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Ports of Indiana: Building on Success

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The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority, established in 1963, which operates three ports: two on the Ohio River, one on Lake Michigan. Port officials refer to the three as “America’s Premier Inland Port System.” They cite location, location, location, providing access via two critical freight

Marine News Boat of the Month: February 2018

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Ellis Island, largest hopper dredge in United States market built and delivered by Eastern Shipbuilding   In late November 2017, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and infrastructure services,

Triple-screw Tug for the Hudson

(Photo: Cummins/Alan Haig-Brown)

“The Daisy Mae is the closest you can get to Z-drive maneuverability, without the cost of Z-drive,” maintains her builder Joseph Rodriguez of Rodriguez Ship Building Inc. in Bayou LaBatre, Ala.   Rodriguez has designed and built a lot of tugs over the years and doesn’t make this claim lightly. Further

Op/Ed: AIWA - A National Asset Worth Funding

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What does the future hold for infrastructure investment on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in 2018?   The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) is a nonprofit, membership organization for one of the nation’s longest water infrastructure projects stretching over 1,100 miles: the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW).

Interview: William P. Doyle - CEO, Dredging Contractors of America

William P. Doyle - CEO & Executive Director, Dredging Contractors of America (DCA)

William P. Doyle is the new CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA). Twice a U.S. Senate confirmed Presidential appointee to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Doyle has, over the course of a long and celebrated career, worn many prestigious hats. Prior to his FMC appointment, Mr.

Trump’s Infrastructure Proposals Disappoint -WCI

President Trump announces his infrastructure initiative on June 7, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) reacted to the Trump Administration infrastructure principles released today, expressing disappointment that the proposal moves toward eliminating the role of the Federal government to construct, operate and maintain the nation’s waterways by transferring that responsibility to nonfederal public or private entities.

NY/NJ Cross Harbor Freight Program Enters Second Review Phase

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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey  awarded a $23.7 million agreement to Cross Harbor Partners, a joint venture of STV Incorporated/AKRF Inc., to undertake the Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for the Cross Harbor Freight Program at the port.   The aim of the Cross Harbor Freight Program

Trump's State of the Union Cites Infrastructure Deficits

President's Inaugural State of the Union Speech (Photo: White House)

Joining efforts underway in Congress to address the nation’s infrastructure deficit, tonight, in his inaugural State of the Union address, President Trump called on Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion “for the new infrastructure investment we need.” The Coalition for

Riverboat Touring: Status Quo or Ready to Grow?

Credit: Pamela Harding

If you want to book a plush river cruise vacation in America’s heartland – say on the Mississippi or Ohio Rivers – you can do it. The American Queen Steamboat Company’s website offers as many as 13 river cruises in 2018. Certainly, the ‘bourbon cruise,’ aboard the lavish American Duchess sounds like fun.

Russian Wheat Export Prices on the Rise

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Russian wheat export prices rose last week due to higher global benchmarks and the strengthening of the rouble against the dollar, analysts said on Monday.   Black Sea prices for Russian wheat with 12.5 percent protein content were at $194.5 a tonne on a free-on-board (FOB) basis at the end of last week, up $1.

Port Authority of Strasbourg Partners with HAROPA

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 The Port Authority of Strasbourg (PAS) in France and port operator HAROPA of the Port of Le Havre have inked an agreement regarding four areas of cooperation – in rail, river and sea, innovation, and promotional capabilities, PAS said.     "In the presence of Catherine Trautmann, Chairman of PAS,

Intermodal Terminal to Come Up in Uttar Pradesh

Nitin Gadkari, Indian Shipping Minister. Photo: PIB

 Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will construct Intermodal Terminal at Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur and will be linked to both National Waterways-I (NW-1) or river Ganga and National Highway-19 - connecting Ghazipur to Patna - and help in movement of cargo, with options for both land and water transportation.

Tug Explosion Kills Three in Kentucky

A tug boat explosion has left three people dead and numerous others injured on the Tennessee River in Calvert City, Ky. Authorities said the tug was undergoing repair in drydock when an explosion occurred inside the vessel around 9 a.m. on Friday. Three were pronounced dead at the scene and numerous

MISHA to Install DESMI BWMS Fleet-wide

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Danish firm DESMI Ocean Guard A/S said it has finalized a contract to supply CompactClean ballast water management systems (BWMS) to the entire fleet of Turkish ship owner MISHA Shipping.   The contract includes delivery of 10 CompactClean BWMS in sizes from 340 to 750 m3/h, with the first system

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