The American Press, an “e-paper,” advocates immediate passage of the RAMP Act.
“Spend $110 million this year or lose $9.2 billion worth of cargo. That’s a choice the nation faces as a result of the silt build-up in Louisiana’s Mississippi River… if Mississippi River dredging was funded at the level officials say is needed, the return on that investment would be 8,363 percent. How can you argue that investment isn’t worth making?”
From the Environmental Defense Fund, a look at how the Mississippi River is key in exports to China.
The U.S. is on track to meet President Obama’s five-year goal of doubling exports.
A BP report, “BP Energy Outlook 2030,” predicts U.S. self-sufficiency in energy needs by 2030, thanks to shale plays and Canadian sources.
The Port of Pittsburgh has a new blog up.
The Louisville Courier-Journal has an excellent article on the Great Flood of 1937 and its aftermath.
Salvaging fuel from the capsized Costa Concordia.
What will it take for Houston to thrive as a port in the future? Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who sits on the port authority’s board, reflects.
The insurance industry in the U.K. is working to adopt a new nationwide waterways insurance scheme.