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May 22 is National Maritime Day, which Congress declared in 1933 to commemorate the American steamship Savannah’s 1819 voyage from the United States to England, marking the first successful crossing… Read More
By Paul Hite ABS Senior Surveyor As the July 20 Subchapter M compliance deadline approaches, the towing vessel industry continues to work with the U.S. Coast Guard to identify equipment… Read More
It was a significant moment when Brian Curtis, director of the Office of Marine Safety at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), addressed the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association. Read More
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