Three Marine Highway projects get MARAD funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) is awarding $6,790,000 in grants to three Marine Highway projects. The funding will go towards enhancing existing services in Louisiana and Virginia as well

Walter Blessey honored for meritorious public service

Walter Blessey, Jr., Chairman and CEO, of Harahan, La., headquartered Blessey Marine Services, Inc., has been awarded a Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award. He was presented with the award by Rear

New Container-on-Barge service under development

The Ports of Indiana has received recognition from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao for its leadership role in the development and advancement of the Marine Highway M-35/M-70 Container-on-Barge Service on

Scott Merritt is new AWO Chairman

The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association, elected a new slate of leaders earlier this month during the association’s annual Spring Convention held in

Jeff Stephens joins Heartland Barge

Jeffery Stephens has joined Columbia, Ill., headquartered Heartland Barge Management as Manager of Equipment Sales and Leasing for the Gulf Coast and International markets. Stephens is bilingual in Spanish and has 40

USCG responds to sunken towing vessel

The Coast Guard was responding to a sunken towing vessel in Pass a Loutre near Venice, La., Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 2 a.m. that the