Foertsch Construction was started in the 1950s by Mason Foertsch, who began digging lakes with a used bulldozer. Incorporated in 1967, hard work and an unwavering commitment to quality created a family business spanning over 50 years. Foertsch Construction has extensive experience in heavy marine and civil contracting including marine transloading, dredging, topside barge repair,…

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FLOOD GATES CLOSURE Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Brazos River Flood Gates, Texas   NOTICE NUMBER: 12891 EFFECTIVE: 07/20/2020 00:00 thru 08/05/2020 23:59 CST   SITUATION: NAVIGATIONAL RESTRICTIONS US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Vicksburg dive team will perform diving operations at the Brazos River Floodgates to conduct inspections at both East and West Floodgates. This work…

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NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER  LNM 46-20   SECTION V – ADVANCE NOTICES   LA – MISSISSIPPI RIVER – Bayou Terre Aux Boeufs The Coast Guard will be making the following change after January 13, 2021: Discontinue Bayou Terre Aux Boeufs Daybeacon 5 (LLNR-12365) in approximate position 29-37-25.866N/089-30-53.997W.   LA – MISSISSIPPI SOUND APPROACHES…

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Response letter from LTG Spellmon   A couple of letters I wanted to share with you:   In response to the industry letter we sent to Gen. Spellmon back in September, please see attached response.  Doesn’t sound like funding is coming tomorrow, but Col. Hannan indicated on today’s navigation partner call that we could see…

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If 2020 didn’t bring enough excitement for us all, a pink barge is adding some color and cancer awareness to Van Buren, Arkansas. The barge, called BIG HOPE 1, brings awareness to cancer research, and is sailing to Five Rivers Distribution in Van Buren for Christmas. There is always hope that one day there will…

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  Our custom solutions employ architectures and technologies developed over years of experience providing solutions that solve your specific needs. From ad-hoc utilities to a large ERP handling all aspects of your business, we’ve got you covered.   We’ve spent years honing in on and building skills for the technologies that provide the most flexibility…

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Since 1978, the Hickman-Fulton County Riverport has served as the only public port on the east side of the Mississippi River in Kentucky.  This port is located on the lower Mississippi at mile 922 in the Elvis J. Stahr Harbor, with no locks south of St. Louis, Missouri, creating a distinct advantage regarding waterborne shipping…

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  Innovate your organization with InnoBarge   Innobarge LLC is a training and development company.  The company offers training programs in advanced project and program management.  Innobarge “practices what it preaches” by developing innovative port and shipping methods of the future.  Container on barge is a targeted initiative. To “barge” ahead – Move forcefully forward with intent. Born of business…

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER VICINITY OF SOUTHWEST PASS, PASS A LOUTRE & SOUTH PASS (UPDATE)   NOTICE NUMBER: MVN 20-199 / MVN 20-164-1 EFFECTIVE: 9/7/20 thru 11/30/20   Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 20-164, dated 2 September 2020, stating that the U.S. Government Contract Cutterhead Dredge RS WEEKS will be working at the Head of Passes (mile 0),…

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What started as a common initiative of three major barging companies in 2005 is now an organization called MarineNet. MarineNet’s purpose is to facilitate the initiative on electronic business standards within the marine industry. MarineNet’s vision is to reduce overall operational cost in the marine industry by achieving marine industry and enterprise-wide integration of business…

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