It was so good to see Capt. David Smith’s column featuring the Capt. Rick Neale (“Weirton Express”) featured as the first “Old Boat” of the New Year in the January… Read More
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President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared together January 4 at the Brent Spence Bridge that connects Covington, Ky., to Cincinnati, Ohio, to tout the bipartisan achievement… Read More
On December 30, the Environmental Protection Agency quietly announced that it had issued yet another “final” rule-making that defines “waters of the U.S.” The term has been a political football… Read More
Just when the waterways industry is celebrating recent funding successes in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the recently passed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), inflation is complicating the… Read More
The dramatic low water on the Mississippi River got extensive coverage nationally and internationally. Barge loads were lightened, tow sizes were shrunk, queues formed as dredges dredged hot spots. Hundreds… Read More
It seems hard to believe it will be 37 years ago—December 19, 1985—that the towboat L. Wade Childress tuned turtle (sinking) at Ft Madison, Iowa., in 30 feet of water off… Read More
The House of Representatives has passed the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, to which the Water Resources Development Act for 2023 was attached, as… Read More
A short while ago, we predicted that the Biden administration’s tolerance of Jones Act waivers for Puerto Rico—even though the reasons given were spurious—was a signal that would open the… Read More
This is to commend your editorial recognizing and saluting the maritime industry’s interconnectedness with numerous military veterans (Veterans Power The Inland Waterways, WJ November 14). The Port of Paducah certainly fits… Read More
Even if a threatened rail strike is averted at the 11th hour on December 4—the expiration of the “cooling-off” period for one of the rail unions—we are already being affected… Read More