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Business, Logistics

Mississippi River Reopens, Freeing Over 1,000 Stuck Barges

A boat hauling barges down the Mississippi River A boat hauling barges down the Mississippi River moves toward the Interstate 40 bridge May 14. (Adrian Sainz/Associated Press)

The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to maritime traffic, ending a shutdown that stranded more than 1,000 barges on the key conduit for agriculture exports.

May 14, 2021
Business

US Tightens Rules Amid Worst Barge Spills Since 2008

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Tighter regulation of U.S. ships carrying record exports of diesel and gasoline is coming amid the worst year for oil spills from barges since 2008.

August 29, 2014