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International Propeller Club announces award winners for 2021

(FAIRFAX, Va.) — The International Propeller Club of the United States announced its 2021 International Awards at its 95th Annual Convention held virtually from Oct. 12-14. The club's Port of the Year award was presented to the Propeller Club of…

Tom Hanks receives AMP's American Maritime Hero Award

(WASHINGTON) — American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has announced it is honoring Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks with the American Maritime Hero Award. The award recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who have added to the rich heritage of the United States…

Statue Cruises receives Coast Guard's Bennis Award for security

(STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.) — Statue Cruises on Wednesday accepted the Rear Adm. Richard E. Bennis Award presented by U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft in a ceremony at Fort Wadsworth. The biennial award, for Excellence in Maritime Security, Large…

2017 Ship of the Year: Protector

The “May grays” had dropped a heavy morning curtain on Port of Long Beach, but the lack of sunshine did little to tarnish the gleam of Protector, the harbor’s new fireboat.

Steel, stone anchor promising future for Arkansas towboat operator

At mile marker 783 on the Arkansas bank of the Mississippi River, Mid-River Terminal has two deck barges, one with a crane aboard, the other providing moorage for two towboats: the 67-foot Joe Ellis, named for the father of the company’s owner and president, Rick Ellis, and the sparkling new 70-foot Dianna Lynn, named for the owner’s wife.

Brownwater News, August 2016

Ports worry about CBP staffing shortages The American Association of Port Authorities said in its latest alert on June 5 that 47 members of Congress have signed a letter urging Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to allocate more resources to…

Germann: It’s time for maritime academies to ‘think small’

Back in the ‘60s, for those of you who are old enough to remember, the Volkswagen Beetle was “the” small car. Japanese compacts were a distant second, and many brands we know today did not even import into the U.S. until years later. Along with having the most popular small car, VW’s ad campaign was brilliant — “Think Small.” Their idea was simple; basic transportation need not be expensive.

BrownWater News, October 2014

Hours of three locks on Upper Mississippi to be reduced The Army Corps of Engineers plans to reduce the hours of operation of three Mississippi River locks in Minneapolis, Minn. — Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls, and Lock and…