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Mariners help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation

Mariners help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation

Hurricane Sandy, the killer Northeast superstorm, caused more damage to the region’s maritime industry than any disaster in memory

February 2013
Drought means less cargo, fewer barges and higher costs for towboat operators

Drought means less cargo, fewer barges and higher costs for towboat operators

The Midwest’s worst drought in decades has resulted in a complicated and costly shipping season for companies operating on the Mississippi River.

December/January 2013
New IMO low-sulfur fuel regs creating challenges for vessel operators

New IMO low-sulfur fuel regs creating challenges for vessel operators

As of Aug. 1, 2012, stricter rules took effect for sulfur emissions from ships sailing off the coasts of Canada and the United States.

December/January 2013

Fuel spills into Kill Van Kull during transfer between two barges

Pollution responders are at work in the Kill Van Kull after fuel spilled from a barge during a transfer operation at Mays Ship Repair

Web Bulletin 2012

Seattle port's clean-fuel incentive program under scrutiny from state auditor

Washington's state auditor said the Port of Seattle's incentives for the use of clean ship fuels at berth exceeds the agency's authority

Web Bulletin 2012

Blog: Buoy tender plays 'vital role' during Mississippi River low-water crisis

The Coast Guard cutter Chippewa has been on call to mark safe water in the Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2012

Diesel spills during vessel fuel transfer in San Juan Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard said 600 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into San Juan's San Antonio Channel during a vessel fuel transfer

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012
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