Thursday, October 29, 2020
kirby tank barge
Maritime News

Kirby’s Third Quarter Profit Hit by Pandemic and Hurricanes

Houston-based Kirby Corporation, the leading domestic tank barge operator, saw profit fall in the third quarter of 2020 compare to last year as the COVID-19 pandemic dragged down demand for...

October 29, 2020
Total Views: 90

Monday, June 22, 2020
mississippi shipping
Maritime News

As if COVID-19 Wasn’t Enough, the Illinois River System Faces Lock Closures

By Wessley Johnson – As if COVID-19 was not enough this summer, a full river closure and a halt to shipping on one of the nation’s busiest river systems is imminently...

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 66

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Interesting

American Commercial Lines to File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

File Photo: Ken Schulze / Shutterstock.com</font> Indiana-based barge company American Commercial Lines announced Tuesday an agreement with its lenders to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a pre-packaged...

February 4, 2020
Total Views: 113

Friday, May 17, 2019
mississippi shipping
Maritime News

Mississippi River Barge Shipping Resumes After Floods

By Karl Plume and Rod Nickel May 17 (Reuters) – The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as...

May 17, 2019
Total Views: 10

Monday, April 29, 2019
Maritime News

Opinion: The Missouri River Is Just Going to Keep On Flooding

By Justin Fox (Bloomberg Opinion) — The Missouri River used to be out of control. “It cuts corners, runs around at nights, fills itself with snags and traveling sandbars, lunches...

April 29, 2019
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Debbie Graham barges
Maritime News

Response Continues to Christmas Day Coal Barge Accident on the Ohio River

The U.S. Coast Guard with the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company continue to respond to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville,...

January 2, 2019
Total Views: 77

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
barge mississippi river st louis
Maritime News

Mississippi River Vessel Traffic Halted Due to Breakaway Barges North of St. Louis -Army Corps

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Mississippi River closed to vessel traffic north of St. Louis on Wednesday after barges carrying loads of corn broke free from...

September 26, 2018
Total Views: 15

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Accidents

Four Rescued, Two Missing After Boat Collides with Oyster Barge and Tug in Virginia

The U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local agencies are searching for two people missing after their recreational boat, with six people aboard, collided with an oyster barge being pushed by...

July 14, 2018
Total Views: 14

Friday, July 13, 2018
Interesting

U.S. Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing on Fatal Bouchard No. 255 Barge Explosion

The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning Monday to consider evidence related to an explosion and fire aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge...

July 13, 2018
Total Views: 13

Friday, June 29, 2018
barge on rhine river
News

Traders Rush to Move Diesel Up Rhine as Water Level Ebbs

By Bill Lehane (Bloomberg) — Traders are racing to move barges of diesel and gasoil up the Rhine River, one of Europe’s key shipping arteries, as declining water levels caused...

June 29, 2018
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Maritime News

U.S. Barge Operator Tidewater Reportedly Put Up for Sale

By Gillian Tan (Bloomberg) — Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, a $15 billion firm led by former Blackstone Group LP dealmakers, is seeking to sell barge and terminal operator Tidewater Holdings Inc.,...

June 13, 2018
Total Views: 16

Friday, January 19, 2018
News

Unified Command Continuing Response to Barge Breakaways on Ohio River

A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners is continuing its response to dozens of barge breakaways on the Ohio River...

January 19, 2018
Total Views: 5

Monday, January 15, 2018
Maritime News

Unified Command Responding to Breakaway Barges on Ohio River

A unified command consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners was continuing Monday to response to barge breakaways on the Ohio River...

January 15, 2018
Total Views: 3

Thursday, December 7, 2017
barge on ohio river
Maritime News

Low Water Halts Shipping on Lower Ohio River

By Karl Plume Dec 7 (Reuters) – A stretch of the Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky, was closed to shipping traffic after a barge tow ran aground in the receding...

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 31

Monday, October 2, 2017
News

Mississippi River Shipping Backlog Hits Farmers

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. farmers are running out of options for their just-harvested corn and soybeans as delays on the Mississippi River, the main conduit for...

October 2, 2017
Total Views: 13