WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association, elected a new slate of leaders earlier this month during the association's annual Spring Convention held in Washington, D.C.
Read about Coast Guard Commandant Schultz voicing support for the Jones Act, the latest update on the Dutra Group v. Batterton punitive damages case and more in this edition of the AWO Letter. https://bit.ly/2UD1LIC
Read about Congressman Palazzo leading 19 Representatives in a bipartisan Jones Act letter to the President, Coast Guard guidance on backlogs at the National Vessel Documentation Center and more in this edition of the AWO Letter .
On March 25, AWO Executive Vice President & COO Jennifer Carpenter participated on a Brookings Institute panel on Securing maritime commerce: The U.S. strategic outlook alongside Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), US Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Admiral Daniel B. Abel and Army Corps of Engineer Chief of Engineers and Commanding General Lieutenant General Todd Semonite. Topics included the importance of the maritime industry to commerce, waterways infrastructure, the maritime industry’s environmental sustainability, and the Jones Act.