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MarAd and AAPA team up to improve port infrastructure
Critics say this could be a well-meaning effort too late in coming and using the wrong approach

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/23/2013 11:43:59 PM | with 0 comments

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What 2013 should and will bring in
Unfortunately, productivity will be ignored

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/31/2012 8:12:59 PM | with 0 comments

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UPDATE 9/4/12: The Conditions of Entry Notice has been published at 77 Federal Register pages 53901- 02 and is also available online. The Port Security Advisory has not yet been posted on Homeport.

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MarAd highlights the cost differences between US and foreign-flagged fleets
Crew costs are predictably the main reason, but some anomalies show up

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 11/9/2011 11:02:08 PM | with 0 comments

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The Port of Seattle's Centennial 1911-2011
Looking down on the Port of Seattle from the Space Needle.

Posted to MarineNews Notes by Raina Clark on 3/22/2011 5:51:16 PM | with 0 comments

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Waterways Council, Inc. to Meet the Press March 10
Arlington, VA –Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) will address the news media about the President’s FY 2012 budget and outlook for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works program, the state and importance of lock and dam infrastructure to the nation, and the prospects for the Inland Waterways Capital Development Plan in the 112th Congress.

Posted to Waterways Council by Jocelyn Redfern on 2/10/2011 1:51:00 PM | with 0 comments

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To assist some 30,000 coastwise merchant seamen of WW II who were employed on tugs and barges that carried bulk war materials to the various defense plants located along the Atlantic, Pacific andf Gulf Coasts. The crew of some of these barges were made up of families during the summer months. Both women and children manned the barges during during school breaks. Many elderly seamen sailed on these barges, some officially documented, other not. Due to three known government actions, many of their records have been destroyed/denied, causing them to require other means of proving their service.

Posted to Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II by Don Horton on 2/4/2011 7:05:53 PM | with 2 comments

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YouTube as a great marketing tool for recreational boating. Learn how.

Posted to FYI by Charmaine Berina on 2/1/2011 4:04:51 PM | with 0 comments

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America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released America’s Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad, an overview of the movement of maritime freight handled by the nation's container ports in 2009 through mid-2010.

Posted to Department of Transportation by Jocelyn Redfern on 1/31/2011 11:57:06 AM | with 0 comments

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This June the Finnish based Eniram company from Helsinki, was selected as a finalist of an award for emerging European technology companies Eniram provide a number of products for on board and ashore monitoring of ship performance offering real time solutions. A product gaining wider acceptance for owners and operators of cruise ships, large freight vessels and tankers is their Dynamic Trimming Assistant (DTA). A number of data sensors, with software analyzing the ship’s trim, helps vessel crews optimize trim at all times, by presenting the solution in an easy to understand graphical display. DTA does this by balancing inter related variables such as minimizing water resistance, decreasing fuel consumption, use of stabilizers and reducing emissions. External items such as waves, wind and speed are also included in the analysis. In practice, this means startling savings may be achieved. Several fleet operators are using DTA including Royal Caribbean Lines and the Hamburg Sud Group. A separate but not unrelated product, is Hull Fouling Analysis used to optimize the maintenance and efficient operation of the submerged ship’s hull area.

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 7/21/2010 8:22:21 AM | with 0 comments

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