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.
As it celebrates 10 years of activism and success with its anniversary meeting in St. Louis—its first live meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic—Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI) addresses… Read More
Washington, D.C.—A federal watchdog agency told Congress the Maritime Administration (MarAd) should develop regulations to enforce cargo preference requirements intended to support the U.S.-flag shipping industry. Those requirements are to… Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following statement after rail companies and union negotiators reached a tentative agreement: “Moments ago, following 20 consecutive hours of negotiations at the Department… Read More
The Louisville Engineer District is employing emergency authority to remove remaining portions of the Green River Lock and Dam 6, near Brownsville, Ky. Lock and dam construction on the Green… Read More
NEWS UPDATE: Rail companies, union negotiators reach tentative agreement The Biden Administration is scrambling to make contingency plans to ensure delivery of goods to consumers if a union strike among… Read More
Earlier optimism about improving runoff in the Missouri River basin proved short-lived, as August brought a return to drought conditions. The Corps of Engineers announced September 7 that winter releases… Read More
Stakeholders of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Tenn-Tom) gathered in Point Clear, Ala., August 10–12 for the 40th annual Tenn-Tom conference to celebrate its rich history and look to the future of… Read More