On USCG Anniversary, Gov. McAuliffe Urges Hurricane Preparedness
Gov. Terry McAuliffe encouraged Virginians to get ready for hurricane season and provided an update on the commonwealth’s preparations Friday at a press conference in Portsmouth at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. The governor also presented Rear Adm. Stephen Metruck, commander of the 5th Coast Guard District, with a proclamation in recognition of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 225th birthday, which the service will celebrate Tuesday.
Diana Shipping Nets 2Q Loss
Diana Shipping Inc. today reported a net loss of $14.1 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $15.5 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to net loss of $5.7 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $7.2 million reported in the second quarter of 2014. Time charter revenues were $38.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $43.2 million for the same quarter of 2014.
Tug-Barge Design Optimized for South America
Some veteran Mississippi pushboats and barges have been transported to South America for second careers. However, conditions on a great river like the Paraguay-Paraná are different.
WKCTC to Host Open House for ILM Institute
West Kentucky Community and Technical College will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the Inland Logistics and Marine Institute August 10 from 4 – 6 p.m. at 631 Marine Way in downtown Paducah. The event will highlight the completion of the 8,000-square-foot facility that will provide training and education for the logistics and marine industries. The Institute also houses WKCTC’s Logistics & Operations Management and Marine Technology programs.