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Matson christens second Kanaloa-class ConRo

HI, United States

The second of two new Kanaloa-class ConRo ships on order for Honolulu-headquarterred Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) was christened in a ceremony held at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif., July...

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Weeks Marine Buys Ball Joints from Straatman for new Dredger

Recently, Straatman received an order from Weeks Marine for the engineering and production of two Pinch Ball Joints.The Pinch Ball joint is mostly used between a floating pipeline and cutter suction...

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Virginia’s First Offshore Wind Turbines Promise Jobs and Clean Power. They Won’t Come Cheap

VA, United States

The boat had just lost sight of land when two delicate shapes appeared on the horizon, like needles sprouting from the sea. As the boat got closer, they seemed to grow — and grow — until...

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HawkEye 360 just made it harder for shipping’s bad actors to go dark

VA, United States

Herndon, Va., headquartered HawkEye 360 Inc. has boosted its vessel monitoring capabilities, making it harder for vessels engaged in dubious activities to go dark by turning off AIS...

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NOAA to order two new oceanographic ships

MD, United States

NOAA — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — is in the process of acquiring two new oceanographic ships as part of its fleet rebuilding effort. Once in service, the new...

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Alaska Marine Lines purchases two big barges from Sause

AK, United States

Alaska Marine Lines reports that it has expanded its fleet with the purchase of two cargo barges, the Kamakani and Namakani, from Oregon based Sause Bros. Sause terminated its Hawaii service in...

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Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District Commissions Two New Mud Cat Dredges and Booster Stations

CA, United States

Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District recently commissioned two Mud Cat 225D units each with their own industrial grinding system and booster station. The dredges were purchased under...

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Mike Hooks Dredging Company Inks Agreement with Mobile Pulley Works for Construction of New Cutter Suction Dredge

United States

Today, Mike Hooks, LLC of West Lake, Louisiana announced it will be building a new state-of-the-art cutter suction dredge. Originally founded in 1945 by Mike and Lorraine Hooks, the company is...

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VIDEO: Greenbrier delivers 204,000 barrel ATB barge to OSG

NY, United States

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (NYSE: OSG) reports that it has received delivery of the OSG 204, a 204,000 barrel capacity ATB tank barge from Greenbrier Marine a division of the Greenbrier...

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Challenging Operations affect efficiency

Many vessels spend time in challenging and complex environments, or are deployed in difficult operational profiles, where hull fouling can have a marked impact on efficiency and raise fuel costs....

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A new robot may help keep ships’ bottoms clean

It stops shellfish and seaweed from growingALL SHIPS suffer from fouling: the build-up below the waterline of shellfish, seaweeds and other organisms. This causes drag, which slows the affected...

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Bollinger Quick Repair takes delivery of new dry dock

LA, United States

Bollinger Quick Repair, LLC, a Bollinger Shipyards LLC company, has taken delivery of a new 3,400 ton floating dry dock. The dry dock is named Mr. Eddie in honor of long-time Bollinger employee...

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Bollinger delivers first of three FRCs to be homeported in Guam

FL, United States

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC Myrtle Hazard to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. The Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three that will be homeported in Apra Harbor,...

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C&C Marine and Repair delivers first of 15 towboats for Maritime Partners

LA, United States

C&C Marine and Repair’s Belle Chasse, La., shipyard last month completed the first in a series of towboats of the same design that it will deliver to Metairie, La., Maritime Partners. Named...

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