Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) has a mobile app that will allow us to push vital information regarding each of the basins to industry users. The ability to communicate quickly to all users of water transportation so they can make key decisions about operations in situations where scheduled or unscheduled maintenance activities and…

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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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Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals and U.S. Army Corps, Institute of Water Resources sign Memorandum of Common Purpose Cindy Cutrera, Port of Morgan City and President of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals and Dr. Joe Manous, Jr., Director for the Institute of Water Resources (IWR) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the Memorandum…

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Tenn-Tom Development Opportunities Conference in Point Clear, Alabama. If you missed the event, you can mark your calendars for next year’s conference held August 27-29, 2019. While there, IRPT held its first Southeast Rivers Basin meeting! You can view the topics of discussion here by accessing…

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June 25, 2018: Trade & Industry Development (full link below) AL: Amazon to Create1,500 Jobs at $325M Bessemer Fulfillment Center Internet retail giant Amazon confirmed plans to open a fulfillment center in Jefferson County with 1,500 full-time employees working alongside advanced robotics technology.  Amazon will build the 855,000-square-foot facility center on 133 acres of property being purchased…

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March 27, 2018: Chemical & Engineering News (full link below) Nova plans ethylene export terminal Canadian chemical maker Nova Chemicals is working with the oil and gas infrastructure firm Energy Transfer Partners to develop an ethylene export terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The terminal would have the capacity to export 800,000 metric tons of…

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March 15, 2018: Trade & Industry Development (full link below) AL: Truck & Wheel Group Opens $30M Tuscaloosa County Wheel Assembly Plant Spain-based auto supplier Truck & Wheel Group marked the opening of a new 127,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will supply wheel assemblies for automakers in the Southeast. The company’s executive management team joined Gov. Kay Ivey,…

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January 18, 2018: AL.com (full link below) Inside the deal that brought Toyota-Mazda to Alabama Bidding on the new Toyota-Mazda “plant” was by invitation only, contacted in August by the professional services and commercial real estate company JLL. The city was one of a small number being asked to open discussions about a “large O.E.M…

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January 10, 2018: AL.com (full link below) Location, logistics may have lured Toyota-Mazda to Alabama Toyota and Mazda will locate their coveted $1.6 billion factory in Huntsville at a Limestone County megasite was the end of a six-month process where the two corporations sifted through the resumes of 11 states for the right fit. How…

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