March 27, 2017 Corps Budget Request

For the Corps, the budget request was $5 billion, a significant reduction ($1 billion) from previous appropriated levels, but actually a better request than usual.  This request is only the second time since FY 2010 that the Administration has asked for $5 billion ($5.125 was...

March 22, 2017 Want Cargo-Moving Efficiency? Invest in U.S. Waterways

Water transportation’s edge But with crucial needs to relieve rail- and truck-shipping bottlenecks at major seaports, modernize air traffic control communication systems and replace thousands of flagging bridges, why a priority for waterways? Plain and simple – efficiency. Although much of the country has arisen far from...

February 26, 2016 Sub Chapter M – Key Elements & Common Misconceptions

"There's a lot of very bad information about Subchapter M on the streets-- a lot of misunderstanding and myths," Ian McVicker, towing vessel coordinator at ABS Group, Paducah, KY. After a long ten year process, it seems that the final stages are commencing for the...

October 1, 2015 Heartland Barge Overview

Heartland Barge Management owns and manages over 600 Hopper Barges. We also provide management services for dry bulk barge afreightments and charters. Heartland Barge’s Sister company, Brownsville Marine Products LLC, is a new construction shipyard specializing in building hopper and deck barges. The Heartland Barge team works together as a facilitator in...