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Report: Idled Mississippi River fleet costs industry $1M per day

The low-water closure in the Mississippi River has idled about 100 vessels, costing the industry $1 million per day

Web Bulletin 2012

Report: Jobs plentiful for maritime academies' 2012 grads

American Maritime Partnership says the job outlook is good for 2012 graduates of maritime academies, despite the slow economic growth

Web Exclusive 2012

Seamen's Church moves headquarters to different NYC address

The Seamen's Church Institute of New York and New Jersey has moved its headquarters out of its longtime Water Street building, which it recently sold

Web Exclusive 2012

Industry hopes to stop Jones Act waivers for strategic oil moves

While the Obama administration has given assurances that it will strive to use U.S.-flag vessels for movements of oil from the nation’s strategic reserves, industry representatives remain worried about a repeat of 2011 when U.S. vessels were all but shut out during a significant drawdown of the reserves.

October/November 2012
Thirst for data and efficiencies expected to spur growth of satellite service

Thirst for data and efficiencies expected to spur growth of satellite service

On a recent morning, while sailing back to South Florida from St. Bartholomew in the luxury yacht Battered Bull, Capt. Jeff Ridgway and crew heard over the radio that two large cargo ships had collided nearby.

October/November 2012
Vessel tracking data changing industry’s course

Vessel tracking data changing industry’s course

Though the case has yet to even reach the courtroom, the investigation into the January sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is already raising eyebrows as everything from the captain’s actions to his morals are debated publicly.

June/July 2012
Rule changes bring need for more fire training, safety equipment

Rule changes bring need for more fire training, safety equipment

Maritime training schools are helping vessel operators and mariners gear up for new regulations pertaining to fire safety and equipment.

May 2012

Makers of fuel additives strive to demonstrate their benefits

April 2012
Synthetic lines gain market share with innovation, reliability and durability

Synthetic lines gain market share with innovation, reliability and durability

For a real-world glimpse at the latest maritime cordage materials, look no further than Capt. Steven Huttman's fleet at G&H Towing Co.

March 2012
Technology may be contributing to a reduction in piracy

Technology may be contributing to a reduction in piracy

The good news for the maritime industry is that more and more vendors have begun to bring technological solutions for combating piracy to market — the better news is that they may be paying off.

February 2012
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