Good news for inland ports and an update on the largest U.S. dredge

Inland Marine News
Thordon
Illinois makes $110 million available for public port improvements

llinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announced that $110 million in funding from the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan is available to improve public ports across the state of Illinois. Full Article

RW Fernstrum
Largest hopper dredge in U.S. will have Wabtec diesels

To be named Frederick Paup, the dredge has a length of 420 feet, breadth of 81 feet and draft of 28.5 feet and will be the largest hopper dredge in the U.S. Full Article

Schottel
U.S. ports see silver linings despite pandemic

On the inland side, American Cruise Lines plans to continue introducing modern riverboats to the domestic river cruise market every year. Full Article

MOPS
Micah Morris to lead Callan Marine Brown Water Division

Previously, Callan Marine’s Vice President of Operations Kevin Pearse was responsible for both the Blue and Brown Water Divisions. Full Article

W&O