Paul Bartlett

U.K.-based Paul Bartlett is a maritime journalist and consultant.

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Winds of Change

By Paul Bartlett 2018-12-31 19:17:35

Tugboat operations in the U.S. haven’t changed much in decades. Long-established companies – often family-owned – see little reason to change in a sector that, by and large, works effectively and provides vital links in America’s complex supply chain. According to the American Waterways Operators (AWO), an association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industries, the sector is the largest component of the domestic maritime industry, providing half a million jobs, generating $100 billion in annual economic output, and employing...

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