The current drought conditions affecting the heartland of America are now impacting the river industry as water levels continue to drop. Canal Barge Company has been approached by news organizations, both local and national, to provide insight into the inland marine industry and how we manage through major water events.
The TIME Magazine article “The Not-So-Mighty Mississippi: How the River’s Low Water Levels Are Impacting the Economy” by Josh Sanburn was featured on the TIME Business site July 30, 2012. Josh interviewed Merritt Lane, Canal Barge Company President and CEO, and other industry representatives to report on the impact our industry has on the national economy. Click here to read the full article.
Paul Murphy from New Orleans news organization, WWLTV, interviewed CBC Senior Vice President of Marketing David Lane on July 30 to highlight the local impact of low water levels on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Click here to watch the full story.
On July 29, 2012, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans featured the article “Drought Could Hurt Local Shipping Industry” by Richard Thompson, which included comments by Merritt Lane as well as other New Orleans shipping industry representatives. Click here to read the full article.
David Lane was also interviewed by The Weather Channel on July 23 about the low water levels on the inland river system and their effect on both the barge industry and the national economy. David conducted a two-part interview via Skype. Click here to watch the part one of the Weather Channel interview. To watch the second part of David’s interview, click here.
CBC is committed to safe operations in times of extreme high water, low water, or normal river conditions, always ensuring the safety of our people, our equipment and the environment.