USCG issues alert on dangers of unmarked dredge pipe

DECEMBER 30, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety alert reminding recreational boaters and commercial vessel operators to use caution when operating their vessels near areas where dredging operations

AWO members set to Barge-In on Congress

APRIL 14, 2015 — The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, will be calling on Congress tomorrow, April 15. During AWO’s annual Barge-In, 170

Damen launches LNG fueled inland tanker

MARCH 6, 2015 — Damen Shipyards Group’s Galati, Romania, yard recently launched the first LNG-fueled Damen EcoLiner inland shipping tanker, designed to give inland shipping operators much-needed fuel economy while cutting emissions.

Waterways Council applauds hike in barge diesel user fee

DECEMBER 17, 2014 — Here’s one that either a sad commentary on the byzantine way in which things get done in Washington, DC, or a tribute to the legislative dexterity of the

President Obama signs WRRDA into law

JUNE 11, 2014 — President Obama yesterday signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Passed with overwhelming Congressional support, the measure has been hailed by waterways and port

Critical waterways bill passed by U.S. Congress

MAY 23, 2014—Maritime interests hailed the passage by Congress of the critical waterways infrastructure bill H.R. 3080, the “Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014,” which contains major recommendations of the Capital

Waterways industry barges in on Washington

APRIL 2, 2014 – As part of the American Waterways Operators’ annual Barge-In, U.S. vessel owners, operators and mariners are fanning out all over Capitol Hill today visiting nearly 150 Congressional offices

Allegretti takes helm at American Maritime Partnership

MAY 2, 2013 —Thomas Allegretti, President & CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) has been elected the new Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). He succeeds James Henry, Chairman and

Obama unveils plan for rebuilding infrastructure

FEBRUARY 20, 2013 — Today, the White House released a fact sheet on the President’s “Plan to Make America a Magnet for Jobs by Investing in Infrastructure.” Like most such documents from

Buckley McAllister named President of McAllister Towing

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 — New York City headquartered McAllister Towing reports that Buckley McAllister has been promoted to the position of President. His father, Captain Brian A. McAllister, President of the company