The Waterways Journal advocates for policies, practices and regulations that allow the barge transportation industry to continue to operate in the safest and most economical way possible. We recognize those leaders who understand the inherent advantages of barge transport, and challenge those who push harmful policies.
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In what the American Waterways Operators called a “commonsense, deregulatory win for towing vessels and mariners,” the Coast Guard issued a final rule May 27 that allows a mariner to… Read More
In May, five conservation organizations—the National Wildlife Federation, American Rivers, Prairie Rivers Network, Missouri Coalition for the Environment and Great Rivers Habitat Alliance—filed suit against the Corps of Engineers in… Read More
To mark National Maritime Day this year, our friends at the American Association of Port Authorities are recommending that vessels—whether berthed or working—sound four blasts on their horns at noon… Read More
Wednesday, April 22, marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The American Waterways Operators (AWO) partnered with RiverWorks Discovery, an outreach program of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the National Rivers Hall of… Read More