An editorial in the Seattle Times says that mairitme and manufacturing are vital to growth, accounting for 40 perent of Washington state's gross domestic product and providing an annual income of more than $15 billion.
The failure of a lock and dam affects more than the tugboat, towboat and barge industry. According to a news story from WTAE 4 in Pittsburgh, the crumbling infrastructure in the area affects everyone who depends upon water. Peter Stephaich, CEO of Campbell Transportation was intervewed for the story and provided reporter Paul Van Osdol with a vessel tour.
In the May issue of Marine News, Insights article, Jennifer Carpenter discusses AWO's 2016 priorities, which include the Jones Act, passage of Vessel Incidental Discharge reform legislation and Subchapter M.
During the AWO Spring Convention, members elected a new slate of leaders, choosing James F. Farley, Corporate Vice President - Industry Relations, Kirby Corporation as Chairman, and Edward J. "Ted" Tregurtha, President of Moran Towing Corporation as Vice President. Read more.