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.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in early February wrapped up its investigation into the June 9, 2017, allision of the mv. Marguerite L. Terral and the Union Pacific Railroad… Read More
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has vacated penalties against Trinity Marine Products Inc. from inspections dating to 2015, saying regulators had failed to… Read More
Joining a broad swath of business interests, the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS), a trade association that represents steel importers, distributors, fabricators and processors, called on President Trump in… Read More
Kirby Corporation, Houston, announced February 15 that it had completed the acquisition of Higman Marine Inc., after just announcing the deal 11 days earlier (WJ, February 12). The total value… Read More
Although most of the waterways-related items in President Trump’s proposed budget dismayed the towing industry and its allies and are unlikely to survive in Congress, the budget did give one… Read More
Earlier this month, a pair of West Louisiana ports—West Calcasieu Port and the Port of Vinton—announced they have awarded dredging contracts aimed at improving port access and boosting space for… Read More
The Tulsa (Okla.) Port of Catoosa reported that 2017 was the third-best year in its 46-year history. The port moved 2.5 million tons of cargo, an increase of 2.26 percent… Read More