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Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $43.7 billion in July, up $0.1 billion from $43.5 billion in June, revised.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - The World chokepoints for maritime transit of oil are a critical part of global energy security. About 61% of the world’s petroleum and other liquids production moved on maritime routes in 2015. The Strait of Hormuz and the Strait of Malacca are the world’s most important strategic chokepoints by volume of oil transit.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - IMF still projects global growth projected at 3.5% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018. U.S. growth projected at 2.1% for 2017 and 2018.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking TSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee’s charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This teleconference will be open to the public.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register July 14, 2017, the availability of Change2 to the Marine Safety Manual (MSM), Volume III, Marine Industry Personnel, and the corresponding Commandant Change Notice that highlights the changes made to that manual.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - The U.S. has historically had a very strong transportation system. This basic advantage to be able to competitively source and deliver goods and raw materials is slipping as infrastructure maintenance and improvements fall behind, and funding diminishes at the state and federal levels

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $46.5 billion in May, down $1.1 billion from $47.6 billion in April, revised.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - U.S. real gross domestic product increased at annual rate of 1.4% in first quarter 2017 according to "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter 2016, real GDP increased 2.1%.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has issued Policy Letter 17-03: Phase-In Period for Existing Towing Vessels Using the TSMS Option Under Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subchapter M.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - For 2016, EIA estimates that OPEC earned about $433 billion in net oil export revenues. This represents a 15% decline from the $509 billion earned in 2015.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - After commissioning, passing hovering trials and a champagne christening, the world’s largest hover barge "Ghost" with its 9,000ft2 clear deck and 450 tonne payload capacity is operational and now ready-to-work. Marcon International, Inc. has been appointed as exclusive broker.

Thursday, May 04, 2017 - U.S. international imports and exports of goods (excluding services) in U.S. dollars total census basis were down in March 2017 over the previous three months, but higher than first quarter 2016.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Global economic activity is picking up with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade. World growth is expected to rise from 3.1% in 2016 to 3.5% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018.

Thursday, April 06, 2017 - The United States’ 926 ports are essential to the nation’s competitiveness, serving as the gateway through which 99% of overseas trade passes. Ports are responsible for $4.6 trillion in economic activity - roughly 26% of the U.S. economy.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - With over 5,500 tugs and towboats and more than 31,500 barges as of the end of 2015, the industry moves more than 600 million tons of domestic cargo each year safely and efficiently.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade rose 0,5% month-on-month in December, having increased 2.6% in November (initial estimate: 2.8%).

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.9% in fourth quarter 2016, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.5%.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.9% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.5%.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017  The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade rose 2.8% in November, having fallen 0.9% in October (initial estimate: -1.1%). World industrial production rose 0.8% month-on-month.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - For 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $404 billion in net oil export revenues (unadjusted for inflation).

January 19, 2016 - Do you know what equipment relies upon the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) signal? How would you respond if you lost the signal?

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington once again is attending the International WorkBoat Show, North America’s largest commercial marine trade show and conference.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - For 2014, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that, excluding Iran, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $730 billion in net oil export revenues (unadjusted for inflation).

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Dynamic positioning system failures on offshore supply vessels engaged in oil and gas operations in the U.S. outer continental shelf.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - Without a doubt, the retired U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bramble has many stories to tell.

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Did you ever wonder whatever happened to those four Google barges that were supposed to serve as floating showrooms perhaps for Google Glass in strategic locations on the U.S. East and Gulf Coast?

Friday, January 2, 2015 - MarineLog  December 31, 2014




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