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Video: Vessel Operators Remember 9/11 Heroism

Sep 11, 2014

On the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, America’s tugboat, towboat and barge industry pauses to remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives, and also to acknowledge the inspiring bravery shown by first responders and everyday citizens on that tragic day…

Frank Morton Elected AWO Chairman

May 27, 2014

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during AWO’s Spring Convention recently held in Washington, D.C. Frank Morton…

AWO Celebrates 70th

May 20, 2014

The American Waterways Operators celebrates its 70th anniversary as a trade association, founded on May 20, 1944, to advocate for towboat and barge operators in response to changing national transportation needs and the new regulatory climate emerging during World War II…

AWO Addresses Fight against Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

Jan 06, 2014

Responding to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study report released today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Waterways Operators (AWO) President & CEO Tom Allegretti reiterated the tugboat, towboat and barge industry’s…

Carpenter Promoted AWO Executive Vice President

Jan 06, 2014

The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, announced that Jennifer Carpenter, AWO’s Senior Vice President – National Advocacy, has been promoted to the new position of Executive Vice President…

AWO Congratulates Johnson on Confirmation as Homeland Security Secretary

Dec 23, 2013

The American Waterways Operators, a 350-member trade association representing the country’s tugboat, towboat and barge industry, offered its congratulations to Jeh Johnson on his successful confirmation as President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary…

Barge Industry Addresses USCG Draft SGEWW

Dec 06, 2013

Barge Industry Comments on Draft Coast Guard Shale Gas Wastewater Transport Policy; Cites Strong Safety RecordThe American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, submitted comments on the U…

AWO Launches New Website

Oct 22, 2013

The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, announced today that it has launched a new website designed to increase public awareness and foster greater knowledge…

WCI Recognizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Oct 08, 2013

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) recognized the efforts of the U.S. Army, specifically Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for their efforts to protect the American public and safeguard the U…

Industry Urges Publication of Towing Vessel Inspection Rule

Sep 10, 2013

In testimony before Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Tom Allegretti, President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators, urged Congress to push for the expeditious publication of U…

Coast Guard-AWO Vessel Rider Program Kicks Off Second Year

Jun 27, 2013

For the second consecutive year, cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are spending time on board tugboats and towboats this summer as part of a program under the auspices of the Coast Guard-American Waterways Operators (AWO) Safety Partnership…

U.S. Shipbuilding Supports $36B in GDP

Jun 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) said that the nation’s shipyards support $36B in gross domestic product, as part of a report on the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry issued today. Acting Maritime Administrator…

AWO Urges Industry Awareness on National Maritime Day

May 22, 2013

The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association of the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, is using National Maritime Day to remind Americans about the many significant contributions of the nation’s domestic mariners. Established in 1933…

Buckley McAllister Elected AWO Chairman

May 01, 2013

The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during AWO’s Spring Convention recently held in Washington, D.C. Buckley McAllister…

American Waterways Operators Lobby Congress

Apr 17, 2013

American Waterways Operators (AWO) representing the nation’s tugboat, towboat & barge industry calls on Congress, to urge greater attention to infrastructure needs.AWO will be calling on congress April 17, 2013, during their 'Barge-In', an…

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