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U.S. Department of Transportation announced small shipyard grants

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U.S. Department of Transportation announced small shipyard grants

Congratulations to IRPT Members, Mike’s Inc. and TPG Chicago Dry Dock as well as the numerous IRPT Members that helped them in the grant application process: June 10, 2019: U.S. Department of Transportation announces Small Shipyard Grants Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $19.6 million in grants to support capital improvements…

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Port of Harlingen, Texas

Created in 1926, the Port of Harlingen provides efficient and economical transportation to markets as close as Corpus Christi and as far as the Great Lakes. The Port is the second largest in Cameron County, with an overall cargo tonnage of 1 million annually. It sits on over 2,000 acres of land with 650 feet…

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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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Ouachita in the News! Group meets about River potential

January 29, 2019: Camden News (full link below) Group meets about Ouachita River potential Deidre Smith, Director of the Arkansas Waterways Commission led a strategic planning meeting concerning the Ouachita River at the offices of the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development. In attendance were several members of the Camden Port Authority, board members of the…

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White River in the News: White River Regional Port Authority Receives Grants for Port Road Construction

January 14, 2019: Newport Independent (full link below) White River in the News: White River Regional Port Authority Receives Grants for Port Road Construction The White River Regional Port Authority, with assistance from the Newport Economic Development Commission, completed Phase I of an access road into the future site of the White River Port in…

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Port of Demopolis, AL

A 16-acre facility, the Port of Demopolis is located on the shores of the Black Warrior River, to the east of the city of Demopolis in Marengo County, and close to the confluence with the Tombigbee River. From Demopolis, vessels can access the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, the Great Lakes and the Gulf…

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Growing Mkarns Region Needs Updated Water Infrastructure

Growing Mkarns Region Needs Updated Water Infrastructure September 2018 By Waterways Journal The McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) was the largest civil works project undertaken by the Corps at the time. It was originally authorized by Congress as early as July 24, 1946, in that year’s Rivers and Harbors Act (it was known as…

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Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement The Kansas City and Omaha Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have developed the Final Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact…

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