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Barge

A large boat with a flat bottom that does not propel itself. Barges must be attached to a tugboat or towboat to be transported. They are used on rivers and canals, primarily to convey cheap cargo in bulk. They were more common prior to the introduction of railroads during the Industrial Revolution.
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Gihon, that had seen many sports, learned to know the Hunt barge well.
Farag in the barge will tell thee how they are to live."
From an isolated phenomenon in a barge it became a permanent institution with brick-built kennels ashore, and an influence social, political, and administrative, co-terminous with the boundaries of the province.
Operating from the largest side-launch shipyard on the West Coast, Gunderson Marine is the only West Coast shipyard that has built large, articulated tug barges, while also leading the industry in the number of ATBs built over the past five years.
Casey said Polaris also plans to fuel cargo ships and would like to build additional barges that would fuel ships in other coastal ranges or inland waterways in the U.S.
Barge operators will need to cater to a range of marine fuels including high sulfur, low sulfur and distillate blends as suppliers try to comply with this rule, which will make it difficult for them to turn around barges efficiently and impact cost.
The deal includes the acquisition of seven boats (1,600 to 2,400 horsepower) and 12 barges (11,000 to 30,000 barrel capacity), as well as warehouse and office facilities.
The CGT will allow trans-shipment of cargo from international ports in Manila to Cavite through barges and roll-on roll-off operations.
The barge was given to Lebanon during negotiations for the extension of contracts for two other barges that the company operates in Lebanon.
"We have designed and built the most sophisticated and advanced barge, as part of three new barges constructed in China at a cost of $350 million.
HI-TECH barges could be built at Merseyside's Cammell Laird as part of plans to make the region "the Silicon Valley for the maritime sector".
Damen Shipyards Sharjah delivered two barges, a Crane Barge 4920 and an Anti-Pollution Barge 2405, to Binco, a leading contractor in the Middle East with over 30 years of experience and active in various sectors such as Marine, Pipeline and Oil Tanks, Light and Heavy Vehicle Contracting and Industrial Services.