OpenTug CEO Jason Aristide

Q&A: OpenTug startup offers solution for inland shippers

Marine Log (ML): Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got started with this venture? Jason Aristides (JA): I founded OpenTug by channeling a deep passion for the

ThorPlas-Blue bearings installed in an articulating rudder with Thorseals in-situ

Thordon optimizes articulating rudder with new bearing-seal combo

When a 9,280 horsepower towboat returned to service following extensive repairs at the James Marine Paducah River Service yard in Kentucky, it marked the first application of Thordon’s new seal-embedded bearing to

Both the size of the area impacted by high water, and the duration of high-water events, are growing.

When rivers rise: developing a high-water action plan 

By Michael Breslin, Director – Safety & Sustainability, American Waterways Operators  In less than eight months, the Mississippi River’s water levels have experienced significant fluctuations. In October 2022, the river reached unprecedented

Methanol to hydrogen tech used in Hydrogen One under string test

Hydrogen One towboat power train passes string test

The groundbreaking methanol-to-hydrogen technology to be used in Maritime Partners’ Hydrogen One towboat has completed a successful string test in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the test, all the key components of the vessel’s

Marine Chartering newbuild on the water

Marine Chartering takes delivery of 2,000 hp towboat

Houston-headquartered marine equipment lessor Marine Chartering LLC has taken delivery of an 86- by 30-foot, 2,000 horsepower, twin-screw, Subchapter M compliant, towboat from Plaquemine, La., based Verret Shipyard. The Verret-designed towboat will

Rick Iuliucci

Rick Iuliucci elected as new AWO chairman

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) elected a new slate of leaders this week during the association’s Spring Convention and Annual Membership Meeting. Rick Iuliucci, vice president, The Vane Brothers

e1 hydrogen generator plays a key role in methanol-to-hydrogen reforming

Can methanol-to-hydrogen reforming technology be tweaked?

Bend, Oregon, headquartered, e1 Marine, the company whose methanol-to-hydrogen technology is a key element of Maritime Partners’ Hydrogen One towboat, has been commissioned by Swiss-based Current AG to build an S Series

MRC uses M/V Mississippi fpr its inspection trips

Mississippi River Commission preps for spring high-water inspection trip

The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual spring high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, March 27- 31, 2023. The commission will host four public meetings onboard the M/V Mississippi in

Audience members look on during a presentation at TTB 2023 in Mobile.

Successful TTB 2023 sees largest attendance to date

Attendance at TTB (Tugs, Towboats & Barges) conference exceeded expectations for the third year in a row—especially for vessel owners and operators, C-level executives, and shipyards. This year, nearly 300 people gathered

11,000 hp towboat on the water

ACBL orders new 11,000 hp towboat at C&C Marine and Repair

Jeffersonville, Ind.-based American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL), has awarded C&C Marine and Repair of Belle Chasse, La., a contract to build an 11,000 horsepower class towboat. “We are investing in our future