Amid continued news cycle alarms and market turmoil from the tariff wars between the U.S. and China, a number of signs bring somewhat positive news for barging. Those threatened Chinese… Read More
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In my younger years, I was a regular contributor to The Waterways Journal and shared my opinions relative to waterways, and just about everything that has had to do with… Read More
(The planned Jeffboat closure) is sadly not surprising and with the new regulations of Subchapter M and again, just like what was experienced in the ’70s when towboats were being… Read More
The inland waterways industry got some good news with the passage by Congress of the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill to keep the government going for the rest of 2018,… Read More
If ever the clichéd phrase “end of an era” was apt, the permanent closing of Jeffboat truly qualifies. The Jeffersonville, Ind., shipyard and its parent company, ACBL, have been at… Read More
Last week, we reported on the important ruling in the Ideker Farms et al. vs. United States of America case. Judge Nancy Firestone of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims… Read More
This year’s recipients of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants, announced last week, include three of special interest to Waterways Journal readers. The unique grant-giving program has proven to… Read More
President Donald Trump has succeeded in roiling his enemies, his economic advisers, his party, the media and international markets in announcing his intention to levy broad tariffs against all imported… Read More
This week’s issue contains a story about a good example of regulatory overreach. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was sharply admonished by one of its own administrative law… Read More
As this issue of The Waterways Journal was going to press, two tows totaling 30 barges were moving military equipment from Clarksville, Tenn., to Alexandria, La. Such heavy lifts of… Read More