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.
For months, U.S. shipping interests have been issuing anguished complaints about massive container imbalances, delays, jams, rising costs and the alleged refusal by some carriers of U.S. containerized exports. Now… Read More
Shortly after 3 a.m. July 12, the Liberia-flagged bulk carrier Jalma Topic lost control as it was northbound on the Lower Mississippi River just below Algiers Point. The ship careened… Read More
Stakeholders of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and members of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA) are getting ready for the group’s annual seminar, set for August 4-6 at the… Read More
Panama City, Fla.-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group held a grand opening July 8 for its new commercial repair facility in Port St. Joe, Fla., near the eastern terminus of the Gulf… Read More
In late May, Bayou La Batre, Ala.-based Steiner Construction Company delivered a pair of new-built towboats to American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL), with both vessels joining ACBL’s operations in the… Read More
The American Waterways Operators has joined The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, a new non-profit alliance of maritime stakeholders across North America who are committed to addressing climate change and achieving a… Read More
Argus Media, a London-based publisher of global commodity information and news, announced June 30 that it is establishing a new price report for urea barge shipments in New Orleans. Argus said… Read More