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Sixty Years In The Making: The Little Rock Port Authority

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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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Missouri River Stakeholders Meet with Corps, Coast Guard

Missouri River Stakeholders Meet with Corps, Coast Guard If there’s one thing Missouri River stakeholders want shippers to know, it’s that the river is open for business and has been for a long time. That statement was recurrent throughout the one-day meeting held in Kansas City, Mo., February 13.Approximately 150 attendees—the best-attended meeting for the…

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Study will look at port improvements on upper Mississippi River

EAST DUBUQUE, IL – January 18, 2019 – IRPT member IEI Barge Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Energy Transportation (AET), is supporting a freight study to review the benefits of additional infrastructure at the area’s port terminals. “The tri-state region of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin is bisected by the Mississippi River, yet…

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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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Save The Date – Missouri River Navigator’s Meeting

Save The Date – Missouri River Navigator’s Meeting February 12 & 13, 2019 February 12th: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm:       Half Day meeting for Corps, US Coast Guard and Current Missouri River Navigators 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm:               IRPT Missouri River Basin meeting (RSVP required) 6:30 pm:                Industry Reception – Open to All February…

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Ohio River in the News: New State-of-the-Art Fertilizer Facility

Ohio River in the News: New State-of-the-Art Fertilizer Facility The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority has reached a 10-year lease agreement with an additional 10-year extension option with Southern FS to construct a state-of-the-art Fertilizer Handling Facility in its Bulk Terminal complex. “The signing of the agreement will continue to offer our region’s agricultural partners a…

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Southeast Rivers in the News: New Inland Logistics Hub

Southeast Rivers in the News: New Inland Logistics Hub November 8, 2018: Mayor John Laney announced that Superior Inland Terminals, LLC has acquired a port site in Demopolis, Alabama previously occupied by the Miller Lumber Company on the Tombigbee River. Superior Inland Terminals LLC said the facility will be used as an Intermodal Logistics Hub…

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Mississippi River in the News: New $9.4 billion chemical complex

October 30, 2018: The Advocate (full link below) Formosa’s $9.4 billion chemical complex gets key land use backing CONVENT — The $9.4 billion Formosa chemical complex proposed on the west bank of St. James Parish cleared a key hurdle Tuesday night as the parish Planning Commission backed the Taiwanese project promising hundreds of millions in tax…

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