Barges

Genesis Energy Acquires Jones Act Tanker

Genesis Energy, L.P. (GEL)  agreed to acquire for approximately $157 million the M/T American Phoenix from Mid Ocean Tanker Company and two related charters and management agreements.

FMT Orders Another Towboat from Eastern Shipbuilding

  Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, LA exercised another additional 90’x32’x10’ “Canal

New Gate Transits the Panama Canal

The first gate for the new locks in the Pacific side began transit Wednesday morning through the Panama Canal, signaling another historic milestone in the progress of the Expansion Program.

Sunken Barge Salvage Stops Traffic on Chicago River

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is restricting vessel traffic on the Chicago River to allow for salvage of a sunken barge. All cargo has been removed from the sunken

Missouri River Basin is Booming

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division is maintaining above normal releases at the four lower dams on the Missouri River.

Changing Direction of Pipeline Flow

Most pipelines only flow in one direction, usually from an oil or gas source to a market hub. But what happens if contingencies change, with source and hub effectively

Smith Brothers Chrtisten New Tug

Smith Brothers, Inc., Chesapeake Bay-based barge and marine equipment charter company, recently added the tug Capt. Kenneth to its fleet of inland and truckable tugs.

Peabody Posts Loss as Coal Falls

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp reported a quarterly loss, compared with a profit a year earlier, hurt by lower prices. The company's reported net loss from continuing

World’s 1st LNG Hybrid Barge Christened "Hummel"

  The world’s first LNG hybrid barge of Becker Marine Systems was christened with the name "Hummel" on October 18, 2014, at Grasbrook Quay in HafenCity Hamburg.

Bouchard Simulation Center Opens at SUNY Maritime

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, New York, NY – Today in New York Morton S. Bouchard, III and many local maritime dignitaries officially opened The Bouchard Transportation Co.

Barging Right into LNG

A raft of new and innovative concepts for LNG barge missions hits the market, in North America and across the pond, as well. Industry gears up for the soon-to-come need for bunkering,

SUNY Maritime Opens Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center

The Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc. and the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate

Houston Pilot Cleared of Blame for Barge-Ship Collision

The Port of Houston's Pilot Board Investigation Recommendation Committee (PBIRC) by a vote of 8-0 has cleared the Houston Pilot aboard the bulk carrier M/V Summer

Denmark Lobbies for IMO Top Job

Denmark and its maritime industry are lobbying to get the top position at the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations body that wields great influence

Z-Drive Towboats

ZF Marine penetrates domestic inland waterway markets – enjoying good success with two U.S. majors. The prospects for an even brighter future hinge on the performance of its early entries.

Vigor Delivers Tank EBDG Barge to Maxum Petroleum

The Seattle divisions of Vigor Fab and Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) today announced that the 15,000-barrel tank barge Global Pilot has been delivered to Maxum Petroleum.

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway – A Silent Giant No More

The recent enactment of the Waterways Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) has brought a sense of optimism to inland waterways mariners, operators and industries across the nation.

Barge Fleet Lighting

Within the U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District alone, marine casualty data indicates that over the past 12 years, 44 recreational vessels have struck (allided) moored barges within barge fleets,

Preventing Barge Explosions

Recent casualties involving explosions aboard barges conducting tank cleaning operations alongside marine terminals have resulted in serious injuries to vessel crews and facility workers,

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics Wins Contract

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics has been appointed as Sloman Neptun’s agent in Sweden.   Sloman Neptun Shipping & Transport GmbH has appointed Scandinavian

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