This morning, I sat down with Austin Golding, president of Golding Barge Line, and discussed how the coronavirus pandemic was affecting business and operations on the inland waterways system.

The Vicksburg, Miss.-based tank barge operator specializes in the movement of refined petroleum products, petrochemicals, chemical products and crude oil throughout the entire inland system. The company's fleet is made up of 63 30,000-bbl tank barges and 25 towboats.

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David Krapf has been editor of WorkBoat, the nation’s leading trade magazine for the inland and coastal waterways industry, since 1999. He is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction of the publication. Krapf has been in the publishing industry since 1987, beginning as a reporter and editor with daily and weekly newspapers in the Houston area. He also was the editor of a transportation industry daily in New Orleans before joining WorkBoat as a contributing editor in 1992. He has been covering the transportation industry since 1989, and has a degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego, and also studied journalism at the University of Houston.