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First 100% vaccinated U.S. river cruise departs Spokane

The Hornblower Group’s American Queen Steamboat Company reports that passengers boarded the American Empress in Spokane, Wash., yesterday, and embarked this morning on the first overnight river cruise with 100% COVID-19 vaccinated

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Port of Baltimore joins dredging safety initiative

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) reports that the Maryland Port Administration (MPA), Port of Baltimore, has officially joined the organization. CDMCS says it welcomes the port’s active participation

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Bouchard Transportation assets set for bankruptcy auction

The assets of petroleum tank barge specialist Bouchard Transportation Company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy September 28, 2020, are to be auctioned off. A notice of auction for the “sale of

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HaiSea Marine selects Markey Machinery for cutting-edge escort tugs

The dual-fuel 95-ton bollard pull escort tugs ordered by HaiSea Marine at Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards will feature a full suite of environmentally-friendly Markey Machinery deck machines. The tugs will operate at the

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World’s first fully-electric fast ferry starts construction

The Fjellstrand shipyard on Norway’s west coast has kicked off construction on a 31 meter long by 9 meters wide catamaran that will be the world’s first fully-electric, zero-emission ferry to be

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Louisiana SmartPort program gets CARES Act boost

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced yesterday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to The Water Institute of the

Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority (L) and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. (R) were joined, virtually, by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg for panel discussion.

Port of Little Rock marks 50th anniversary of MKARNS

The Port of Little Rock, Ark., on June 7 hosted a panel in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System (MKARNS) featuring special guests U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete

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Seastreak ferry runs aground in Brooklyn

The largest ferry in the Seastreak fleet, the 150-foot Commodore ran aground in Bushwick Inlet, in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday evening. Coast Guard, New York City Fire Department (FDNY), and New York

Nigel Cabral

PODCAST: Small-scale ferry operations and the bigger picture

In this edition of Listen Up!, we talk to Nigel Cabral, who is the CEO of Tideline Marine Group, a ferry services and maritime consulting firm based in Tiburon, Calif., that focuses

Dredging leaders engage with USACE general

USACE and dredging industry sign MOU to improve safety culture

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have inked a strengthened partnership on safety and discussed ways, through shared understanding and commitment,