Monday, June 10, 2019
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Maritime News

Hundreds of Barges Stalled as Floods Hinder Midwest Supplies

By Brian K. Sullivan, Shruti Date Singh and Mario Parker (Bloomberg) — Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by...

June 10, 2019
Total Views: 14

Friday, May 24, 2019
Handout photo of the Peoria Lock and Dam is shown surrounded by flood waters of the Mississippi River in Peoria, Illinois
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Unrelenting Midwest Rains Add to Wettest 12 Months Ever for U.S.

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The rain across the Midwest and Great Plains that’s closed refineries, flooded streets and snarled Mississippi River traffic shows no sign of abating, adding...

May 24, 2019
Total Views: 19

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Mississippi River’s Morganza Floodway May Be Opened for Third Time in History

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — A major barrier that keeps the Mississippi River in its current path may be opened for just the third time in its history, potentially flooding a...

May 23, 2019
Total Views: 18

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
Total Views: 10

Friday, May 3, 2019
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Maritime News

Upper Mississippi River Breaks 1993 Flood Record

The high water forced the U.S. Coast Guard to close a portion of the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near St. Louis, Missouri.  By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The...

May 3, 2019
Total Views: 24

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Another Towing Vessel Capsizes on Lower Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding today to a capsized towing vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana as the waterway continues to experience high water.  The incident...

March 17, 2018
Total Views: 16

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Maritime News

Towboats Restricted After Fifth Vessel Hits Same Vicksburg Area Bridge – UPDATE

Update: A fifth towing vessel has hit the same Vicksburg Railroad Bridge prompting officials to close the river to towing vessels pushing barges under bridges, the U.S. Coast Guard said late...

January 21, 2016
Total Views: 25

Maritime News

Breakaway Barges Close Section of Mississippi River

A three-mile section of the Mississippi River was closed Wednesday after 22 barges broke free, some of them hitting other vessels before they were brought under control or came to rest. The...

January 21, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Maritime News

Mississippi River Bridge Hit by Three Towing Vessels in Three Days

A third towboat has allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge in as many days as floodwaters continue to impact shipping on the Mississippi River.  The latest incident occurred Thursday when a barge being...

January 14, 2016
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Maritime News

Flood Outlook Improves for Lower Mississippi Region

By Tim Loh (Bloomberg) — The threat of flooding is subsiding across the lower Mississippi River region just two weeks after high waters devastated parts of the St. Louis area....

January 13, 2016
Total Views: 3

Monday, January 4, 2016
Maritime News

St. Louis Floodwaters Heading South

By Tim Loh (Bloomberg) — After a New Year’s wrecked by flooding and destruction, there’s good news for the people of St. Louis: The worst appears to be over. Most...

January 4, 2016
Total Views: 0

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Maritime News

Floods Choking Everything From Oil to Wheat in U.S. Midwest

By Barbara Powell and Tim Loh (Bloomberg) — The worst flooding across the U.S. Midwest in four years is disrupting everything from oil to agriculture, forcing pipelines, terminals and grain...

December 31, 2015
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Maritime News

Swollen Rivers Raging Towards Industrial South

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Brace yourself, U.S. South. The Mississippi River is coming, and so are the Arkansas, the Red, the Ohio and the Missouri. The water on...

December 30, 2015
Total Views: 1