Boats & Barges
The latest inland marine industry news involving new-construction and refurbished towboats, passenger vessels, ferries, dredges and other inland river boats. Towboat christenings and recent innovations in towboat design are also featured.
At its yard at Bayou La Batre, Ala., Steiner Construction Company recently completed another vessel, this one an 88- by 34-foot, 2,600 hp. towboat for Evansville (Ind.) Marine Service Inc. Read More
New York Harbor will soon have its first public, hybrid-electric ferry, with construction of a new Governors Island ferry underway at Conrad Industries’ shipyard in Morgan City, La. New York… Read More
In the summer of 1970, Alan Bernstein “fell in love with the river,” as he puts it, and unwittingly spawned a career on it that has lasted more than 50… Read More
Cruising is bouncing back following a near-total shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, with river cruising leading the way. Ellen Edmonds, spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association (AAA), said that through… Read More
David Podurgiel knew at 8 years old that he wanted to be a towboat pilot. That was when he joined his friends in helping a neighbor, Mr. Craft, to tear… Read More
Agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland recently announced that it is partnering with HGK Shipping to develop a hybrid low-emissions, self-propelled barge for service in its German supply chain. The new… Read More