Port Comm ission awarded Houston Ship Chanel expansion contracts

Port Houston invests $450 million to expand Houston Ship Channel

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met Friday in a special session and awarded two of the largest contracts in its history. The commission approved the staff’s recommendation to

Trailing suction dredge (TSHD) launch

Eastern launches Weeks Marine trailing suction hopper dredge

Panama City, Fla., based Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. yesterday launched the trailing suction hopper dredge (TSHD) R.B. Weeks (ESG Hull 258) in a ceremony at its Allanton, Fla., shipyard. With a hopper

Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA)

President signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law

President Joe Biden yesterday signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) into law. As we reported when the measure was passed, the legislation expands the authority of the Federal Maritime

Master Boat Builders tug

Master Boat Builders to build second tug for Polaris New Energy

Coden, Ala., based Master Boat Builders, Inc. (MBB) reports that it is to construct a new 4,000-hp tug for PNE Marine Holdings, LLC. It will be a sister ship to Polaris, which

Activity at Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia Ports Authority sets all-time trade record

The Georgia Ports Authority reports that it moved an all-time high 519,390 twenty-foot equivalent container units in May, breaking the previous record of 504,350 TEUs set in October 2021. GPA’s May volumes

Barge that sank

USACE and owner work to raise barge that sank in Kentucky Lock

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has been working with Terral River Service to clear a barge from Kentucky Lock’s chamber that sank at approximately 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11.

New pilot launch

Alabama pilots order second launch from Gladding-Hearn

The Alabama Pilot, Inc., Mobile, Ala., has ordered its second Chesapeake Class high-speed pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery of the new 53-footer from the Somerset, Mass., shipyard is set

Dorado is fastest vessel in WETA fleet

WETA takes delivery of fast new ferry

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), which operates the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet, has taken delivery of M/V Dorado. It is the fastest vessel in WETA’s fleet

Tugboats with City of Norfol

VIDEO: Spirit of Norfolk towed to Colonna’s 

The cruise yacht Spirit of Norfolk was towed to Colonna’s Shipyard, Sunday, following a fire that broke out June 7 and was not finally declared extinguished until 9.58 a.m., Saturday, June 11.

Bishop in pre Silver Bell Award event

Seamen’s Church Institute hosts 44th annual Silver Bell Awards

On Thursday, June 9, the Seamen’s Church Institute gathered leaders in the shipping and maritime industry for its 44th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner (SBA) at Pier 60 in New York City.