The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented Ingram Barge with a 2015 SmartWay® Excellence Award for the company's "true industry leadership" in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Read the announcement here.
In a press release, the American Waterways Operators responded to a federal appeals court ruling that ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reassess the standard to which it requires vessel operators to treat ballast water in order to prevent the spread of invasive species.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) received the 2015 Champion of Maritime Award from the American Maritime Partnership. In presenting the award, Tom Allegretti, AMP Chairman described Rep. Hunter as a “tremendously valued champion” for the domestic American maritime industry. During his four terms in Congress, Rep. Hunter has been an active and vocal supporter of the Jones Act. He is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Commitee and serves on the Seapower Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee.
The September 14 issue of the Waterways Journaldetailed the accomplishments of the U.S. Coast Guard-AWO Safety Partnership as it reaches a 20th Anniversary. Read the article here. The editorial in the issue also featured the partnership. Read the editorial here.
The Wall Street Journal published Tom Allegretti's"Letter to the Editor" regarding the number of oil spills included in a September 14 article, "How to Transport Oil More Safely." The publication of the "Letter to the Editor" allowed AWO to make a point about the safety of the industry. Read the letter here.