In 2017, the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) was reintroduced as S.168 by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Robert Casey (D-Pa.). The bill was favorably reported to the full… Read More

The political press has been full of talk lately about “rescission,” a rarely-used budgetary procedure under which either Congress or the president could propose rescinding, or cutting, spending already authorized… Read More

The strangulation of the American shipping is being systematically accomplished by literally regulating American ships out of the greatest combination of sea ports! That is a crazy statement but very… 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

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