Officials celebrate $858 million upgrade to Ohio River locks

For many years, Mary Ann Bucci and the Port of Pittsburgh Commission have mostly been able to lobby for improvements to the regions locks and dams in piecemeal fashion — a few million here, a few million there to address problems a bit at a time, always with some money coming from a tax program…

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Ohio Maritime Assistance Program

Notice to Ohio Public Port Authorities   Origin:   The Maritime Assistance Program (MAP) was created by HB 166 of the 133rd General Assembly MAP information can be found in ORC 5501.91   Fiscal:   Grants require a 50% match (e.g. for every grant dollar awarded it must be matched by a dollar from the…

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Notice of Public Meeting: 2021 Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes & Ohio River Division (LRD), will hold a VIRTUAL 2021 Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour (ORBIT). The intent of these engagements is to provide an opportunity to meet with our senior leadership, including the LRD Division Commander, Division Directors and District Commanders. In addition to our team members,…

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Safe Barging of Frack Wastewater from Pittsburgh to OH Begins Soon

Last December MDN brought you the exclusive news that barging of shale wastewater (produced water) had finally been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and that it would begin during the first quarter of this year (see Barging Fracked Wastewater on Ohio River Approved! Starts in 1Q21). Don’t look now, but that fact finally appeared on…

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Economic Impact of Inland Waterways on Illinois

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) has partnered with the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to promote the economic impact on the Nation’s Inland Waterways. The National Waterways Foundation (NWF) has released waterways profiles for the economic impact of the inland waterways for states including Illinois. Ranked 8th in the nation with 1,100 miles of navigable…

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IRPT Ohio River Basin Meeting

IRPT Ohio River Basin Meeting, Sponsored By: Ports of Indiana Join us for a webinar on Sep 02, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT. Please register here: Register now! IRPT is a trade association for the nation’s inland waterway, port, and terminal professionals. Our mission is to provide a platform for inland river port and terminal professionals…

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Ports of Indiana earns U.S. Marine Highway Grant for developing steel barge shuttle at Jeffersonville port

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded a Marine Highway Grant to the Ports of Indiana for developing a steel barge shuttle with Nucor Steel at its Jeffersonville port. This project will create supply chain efficiencies for Nucor and the private sector partners as well as generate public benefits by taking over…

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Marine Highway Designation Yields First Results

June 15, 2020: Cincinnati Public Radio (full link below) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration is awarding the first grants to this region since the ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky earned a Marine Highway designation. Steel company Nucor is getting nearly $3 million to help build a shipping terminal along the Ohio River…

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