The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport, the inland port profiled in this issue, is not the largest river port by tonnage; New Orleans, Houston and St. Louis all move more barge cargo. Read More
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What do the Interstate Inland Waterway League, the Intracoastal Canal Association of Louisiana and Texas, and the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association have in common? These are names that the current… Read More
Last week’s news that Europe and the U.S. are pulling back from the brink of a tariff war caused markets and stocks to surge. But the tariff situation with China… Read More
Last year, the Coast Guard faced the prospect of a disastrous $1.3 billion cut to its already shrunken budget, due to misconceptions by President Trump and his team about its… Read More
On July 6, U.S. tariffs against $34 billion worth of Chinese goods took effect. This was in addition to earlier tariffs levied against steel and aluminum from many countries, including… Read More
On July 2, Vice Media and HBO ran a documentary on American infrastructure issues titled “The Big Fix.” It’s not yet generally available on Vice’s website, but when it does… Read More
On June 21, the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a comprehensive plan for the reshuffling of many departments and agencies of the federal government, titled “Delivering… Read More
The Corps of Engineers posted its FY2018 work plan June 7. The plan distributes the additional funding provided in the FY2018 omnibus bill and identifies new starts and feasibility studies… Read More
The past two weeks saw three very positive developments for waterways development coming in quick succession from Congress and the Corps of Engineers. On June 6, the Water Resources Development… Read More
Thanks to a rising economy bolstered by the record production and export of petroleum and its products, barge rates are rising again—but coal, grains and frac sand are all contributing… Read More