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Monday, March 1, 2021



US West Coast ports are way behind their foreign counterparts

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on November 30, 2012

Union shenanigans at Los Angeles/Long Beach serve up yet another depressing tale of the growing gap in efficiency and dedication between US and foreign ports. Having just toured the Port of Singapore, I can vouch for this firsthand. The best…

Is Maritime Security too Important to be Left to Professionals?

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on August 5, 2010

And so it goes, with politicians second guessing maritime professionals. This week's example is brought by House members Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Edward Markey and Jerrold Nadler, who are not exactly…

RiverNotes: Wrapping up My River Trip

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on July 12, 2010

My inland waterways education included breaking the tow to get through locks, rearranging the tow to drop off and pick up barges, making tight bridges, conducting safety training, and innovative ways to board and debark a vessel. Not that I actually did any of those things myself…