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
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.
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
All 2017 stored flood waters were evacuated from the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system as of January 15, when the total volume stored in the system reached 56.1 million acre-feet… Read More
As a key deadline for Subchapter M draws near this July, the latest item of concern for the towing industry is the possibility of random audits. The Coast Guard had… Read More
With inland waterways specifically mentioned in last month’s State of the Union address, and President Trump’s historic press conference on the banks of the Ohio River last summer, substantial anticipation… Read More
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