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NYC Exploring Ways to Move More Freight Via Waterways

Nov 02, 2023

New York City is looking at ways to help shift freight transportation off of its busy roads and onto the waterways.The city's Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Wednesday jointly released…

Cashman Wins $29 Million Contract for Baltimore Dredging

Nov 01, 2023

Quincy, Mass. based Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co. LLC, has secured a contract to perform maintenance dredging in Baltimore, Md.The $29,131,250 firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Baltimore District…

St. Lawrence Seaway Reopens Following Tentative Deal to End Strike

Oct 30, 2023

The union representing St. Lawrence Seaway workers in eastern Canada said it reached a tentative labor agreement on Sunday, ending a week-long strike that shut down a key North American trade route linked to the Atlantic Ocean.The Unifor union…

LNG Bunker Barge Clean Everglades Christened

Oct 24, 2023

Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipbuilder Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) held a christening ceremony for recently constructed liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge Clean Everglades.The vessel is the sister ship to the LNG barge, Clean Canaveral…

Canada's Seaway Strike Impacts 115 Vessels in Great Lakes Route

Oct 23, 2023

A strike in Canada's St. Lawrence Seaway entered its second day on Monday after workers walked off over a wage dispute, shutting down an important maritime trade route linking the Great Lakes to Montreal port and impacting about 115 vessels…

Mississippi River Lowered Near Minneapolis for Dam Maintenance

Oct 19, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have lowered the Mississippi River water elevations between Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1, both in Minneapolis, from October 13…

Amazon River Port Water Levels Drop to 121-year Record Low

Oct 16, 2023

The water level at a major river port in Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit its lowest point in at least 121 years on Monday, as a historic drought upends the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and damages the jungle ecosystem.Rapidly drying…

Wasaline RoPax to Burn Biogas Fuel on Fridays

Oct 16, 2023

Finnish shipping company Wasaline announced it has started operating with certified biogas one day a week from October 13, in preparation for the EU emissions trading system that will come into force next year.The company, which operates the route connecting Vaasa…

Inland Waterways: US Making Progress on Infrastructure

Oct 12, 2023

The United States’ vast network of navigable inland rivers is vital to the nation’s economy, serving as an aquatic superhighway for the efficient shipment of critical commodities like agricultural goods, energy products, building materials and industrial chemicals to destinations within the U…

Vessels Run Aground in the Rivers of the Drought-hit Amazon Region

Oct 11, 2023

A barge carrying three trucks and 2,000 empty cooking gas cylinders lies stranded on the vast sand banks of a diminished Rio Negro river after running aground last month, highlighting the plight of river transport in the Amazon region hit by severe drought…

Port of Brownsville Receives $11.5 Million Infrastructure Grant

Oct 09, 2023

The Port of Brownsville’s Cargo Dock 3 reconstruction project has secured an $11.5 million grant under the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) new Maritime Infrastructure Program.On September 28, the Texas Transportation Commission…

Major Port Hedland Navigation Project Completed

Oct 03, 2023

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has completed a major A$15.5 million two-year project to repair and rejuvenate essential aids to navigation (AtoNs) off the coast of Port Hedland, Western Australia.AMSA commissioned the works following Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica in 2019…

Panama Canal Trims Vessel Passage Quota again to Deal with Severe Drought

Oct 02, 2023

Daily ship crossings on the Panama Canal, one of the world's main maritime trade routes, will be reduced to 31 from 32 to soften the impact from a severe drought that is expected to last until next year, the authorities managing the canal said…

Mississippi River Near Historic Lows, Grain Exports at Risk

Sep 29, 2023

A key stretch of the lower Mississippi River dropped this week to within inches of its lowest-ever level and is expected to remain near historic lows just as the busiest U.S. grain export season gets underway, according to the National Weather Service…

Joint Venture to Develop First LNG Ship Bunkering Hub in US Gulf

Sep 28, 2023

A joint venture is developing the first dedicated liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering facility for ships in the U.S. Gulf amid efforts by the maritime industry to find cleaner fuel solutions, executives said on Thursday.Shipping, which accounts…

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