McAllister, Maine Port Authority design ATB to ship containers to N.Y.

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(PORTLAND, Maine) — The Maine Port Authority and McAllister Towing have designed an articulated-tug barge to transport containers between Portland and New York City, the Portland Press Herald reported. Officials hope the federal government will support the project as a way to get trucks off the Northeast’s congested highways — and revive a coastal domestic shipping system that disappeared more than a half-century ago.

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By Professional Mariner Staff