Louisville Riverport Authority Applies To Include South Central Kentucky In Foreign Trade Zone #29 Service Area

Seven counties have formally joined the Louisville Riverport Authority in its bid to expand the city’s foreign trade zone. An application pending before the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Foreign Trade Zones Board would, if approved, expand Foreign Trade Zone #29 to include service to Allen, Barren, Christian, Todd, Logan, Simpson and Warren counties.  The application,…

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Port of Corpus Christi Awarded $16.4M in CarbonSAFE Grants from U.S. Department of Energy

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi was awarded $16.4 million through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of permanently storing captured carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial operations. The Port of Corpus Christi was the only recipient of CarbonSAFE funding in Texas and received the largest total award of those announced by the DoE. The two distinctly funded projects include…

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NAI Spring’s Bryce Custer Seeing Increased Interest in Ohio River Locations as Manufacturing Drives Growth in OH and WV

Spurred by the confluence of geopolitical instability, supply chain disruption, the reshoring trend, abundant raw materials (especially gas and oil) and other significant factors, the Ohio River Corridor and Appalachian Basin is becoming a booming real estate market and manufacturing destination in the U.S., with manufacturing investment currently estimated at over $100 billion. Bryce Custer, SIOR, CCIM, Broker…

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Port of Corpus Christi Finishes Fiscal Year 2022 with Record Tonnage

The Port of Corpus Christi ended 2022 with record tonnage, mainly attributable to a 21 percent year-over-year (YOY) increase in refined products and 15 percent YOY increase in total crude oil. The Port of Corpus Christi achieved a new annual tonnage record of 187.9 million tons – a 12 percent increase over 2021 volumes. Crude averaged a record 2 million barrels of export volumes per day in 2022, an increase over its 2021…

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Port of Milwaukee Gains Jackie Q. Carter from Mayoral Selection!

  Mayor Cavalier Johnson has selected Jackie Q. Carter to serve as Municipal Port Director. In this position, Carter will direct commercial and recreational operations at Port Milwaukee, oversee a staff of twenty people, and administer Foreign Trade Zone No. 41. The appointment is subject to Common Council approval. A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Carter…

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Inland Maritime Port Manager Certification

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) will hold an Inland Maritime Port Manager Certification class March 13-16, 2023 via Zoom. Topics covered in the program include an overview of the brown-water transportation industry, current industry trends, port governance, port finance, port operations, safety and security, and more – all how they specifically…

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Corn Belt Ports Expand. The Northern Grain Belt Ports are Federally Approved and Now Join the List of Regional Ports in the Heart of the Corn Belt Going in to 2023

The Northern Grain Belt Ports (NGBP) on the Upper Mississippi River Between Wisconsin and Minnesota were approved by the U.S. Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center and the Navigation and Civil Works Decision Support Center on December 8, 2022, to be listed and ranked on the annual U.S. Leading Ports List. The NGBP is solidly a Top…

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Bottom Line Company’s 26 Bridge Repair Project wins NRC’s 2022 Small Project of the Year Award

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association(NRC) has awarded Bottom Line Company with its Small Project of the Year Award for its work to upgrade 26 railroad bridges on three subdivisions of Watco’s South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL). Funded in part with a Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program grant, the project…

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