Recent inland waterways industry news, covering the Mississippi River, Ohio River, Missouri River, Tennessee River, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and more. Articles on economic, environmental and logistic advantages of barge shipping, plus other stories pertaining to locks and dams and other waterway infrastructure.
A deteriorated barge and infrequent monitoring caused the flooding and subsequent sinking of the moored towing vessels Chattie Sue Smith, Mary Fern and Mary-R, along with the unnamed deck barge,… Read More
Operators, managers and stakeholders of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway gathered at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Ala., July 14–16 for the annual meeting of the Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Association (WTWA). Read More
It’s been two years since the Subchapter M regulations took final effect. July 20 marked the halfway point at which 50 percent of vessels in multi-vessel operations should have received… Read More
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with language to increase access to federal funding for small coastal and inland ports and terminals,… Read More
The new Digital Guide to the Ohio River uses Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder data to mark towing vessels, making the river safer for recreational users. The guide was designed… Read More
American Maritime Partnership (AMP) announced July 13 that it is presenting Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks with the celebrated American Maritime Hero Award. The award recognizes individuals or groups who have… Read More