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USCG commits to flexibility on Sub M during COVID-19 pandemic

The Coast Guard has responded to a recent request by the American Waterways Operators asking that it suspend in-person Subchapter M inspection activities for a minimum of 30 days, for the mutual

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

Work Plan increases USACE Vicksburg District funding for FY 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District reports that its Work Plan for the 2020 fiscal year includes $102 million in funding for its civil works program, the largest amount

Bouchard slapped with USCG NY Captain of the Port orders

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey has issued an order to Bouchard Transportation Company requiring that three tug and fuel barge units currently anchored in

IRPT appoints Dede Smith as Deputy Director

Dede Smith has joined Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) as its new Deputy Director. IRPT is a nationwide trade association for users of the U.S. inland waterway system Before joining

Breaching Snake River dams is a $2.3 billion bad idea says PNWA

Environmentalists are pushing for the removal of four dams on the lower Snake River in the hopes that this would improve salmon stock. Recently, the State of Washington released a draft Lower

Inland waterways HR guru to speak at TTB 2020

Veteran maritime industry human resources professional Tom Montgomery is among the industry leaders who will be speaking at Marine Log’s upcoming TTB event, to be held at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza

USDA study says U.S. Agriculture needs waterways upgrades

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) have commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for releasing a significant new study that quantifies the cost-savings and competitive

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


Trump Administration seeks to slash USACE Civil Works budget

The Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) has reacted to the Trump Administration’s $4.827 billion FY20 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works program, a 31% cut from the FY19