The American Waterways Operators
801 North Quincy Street, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22203
Barges directly serve 87% of all major U.S. cities, accounting
for 79% of all domestic waterborne freight.
Barges carry 20% of the nation's coal...enough to produce
10% of all U.S. electricity used annually.
Over 60% of America's grain exports move by barge along
the nation's inland waterways, accounting for $8.5 billion
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Those with questions or comments on this site should contact
Vice President - Public Affairs & Communications, at (703) 841-9300.