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Survey: Mississippi River disruption would imperil 16K jobs in La., Ill., Mo.

American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council Inc. said a mid-December closure of Mississippi River barge traffic would place the region's economy at risk

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IMO safety committee to discuss passenger vessels, piracy, SOLAS amendments

The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee this week is discussing a passenger vessel safety working group plus piracy statistics and SOLAS amendments

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MarAd awards $1.5M to 3 marine alternative-fuel demo projects

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced the first three recipients of its new demonstration-project funding to reduce marine emissions

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NTSB urges Coast Guard to improve post-casualty drug testing

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a letter to the U.S. Coast Guard recommending that it improve post-accident alcohol and drug testing standards

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Kirby agrees to acquire Penn Maritime for $295M

Kirby Corp. said it agreed to buy Penn Maritime for $295 million in cash, stock and assumed debt to grow its Jones Act coastal fleet

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Report: Sandy exposed NY-NJ's maritime fuel-delivery vulnerabilities

Hurricane Sandy has revealed just how vulnerable the maritime fuel-delivery infrastructure is in the New York and New Jersey region

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Sealift Command's first Mobile Landing Platform floats out at NASSCO

The Military Sealift Command's first Mobile Landing Platform ship, USNS Montford Point, was floated out for the first time at the NASSCO shipyard

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Barge industry requests federal declaration of emergency

Representatives of the inland river barge industry want a federal declaration of emergency to address low water levels in the Mississippi River

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New York Water Taxi begins temporary Staten Island fast ferry service

New York Water Taxi has begun a temporary fast-ferry service between Staten Island and Manhattan to accommodate commuters disrupted by Hurricane Sandy damage

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Chamber of Shipping: Governments shouldn't view us as 'cash cow'

The International Chamber of Shipping tells the United Nations that governments should not treat the industry as a 'cash cow' in collecting emissions payments

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