• Panama Canal Partnership with Tenn-Tom Waterway

    The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway provides a myriad of benefits to industries and companies including

    • Abundant natural resources, including coal, oil and gas, minerals, and forests;
    • Trained labor force with a strong work ethic;
    • Lower energy costs and other similar measures that reduce production costs;
    • Full range of competitive transportation services; and
    • An enviable quality of life.

    Benefits of Shipping On the Tenn-Tom

    The economic benefits of using the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway for the transportation of raw materials, bulk products, and finished products include

    • lower costs,
    • an expanded market,
    • safer and reliable transport of goods,
    • energy efficiency,
    • and environmental compatibility

    Learn more about why companies should use the waterway for transporting goods.

    Waterway Industrial Sites

    One distinct advantage the Tenn-Tom Waterway corridor has over other regions is the availability of over 40,000 acres of prime waterfront property with affordable development costs and minimal environmental restrictions. Some 40 sites, conveniently located throughout a 54-county, 4-state region, are ready for business.

    For more information, please visit http://tenntom.org/

  • Administrator Touts Tenn-Tom Waterway’s Impact

    Columbus has done a good job in using the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to benefit industry and other elements, said Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Administrator Mike Tagert.
    Tagert was the guest speaker at Wednesday”s meeting of the Columbus Kiwanis Club, which met at the Columbus Country Club.
    Columbus has done a good job of recruiting projects for the waterway. They have done a good job of promoting the waterway, an continue to do so,” he said.
    One asset of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is that it is a reliable transport route. Unlike the Mississippi River, which has occasionally had to close to barge traffic because of low waters, Tagert said that hasn”t been the case with the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
    “In 1988, when the Mississippi had to close its barge traffic because of low waters, the waterway was a viable alternative route to the Mississippi and kept plants in the Ohio Valley and midwestern states supplied with essential raw materials needed for continued operations until the Mississippi could be navigable again,” he said.

    Read more: http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=5334#ixzz38n2bfqUS