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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.S. and to deepwater ports for export. The Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), which advocates for a modern, efficient and well-maintained inland waterways…

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…

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…

Mississippi River Near Historic Lows, Grain Exports at Risk

Sep 29, 2023

A key stretch of the lower Mississippi River dropped this week to within inches of its lowest-ever level and is expected to remain near historic lows just as the busiest U.S. grain export season gets underway, according to the National Weather Service…

Brazil, Paraguay Clash with Argentina Over Grains Waterway Tolls

Sep 11, 2023

Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay have urged Argentina to stop applying tolls for ships and barges carrying grains and other exports, saying it restricts navigation on a key river channel.The four countries issued a joint statement late…

Ukraine's Odesa Region Introduces New Grain Export Control Mechanism

Aug 24, 2023

The southern Ukrainian region of Odesa, which has ports on the Black Sea and Danube River, is introducing a new export control mechanism for grain, regional governor Oleh Kiper said on Thursday.'From now on, vessels (barges) will be loaded only…

Romania Bids to Clear Danube Logjam after Ukraine Attack

Aug 03, 2023

Romania expects around 30 ships from Ukraine to clear customs on the Danube River over the next two days as it bids to clear a logjam in the aftermath of Wednesday's Russian attack on Ukraine's main river port at Izmail.The river and its mouth…

LNG Barge Clean Canaveral Bunkers First Cargo Ship in Canaveral

Jul 20, 2023

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge Clean Canaveral completed its first barge-to-ship bunkering of a cargo vessel at Port Canaveral’s South Cargo Berth 4. JAX LNG, along with Polaris New Energy, handled the LNG refueling of the Damia Desgagnés on the ship’s inaugural call to Port Canaveral…

Carbon Sink, Rose Cay Partner for Methanol Fuel Supply

Jul 20, 2023

Green methanol manufacturer Carbon Sink is partnering with Jones Act-compliant shipping company Rose Cay Maritime (RCM) to build out an end-to-end low-carbon marine fuel supply chain.The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining a plan for increasing green fuel production…

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