Archive of: Design and Innovation

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MarAd helps fund study of hydrogen-fuel ferry

The agency is providing $500,000 and partnering with Sandia National Laboratories

Web Bulletin 2015
Atlantic Towing orders four new ice-class PSVs from Damen

Atlantic Towing orders four new ice-class PSVs from Damen

The PSV 5000’s slender hull lines and z-drive diesel electric propulsion will minimize fuel use and emissions

Web Bulletin 2014
Smaller stern-drive tug proves it has the power

Smaller stern-drive tug proves it has the power

The beauty of Signet Magic is its power-to-size ratio.

February 2014

McAllister to develop box-carrying ATB for new short-sea venture

Maine Port Authority has hired McAllister Towing to design a containerized articulated tug-barge (ATB) for a short-sea shipping route proposed between Portland, Maine, and New York City.

September 2013
LNG tugs are coming, but when is unclear

LNG tugs are coming, but when is unclear

American Tugboat Review 2013
Texas company designs ATB that can deliver LNG directly to vessels

Texas company designs ATB that can deliver LNG directly to vessels

Waller Marine of Houston has developed a new concept for an articulated tug barge (ATB) that will bring LNG into smaller ports where there is no LNG infrastructure.

February 2013
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock orders world’s first ATB dredge

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock orders world’s first ATB dredge

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has awarded a $94 million contract to Signal International, of Mobile, Ala., to build the world’s first articulated tug/barge dredge.

December/January 2013

As deadline nears, Coast Guard approves Furuno BNWAS

The International Maritime Organization and U.S. Coast Guard have approved a Furuno bridge navigation watch alarm system, which also meets towboat regulation

Web Exclusive 2012

VIDEO of Auto Position Escort Winch model undergoing test

The Auto Position Escort Winch is specially designed for ship escort and protects the tugboat from capsizing

Web Exclusive 2012
Foss’s second hybrid tugboat employs new, more-powerful lithium polymer batteries

Foss’s second hybrid tugboat employs new, more-powerful lithium polymer batteries

Foss Maritime Co. took advantage of advances in battery technology when it built its second hybrid tug, Campbell Foss.

September 2012
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