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
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Thankfully, today’s mariners work in conditions that are safer and more comfortable than ever before. But this is a profession from which risk and discomfort cannot be completely removed. Deckhands… 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
The boomer generation well remembers the famous career advice given to a young Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman in his breakout role in The Graduate, by an industrialist friend… Read More
An article in this week’s issue highlights how the St. Louis region has become a grain and fertilizer logistics “super-center,” known as “America’s Ag Coast,” boasting an array of assets… Read More