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Port of Halifax to offer shore-power connections for cruise ships

In a move to reduce emissions, cruise ships at the Port of Halifax can use shore power beginning next year

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House members form Congressional Maritime Caucus

Members of both parties in the House of Representatives have joined forces to form the Congressional Maritime Caucus

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Tug captain charged with reckless operation in Va. collision with skiff

The captain of the tugboat Albert Pike was charged with reckless operation in connection with a November 2012 collision between his barge and a fishing skiff

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Chamber of Shipping: Italy, other flag states too slow with issuing casualty reports

The International Chamber of Shipping issued comments on the Costa Concordia casualty, emission regulations and ship recycling

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U.S. Coast Guard releases AUDIO of Lake Erie hoax distress calls

The U.S. Coast Guard and CrimeStoppers are offering a $3,500 reward for information on the source of Lake Erie hoax distress calls that have been coming from Michigan

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St. Lawrence Seaway highlights its environmentally friendly impacts

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. has issued a report highlighting its environmentally impacts, emphasizing the benefits of maritime transport and giving an update on ballast water treatment practice

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Blog: House, Senate consider aiming harbor tax 'surplus' at maritime projects

The MOVEAmerica blog said bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress that would direct all Harbor Maintenance Tax Funds to the maritime-related projects they are meant for

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Great Lakes Dredge wins $41M contract to deepen NY/NJ channel

The Army Corps of Engineers said it awarded a $42.3 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock to deepen the Arthur Kill channel to 50 feet

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Canada hiring marine safety experts for spill-response risk assessment

Transport Canada said the federal government will conduct a risk assessment study of readiness for oil and chemical spills from ships in Canadian waters

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Papp: Coast Guard needs offshore patrol cutters

With the 12 high-endurance cutters being replaced by eight National Security Cutters, the Coast Guard's commandant says it's important to acquire offshore patrol cutters

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