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 U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) has awarded $4.1 million to Tidewater Barge Lines Inc. for the acquisition of equipment to expand the company’s regional barge service on… Read More
Adm. Linda L. Fagan, commandant of the Coast Guard, released the Coast Guard Strategy on October 12, which provides a framework for the service’s priorities during the next four years… Read More
With the Lower Mississippi River languishing at around 3 feet at the Carrollton Gage and with salt water creeping up from the Gulf of Mexico, the New Orleans Engineer District… Read More
A missing retaining ring and mounting bracket on the port main diesel engine led to a towboat engineroom fire that caused an estimated $1.8 million in damage, according to the… Read More
Living Lands & Waters expects to carry out its mission as a non-profit river cleanup organization more reliably with American River Transportation Company’s (ARTCO) recent donation of a 750 hp. Read More
Projected timeline extensions and cost overruns on major construction and rehabilitation projects and the need for ongoing funding to replace aging infrastructure were some of the topics discussed at the… Read More