October 13, 2017 Offshore Fleet Currently Laid Up

Here is a snapshot showing the percentage of the offshore fleet currently laid up. PSVs - or Petroleum Supply Vessels - “ top the list with 36% of their fleet currently laid up. The Vessels Value offshore database includes Offshore Support Vessels (PSV, AHTS, AHT,...

October 11, 2017 Keyway Spud/Deck Barges and Boats for Immediate Sale!

Spud Barge 150' x 54' x 10' This barge is a Key Way (10' x 20') 223. Spud Barge Built between 1982/83. ASKING PRICE for the barge "as is"  $275,000.00. If you want a 150' x 54' x 10' spud barge but not the Key Way here is an option: 1....

August 9, 2017 AWO Releases New Study on Tug & Towboat Industry

The American Waterways Operators has released a study documenting the contribution of the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry to the U.S. economy. The study, developed through a cooperative agreement between AWO and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), explores the industry's...

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...