Next year, simultaneous lock and dam closures for major repairs on several locks will close much of the Illinois River. But right now, in a foretaste of those disruptions, barge… Read More
The barge industry is getting socked by closed locks and consequent delays on the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. Members of the Inland Waterways Users Board (IWUB) were briefed on… Read More
Heavy rains in the upper Midwest have soaked crops and swelled rivers, slowing the harvest and halting barge traffic on portions of the Upper Mississippi River. According to precipitation maps… Read More
Scheduled closures of the Illinois River in 2019 and 2020 to repair aging locks were the topic of greatest concern for members of the Illinois River Carriers Association (IRCA), as… Read More
Just in time for upcoming infrastructure debates, the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) has released a new study of the effects of Upper Mississippi lock closures supported by the Wisconsin Department… Read More
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