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MarAd: U.S.-flag laker fleet on the road to recovery from recession, still faces obstacles

Despite low water and lack of dredging, the Great Lakes shipping industry is on the mend from record low traffic in 2009.

June/July 2013
Port Fourchon completes dredging as part of big expansion project

Port Fourchon completes dredging as part of big expansion project

Port Fourchon has reached a significant milestone in the enlargement of its facilities: the completion of dredging of Slip C of its Northern Expansion.

April 2013

U.S. renews offshore wind tax credit that industry says it needs

Some U.S. offshore wind energy development may be ready to accelerate again now that the federal government has renewed a key tax incentive.

April 2013
Lubricant technology helps vessels operate cleanly and efficiently

Lubricant technology helps vessels operate cleanly and efficiently

Marine owners and operators need to seize every possible advantage nowadays in a regulatory environment that poses tougher restrictions on pollutants and an economy that demands reducing costs to stay competitive.

March 2013
LNG receives ringing endorsement from ferry operators

LNG receives ringing endorsement from ferry operators

The two biggest ferry operators in North America are poised to embrace liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative to marine diesel to fuel their fleets.

February 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
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

Bloomberg TV report on Army Corps rock pinnacle removal, impact on barge commerce

Contractors are using barges with jackhammer and backhoes to remove rock pinnacles that are obstructing barge traffic during this period of low water in the Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2012

PHOTOS of rock pinnacle removal operations on Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard said rock removal operations have begun near Thebes, Illinois

Web Bulletin 2012

Chamber: IMO is 'proper forum' for Arctic maritime disputes

The International Chamber of Shipping, in announcing a new position paper on Arctic navigation, said nations should resolve disputes via the IMO and should not act unilaterally

Web Bulletin 2012
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