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“The Box” is replete with riveting twists and turns, human folly and nobility, and eye-opening insights. In “Dynasties of the Sea”, Lori Ann LaRocco profiles influential shipping magnates, eliciting helpful candor in interviews with her subjects.
“Heroes of New York Harbor” brings the harbor so vividly to life on the page that the place itself assumes heroic dimensions. In “The Tugboats from A to Z”, Walter Jaffee catalogs a wartime tug fleet spawned by the biggest shipbuilding enterprise in the history of the world.
John Maxtone-Graham’s admiration for the QM2 and its heritage runs deep, and at times erupts into breathless prose. But his lucid, deeply informed descriptions of the ship’s design and engineering are essential reading for all who want to fully appreciate the nature of this vessel’s innovative grandeur.
The debate over “earnings stripping,” a tax avoidance strategy favored by multinational corporations, is complicated by legal and accounting esoterica that defy verbal explanation.
Amid staggering growth in global trading, the securities industry continues to process trades using a riskily interlinked global network of disparate systems, infrastructure, and regulatory controls. Aided by PwC, The Group of 30 recommended some improvements.
Today’s money launderers cover their tracks with ever more sophisticated deceptions, technological ploys, and intricately layered schemes. What can financial institutions do about it?
As financial institutions face dramatically widening risks, PwC periodically surveys the current state of risk management. Its observations and conclusions are by turns cautionary and instructive.
Website copy for an industry leader in marine towing and transportation.
An essay reflecting on Moran’s 150th year in business.
A thumbnail chronicle: 1860–2010.
Its history intertwined with that of New York Harbor for more than a century-and-a-half, Moran New York/New Jersey figures prominently in maritime lore. Today, its tugs function like moving parts in a massively efficient logistical machine.
The chief engineer, journalist, and author Is writing a book about the 9/11 Boatlift.
Ship spotters regularly produce richly evocative, sometimes dramatic photographs, with degrees of artistic mastery that occasionally rival the work of professionals.
A print advertisement promoting Moran’s advanced ship docking capabilities for ultra large ships.
In Louisiana LNG country, planning is advanced engineering’s reason for being.
Moran’s incremental approach to instituting Behavior-Based Safety throughout its fleet is designed to change a culture without a revolution.
Moran’s Tom Craighead sails aboard the Coast Guard’s celebrated tall ship.
With its abundant power, advanced technology, and quicksilver maneuverability, the new tug is ideally suited to assist Post-Panamax vessels.
In the ports of Texas’ “Golden Triangle,” barge and tanker traffic is heavy, cargo custody is critical, and safety is paramount.
A print advertisement communicating Moran’s commitments to quality, safety, and environmental responsibility.
One of a suite of brochures for the Moran Towing Corporation capabilities kit.
TSAC has to date provided 144 recommendations to the Coast Guard for improving the safety of towing vessels and waterways. Its advice has also helped strengthen America’s network of waterways, ports, and intermodal landside connections.
Moran makes further strides, with Behavior-Based Safety; an ergonomics review; a cultural survey; and strategic new hires.
In June 2012, Moran tugs escorted a heavy-load carrier under two bridges in the Chesapeake Bay. Carrying four container cranes, the ship had 10 feet of clearance between the top of its mammoth payload and the underside of each bridge’s deck.
Moran Morehead City tugs assist with a returning Marine Expeditionary Unit and a joint amphibious exercise.
The true story of a high-seas rescue, written by Capt. Russ McVay and edited for publication by Mark Schnapper.
Moran Environmental Recovery continues to expand its range of services.
A print advertisement celebrating Moran’s 150th year in business.
In a joint venture with Boluda at Sempra Energy’s Energia Costa Azul LNG terminal, Moran is operating a new breed of technologically advanced tugs.
Miami’s growing demand for powerful, agile tractor tugs is being fueled by watershed developments in international shipping and in the port.
A first person account of a ride-along on the tugboat Hayley Moran, by John Snyder, edited for publication by Mark Schnapper.
The Miss Stacy was within minutes of sinking.
The Port of Baltimore is expected to experience explosive growth in jumbo ship traffic.
The legendary New York Harbor docking pilot guided more than 40,000 ships to their berths. His safety record was perfection.
Reminiscing, he recalls one hair-raising workday that demanded more than the requisite communication and logistical skills. Spoiler: it ended well.
Plying a congenial management style wedded to an encyclopedic knowledge of tugboat engineering, he could reel off cascades of facts and explanations with the cheerful nonchalance of someone turning on a faucet.
Moran’s chairman and chief executive officer talked with Mark Schnapper on the occasion of the company’s 150th anniversary.
Natasha Karpinskaia makes art that is like music: works that are avowedly visceral, overtly sensual, seductively lyrical.
Fueled by the connoisseurship of its editors, TowLine, which published its inaugural issue in 1947, reproduced on its covers some of the finest American maritime art of the past 63 years.