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Study will look at port improvements on upper Mississippi River

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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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Missouri River in the News: River port celebrates official opening

October 11, 2018: News-Press Now.com (full link below) River port celebrates official opening The culmination of three decades of local and state effort was celebrated Thursday with the formal opening of St. Joseph’s Missouri River port. Officials held the ceremony as workers toiled to unload steel coil that had been carried aboard two barges and…

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Funding released for Cairo river port terminal in Illinois, US

October 12, 2018: Ship Technology (full link below) Funding released for Cairo river port terminal in Illinois, US A sum of $1m in capital funding has been released for the planned river port terminal in Cairo, Illinois, US. Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) said that the funding demonstrates the state’s effort to revive the…

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