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The Corps of Engineers posted its FY2018 work plan June 7. The plan distributes the additional funding provided in the FY2018 omnibus bill and identifies new starts and feasibility studies… Read More
The past two weeks saw three very positive developments for waterways development coming in quick succession from Congress and the Corps of Engineers. On June 6, the Water Resources Development… Read More
Thanks to a rising economy bolstered by the record production and export of petroleum and its products, barge rates are rising again—but coal, grains and frac sand are all contributing… Read More
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