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Rhine in South Germany Reopens to Shipping

Jun 07, 2024

The river Rhine in south Germany reopened to cargo shipping on Friday after being closed by high water since the weekend, navigation authorities said.Falling water levels after dryer weather this week mean Rhine river shipping has re-started around Maxau in south Germany, the German inland waterways navigation agency said. This means sailings to Switzerland are again possible.The river had been closed…

Texas Energy Industry Assesses Damage After Hurricane Beryl Batters Gulf Coast

Jul 08, 2024

The Texas energy industry was evaluating the impact from Hurricane Beryl on Monday after the powerful storm lashed the U.S. Gulf Coast, closing key shipping ports and hitting the oil refining and production sectors.Beryl made landfall near the coastal town of Matagorda…

Ports of Indiana Says It Aims to Develop Container Terminals

Jun 17, 2024

The Ports of Indiana Commission approved Resolution 24-01 to launch “The Indiana Container Initiative” in support of developing multiple international container terminals within the state of Indiana.As a statewide port authority, Ports of Indiana…

Parts of River Rhine Closed to Shipping Due to High Waters

Jun 03, 2024

Parts of the river Rhine in southern Germany were closed to cargo shipping on Monday after heavy rains raised water levels, navigation authorities said.Rhine river shipping stopped around Maxau and Mannheim in south Germany, the German inland waterways navigation agency WSA said…

Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Passes WRDA 2024

May 24, 2024

The U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee marked up and passed its Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024, in a move seen as a major win for inland waterways infrastructure.Several outcomes in Section 109 of the Senate…

Young Brothers Is First in the US to Use Innovative Mooring System

May 02, 2024

Hawai‘i’s interisland freight company Young Brothers has become the first marine transportation company in the Unites States to install an innovative mooring system designed to improve safety and efficiency.The new $1.5 million ShoreTension…

America’s Watershed Initiative: Sustaining a Critical Waterway

Apr 01, 2024

Kimberly Lutz and America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) are making every effort to sustain the Mississippi River for generations to come.The Mississippi River is one of the world’s largest river systems and is arguably America’s most critical waterway…

Ports of Indiana Breaks Ground on Barge Project

Mar 21, 2024

Ports of Indiana has broken ground on a project supported by a U.S. “Marine Highway” grant that will increase barge shipments of steel coils.The $1.3 million project includes construction of a new 1.2-acre storage area and purchase of a 70,000-pound capacity forklift…

Herculaneum Port Site Cleared for Redevelopment as Intermodal Hub

Feb 26, 2024

A 300-acre property along the Mississippi River in Herculaneum, Missouri recently received Port District zoning making way for redevelopment as an intermodal transportation hub and industrial park.Located on the shipping lanes of the Mississippi River…

Ingram Forms Material Handling and Supply Chain Subsidiary

Feb 04, 2024

Nashville-based Ingram Barge Company announced it has formed a new material handling and supply chain solutions subsidiary, Ingram Infrastructure Group.The move, fueled by the company's acquisitions of Inland River Transport Holdings (SCF) and NexStar Solutions…

NYC Exploring Ways to Move More Freight Via Waterways

Nov 02, 2023

New York City is looking at ways to help shift freight transportation off of its busy roads and onto the waterways.The city's Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Wednesday jointly released…

LNG Bunker Barge Clean Everglades Christened

Oct 24, 2023

Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipbuilder Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) held a christening ceremony for recently constructed liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge Clean Everglades.The vessel is the sister ship to the LNG barge, Clean Canaveral…

Inland Waterways: US Making Progress on Infrastructure

Oct 12, 2023

The United States’ vast network of navigable inland rivers is vital to the nation’s economy, serving as an aquatic superhighway for the efficient shipment of critical commodities like agricultural goods, energy products, building materials and industrial chemicals to destinations within the U…

Vessels Run Aground in the Rivers of the Drought-hit Amazon Region

Oct 11, 2023

A barge carrying three trucks and 2,000 empty cooking gas cylinders lies stranded on the vast sand banks of a diminished Rio Negro river after running aground last month, highlighting the plight of river transport in the Amazon region hit by severe drought…

Amazon Drought Chokes River Traffic, Threatens Exports

Oct 10, 2023

A severe drought choking major rivers in the Amazon rainforest has disrupted ship traffic near the region's biggest city and pushed up costs for northern shipping routes, raising risks for corn exports in coming months.The unusual heat and dryness…

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