This article originally ran in The Waterways Journal on October 7, 2022.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced October 6 that it has awarded nearly $39 million in grants to 12 marine highway projects across the nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP)—including some important inland waterway projects. Many of the projects build up infrastructure for container-on-barge operations.
In Illinois & Missouri, Midcoast Terminal, operated by SCF Lewis and Clark Terminal LLC, was awarded $2,418,500 for the M-55/M-35 Marine Highway Barge Project. The funds will go toward the purchase of four modern, fuel-efficient, and environmentally friendly Hyster forklifts, a Manitowoc Cable Crane to load/unload unitized cargo onto barges, and a barge winch system to load/unload unitized cargo onto barges as well. This equipment will be located at the Port Authority of St. Louis’ Municipal River Terminal, America’s Central Port (Granite City, Ill.), and the Madison Harbor (Madison, Ill.).Read More