Maritime Partners adds two more towboats; TTB topics will include increasing diversity in the marine industry

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Karl Senner
Maritime Partners adds two more towboats

Its latest vessel, christened last month, is the M/V Raymond Butler, the latest in a series of 2,600 hp. towboats on order at the John Bludworth Shipyard in Corpus Christi, Texas. Full Article

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TTB topics will include increasing diversity in the marine industry

Kasey Eckstein, founder and executive director of of WIMOs (Women in Maritime Operations), will be among the speakers at Marine Log’s upcoming TTB—Tugs, Towboats & Barges event. Her topic will be how to increase diversity in the marine industry, retention of women in the industry and the importance of marine education for women. Full Article

RW Fernstrum
Breaching Snake River dams is a $2.3 billion bad idea says PNWA

Breaching the Snake River dams would cause diesel fuel consumption to increase by nearly 5 million gallons per year as barges are replaced by less efficient truck-to-rail shipments. Full Article

Listen Up
Bouchard ordered to compensate fired whistleblower

On October 20, 2017, the barge Buster Bouchard/B. No. 255 exploded off Port Aransas, Texas, killing two Bouchard Transportation employees. Full Article