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Barge Revenues Drop in Spite of Record Harvest

Posted by PortVision on Apr 18, 2017 6:07:00 AM

A few years ago, with grain volumes on the rise, adding more barges to the fleet seemed a good idea to many U.S. shippers. More barges. Bigger loads. Larger profits. But things haven’t worked out as planned, even with the recent record-breaking harvests of corn and soybeans.

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Surging Petchem Production Boosts Gulf Coast Ports

Posted by PortVision on Jun 21, 2016 6:07:00 AM

The Gulf Coast, a hub for the storage and transport of petrochemicals, is booming with activity. Growth in refining at terminals in Houston and New Orleans, driven by low natural gas prices, can be seen in new plans to increase capacity at petrochemical facilities and major rail lines, as reported by Maritime Executive.

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PortVision's Top 10 Blogs of 2015

Posted by Chris Leslie on Dec 30, 2015 5:07:00 AM

Happy New Year from Oceaneering's PortVision!

2015 was a great year here at PortVision. We received more blog views and new subscribers than ever before. Thank you to all of our readers for your support and we look forward to the new year!

Here are the top 10 Blogs of 2015:

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“Container-on-Barge” Comes of Age

Posted by PortVision on Sep 1, 2015 7:35:00 AM

On April 24, 2015 Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx gave final approval to the M-55/M-35 Container-on-Barge Project to be designated as a Marine Highway Project. According to the United States Maritime Administration, these projects are planned services or expansions of existing services on existing Marine Highway Routes that can provide modal choices to cargo shippers. They benefit the public by reducing transportation costs, air emissions, road maintenance costs, and improving safety.

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