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Oil Spill Halts Barge Traffic on Mississippi

posted on July 25, 2008 at 8:07 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard has stopped 59 ships from traversing a closed stretch of the Mississippi River from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico Thursday while hundreds of workers tackled the difficult task of cleaning up about 400,000... Full Story

Water Rights on the Missouri River

posted on March 30, 2007 at 8:03 PM

Two Native American tribes in Montana are seeking a plan to improve what they describe as some of the worst dry land farming around. Full Story

Agreement Reached for U.S. Ownership of Ports

posted on February 16, 2007 at 8:02 PM

Six major U.S port operations will come under U.S ownership following a yearlong political conflict over the ports being operated by Dubai Ports World based in the United Arab Emirates. Full Story

Barge Season Shortened on Missouri River

posted on August 25, 2006 at 8:08 PM

Barge Season Shortened on Missouri River
The barge season on the Missouri River is being shortened by 44 days – to end in mid-October, as drought continues to tighten its grip on the Missouri River basin. Until then, the Army Corps of Engineers says river flows to support navigation will... Full Story

Sale Of Port Operations To United Arab Emirates

posted on February 24, 2006 at 8:02 PM

Sale Of Port Operations To United Arab Emirates
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, which operates ports-of-call in the East and South, sold its operating interests to Dubai Ports World, a state-owned company in the United Arab Emirates. Full Story

Post-hurricane Repair Continues at the Gulf Ports

posted on December 30, 2005 at 8:12 PM

Post-hurricane Repair Continues at the Gulf Ports
Barge traffic on northern portions of the Mississippi River has halted for the winter months, but post hurricane repair work further south at the gulf ports continues -- with a goal to get back to 70% of pre-Katrina shipping capacity by March or... Full Story

USDA Works To Ease Grain Shipping Backlog

posted on November 4, 2005 at 8:11 PM

The government is stepping up efforts to unload hundreds of Mississippi River barges carrying crops damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Full Story

Congressional Committee Hears River Recovery is Slow

posted on October 28, 2005 at 8:10 PM

Congressional Committee Hears River Recovery is Slow
Grain movement on the Mississippi River not back to full speed following Hurrican Katrina Full Story

Katrina Affects Barge Rates And Grain Prices

posted on September 9, 2005 at 8:09 PM

Katrina Affects Barge Rates And Grain Prices
The gulf ports may be under repair and in partial operation, but the ripple effects are still being felt upriver in farm country. Full Story

Midwest Drought Takes Toll on Barge Operators

posted on August 12, 2005 at 8:08 PM

As the Midwest's worst drought in 17 years continues to lower inland rivers, barge operators continue to hope for rain to help buoy their cargoes, as well as their bottom lines. Full Story

Ohio River Re-Opened at Site of Barge Accident

posted on February 4, 2005 at 8:02 PM

Traffic resumed this week along a 42-mile stretch of the Ohio River that was closed for nearly two weeks while salvage crews removed three runaway barges that had twisted themselves around a dam. Full Story

Barge Accident Stops Traffic on Ohio River

posted on January 21, 2005 at 8:01 PM

Ohio River traffic was halted along a 42-mile stretch this week after water levels fell to critical lows behind a lock and dam that was jammed by the wreckage of a barge accident. Full Story

Ship Logjam Cleared at West Coast Ports

posted on November 26, 2004 at 8:11 PM

A ship logjam that caused protracted freight backups at the nation's largest port complex has been cleared, officials say, but the timely flow of cargo remains hampered by ongoing delays at jammed port terminals. Full Story

Matching Bills Call for Lock Construction

posted on July 9, 2004 at 8:07 PM

Legislation has been introduced into the House of Representatives that will serve as a companion to a Senate bill calling for the construction of new navigation locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Full Story

Trying To Please Both Barge Traffic And Wildlife

posted on May 7, 2004 at 8:05 PM

Trying To Please Both Barge Traffic And Wildlife
Endgangered Species and barge traffic survive on very different water levels in the Missouri River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tries to accomodate both. Full Story
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