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AWO Applauds Judgment Against Oil Spill Law

Apr 06, 2010

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, hails the decision yesterday by the U.S. District Court, Massachusetts District, to grant Summary Judgment against a 2004 Massachusetts oil spill law…

Genoa Design Wins Project for Iraqi Navy

Mar 30, 2010

Genoa Design International Ltd. has won a contract to provide production design and lofting for two196.8 ft Offshore Support Vessels for the Iraqi Navy. The ships, which will play a central role in rebuilding Iraq’s maritime security capability…

Pushboats for the Amazon

Mar 28, 2010

Transdorada Transportes LTDA, a towboat operator on Brazil’s Amazon River, has recently taken delivery of a number of Cummins-powered push boats. These include two 64-ft boats with twin Cummins KTA19-M3 engines each delivering 600 HP and a single 64-ft pushboat with a single KTA19-M3 engine…

Horizon Delivers, Launches Towboats

Mar 22, 2010

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., has launched the third of five 140-ft towboats for Florida Marine Transporters (FMT). The M/V Rusty Zeller was launched on February 28, 2010 at Horizon Shipbuilding’s Bayou La Batre facility using their 600 metric ton TraveLift…

One More in Series for Waxler

Feb 09, 2010

Waxler Transportation Co. has taken delivery of the final towboat in a series of five 99 by 35-ft, 3200 hp pushboats. The latest sister, the M/V Helen Merrill, made her maiden voyage for Secors inland transport subsidiary in mid-January 2010…

Commissioner Khouri Joins the FMC

Jan 10, 2010

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that Michael A. Khouri of Louisville, Ky., has been sworn in as a Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2011. Commissioner Khouri was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 3, 2009…

Eastern Shipbuilding Gets Tiger Shark Contract

Jan 10, 2010

Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La. announced the award of a contract to Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. for the construction and delivery of six 292-ft by 64-ft by 24.5-ft Offshore Support Vessels. The signing ceremony was held January 4…

Hope Services Delivers M/V Lisa Marie

Dec 27, 2009

On December 17, 2009, the M/V Lisa Marie departed Hope Services Shipyard to join La Crosse, Wisconsin, based Brennan Marine’s tug fleet. The new towboat was delivered on schedule a common practice for Hope Service’s shipyard that has a five month turnaround on this type of tug classification…

Edoc Systems Remains Healthy in Sour Economy

Nov 19, 2009

For Victoria marine enterprise software developers Edoc Systems Group, the past years economic storm has been more about riding calm winds and following seas. They are expanding and hiring while others in the software industry have been retrenching and shedding staff…

Conrad Industries New Contract Award

Sep 20, 2009

Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CNRD.PK) announced that it has been awarded a contract for the construction of a shallow draft dredge with a value of $13.1m. The United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract to Conrad…

Steiner Delivers Fourth Z-Drive Pushboat

Sep 17, 2009

The final, for now, delivery in a series of four 120 by 34-ft 3200-HP Z-drive towboats was completed at Steiner Shipyard in Alabama. The innovative vessels were built for Southern Towing of Memphis Tennessee. As with the other three vessels…

ACL Realigns Transportation Services Division

Sep 08, 2009

American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) announced it is realigning its Transportation Services Division to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and streamline communication. The company will be moving leaders in operations management to field locations…

Bisso Towboat Accepts 4,000 ASD Tractor Tug

Aug 30, 2009

Bisso Towboat Co., Inc. announced the delivery of its new 4,000 HP ASD tractor tug Michael S.Constructed at Main Iron Works, Houma, LA, the 100 by 38 by 13.5-ft Michael S. is powered by two Cat 3516B main engines, producing 2,000 hp each at 1…

EBDG New SNAME Fellows

Aug 25, 2009

Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) announced that Douglas Wolff and James Cole have been named Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Fellows.Doug Wolff joined EBDG in 1992 and serves as Vice President of Staff Operations…

Four Times 500 HP for Colombian River

Aug 24, 2009

The Rio Magdelena flows north through Colombia to discharge into the Caribbean at Barranquilla. It is navigable for several hundred kilometers above that coastal city. Utilizing shallow draft push boats the Naviera Fluvial Colombiana SA has…

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