Mississippi Stories: Austin Golding

In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Austin Golding, President & CEO of Golding Barge Line which is based in Vicksburg. Golding Barge Line specializes in movement of refined petroleum products, petrochemical-chemicals, and chemical products throughout the entries US inland waterway systems.

As Mississippi River levels drop to record low levels, Austin talks about the challenges faced by river barges and their crews and how that effects the US Economy. He also shares the history of his company and what life is like on the currently not-so Mighty Mississippi.


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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.