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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Barges IN995423 and IB1938 against the lower dam gates. IB1913 is receiving methanol from IB1938 through a cargo transfer hose. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Barge Tow Hits Mooring on Ohio River During High Water Conditions: NTSB Report

A barge tow pilot failed to adjust for an intense outdraft current, leading to a collision on the Ohio River during high-water conditions in 2023, according to

May 23, 2024
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Stock photo of a barge on the Mississippi River
Shipping

Record-Low Water Levels on Mississippi River as Drought Conditions Expand

A combination of a warm October and worsening drought conditions in the Lower Mississippi Valley has caused water levels along parts of the Mississippi River

November 8, 2023
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Saturday, September 2, 2023
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht
Shipping

Freight Rates Surge As Mississippi River Water Levels Drop

By Tarso Veloso (Bloomberg) –The cost to transport America’s harvest from the Midwest to the rest of the world is soaring as shrinking water

September 2, 2023
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Monday, August 28, 2023
The Green Diamond is the first plug-in hybrid electrical inland towing vessel in the United States. Photo courtesy Kirby Corporation
Shipbuilding

Kirby Christens Nation’s First Plug-In Hybrid Electric Towing Vessel

Kirby Inland Marine, part of Houston-based Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX), has christened the first plug-in hybrid electric inland towing vessel in

August 28, 2023
Total Views: 2609

Friday, July 14, 2023
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht
Shipping

Mississippi, Ohio Rivers Drying Up for a Second Straight Year

By Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Water levels on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are falling for a second straight year, raising the prospect of

July 14, 2023
Total Views: 4804

Friday, June 9, 2023
Cargill Deploys World’s First Fully-Electric Pusher Tug and Barge
Shipping

Cargill Deploys World’s First Fully-Electric Pusher Tug and Barge

Cargill, a leading food production and processing company, has joined forces with maritime services provider Kotug International to launch the world’s first

June 9, 2023
Total Views: 2294

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
ACBL to Build High-Powered Towboat
Shipbuilding

ACBL to Build High-Powered Towboat

U.S.-based American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) has announced plans for an 11,000 horsepower (HP) class inland towboat. ACBL has signed a contract with

March 14, 2023
Total Views: 3988

Thursday, September 29, 2022
mississippi shipping
Shipping

Shrinking Mississippi River Puts American Farm Trade at Risk

By Kim Chipman, Dominic Carey and Elizabeth Elkin (Bloomberg) — American farmers are facing yet another supply-chain headache just as harvest season

September 29, 2022
Total Views: 10677

Monday, September 19, 2022
An inland tug and barges moves along a river under a bridge
Shipbuilding

MARAD Awards Canal Barge Company with $51 Million Title XI Loan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded New Orleans-based Canal Barge Company, Inc. with a loan guarantee of

September 19, 2022
Total Views: 1708

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

October 29, 2020
Total Views: 103

Friday, September 4, 2020
Inland Waterway Barge ZULU 2
Blog

Why We Need To Rethink Inland Waterways

Op-Ed by Antoon Van Coillie (Blueline Logistics) A tsunami is gathering pace that  will overwhelm the inland waterway transport industry in Europe over the

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 351

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

June 22, 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

May 17, 2019
Total Views: 18

Monday, April 29, 2019
Opinion: The Missouri River Is Just Going to Keep On Flooding
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

April 29, 2019
Total Views: 65

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Long Drought Puts Pressure on Dutch Inland Shipping Sector
Maritime News

Long Drought Puts Pressure on Dutch Inland Shipping Sector

By Bart H. Meijer AMSTERDAM, July 24 (Reuters) – The longest drought in decades is drying out rivers in the usually wet Netherlands, hitting cargo

July 24, 2018
Total Views: 24

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

July 14, 2018
Total Views: 49

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
U.S. Barge Operator Tidewater Reportedly Put Up for Sale
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

June 13, 2018
Total Views: 45

Monday, March 26, 2018
jeffboat
Maritime News

American Inland Shipyard Jeffboat to Close After 180 Years

American inland shipyard Jeffboat will be shutting its doors after more than 180 years in the ship and barge building industry, the shipbuilder confirmed

March 26, 2018
Total Views: 273

Monday, February 5, 2018
Kirby Acquires higman marine
Interesting

Kirby to Acquire Tank Barge Shipping Company Higman Marine for $419 Million

Houston-based Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) on Monday announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire inland tank barge shipping company Higman

February 5, 2018
Total Views: 126

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

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 96
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