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House Subcommittee Reviews U.S. Merchant Marine Status

by | Thursday, September 25, 2014 |

On September 15, the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing to review the U.S. Merchant Marine status, including issues that affect the domestic maritime industry, as well as the role the industry plays in the United States’ economy and national security.As part of the hearing, witnesses and labor representatives testified before Subcommittee Chairman, Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Ranking Member Rep., John Garamendi (D-CA). Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of the Board...

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Local Oilfield Service Has Plans to Open New Fabrication Yard in Amelia

by | Friday, September 19, 2014 |

LaRose-based oilfield service company, Danos, has plans to boost job creation when it opens a new fabrication yard in Amelia. The projected job creation from the project is 150 new jobs.Danos, a family-owned company that builds various structures and equipment for use in offshore gas and oil drilling and production, will open the new, 120,000-square-foot facility in October. The facility will be set on 45 acres of waterfront property.According to executive vice president, Eric Danos, the...

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New Partnership Formed to Address Growing Job Demand in the Gulf

by | Friday, September 12, 2014 |

Over the next several years, it is estimated that approximately 30,000 offshore jobs will open up in the Gulf of Mexico, and Louisiana has a plan to meet that demand.A Louisiana PartnershipSeveral local Louisiana organizations, including the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA), Louisiana Economic Development (LED), the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and the University of Louisiana System, have partnered to create a certification program and curriculum with...

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Port of Lake Charles Releases its Second Report on Vessel Traffic

by | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 |

Officials at the Port of Lake Charles recently presented the second of three reports that analyze the current and future increase in vessel traffic in the Calcasieu Ship Channel.Preparing for growthTraffic in the Calcasieu Channel is projected to experience tremendous growth over the next decade, due primarily to the expanded operations of the terminals and the construction of proposed facilities. In fact, according to the report, traffic could increase by more than 50 percent over the next...

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