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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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Coast Guard: Barge accident damaged Marseilles dam, may affect navigation depth

The U.S. Coast Guard said the recent runaway barges that came to rest against the Marseilles Dam have damaged the dam and navigation depths may be affected

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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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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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MarAd says $9.45M available for grants to small shipyards

The U.S. Maritime Administration invited small shipyards to apply for a total of $9.45 million in grants to improve their operations

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St. Lawrence Seaway season opens amid optimism about 2013 volumes, new vessels

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway's 2013 season has opened, with officials upbeat about cargo volumes and the introduction of newly built vessels

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Civil engineers give U.S. inland waterways infrastructure a 'D-minus'

The American Society of Civil Engineers have issued their annual infrastructure report card, in which U.S. inland waterways received a D-minus

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Salazar: Shell 'screwed up' and was ill-prepared for Arctic offshore drilling

The Interior Department has issued a report criticizing Royal Dutch Shell's preparedness for offshore drilling in the Arctic

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ConocoPhillips to drill in Chukchi Sea with new jackup rig in 2014

Undeterred by Shell's setbacks in the Arctic, ConocoPhillips says it will begin drilling in the Chukchi Sea in 2014 using a newly designed jackup rig

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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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