Latest Marine transportation industry News

Daily ferry service coming to Charleston

Aug. 21, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Population growth and crowded highways have paved the way for a passenger ferry service in the Charleston area that's expected to begin in October. The Daniel Island Ferry is expected to carry up to 49 passengers from a Wando River dock near Children's Park on Daniel Island to the...

Alaska governor cuts $5M in additional ferry service funding

Aug. 21, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's governor has vetoed additional funding for the state's ferry service. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $5 million Monday that was added to the Alaska Marine Highway System budget by the Legislature, CoastAlaska reported Monday. The Legislature previously cut $43 million...

Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

Aug. 17, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported. Haberturk television said Saturday's...

Study says disputed Hoboken site is best for ferry depot

Aug. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

A state study released this week concluded a spot on the Hudson River waterfront that is the subject of a heated court battle is the best alternative for a ferry refueling and maintenance depot. The city of Hoboken is seeking to use eminent domain to acquire the land from the NY Waterway ferry company to provide...

Agency: Oxygen injectors pass crucial test in Georgia harbor

Aug. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Machines designed to inject extra oxygen into the Savannah River to help fish breathe exceeded expectations in a two-month test run earlier this year, a federal agency said Thursday in a report that's critical to completing a $973 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port...

Dorothy Olsen, pilot in World War II, dies at 103

Aug. 12, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Dorothy Eleanor Olsen, a member of a group of civilian volunteers who flew planes across the country during World War II, has died. She was 103. The News Tribune reports that Olsen died July 23 in University Place, Washington. She flew about 60 missions as part of the 6th Ferry Group...

Interstate 74 bridge construction slowing in the Quad-Cities

Aug. 10, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The crown jewels of the new Interstate 74 bridge — its high-rising arches — are so complicated to build, transportation officials say, progress is slowed again. Little headway was made in July on the arches that will rise above the westbound span of the new bridge,...

W.Va. governor says he's moving to help shuttering hospital

Aug. 9, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he's asked his administration to see what it can do to prevent the closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. The Republican governor issued a statement Thursday evening saying that saving the hospital's jobs must be a top priority. The...

China issues top warning for strong typhoon nearing coast

Aug. 9, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province Friday ahead of a strong typhoon carrying heavy rain and winds and expected to send an intense storm surge up the mighty Yangzte River. Heavy rain was expected in Zhejiang, Shanghai and nearby provinces on Friday before...

Hospitals in Ohio and W.Va. closing after $37M loss

Aug. 8, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Heavy financial losses are forcing the closure of rural hospitals in West Virginia and Ohio. Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio, have lost $37 million in the last two years and will close within three months,...