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US Coast Guard Proposes 2024 Great Lakes Pilotage Rates

Aug 16, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register outlining U.S. Great Lakes pilotage rates for the 2024 shipping season.The new rates seek to generate revenue for each of the three U.S. Great Lakes pilot associations…

MARAD Designates Two New Marine Highway Routes

Aug 16, 2023

Two new routes have been designated under the U.S. Marine Highway Program (MHP), U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced this week during a visit to Alaska.The newly designated M-11 in Alaska will add over 6,500 miles to the marine highway system…

PD Ports Orders New Hopper Dredge from Neptune

Aug 15, 2023

PD Ports in the U.K. has ordered a new dredging vessel from Dutch shipbuilder Neptune Marine.The 71-meter-long hopper dredge, which has already been named the Emerald Duchess following a competition among PD Ports employees, was ordered for £23 million and will arrive at Teesport next summer…

Crowley Breaks Ground in San Diego for All-electric Tugboat Charging Station

Aug 10, 2023

Crowley and the Port of San Diego broke ground for the shoreside charging station designed to provide clean energy for the company’s forth-coming zero-emissions tugboat, eWolf.The charging station is a microgrid charging facility that will allow…

Svitzer Australia Appoints New Managing Director

Aug 09, 2023

Videlina Georgieva has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Svitzer Australia.She will help drive regional growth and progress Svitzer’s decarbonization agenda and replaces outgoing Nicolaj Noes who will be leaving Svitzer to take on a new opportunity…

UK Dredging Orders Unique Water Injection Dredger

Aug 03, 2023

Damen Shipyards Group recently signed a contract with UK Dredging for the delivery of a Shoalbuster 2711 Water Injection Dredger (WID).UK Dredging, part of Associated British Ports (ABP), operates Britain’s largest dredging fleet. Among its vessels are a number of Damen dredgers and workboats…

Rain Raises Rhine River Levels in Germany; North Still Too Shallow

Jul 26, 2023

Heavy rain has raised water levels on the Rhine in Germany, but the river is still too shallow in central northern areas for cargo vessels to sail fully loaded, commodity traders said on Wednesday.The river is a major western European shipping route for commodities including grains…

LNG Barge Clean Canaveral Bunkers First Cargo Ship in Canaveral

Jul 20, 2023

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge Clean Canaveral completed its first barge-to-ship bunkering of a cargo vessel at Port Canaveral’s South Cargo Berth 4. JAX LNG, along with Polaris New Energy, handled the LNG refueling of the Damia Desgagnés on the ship’s inaugural call to Port Canaveral…

Welland Canal Ship Traffic Resumes

Jul 11, 2023

Two-way marine traffic resumed Monday night on the Welland Canal in Ontario, Canada after a power outage on Sunday led to a temporary suspension of navigation.The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC), which manages and operates the Canadian assets of the St…

Singapore Port Authority Seeks Proposals for Fully Electric Harbor Craft

Jul 11, 2023

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued an expression of interest (EOI) calling for proposals to design and promote the use of fully electric harbor craft in Singapore, it said in a statement on Tuesday.The EOI document is a…

Coast Guard and Local Authorities Join Forces in Response to Port Newark Vessel Fire

Jul 07, 2023

A Unified Command has been established to continue response to the fire aboard Grimaldi cargo vessel Grande Costa D’Avorio, which caught fire Wednesday night around 9:30 PM at the Port of Newark, an incident in which two firefighters died Thursday…

Rain Raises Rhine River Water in Germany, North Still Too Shallow

Jul 03, 2023

Water levels on the river Rhine in Germany have risen after rain but are still too low in northern and central areas for cargo vessels to sail fully loaded, commodity traders said on Monday.Dry weather in June meant the river became too shallow…

Panama Canal Postpones Depth Restrictions after Much-needed Rain

Jun 26, 2023

The Panama Canal will postpone depth restrictions that were set to affect the largest ships crossing the key waterway, the canal authority said, after much-needed rain provided relief to the strained maritime passage.A series of measures were…

U.S. House Committee Green-Lights Strong Funding - WCI

Jun 23, 2023

The House Committee on Appropriations approved by a vote of 34-24 the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Energy and Water Development (E&W) Appropriations Bill. Included in the bill are Community Project Funding (CPF) requests for Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF) construction projects…

Corps Launches Lower Miss 'Mega-study'

Jun 22, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is kicking off a five-year, $25 million 'mega-study' with the goal to help guide effective and practical management of the Lower Mississippi River.The Corps said the the study will help it to identify recommendations…

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