inland shipping

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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
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Thursday, September 29, 2022
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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
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Monday, September 19, 2022

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
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
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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
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Friday, September 4, 2020
Inland Waterway Barge ZULU 2

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
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Monday, June 22, 2020
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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
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Friday, May 17, 2019
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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
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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

April 29, 2019
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

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
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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

June 13, 2018
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Monday, March 26, 2018
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
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Monday, February 5, 2018
Kirby Acquires higman marine

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
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
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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
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Ohio River: A Photo Essay

Photography by Brian Snyder. Reporting by Chris Kenning (Reuters) In the 29 years that towboat captain Joe Gray has worked flotillas of barges up and down the

December 5, 2017
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Ohio River Barge Captain
Maritime News

Wooden Dams And River Jams Strain US Grain Exports

by Karl Plume (Reuters) ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River – America’s worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line

December 5, 2017
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

High Water Halts Paducah Shipping

by Karl Plume (Reuters) – The lower Ohio River was closed to navigation on Tuesday at locks and dam 52 in Paducah, Kentucky, due to rising

November 8, 2017
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Monday, October 2, 2017

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

October 2, 2017
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Ohio River Closed to Shipping After Lock Failure

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The Ohio River was closed to commercial navigation on Monday near Brookport, Illinois, after a hydraulic

October 2, 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Barge Accidents Shut Parts of Mississippi, Ohio Rivers

By Karl Plume April 7 (Reuters) – Two separate barge accidents halted navigation on the flood-swollen Mississippi and lower Ohio rivers on Friday,

April 7, 2017
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