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Tidewater to acquire Columbia River boats from Foss, which is cutting 60 jobs

Foss Maritime is cutting 60 jobs and selling its Columbia River tugboat business to Tidewater Barge Lines as fewer ships call at region's ports

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Maritime unions defend U.S.-flag interests in Food For Peace voyages

The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO, has begun a campaign to defend the continued use of U.S.-flag vessels in the Food For Peace program

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Seamen's Church Q&A: Underway reflections from a river chaplain

Seamen's Church chaplain Rev. Kempton Baldridge discusses his 'deckplate ministry' aboard an inland towboat

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AWO's annual 'Barge-In' is Wednesday on Capitol Hill

American Waterways Operators will visit Congress with a contingent of more than 100 vessel owners to emphasize the need for waterways infrastructure upgrades

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Papp: Coast Guard to activate High Year Tenure, triggering retirements

The U.S. Coast Guard said it will activate High Year Tenure due to slow enlisted advancement and three-year waiting lists at 'A' Schools

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Matson, NASSCO officials urge industry-wide cooperation to preserve Jones Act

Speaking at Maritime Trades Department gathering, officials from Matson Navigation and General Dynamics NASSCO defended the Jones Act and said it's vital to the nation

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Maritime industry offers job openings due to looming retirements

Maritime operators in Seattle say they are hiring, due in large part to an aging employee base and anticipated retirements, and training programs are available

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Marinette Marine wins order for two more Littoral Combat Ships

Marinette Marine said it has been awarded options to construct two more Littoral Combat Ships, extending the shipyard's backlog through 2016

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Unionized mariners push for continuation of U.S. cargo preferences

The Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO has published a blog item calling for the renewal of cargo preferences for the U.S. fleet

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Maritime Trades endorse Obama plan to repair port infrastructure

The Maritime Trades Council, AFL_CIO, applauds President Obama's 'Fix-It-First' plan to improve harbor and port infrastructure and says more U.S.-flag ships should be built

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