Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Active Shooter Preparedness Webinars   Virtual active shooter preparedness courses are currently being offered.  If you are interested in attending, please click on the registration links below.   December 9th, 2020 2:00 PM EST – To register visit: https://www.govevents.com/details/41996/cisa-active-shooter-preparedness-webinar–cisa-region-ii-nj-ny-pr-usvi/    December 16th, 2020 2:00 PM EST…

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If 2020 didn’t bring enough excitement for us all, a pink barge is adding some color and cancer awareness to Van Buren, Arkansas. The barge, called BIG HOPE 1, brings awareness to cancer research, and is sailing to Five Rivers Distribution in Van Buren for Christmas. There is always hope that one day there will…

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MarineLog (full link below) The Kaskaskia Regional Port District in Red Bull, Ill., was recently featured in an episode of the “World’s Greatest” TV show. Now in its fourteenth season and aired on the ION Network. the “World’s Greatest,” features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews to bring interesting people, places and companies into the spotlight. Focusing…

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The City of Memphis Fire Department is selling its 120′ firefighting barge. Can you please assist us in reaching out and sharing this email with your port stakeholders. It is being sold for $300,000 which is fair market value of the barge and equipment. Please see attached pictures and equipment information. Please don’t hesitate to…

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Subject:  CISA Releases Supply Chain Analysis Report: Lessons Learned During The COVID-19 Pandemic Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and government and industry members of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force released an analysis report on the impact of COVID-19 on global supply chains.  Building A…

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October 30, 2020: The Waterways Journal (full link below) Almost six years have passed since the Port of Morgan City saw its last foreign-flagged ship call on the port. From late 2014 to early 2015, 22 ships called on the port, importing cargoes and exporting regional goods, like locally grown rice. But that success was…

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October 28, 2020: MarineLog (full link below) As coal shipments on U.S. inland waterways continue to decline, terminals at which coal was a primary commodity are having to diversify their business. Hendricks River Logistics, located at Keokuk, Iowa, at Mile 371 on the Mississippi River, recently announced its plan to transform its coal-handling facility into…

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Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness is offering a FREE hazmat (hazwoper) awareness (8-hour) and Covid-19 (4-hour) maritime training. These programs are federally funded through grant training offerings that will be beneficial to everyone working in the inland river industry. Nova Southeastern University typically travels directly to the location to train, but…

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LA CROSSE, Wis., October 28, 2020—J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) announces certification in occupational health and safety management, quality management, and environmental management, in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Upon successful completion of certification audits by external auditor and registrar British Standards Institution (BSI), Brennan—an environmental remediation and marine construction contractor—achieved certification…

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