Most businesses thrive on, or at least aspire to, predictability and certainty. One businessman recently said that he would rather have several predictable “OK” years in a row than dramatic… Read More
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The so-called Phase 1 trade deal with China was signed to much fanfare January 15, while the Senate passed the United State-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and sent it to President Trump… Read More
Great boats have great stories. Take my dad’s old Bass Tracker fishing boat from the ’90s, which went on a middle-of-the-night joy ride down the Black Warrior River below Tuscaloosa,… Read More
Container-on-barge will happen; but when? Versions of that sentiment have been circulating among the inland navigation community for decades. Various COB experiments on the inland waterways have come and gone,… Read More
The new year is a good time to remind readers of The Waterways Journal of changes arriving in how we cover dredging and marine construction issues. Over the past few… Read More
On December 11, the Customs and Border Patrol announced its intention of moving forward with a controversial interpretation of maritime transportation rules. The change, which at least one maritime law… Read More
President Donald Trump and his aides have been trumpeting the first phase of what they claim is a game-changing trade deal with China. The 86-page deal—expected to be signed in… Read More
The floods of 2019 set dozens of new records. In the north-central river forecast region, the year 2019 recorded minor flood forecasts for 96 consecutive days; moderate flood forecasts for… Read More
Finally, much-needed supplemental federal money to restore river channels and repair damage from the flood of 2019, signed into law in June in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief… Read More
At the recent Waterways Symposium in Pittsburgh, Jim Stark, president of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association, gave a cogent tour of serious issues facing the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. He singled… Read More