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Top Executives from Inland Waterways Organizations to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities Facing Businesses During Free Webinar

"Challenges and Opportunities for Inland Waterways: A WorkBoat Interactive Discussion" will be the topic of a free webinar on Dec. 18. Top association and business leaders will be featured during this exclusive webinar.
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This is a great opportunity to discuss the outlook for inland waterways businesses with some of our nation's top executives in an exclusive interactive webinar.

    SEATTLE, WA, December 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Join executives from Blessey Marine Services, American Commercial Lines, Waterways Council Inc. and the Kirby Corporation as they discuss the challenges and opportunities facing inland waterways businesses in the coming years during a free webinar on December 18.

"Challenges and Opportunities for Inland Waterways: A WorkBoat Interactive Discussion" will be held on Wednesday, December 11. The free webinar is set for 1 p.m. (ET). To register, visit

"This is a great opportunity to discuss the outlook for inland waterways businesses with some of our nation's top executives in an exclusive interactive webinar," said WorkBoat magazine Senior Editor Ken Hocke.

Participating in the webinar are:

Walter Blessey, Chairman and CEO, Blessey Marine Services
Blessey Marine Services owns and operates one of the youngest multi-faceted inland tank barge and towing vessel fleets in the U.S. Blessey Marine transports its customers' liquid products north and south along the Mississippi and all of its navigable tributaries and canals. Primary cargoes include residual fuels, asphalt, lubricating oils, petroleum feedstocks, refined petroleum products, petrochemicals, alcohols, and LNG. Blessey is headquartered in Harahan, La.

Mark Knoy, President & CEO, American Commercial Lines
ACL has been moving its customers' cargoes on the inland waterways since 1915. The company has since grown into one of the largest and most diversified marine transportation services companies in the nation. With a fleet of approximately 2,300 barges, powered by over 100 towboats, ACL is the country's second largest liquid cargo barge line and the third largest dry cargo barge line. The company is Headquartered in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Matt Woodruff, Chairman, Waterways Council Inc. and Director Government Affairs, Kirby Corporation
Waterways Council, Inc. is the national public policy organization advocating for a modern and well-maintained national system of ports and inland waterways. The group is supported by waterways carriers, shippers, port authorities, agriculture, labor and conservation organizations, shipping associations and waterways advocacy groups from all regions of the country.

Kirby Corp. is the largest tank barge operator in the U.S., transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. Coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. Kirby's service includes the transporting of petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products and agricultural chemical products by tank barge. Kirby also owns and operates eight ocean-going barge and tug units transporting dry-bulk commodities in the U.S. coastwise trade. Kirby is headquartered in Houston.

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Phone: (207) 842-5624

About the WorkBoat Professional Series
The webinar is presented as a part of the WorkBoat Professional Series and is designed to keep the commercial marine business community informed and on top of what's going on in the industry today and what's in store for the future. is the largest commercial marine member-supported website, with over 30,000 members. Each registrant for the webinar receives a free membership in

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