AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti testified before the House T&I Subcommittee on the dangers by the FMC's decision to allow foreign carrier alliances to negotiate with U.S. tugboat operators. Read the full press release here.
The UnLock Our Jobs coalition sent a letter to congress urging funding for the GLRI to further support efforts undertaken by the State of Illinois to slow, stop and reverse the migration of Asian carp, an aquatic invasive species, through cost-effective measures. Read the full press release here.
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, hailed the U.S. Coast Guard’s publication of the rule to establish an inspection regime for towing vessels at 46 CFR Subchapter M, which will take safety in the towing industry to a new and historic level.
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.