The video discusses the crucial contributions of the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry to the US economy and security. Released as AWO celebrates its 75th anniversary as the industry trade association, "Spotlight On: America's Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry" began airing across the country this summer.


Barge transportation is the unsung hero of America's transportation system. Most Americans haven't seen a barge, or a towboat, or a tugboat, but benefit from barge transportation every day

AWO's Executive Vice President & COO Jennifer Carpenter, commented.

In addition, AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti, stated that every day, the men and women of the tugboat, towboat and barge industry work tirelessly as a driving force behind the US economy and as partners to help secure waterways.