Waterways Council, Inc. elects new President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Waterways Council, Inc. today unanimously elected Tracy R. Zea as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the new duties effective today. With

Newcastlemax loads record met coal cargo at Port of Mobile

Though U.S. barge lines may be carrying less thermal coal used for electricity generation these days, metallurgical coal shipments remain healthy. Where’s it all going? The answer is that much of it

Port of Green Bay reports robust June tonnage totals

With imports of nearly 110,000 tons of foreign salt and 73,000 tons of limestone, June was a strong month for tonnage moving into and out of the Port of Green Bay Wis.,

VIDEO: Viking responds to strong demand for Mississippi River cruises

Viking River Cruises says that new 2023 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now on sale. The company’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, currently under construction at an Edison Chouest Offshore

NTSB reports on costly contact between tow and moored barges

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on an incident involving, among other things, a Kirby Inland Marine towboat captain with a high level of marijuana metabolites in his urine,

Bipartisan bill aims to help inland ports

U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-Ill.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to increase access to critical federal funding for inland ports, terminals, and waterways. The Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act

Black and Graywater: An overlooked environmental issue

Scienco/FAST, a manufacturer of marine sewage devices (MSD) based in St. Louis, Mo., has installed nearly 5,000 of its MSD units aboard towboats, tugs, offshore supply vessels, diving support vessels, pilot boats,

PODCAST: David Lee of ABB discusses the current state of the U.S. tug market

In this edition of Listen Up!, we talk with David Lee, senior account manager, new sales, at ABB Marine & Ports. He oversees all sales initiatives for towboats, tugs, dredging and marine

Marine Highway grant will fund key element of Jeffersonville barge shuttle project

The Ports of Indiana says that $545,145 awarded it in the latest round of MARAD Marine Highway grants will support a $778,766 barge shuttle project for Nucor Steel underway at its Jeffersonville

Closures to Illinois Waterway Locks remain set for July 1

Beginning July 1, the Rock Island Engineer District is temporarily closing the Dresden Island, Marseilles, Starved Rock, Peoria and LaGrange locks on the Illinois Waterway to facilitate needed repairs and maintenance. The