Peter Schrappen

AWO appoints VP – Pacific Region

The American Waterways Operators reports that Peter Schrappen will join the organization’s staff as Vice President – Pacific Region on December 13. Schrappen, who has 23 years of legislative and advocacy experience,

sustainable shipping for tugs, towboats and barges

Q&A: Sustainability and the tug, towboat and barge industry

As most of us know by now, sustainability is at the forefront of hot topics in the maritime industry. One of our most involved sectors of the U.S. maritime industry—the tug, towboat

Biden signs infrastructure bill

AWO applauds infrastructure bill’s passage

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) says that it applauds the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, H.R. 3684, signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this week. AWO notes that the

Cover of Environmental Best Practices

AWO releases Environmental Stewardship Best Practices

The American Waterways Operators Board of Directors has approved Environmental Stewardship Best Practices tools to assist AWO members in reducing their environmental footprint and demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability. The voluntary

AWO’s Carpenter: 4 steps to speed up U.S. offshore wind fleet development

Addressing an audience of offshore wind industry stakeholders last week, Jennifer Carpenter, president and CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), said that the U.S domestic maritime industry is “ready, willing, and

AWO urges OSHA to provide flexibility for maritime industry on weekly COVID testing

The latest AWO Letter from the American Waterways Operator (AWO) says that the association is working on a letter to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Arcosa receives AWO safety award for new tank barge design

The American Waterways Operators’ (AWO) Tankering & Barge Operations Subcommittee has presented AWO affiliate member Arcosa Marine Products Inc. with the subcommittee’s second annual safety award. Arcosa received the award for the

TTB 2021

TTB 2021 sees record attendance second year in a row

Setting a new record for the event, almost 500 participants took part in Marine Log’s TTB 2021 — Tugs, Towboats & Barges conference. This was the second virtual presentation of TTB. A

TTB: Delbert Wilkins tells his own story on why diversity is key to workforce effectiveness

Marine Log’s TTB (Tugs, Towboats & Barges) free virtual event on March 24 will wrap up with a presentation by Delbert Wilkins, vice president – North operations and business development at Canal

Offshore Jones Act

Biden Admin’s Jones Act affirmation brings wave of relief

February 2021 As we report in both this month’s Inside Washington and Inland Waterways columns, the Biden Administration has been loud and clear in its affirmation of the Jones Act. Secretary of