Barges News


Limestone, Cement Continue to Lead the Way for the Port of Green Bay

Oct 14, 2022

The month of September saw 190,083 tons of cargo shipped through the Port of Green Bay, bringing the total cargo shipments to 1.3 million tons for the 2022 shipping season. Limestone and cement were again the top cargos moving through the port in September…

US Gulf Grain Exports Slowed by Low Mississippi River

Oct 11, 2022

U.S. crop exports at Louisiana Gulf Coast terminals were at their lowest level in nine years for the first week of October, a period when export shipments typically accelerate, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data issued on Tuesday…

MARAD Awards Nearly $39 Million in Marine Highway Grants

Oct 10, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $39 million in grants to 12 marine highway projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The funding will help expand marine…

Mississippi River Reopens to Barge Traffic After Low Water Closures

Oct 10, 2022

Two stretches of the southern Mississippi River were reopened to commercial traffic over the weekend after dredging operations deepened the shipping channel near Memphis, Tennessee, and near Stack Island, Mississippi, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday…

Multicat Made from Scaffold

Oct 05, 2022

A self-propelled pontoon made entirely from standard scaffold components and fitted with a crane has been used for a project on the river Thames to install ladders, chains, and wooden fendering.This project sees yet another evolution of the…

US Barge Backlog Swells on Parched Mississippi River

Oct 04, 2022

Commercial barge traffic on southern stretches of the Mississippi River was at a standstill on Tuesday as low water levels halted shipments of grain, fertilizer and other commodities on the critical waterway, shipping sources said.The supply chain snarl comes just as harvesting of corn and soybeans…

Rain Lifts Rhine Water Levels, Helps Cool Off Cargo Rates

Sep 29, 2022

Water levels on the river Rhine in Germany have risen sharply after rain this week, approaching normal levels and helping cool off cargo shipping rates, vessel brokers and commodity traders said on Thursday.Prices for cargo shipping are falling as vessels are able to load more freight…

TECO 2030 Unveils Power Barge Concept

Sep 16, 2022

Engineering firm TECO 2030 unveiled a new product concept for its containerized fuel cells, the TECO 2030 Power Barge, designed to serve as a scalable multimegawatt solution for electricity production for shore power from hydrogen.The solution comprises TECO 2030 fuel cell modules…

The Case for an Inland River Transportation Caucus Within US Congress

Sep 08, 2022

An Inland River Transportation Caucus could help inland river transportation interests that are often misunderstood and greatly undervalued.For anyone doing business on the inland river transportation system, the goal is to keep the rivers open for business…

CMT to Take Over Barge Services at Yellow Creek State Inland Port

Aug 25, 2022

Cooper Marine and Timberlands (CMT) is set to take over as the exclusive barge fleeting and shifting service provider for Yellow Creek State Inland Port, located at the intersection of the Tennessee River and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, effective September 1…

Costello Lock Closed Due to Silt Build Up

Aug 24, 2022

The Jerry F. Costello Lock on the Kaskaskia River, near Modoc, Ill., has been closed due to silt and debris build up on the lock sill and chamber, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) said.Contracted divers were utilized to remove underwater obstructions…

Azane Ammonia Bunkering Station Gets AIP from DNV

Aug 23, 2022

Azane Fuel Solutions said its ammonia ship bunkering and loading station has earned approval in principle from classification society DNV.The AIP marks a step in further verifying readiness for the commercialization of Azane’s proprietary ammonia bunkering terminals prior to commencing construction…

Germany Aims to Train More Inland Waterways Boatmasters

Aug 22, 2022

Seeking to grow its inland navigation workforce, Germany is offering new programs to train inland waterways boatman/boatwoman and boatmasters.'In the light of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the importance of inland navigation for…

Rhine Water Too Low Even for Some Empty Vessels

Aug 19, 2022

Water levels on Germany's Rhine river are so low that some vessels cannot sail even when empty, a shipping cooperative said on Friday, although long-awaited rain has begun to ease bottlenecks on one of the country's main commercial routes.Weeks…

Commerce Flows Normally After John Day Lock Repaired

Aug 06, 2022

Commerce is now moving normally along the Columbia River and through John Day Lock after U.S. Army engineers completed repairs to damaged guide wheels by 12:30 p.m., August 5. Technicians originally discovered damage to a lower guide wheel on July 25…

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