As U.S. coal-fired plants close and coal tonnage on the rivers plunges, coal exports are a bright spot in an otherwise dire picture for the U.S. coal industry. On January… Read More
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A series of negotiations in Congress are already underway on infrastructure issues. In the House, retiring Rep. Bill Shuster has said he will devote his remaining time as chair of… Read More
With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act behind him—considered their first big legislative victory by Republicans—President Trump is putting his infrastructure agenda front and center. As you… Read More
The past year was full of challenges for the inland waterways, and the maritime industry generally. Some of these were somewhat under its control and others were quite beyond it. Read More
By John Woolard Due to gross excess capacity, U.S. inland barge operators are experiencing an industry-wide “perfect storm” resulting in diminishing volume per barge, a 40 percent decline in freight… Read More