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 pandemic dragged down demand for...

October 29, 2020
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Friday, September 4, 2020
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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 next 10 to 15 years, and will...

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 systems is imminently...

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 November as...

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 traveling sandbars, lunches...

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 traffic and threatening a shortage...

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 aboard, collided with an oyster barge being pushed by...

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 and terminal operator Tidewater Holdings Inc.,...

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 Monday.  Located on the Ohio River...

March 26, 2018
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Monday, February 5, 2018
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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 Marine, Inc. and its affiliated companies for approximately...

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 receding...

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 Ohio River, he...

December 5, 2017
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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 of about 50 miles of...

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 water on the key commodity shipping...

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 Mississippi River, the main conduit for...

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 system used to open and close lock...

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, severing the flow of grain from the...

April 7, 2017
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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Maritime News

Coast Guard Responds to Breakaway Barges on Ohio River

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday responded to a report of a breakaway barges at the Racine Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Huntington, West Virginia. Coast Guard...

March 2, 2017
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Maritime News

Barge Glut Chokes U.S. Shipping Sector Despite Record Harvest

By Karl Plume and Michael Hirtzer CHICAGO, Feb 23 (Reuters) – A glut of idled river barges is clogging Mississippi River shorelines from St. Louis to New Orleans, leaving U.S....

February 24, 2017
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Maritime News

Hungary, Bulgaria Shipping on Danube as River Freezes Over

BUDAPEST, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Hungary and Bulgaria have banned shipping on the Danube as the river is freezing over and floating ice poses a risk. Gabriella Siklos, spokeswoman for...

January 10, 2017
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