BILL WOLTER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BILL WOLTER
    • Operator : WATERFRONT SERVICES COMPANY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1050
  • Location
    • City : CAIRO
    • STATE : IL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 52
  • Size
    • Register length : 51 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22 Feet
    • Overall Length : 51 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 22 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 38.2 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1972
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 537873

WATERFRONT SERVICES COMPANY

  • Area of Operation : OHIO RIVER - CAIRO, IL AREA; INLAND WATERWAYS AND MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

AL GRAY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLEY WALLACE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CONNELL SMITH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DANA ALBRIGHT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GENE CASPER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RONNIE TUCKER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SHIRLEY FRANKLIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

WILBERT KLINE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BUNGE

  • Type : Covered Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

GD

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WF

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

2020 Vision

2020 Vision

The Congress worked hard and most importantly together at the end of the recently-concluded First Session in December to finalize and pass Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations that included the Energy & Water Development (E&WD) Appropriations bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) work on the nations’ waterways.

The Federal Government’s 2020 Inland Impact

The Federal Government’s 2020 Inland Impact

It is often difficult to push through the federal government morass to focus on the issues that actually matter to the inland operator. While 2020 inevitably will be a contentious year in American politics, it is critical to stay focused on the items that will have direct impact on the U.S. maritime industry.

Vessel Safety: US House Subcommittee Seeks Faster Implementation

Vessel Safety: US House Subcommittee Seeks Faster Implementation

In November the U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee held a hearing on “Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety: Challenges and Opportunities.” Testimony covered a range of issues, from recent tragedies such as the Conception dive-boat disaster to antiquated maritime laws.

An Ever-vigilant Focus on Passenger Vessel Safety

An Ever-vigilant Focus on Passenger Vessel Safety

When I came into office as the Passenger Vessel Association’s President for 2019 last January, I announced two strategic goals for our industry: to enhance safety and foster the professional growth of our next generation of leaders. I am proud to announce we have undertaken major initiatives and made progress on each.

Houston Ship Channel Reopens After 7-hour Closure

Houston Ship Channel Reopens After 7-hour Closure

The Houston Ship Channel reopened on Tuesday morning after a seven-hour closure to raise a fishing vessel that sank in mid-January near the waterway's entrance in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Houston ship pilots association.The ship channel, a 53-mile waterway connecting the busiest U.S. petrochemical port with the Gulf of Mexico, reopened at 10:15 a.m.

The Good, the Bad and the Undeniably Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Undeniably Ugly

The end of 2019 promises to be a busy, and potentially discordant, legislative and regulatory period for the United States maritime industry as both Congress and the Executive Branch look to take decisive action, with both positive and negative potential impacts depending on your perspective.

Mideast Tensions Create Insurance Headache for Tanker Owners

Mideast Tensions Create Insurance Headache for Tanker Owners

Even as the United States and Iran appear to signal a keenness to avoid further conflict, oil and gas shipowners are bracing to pay a price for the war of words that culminated in rocket strikes in Iraq over the last week - higher insurance bills.According to industry sources, payments known as war risk premiums for tankers shuttling through the Strait of Hormuz could rise significantly

Tankers Defer Retrofits to Cash in on Record Freight Rates

Tankers Defer Retrofits to Cash in on Record Freight Rates

Tankers that had been scheduled to install emissions-cutting equipment ahead of stricter pollution standards starting in 2020 have deferred their visits to the dry docks to capitalize on an unexpected surge in freight rates, three trade sources said.U.S. sanctions on subsidiaries of vast Chinese shipping fleet Cosco in September sparked a surge in global oil shipping rates as traders scrambled

Divers Search for Bodies in CA Boat Fire

Divers Search for Bodies in CA Boat Fire

Divers searched for more bodies early on Tuesday around the wreck of a boat destroyed by a blaze off the coast of southern California, as authorities launched an investigation into one of the area's worst maritime disasters.Emergency crews found at least 25 bodies after the fire broke out before dawn on Monday, leaving nine people still missing, the Associated Press reported.

CC Industries Acquires Southern Towing

CC Industries Acquires Southern Towing

Chicago-based CC Industries acquired Southern Towing Company (STC) from Trive Capital and McCombs Partners. Founded in 1958, STC is one of the largest operators of towboats and barges along the inland waterways of the United States.This acquisition expands CCI’s portfolio of industry-leading businesses, and marks another CCI investment in the transportation equipment and logistics sector.

India: New Shipping Minister Takes Charge

India: New Shipping Minister Takes Charge

Mansukh Lal Mandaviya took charge of the Shipping Ministry Friday as Minister of State (Independent charge).A Rajya Sabha (or Council of States is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India) member of the ruling political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the state of Gujarat, Mandaviya has become Union minister for the second time at the age of 47.

INLAND FINANCE: But I Don’t Need That Much

INLAND FINANCE: But I Don’t Need That Much

When enough to meet the need is not enough to get the help.From my office window in downtown St. Louis, I can see a dramatic illustration of the inefficiency in how our country moves freight. My office faces east, and I look down on a stretch of Interstate 70, that major east-west highway that runs from Baltimore to Interstate 15 in Utah.