Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals 2017 Annual Conference: Kansas City, MO.

If you missed this year’s annual conference, check out our photos here. In addition, you can view presentations and videos below!


U.S. Army Corps/Coast Guard Update

Eddie Belk, Jr. SES, USACE Headquarters, Civil Works

Tom Holden, P.E., USACE Mississippi Valley Division

Commander Ryan Rhodes, USCG Sector Upper Mississippi

Col. Douglas Guttormsen, USACE Kansas City District


Innovative Technology to Increase Efficiencies

Road Rage Fuel Booster

Basin Commerce

Environmental Restoration


Export Controls, Trade Sanctions and New Business Development

Mark Salinas, Department of Commerce, Foreign Policy Division

Clif Burns, Bryan Cave, LLP

Sean T. Murray, Miller & Co 

Captain Jeff Monroe, HDR, Inc. 


Energy Commodities Discussion

Moderator: Cindy Cutrera, Port of Morgan City, LA

Taylor Robinson, PLG Consulting

Gerald Quitter, Coeclerici Coal Network


Keynote Luncheon

Martin Hettel, American Commercial Barge Line


Agriculture Commodities Discussion

Moderator: Phil Wilzbacher, Ports of Indiana – Mount Vernon

Bobby Frederick, National Grain and Feed Association      

Aaron Harries, Kansas Wheat Commission


Carrier’s Perspective

Moderator: Randy Richardson, Port of Memphis

Martin Hettel, American Commercial Barge Line

Chuck Arnold, Ingram Barge Line

Lindsey Douglas, Union Pacific  

Sandy Santangelo, Norfolk Southern       


Short Sea Shipping and Funding Opportunities

Lauren Brand, Maritime Administration


Connecting Short Sea Routes to International Routes

Captain Jeff Monroe, HRD, Inc.


Container on Barge

Richard Teubner, Seacor AMH

Daniel LeGrande, Virginia International Terminals


Proof in the Pudding: How Using the River Impacts My Business


Full Logistics Package and Clearing Misconceptions

Modesto (MO) Aleman, Consolidated Terminals & Logistics/Cooper Consolidated

Our sincerest thanks to this year’s Conference Sponsors:





Natchez Adams


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Bryan Cave

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Oakley Port

Port of Indiana

Lange Stegmann

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America's Central Port

Missouri River Towing

St. Louis Port Authority



About IRPT: Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) is a nationwide trade association for users of the U.S. Inland Waterway system. IRPT promotes the use of our nation’s rivers as the most cost effective, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation. Our mission is to be a resource for inland river ports, terminals and river-borne transportation services and to promote the value of the inland river transportation system to users and policy makers. With that, we also know how vital of a roll the rail and trucking industry play as well. We understand and appreciate the value of an all-inclusive transportation package that includes all modes of transportation.

Aimee Andres, IMPE
Executive Director

Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc.
One Confluence Way
East Alton, IL 62024
Phone (618) 468-3010

Rediscover the strength of America’s Inland Rivers