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US Rail Jams Force Rush to Roads and Rivers

Photo: Susannah Skiver

U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low by the widespread bottlenecks on rail networks.

Jones Act is Critical to Conn. Economy

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (left) and Rep. Joe Courtney (Photo: American Maritime Partnership)

Study shows Connecticut shipbuilding industry worth $2.5 billion to state’s economy, supports nearly 23,000 jobs The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) joined with the Shipbuilders Council of America

Restoring the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary

A New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' crew places mollusk shells into waters off Governors Island in New York Harbor October 6, 2010, creating an artificial oyster reef. The effort was part of an experiment examining the possibility of re-creating a healthy oyster population in New York and New Jersey waters. (Photo: Dan Desmet, New York District Public Affairs)

Significant challenges often require a team effort. Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary is one of them. A group of professionals from the Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, joined 200+ scientists,

Shipbuilding

Brazil AHTS Contract Breakthrough for Havyard

Contract signing: Photo Havyard

Havyard says it is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply

Senator Kaine Tours NNS Apprentice School

Senatorial visit: Photo HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) apprises that it has hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.

HII Gains Award for Employee Military Service Support

Patriot award ceremony: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) informs that two members of its legal team received Patriot

Contracts

Rosneft and AVTOVAZ Strengthen Strategic Cooperation

Rosneft and AVTOVAZ signed an Agreement of development of strategic cooperation

Rosneft President, Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and AVTOVAZ President Bo Inge

Nine Share in US$6-B DoD Contract Modifications

Container ship: Photo APL

The US Department of Defense informs that nine companies have each been awarded indefinite-delivery/

KKR & Borealis Maritime Acquire 9 Containerships

Containerships sunrise: File photo

KKR and Borealis Maritime say they have acquired a portfolio of nine feeder container vessels in a

Technology

BMT WBM to Showcase TUFLOW at World Bank Seminar

WBM-TUFLOW

BMT WBM ( (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, a leading international engineering and risk

Rosneft Restores Meteorological Observations System in Kara Sea

Rosneft completely restored the system of meteorological observations in the Kara Sea

As part of a large-scale summer Arctic research expedition "Kara-Summer - 2014" a meteorological

Navy Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Delivery Milestone

Navy UAV LTV 38: Photo USN

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, informs of the delivery of

Legal

Iraq to Appeal US Court Decision on Kurdish Oil

The Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday it would challenge a U.S. court decision that stopped U.S. Marshals from seizing some one million barrels of disputed Kurdish oil docked

USCG Shares Safety Tips for Labor Day, Riverfest

COAST GUARD SHARES SAFETY TIPS, ESTABLISHES OHIO RIVER SAFETY ZONES

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the boating season and is known as one of the

Wishful Thinking From Across the Pond

Joseph Keefe

European Shipowners Pursue Softening of the Jones Act   Just last month, the Secretary General of

People & Company News

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Participants in KAKADU 2014

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed

DP World 1H 2014 Profit Soars

Container gantry: Photo courtesy of DP World

Global marine terminal operator DP World releases strong financial results from its global

British WWl Warship Refurbishment Project

HMS Caroline: Photo in public domain

Northern Ireland Office Minister, Dr Andrew Murrison MP, visited the historic HMS Caroline in