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Optimized Tug-Barge System Designs by Robert Allan

Optimized Tug-Barge System Designs by Robert Allan Ltd. by David R. Connand Robert G. Allan, P.Eng. Some veteran Mississippi pushboats and barges have been

WGMA Urges Participation in Menhaden Survey

  The West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA) is urging its members with ships arriving at any port in the western US Gulf to participate in the Menhaden survey.

Singapore MPA Wants LNG Bunkering Options

Singapore's Maritime Port Authority is seeking proposals on liquefied natural gas bunker supplies as it shifts away from fossil fuels towards gas while trying to

Big Oil, Corn Blitz EPA on Biofuels Plan

U.S. farmers, biofuel makers, and oil companies have mounted last-ditch efforts to push regulators to overhaul a controversial plan for biofuel use, homing in on

MOL's Barge Terminal in Bangkok

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement with SahaThai Terminal Co.,Ltd., a container terminal operation company in Thailand,

ABS Grants AIP for Jensen’s LNG ATB Design

A Jensen Maritime-designed, liquefied natural gas (LNG)-bunkering articulated tug-barge (ATB) has been granted approval in principle (AIP) by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

HYPACK Barge Management System

HYPACK offers a solution to track multiple vessels and share the information across vessels. It also allows any remote viewer with a web browser to observe the

CITB Employees Vote Down Union Petition

Representative employees of marine transportation company of Cook Inlet Tug & Barge Inc. (CITB) on Monday voted to reject a petition that would see a union organize

Dredging Company Sentenced for Worker’s Death

Dredging NZ has been fined $79,500 and ordered to pay $42,000 in reparation after the death of a worker, crushed on a dredging barge in West Park Marina, Auckland,

Redwood City Reports Strong Cargo Volumes

Port of Redwood City reports fiscal year cargo movement fourth highest in modern history   After three years of annual double digit growth in Port of Redwood City tonnage from 2012-2014,

Intracoastal Waterway Reopened After Barge Collision

The U.S. Coast Guard has fully reopened the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) near Bolivar Peninsula, Texas Monday at 9:15 p.m. Monday, after closing it for a barge collision earlier in the day.

Ledcor Adds Six New Cargo Barges

The Ledcor Group of Companies announced that it has taken delivery of six new cargo barges to serve clients in southwest B.C. Ledcor said its marine division

Shearer Group Designs Bunker Barge

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) informs it has recently completed the design of a 130’ x 35’ x 10’ double skin bunker barge for an unspecified Gulf Coast marine fuel supplier.

Barge Collision Spill Impacts Houston Ship Channel

A section of a key Gulf Coast waterway was shut after two barges collided Monday, setting one afire and possibly spilling a gasoline additive near the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel, the U.

Salvors Remove Debris Left by Environmental Protesters

Dive and salvage teams worked to remove debris used as anchor blocks by environmental activists protesting Shell’s Arctic drilling aboard a barge in Seattle’s Alki Seacrest Park on May 19.

Bouchard Transportation Christens New ATB Unit

Oceangoing petroleum barge company Bouchard Transportation Co. celebrated the christening of two new vessels, M/V Kim M. Bouchard and B. No. 270, on Tuesday July 14, 2015 in New Orleans.

Asphalt Barge Delivered to Vane Brothers

The Vane Brothers Company, a marine transportation provider headquartered in Baltimore, Md., has taken delivery of the Double Skin 509A, the company’s first newbuild

Magdalena River Project Dredges Up Economic Promise

The hulking backhoe dredges up rocks and silt from the shallows of the muddy Magdalena River in the first laborious step to transform the waterway into an engine of economic growth.

Best Bunkering Practices

Vessel operators have an additional tool in their arsenal for preventing oil spills during bunkering operations.   “Bunkering Best Practices: Protecting People and the Environment” is a free,

Marine News Editor's Note, July 2015

This edition of MarineNews headlines the increasingly diverse articulated tug-barge (AT/B) units which are beginning to make up a large percentage of the domestic merchant fleet.

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