The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission will be receiving a $8,768,000 grant from the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) to further the development of container-in-barge shipping services at AGRIServices of Brunswick
The grant will upgrade the existing port terminal with a new container dock and related mooring structures, add a new rail spur with loading pit and construct a new 360 foot by 140 foot agricultural supply building with conveyors between the rail and barge dock. The new sheet pile barge dock will provide 200 feet of frontage for loading and unloading barges and the rail component consists of approximately 4000 feet of track that will support a 36 unit train at the port.
Earlier this year a MARAD Marine Highway Project designation was secured for container-in-barge service on the Missouri River. The designation was one of only six awarded nationwide and was the first secured by the Missouri Department of Transportation, who worked with AGRIServices of Brunswick to develop the application.
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