Jennifer Carpenter, new AWO CEO, testifies on behalf of the nation's waterways

A Q&A with Jennifer Carpenter, AWO’s new CEO

In her first year as president and CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), Jennifer Carpenter, who began her term last month, says she has a lot of ground to cover with

Jennifer Carpenter promoted to AWO President & CEO

The American Waterways Operators reports that Jennifer Carpenter, its Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2020,

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

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

Vessel Incidental Discharge Act passes Senate by 94-6 vote

NOVEMBER 14, 2018 — In a move welcomed by the American Waterways Operators, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) passed the Senate today by a bipartisan vote of 94-6 as part of

AWO approves Decatur Marine as TPO for Responsible Carrier Program

JUNE 7, 2018 — The U.S. national association for towboat, tug, and barge owners and operators, American Waterways Operators (AWO), has approved Decatur Marine Audit & Survey as a third-party organization (TPO)

AWO responds to Senate vote against Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

APRIL 19, 2018 — The American Waterways Operators (AWO) reports that yesterday, due to inclusion of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) within the bill, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017

AWO approves MARCOM as Responsible Carrier Program auditor

APRIL 5, 2018 —The American Waterways Operators (AWO) has approved Marine Compliance, LLC (MARCOM) as a third-party organization authorized to conduct audits of AWO member operations as part of its Responsible Carrier

New study details economic impact of U.S. waterways industry

JULY 24, 2017 – The American Waterways Operators has released a new study that documents the contribution that the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry makes to the U.S. economy. The study,

Senate committee passes 2018 Coast Guard reauthorization

MAY 19, 2017 — The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation yesterday passed S. 1129, the 2018 Coast Guard reauthorization act by voice vote. Among other things it authorizes the Coast

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