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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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DESIGN OF THE SEMO PORT LOOP TRACK TERMINAL (Material Handling) MARAD FY2018 BUILD GRANT NO. 693JF71910013 The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority (Semo Port) of Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties is requesting qualification statements for professional engineering services to design new bulk handling terminal to transload a dry bulk commodity from…

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October 6, 2020: Port of Milwaukee Port Milwaukee Director Cited as an AntwerpXL “40 Under 40” Leaders of an international shipping conference have named Milwaukee’s Port Director, Adam Tindall-Schlicht, as an AntwerpXL 40 Under 40 honoree.  The award showcases rising stars, under the age of 40, in an important sector of marine commerce. AntwerpXL is…

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected 50 projects in 29 states to receive competitive grant funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program.  The projects selected include a wide variety of railroad investments that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of freight and…

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected 50 projects in 29 states to receive competitive grant funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program.  The projects selected include a wide variety of railroad investments that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of freight and…

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For Immediate Release DRA’s investment will improve basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, healthcare access, and job training to support economic development in communities across Arkansas. CLARKSDALE, MS – Today, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced a $5,325,649 investment that will boost economic development and improve the quality of life for Arkansas communities and residents.  The investment…

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BIG RIVER COALITION   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact: Sean M. Duffy, Sr. sean.duffy@bigrivercoalition.org (504) 338-3165 MISSISSIPPI RIVER SHIP CHANNEL DEEPENING TO 50 FEET BEGINS  New Orleans—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially kicked off the historic deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel to 50 feet tonight (September 11, 2020), as Weeks Marine’s…

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