Each industry has its own lingo, way of talking or speaking. Nowadays, everything has an acronym. Please find the below list of standard acronyms used in the Inland River, Port and Terminal industry.

If we are missing an acronym, please feel free to suggest an addition.

ACBL American Commercial Barge Line
AMH America's Marine Highway
AMPE Accredited Maritime Port Executive
AOPOA Arkansas Oklahoma Port Operators Association
ARERT Arkansas River Emergency Reaction Team
ASLRRA American Short Line ad Regional Railroad Association
ATON Aids to Navigation
AWA Arkansas Waterways Association
AWC Arkansas Waterways Commission
AWO American Waterways Operators Association
AWS Alert Warning System
BNM Broadcast to Mariners- USCG
BOL Bill of Lading
CFS Cubic Feet per Second
CGB Consolidated Grain & Barge
CISA Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
CRISI Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements
CTLC Consolidated Terminals & Logistics
COB Container on Barge
DERA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Program
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOD Department of Defense
DOT Department of Transportation
EDA Economic Development Agency
EOC Emergency Operation Center
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ESF Emergency Support Function
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
GICA Gulf and Intracoastal Canal Association
GIWW Gulf and Intracoastal Waterway
HLSEM Homeland Security and Emergency Management
IAMPE International Association of Maritime Port Executives
IIJA Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act
INFRA Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Program
IRCA Illinois River Carriers' Association
IRPT Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals
IWR Institute of Water Resources, a division of the USACE
IWUB Inland Waterways Users Board
L&D Lock and Dam
LMR Lower Mississippi River
LOMRC Lower Mississippi River Committee
LPMS Lock Performance Monitoring System
MARAD Maritime Administration
MEGA National Infrastructure Project Assistance Program
MM Mile Marker
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPM Maritime Port Manager
MRRP Missouri River Recovery Program
MSIB Marine Safety Information Bulletin
MTSNAC Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee
MVTTC Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council
NAFTZ National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOFO Notice of Funding Opportunity
NWC National Waterways Conference
NWS National Weather Service
O & D Origination and Destination
ORBA Ohio River Basin Alliance
PAL Ports Association of Louisiana
PIDP Port Infrastructure Development Program
PROTECT Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation Program
PSGP Port Security Grant Program
RAISE Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity
RIAC River Industry Action Committee
RM River Mile
RURAL Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program
SEC Sector
SEMA State Emergency Management
T&I Transportation and Infrastructure (Committee in House of Representatives)
TPO Third Party Organization
TSMS Towing Safety Management Systems
UMIB Urgent Marine Information Broadcast
UMR Upper Mississippi River
UMRBA Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
USCG United States Coast Guard
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
VOR Vessel Operating Report
WAP Waterways Action Plan
WCI Waterways Council Inc
WRDA Water Resources Development Act