Brownwater Newsletter

Brownwater News February 2021

Coast Guard confirms mask mandate for towing industry In a Feb. 8 post on its Maritime Commons website, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a recent order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires that operators of…

Brownwater News January 2021

AWO applauds Jones Act provision, other items in new defense bill Overriding President Trump’s veto, Congress enacted the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Jan. 1, delivering to the domestic maritime industry one of the most significant legislative victories in…

Brownwater News December 2020

AWO, coalition urge vaccine access for essential transportation workers The American Waterways Operators (AWO) has joined 10 other transportation groups to urge Congress to ensure access to the COVID-19 vaccine for the nation’s essential transportation workers. In a Dec. 9…

Brownwater News November 2020

Illinois Waterway locks reopen for barge traffic All locks on the Illinois Waterway have reopened for commercial navigation after extended closures this year for “significant” repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced in late October. The Illinois Waterway, which…