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IRPT 2020 Conference: April 20-22 in Little Rock, Arkansas

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Corps’ $26.7M part of funding to repair damage from spring’s Arkansas River flood

November 24, 2019 Arkansas Democrat (full link below) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received $26.7 million to fix damage caused by this spring’s Arkansas River flood. That’s part of $119 million total approved that will be disseminated in parts on a quarterly basis through next year. So far, most of the funds are…
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Sixty Years In The Making: The Little Rock Port Authority

One month into the new year, the Port of Little Rock was already breaking records as a part of its growth initiative when it handled more barges and tonnage in January compared to the same time last year. Not only is the port projecting this to be a trend throughout 2019, it is also steadfastly…
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3 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE KANSAS SOYBEAN EXPO

January 11, 2019: Successful Farming (full link below) 3 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE KANSAS SOYBEAN EXPO When it comes to inland waterway systems, you’re no doubt aware of the need to upgrade locks and dams system on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Yet, the Arkansas River system, which serves Arkansas and Oklahoma, is a vital shipping…
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Growing Mkarns Region Needs Updated Water Infrastructure

Growing Mkarns Region Needs Updated Water Infrastructure September 2018 By Waterways Journal The McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) was the largest civil works project undertaken by the Corps at the time. It was originally authorized by Congress as early as July 24, 1946, in that year’s Rivers and Harbors Act (it was known as…
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Breaking News: IRPT signs Memorandum with USACE

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals and U.S. Army Corps, Institute of Water Resources sign Memorandum of Common Purpose Cindy Cutrera, Port of Morgan City and President of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals and Dr. Joe Manous, Jr., Director for the Institute of Water Resources (IWR) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the Memorandum…
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St. Louis, Plaquemines Ports Ink MoU for Mississippi River Cooperation

St. Louis, Plaquemines Ports Ink MoU for Mississippi River Cooperation Posted by Joseph Keefe March 27, 2018 APH vessels are being designed in lengths of 592, 772, and 952 feet. The Vessels will carry from 1824 to 2960 TEUs and will travel north and south at twice the speed of barge lines or about 12-14 knots.…
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