shipbuilders still facing headwinds

The slowdown in new tug construction over the last few years has been tough for shipyards, naval architects and suppliers.

Tugboat tech, design advance despite slow market

Tugboat tech, design advance despite slow market

Despite a down market for new construction, there were some key advances in tugboat design and technology over the last year.

Operators racing to meet Subchapter M deadline

The deadline for Coast Guard Subchapter M compliance is fast approaching, but within the towing industry there is still uncertainty around the new inspection regime.

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Seabulk spreads Rotortug fleet across the Gulf of Mexico

Seabulk spreads Rotortug fleet across the Gulf of Mexico

Seabulk Towing turned heads in January 2017 when it welcomed Trident, the first U.S. Advanced Rotortug (ART), to its home base in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Caterpillar z-drives set Harley Marine’s latest tugs apart

Caterpillar z-drives set Harley Marine’s latest tugs apart

Dozens of RAmparts-series tugboats designed by Robert Allan Ltd. work in North American ports, but none quite are like Harley Marine Services’ Dr. Hank Kaplan and Rich Padden.

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Edison Chouest, Damen team up for world’s most powerful ASD tugboats

Edison Chouest, Damen team up for world’s most powerful ASD tugboats

When it comes to tugboat design and technology, some people believe North American operators lag behind trendsetters in Asia, Europe or Australia.

Marquette expands ASD fleet with new triple-screw towboat class

Marquette expands ASD fleet with new triple-screw towboat class

Marquette Transportation has launched a new class of triple-screw ASD towboats built by C&C Marine and Repair.

Buyer sought for West Coast mega ATB

Buyer sought for West Coast mega ATB

Anyone in the market for a new ATB tug?

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