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Rhine Water Level Falls Again in Germany, Raising Freight Costs

Aug 05, 2022

Water levels on the Rhine in Germany continue to fall in hot weather, sending shipping costs higher because vessels cannot sail on the river fully loaded, vessel brokers said on Friday.Freight shipping on the river continues but with vessels sometimes forced to sail 75% empty…

Apply Now for Marine News' MN100 Awards Edition

Jul 20, 2022

Each year, Marine News magazine profiles 100 of the top firms in the North American workboat sector.From passenger vessels to towboats, tugs and barges. From dredging and offshore energy to pilot, patrol, fire and police boats. OEMs, service providers…

Sandock Austral Shipyards Offering Container Feeder Barge Concept

Jun 09, 2022

A new port container barge concept being offered by Durban's Sandock Austral Shipyards aims to improve the way containers are handled in South Africa’s ports, ultimately leading to less road congestion and faster turnaround times for imports and exports…

Scrubber Barge to Capture Ship Exhaust in LA and Long Beach

May 26, 2022

A new barge is being built to help capture and treat stack exhaust from vessels in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.Produced and operated by Clean Air Engineering - Maritime, Inc. (CAE-M), based in San Pedro, Calif., the self-propelled…

US Inland Waterways: Big Money, New Projects, Help Wanted

May 24, 2022

New federal money promises dramatic impacts throughout the United States’ inland waterways system in 2022 and beyond. This report focuses on America’s central rivers; the Western rivers will be covered in a future report. These central rivers reach 11…

Cargill to Build Soybean Processing Plant in Missouri

May 18, 2022

Cargill has unveiled plans to build a new soybean processing facility located in Pemiscot County, Mo. near Hayti and Caruthersville to support growing domestic and global demand for oilseeds driven by food, feed and fuel markets. The facility…

Suggestions for Making America’s Marine Highway Program More Effective

May 02, 2022

The America’s Marine Highways Program is one of several grant programs administered by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to promote more effective use of the nation’s navigable waterways. This particular program was established by Congress…

Clean Canaveral Completes Inaugural LNG Bunkering

Mar 28, 2022

The Clean Canaveral, a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge operating along the coast of the southeastern United States, recently completed its inaugural bunkering in Jacksonville, Fla. The Clean Canaveral has a capacity of 5,500 cubic meters…

Missouri River Projects Being Developed

Mar 09, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a “sources sought” notice on March 2. As it implies, “sources sought” is an effort by the Corps to get a big picture of companies available to undertake certain projects. A top concern is to ensure…

US Army Corps to Upgrade Lock and Dam Critical for Grain Exports

Jan 19, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will use $732 million in federal infrastructure funding to modernize a lock and dam on the Upper Mississippi River that are crucial for shipping grain and soybeans to export markets, officials said on Wednesday…

St. Louis Container on Barge Project Moves Forward

Dec 17, 2021

Key stakeholders behind the efforts to launch innovative container-on-vessel (COV) service to the Midwest on Firday announced that Hawtex Development Corporation is signing on as the lead developer for a new COV port facility in Jefferson County…

MARAD Awards $12.6 Million in Grants for US Marine Highways

Dec 10, 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded $12.6 million in grants to nine marine highway projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The funding will help address supply chain disruptions…

Phillips 66 to Convert Alliance Refinery to Terminal Facility

Nov 19, 2021

Energy manufacturing and logistics company Phillips 66 announced it plans to convert its Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., to a terminal facility. The conversion is expected to take place in 2022.“We made this decision after exploring…

AWO Applauds Passage of US Infrastructure Bill

Nov 19, 2021

The American Waterways Operators, a trade group representing the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, said it applauds the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, H.R. 3684, signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this week…

Missouri River Shipping Channel Dredged

Nov 17, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, collaborated with the St. Paul District, of the Mississippi Valley Division, to bring the Dredge Goetz onto the Missouri River from late October through early November 2021 to participate…

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Pelagus 3D, Immensa Partner Up to Service Maritime and Energy Industries

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