Who is 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. With that, we also know how vital of a roll the rail and trucking industry play as well.Our Members include:

5R Enterprises
AGRIServices of Brunswick
Alter Logistics Company
American Commercial Barge Lines
American State Equipment
America’s Central Port
Arrow Material Services
Arkansas Waterways Commission
Associated Terminals
Astec Bulk Handling Solutions
Basin Commerce
Bedford Technology
Bellaire Harbor Service, LLC
Blacklands Railroad
Bowers and Company CPA’s
Bruce Oakley, Inc.
Bryan Cave, LLP
Budrovich Marine
Bulk Storage, Inc.
Burkhart Enterprises
Burlington River Terminal
Bussen Terminal
Caddo Bossier Parishes Port Commission
Captial Sand Company
Carline Management Company
Carlisle & Bray Marine
Central Ohio River Business Association
Ceres Consulting, LLC
Chicago Port Railroad
Chippewa Lakes, LLC
Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal
Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC
City of West Memphis, AR
Claiborne County Port, MS
Company Wrench
Consolidated Terminals & Logistics
Design Nine, Inc.
DNJ Intermodal Services
E-Crane International USA
Environmental Restoration, LLC
Evansville Marine Services, Inc.
F & M Mafco, Inc.
Fletcher & Sippel, LLC
Fuchs – Terex North America
Full Circle Terminal
Fullen Dock & Warehouse, Inc.
Gateway Dredging
George Andres, Past President
Global Tech Power
Greenfield Products
Hancock County Development Corporation
Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Hawks Logistics
HDR, Inc.
Heavy Machines, Inc.
Helena Bridge Terminal
Helena Harbor
Helena Marine Service
Henderson County Riverport Authority
Hermann Sand & Gravel, Inc.
Hickman Fulton County Riverport Authority
Howard/Cooper County Regional Port Authority
Howell Tractor and Equipment
Hugh Wood, Inc.
IEI Barge Services
Illinois Department of Transportation
Illinois International Port District
Illinois River Carriers’ Association
IMG Rebel
Impala Terminals Burnside, LLC
Ingram Barge
Jacobs Engineering
James Marine, Inc.
Kaskaskia Regional Port District
Kaw Valley
Krech Ojard and Associates
L.B. Foster Company
LA International Deep Water Gulf Transport Terminal
Lake Providence Port Commission
Lange-Stegmann Company
Leahy Wolf
Liebherr Construction Equipment Company
Little Rock Port Authority
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
Madison Parish Port Commission
Manley Brothers
MANTSINEN Material Handlers – Ohio Cat
Marine Material Handling Corporation
Marine Solutions
Mason, Mason, Walker & Hedrick, P.C.
Massman Construction Company
McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises, Inc.
Mercator International
Meredosia Terminal, Inc.
Midwest Foundations
Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport
Mississippi State University
Missouri Department of Transportation
Missouri Levee Drainage District Association
Missouri Port Authority Association
Moffatt & Nichol
Morgan City Harbor & Terminal District
Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett
Mt. Vernon Barge Services
Natchez Adams County Port Commission
Natchitoches Parish Port Commission
National Waterways Conference, Inc.
Natural Wood Solutions
New Madrid County Port Authority
Newt Marine Service
North American Stevedoring Company
Nucor-Yamato Steel Company
Oakley’s Port 33
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Osborn Barr
Osprey Line, LLC
Owensboro Riverport Authority
Ozinga Materials
Paducah McCracken County Riverport Authority
Parker Towing Company, Inc.
Pemiscot County Port Authority
Peoria Barge Terminal
Perry County Port Authority, IN
Pivotal LNG
Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District
PND Engineers
Port KC
Port Harbor Railroad
Port of Brownsville/Brownsville Navigation District
Port of Greater Baton Rouge
Port of Greenville
Port of Louisville
Port of Memphis
Port of Milwaukee
Port of New Orleans
Port of Pittsburgh Commission
Port of South Louisiana
Port of Victoria, TX
Ports of Indiana
Price Inland Terminal
Process Equipment, Inc.
Professional Marine Services
Red River Waterway Commission
Reliable Asphalt
River Consulting
River Trading Company LTD
RiverWorks Discovery
Road Rage Fuel Booster
Rosedale-Bolivar County Port Commission
Saint Paul Port Authority
SCF Marine
Schuyler Maritime
Skyline Steel
Smith LaSalle, Inc.
Southeast Missouri Port (SEMO)
Southern Marine Construction Company
St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District
St. Louis County Economic Development Partnership
St. Louis Development Corporation
Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
Taylor Machine Works
TCF Equipment Finance
Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Terral River Service
Thomas Cooley, Past President
Thouvenot Wade & Moerchen, Inc.
Three Rivers Marine & Rail Terminals
Traylor Bros., Inc.
Trinity Lightweight ESC
Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.
Tulsa Port of Catoosa
United Bulk Terminals
Upper Mississippi Fleeting, LLC
Valley, Inc. Port Authority, WV
W.R. Coles & Associates
Warren County Port Commission
Watco Terminal & Port Services
Waterways Journal
West Virginia Public Port Authority
Wintech International
Worthington Products
Yellow Bend Port, AR


Are you missing from the list?

Please find a membership application here.

You can also stay up-to-date with Member activities on our facebook page.

The mission of IRPT 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. We also understand and appreciate the value of an all-inclusive transportation package that includes truck and rail. To accomplish this, we:


  1. Promote regional collaboration to increase business opportunities and strategize on challenges
  2. Market the inland waterways and all industries and companies that serve it
  3. Encourage cooperation between all users and governmental agencies
  4. Educate the general public and future workforce of industry efforts.


Our Basins include:

  • Pacific Rivers
  • ​Missouri River
  • Illinois River
  • Upper Mississippi River
  • Lower Mississippi River
  • Arkansas-White-Red-Ouachita Rivers
  • Southeast Rivers
  • Ohio River
  • Gulf and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

IRPT has done some very exciting things this year to continue our mission of being a resource for the inland river ports and promoting the healthy growth and operation of our industry. Some of our current initiatives include:

  • Tonnage Reporting Campaign
  • Container on Vessel Initiative
  • Panama Canal promotion
  • Inland Port Education
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • River Basin Meetings
    • Missouri River: upcoming
    • Ohio River Basin meeting: Upcoming August 8, 2017
    • Upper Mississippi River Basin meeting: Upcoming August 10, 2017
    • Illinois River: upcoming September 12, 2017 in East Peoria, Illinois
    • Arkansas River: upcoming AOPOA meeting: September 7 & 8, 2017
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Shortline Rail Committee
  • Annual IRPT Conference

For more information on any of the above, please check out theMessages from the Director or contact us directly.

The benefits to our members starts immediately. All new members are highlighted in our quarterly newsletter (a $500 value). The membership rates are:

$750 Private or Public Ports and Terminals
$600 Corporations (Servicers, vendors, firms, consultants, etc.)
$500 Associations (Development organizations, trade associations, etc.)

Members benefit in many ways including (but certainly not limited too):

  • Complete Access to Membership List (through directory)
  • Annual IRPT Conference
  • Quarterly Newsletter (check out December here)
  • Advertising Opportunities
  • Industry News
  • Social Opportunities

We host several events each year giving our members the opportunity to gain center stage with others in our industry, including river basin meetings, social receptions, etc.

We appreciate your consideration in joining our association to help support the great work we do.​