IRPT invites you to join us for the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Annual Conference at the Westin Cincinnati from April 24th thru April 26th (with golf and exhibitor move in on Monday, April 23rd), 2018.
The registration fee is $525. Simply access the online registration to the right, or download a .pdf registration form here.
Please access the conference agenda here. Topics of discussion include:
- Infrastructure: Where We Are, Where We Want to Be and How to Get There
- Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Update
- Operational Tools
- Container on Barge
- Education Offerings
- Marketing Tools
- Tools and Finding New Opportunities
- Attracting New Business
- Commodities Update and Forecast
- Terminal Tools
- Marine & Logistics Companies: Here to Compliment, Not Compete
- Carrier’s Perspective
- Innovative Technologies to Increase Efficiencies
- Shipper’s Day: Free for shippers, owners of cargo, freight forwarders and manufacturers to attend and learn about how to incorporate the waterways into their supply chain:
- Taking the Plunge: Making a Modal Shift
- Waterways Access/More Accessible than You Think
- Can using a Foreign Trade Zone impact your business?
- Online Freight Booking
- Logistics Packages and Tools
All activities will be held at the Cincinnati Westin located at 21 E 5th Street. We have a room rate of $199 per night. To book you can call 513-621-7700 and mention Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals or you can book online at: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/InlandRiversPortsandTerminals
The week’s itinerary includes:
Monday, April 23:
Exhibitor Move In
Annual Golf Outing
Tuesday, April 24:
IRPT Board of Director’s Meeting
Inland Port/Terminal Trade Show
General Membership Meeting
Port Board Commissioner’s Training
Wednesday, April 25:
Inland Port/Terminal Trade Show
Thursday, April 26:
Inland Port/Terminal Trade Show
Manufacturer’s, Shippers, Freight Forwarders Day
The Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) Annual Golf Outing will be held on Monday, April 23rd at the Aston Oaks Golf Club in Cincinnati, Ohio. Start time will be 10:00 am.
The cost to participate in the golf outing is $100 per person and includes:
- Green Fees and Cart
- Refreshments and Lunch
- Team Award and Participation Prizes
Special thanks to this year’s golf sponsors:
Howell Tractor and Equipment
Environmental Restoration, LLC
AGRIServices of Brunswick
Plaquemines Parish Port Commission
Alter Logistics Company
Palmer Johnson Power Systems
Missouri Port Authority Association
Following the golf outing, we will head to the evening reception and terminal tour. on board a Queen City Riverboats vessel for a tour of Ohio River terminals. Boarding will begin at the public dock located at 4:30 pm at 435 E Mehring Way. Along the way, we will view:
- Cincinnati Barge and Rail Terminal
- Hilltop Concrete
- River Trading Co/ Cincinnati Bulk Terminal
- Trans Montaigne Terminal Inc
- And more,
Please take a moment to meet the Exhibitors:
- 5R Enterprises
5R Enterprises, LLC of Morris, Illinois is owned by Chad Cailteux, who spent 13.5 years in sales for a leading equipment dealer in the Chicago area. Chad is on the Illinois River Basin Board for the IRPT, LLC (Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals) and brings several years of experience in the Scrap, Port and Bulk Material handling business. Prior to his career in sales, Chad was a Construction Supt. for a road builder and did private, commercial and industrial site improvements. 5R, stands for Rock, Road, River, Rail and Recycle, all the industries he has been involved in for the last 30 years. 5R has been authorized as a distributor for PLM Duty Cycle Cranes, Kafka Conveyors, Process Equipment (new and used Material Handlers), Inertia Crushing and Screening, Pemberton Attachments and will be renting and selling other equipment for port and construction use. Pieces include, but not limited to, Crushing and Screening Equipment, Sweeping and Water Trucks, Loaders, Excavators, Road Construction equipment, Conveyors, Truck Unloading Systems, Truckable Barges, Attachments, and additional “specialized” equipment.
- Anvil Attachments
Anvil Attachments is an award-winning manufacturer of bulk material handling attachments. They offer the most diverse product line in the industry, including hydraulic and cable clamshell buckets and hydraulic and cable grapples.
Anvil recently won the 2015 IBJ award for best grab and is the preferred grab manufacturer for many of the leading crane manufacturers.
Anvil utilizes state of the art FEA design on all of our clamshell buckets and grapples which allows us to design grabs with the precise weight to strength ratio for the material handled. Anvil practices LEAN manufacturing on all of our products which reduces cost and improves quality.
Anvil is best known for our service after the sale as they stand by the quality of every bucket and grapple produced.
- Basin Commerce
Basin Commerce is an online marketplace where shippers of bulk freight can locate and purchase transportation and logistics services on the US Inland Waterway System.
The Basin Provider Network is a growing list of partners offering bulk commodity logistic services throughout the US domestic waterway system. We identify river terminals, barge carriers, trans load and warehouse/storage facilities to enhance our coverage areas and give our buyers more value add locations to bring product in and move product out.
- Bedford Technology
Plastic lumber is smarter lumber. Bedford Technology is the leading manufacturer of premium, structural and reinforced composite plastic lumber for commercial markets including marine, agriculture, industrial and other outdoor markets. Focusing on developing relationships through exceptional customer service and continued product innovation, our pure HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) products provide our customers with increased longevity and durability.
Bedford Technology’s five product lines offer varying degrees of strength, rigidity and structural performance for hundreds of project applications. Composite recycled plastic lumber provides a cost-effective and low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood that is environmentally-friendly. At the conference, you’ll learn how our smarter lumber products will work for your specific projects in the marine industry. Whether you’re working on piles, docks, bridges, guide walls or other marine applications, SeaPile® and SeaTimber® by Bedford Technology will keep your projects afloat with lasting durability and structural performance.
- Belzona - Rumford Industrial Group
For either new construction or maintenance and repair, Belzona offers long-term protection and repair solutions proven by years of successful experience with ships and offshore structures. Our unique solutions are designed to fit each client’s specific needs, helping them to: • Reduce capital expenditure • Lower maintenance costs • Improve efficiency and safety • Reduce dry docking time • Simplify maintenance procedures
- Caterpillar, Inc.
Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. Building Construction Products (BCP) Division is a global division of Caterpillar Inc responsible for designing, manufacturing and supporting Caterpillar’s line of small, versatile construction machines and attachments. BCP is responsible for seven product families and more than 70 models. Caterpillar BCP will be showcasing their RemoteTask™ remote control system for Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loaders. The RemoteTask system enables operators to precisely control the machines from outside the cab—as far away as 1,000 ft (300 m) and at a safe distance from potentially hazardous tasks and environments. Visit us to learn how the RemoteTask™ can help your river and barge operations be safer and more efficient with technology.
The Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) is a trade association representing local businesses conducting commerce primarily along the Ohio River in the tri-state region including Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Its membership consists of barge tow companies, terminal operators, barge fleeting companies, restaurant and entertainment, local port authorities, municipalities, utilities, and other related maritime support companies.
Member companies provide vital transportation services for many bulk commodity shippers that contribute greatly to our local economy. Those commodities include coal for energy production, steel and related products for manufacturing, aggregates and related materials in support of construction, fertilizers and grain transport for agriculture, fuels, and many other chemicals and commodities consumed or produced in the region. The river is and will continue to be a major linkage between our region and a global supply chain, and these linkages contribute significantly to the local economy in the form of direct and indirect jobs, as well as a competitive edge for our manufacturers resulting from low-cost energy and efficient transportation of raw materials and finished goods on the Ohio River.
- E-Crane International
E-Crane International USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Indusign N.V., a Belgian engineering company. ECI-USA is the exclusive provider of marketing, sales, engineering, product support, and spare parts for the E-Crane product line in North and South America.
The "E" in E-Crane stands for Equilibrium. The design is based on a parallelogram style boom that provides a direct mechanical connection between the counterweight and the load, ensuring that the E-Crane remains balanced throughout its working range. Compared to conventional cranes that require as much as 80% of their available energy just to move the boom, stick, and grab, the E-Crane makes gravity work for you instead of against you, reducing horsepower requirements and power consumption by up to 50%, and significantly reducing maintenance and operating costs.
The E-Crane series offers models with up to 50 tons duty cycle capacity and 150 ft/50m horizontal outreach. Its modular design allows each E-Crane to be tailor-made to the client's specific requirements.
- Environmental Restoration
Environmental Restoration LLC (ER) is a provider of cost effective services which include Emergency Response, Site Remediation, Environmental Construction and Specialty Technical Services. Since 1997, ER has worked for commercial clients, industry, and government clients on fixed price, T&M and cost reimbursable formats. ER is headquartered in St. Louis and has 20 offices nationwide. ER is an OSRO classified spill responder with offices, personnel, equipment and resources staged throughout the US. ER participates in various industry organizations such as the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) supporting further education and development of OSRO classified contractors and spill responders.
- F & M Mafco
F&M MAFCO, Inc. - The Powerful Solutions People sells, rents, repairs, and reconditions tools and equipment. We provide construction tools, equipment, cranes, industrial gases and supplies to power plants, paper mills, marine and offshore, coal preparation plants, steel mills, petrochemical plants, sewage treatment plants and industrial facilities around the world. Our contractor customers find that we are the single source for new construction, plant modification, repair work, and day-to-day plant maintenance. F&M MAFCO, Inc. is the single source for heavy rigging packages, plant modification, tool trailers, welding systems and metal fabrication. Representing more than 1,700 manufacturers, including most major U.S. brands, and can supply cutting, hand and power tools, abrasives, safety equipment, rigging equipment, consumables, and rental equipment.
- Gladon Outdoors
Gladon Outdoors is pleased to introduce its Instant Repair Patch to Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals. Instant Repair Patch is a UV light activated, fiberglass reinforced, waterproof repair patch that bonds to virtually any hard surface, even rust. It is easy to use, and works ideally on fiberglass, PVC, metal, concrete, wood and more. This patch cures very quickly when exposed to UV light from the sun, or any UV flashlight. It can be sanded, drilled, and painted in less than 10 minutes. It offers a permanent solution to even the toughest jobs that require a fix. This patch is ideal for use on barge covers, shipping containers, trucks, trailers, rail cars, utilities, and more. It is self‐adhering, waterproof, UV resistant, freeze/thaw stable, and will not shrink.
- Greenfield Products
Greenfield Products is a leading manufacturer of Custom Fork Truck Mounted Attachments such as Masts, Carriages, Steel Handling Attachments, Concrete Carriages, and Pipe Handling Carriages. We also custom manufacturer Intermodal Attachments such as Container Handling Spreaders, Container Chassis Shipping Units, Container Chassis Rotators, and Bomb Carts for the Container Handling Industry.
Quality, through superior knowledge and professional experience, is the basic premise Greenfield Products, LLC. was built upon. Today those same ideals remain at the forefront of every project that comes through our doors. From our engineering department, to the manufacturing floor, where our custom-built ideas take shape, quality is always the goal at hand. Utilizing 96,000 square feet of facility space, Greenfield Products, has the ability to engineer, machine, and fabricate the largest projects with ease, while maintaining the same precision and quality for which we have come to be known. Pride, Passion, Performance… Greenfield Products.
- Greystone Construction
Greystone Construction is a General Contractor based in Shakopee, Minnesota with a regional office in Bismarck, North Dakota. Greystone has provided commercial, industrial, agricultural, general construction and design-build services in Minnesota, the Midwest and beyond since 1987. In addition to general construction services, Greystone specializes in fabric and metal building construction and can help you with all your building needs.
- Inland Rivers HR
Inland Rivers HR is a comprehensive outsourcing service with over 50 years combined HR experience in the inland river industry. Their services are designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized companies by offering a full suite of HR support services equal to the functionality of an in-house Human Resources department, and at a cost that fits your budget. Because they understand your business, they can offer you HR support that fits your business model. This is achieved by combining efficient processes, state-of-the-art technology, and the experience of seasoned professionals so that they can either supplement your in-house resources, or act as your Human Resources department. Either way, with their team, you can spend more time doing what you love – growing your business.
- LB Foster Company
Established in 1902, L.B. Foster provides products and services for today’s global infrastructure. The company is a leading manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets with locations throughout North America and Europe. The Construction Products Group of L.B. Foster is a leading supplier of steel sheet piling, pipe piling, H beams and piling accessories to the construction industry for over 80 years. These materials are specified for highway, bridge and heavy engineering/civil construction and rehabilitation projects. The company’s products have recently contributed to the improvement of many landmark structures including the Panama Canal, Brooklyn Bridge and New Orleans Flood Walls.
Established in 1949, the Liebherr Group is today a leading manufacturer of material handling, earthmoving equipment and a supplier of innovative user-oriented products and services in many other fields. The family-owned company employs more than 41,000 people in over 132 companies worldwide in 50 countries on every continent.
Liebherr’s product range covers material handling and earthmoving machinery, mining equipment, mobile cranes, construction cranes, mixing technology, domestic appliances, maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine tools and automation systems as well as high-performance components for mechanical, hydraulic and electrical drive and control technology. The Group’s holding company is Liebherr-International AG in Bulle, Switzerland, which is entirely owned by members of the Liebherr family.
- Marcus Construction
Marcus Construction is a family-owned business that was founded in 1956. They create efficient agronomy centers for the agribusiness industry through the design and construction of bulk dry fertilizer storage and fertilizer blending facilities, inland and river fertilizer terminals, liquid fertilizer storage, chemical and seed warehouses and flat grain storage buildings.
The Marcus Team ensures your success from the start with their in-house pre-construction services and in-house architect. They help through site selection, geotechnical, civil engineering, permitting and much more. Then each project has a dedicated, Onsite Superintendent who is your single-point of contact onsite each and every day, they oversee all subcontractors onsite and they assure safety is always the top priority – this allows you to continue to focus on your daily tasks while we ensure the success of your project.
Marcus Construction is proud of their reputation of being experts and trusted construction partners serving the Ag Industry.
- Marine Solutions
Marine Solutions is a specialized construction and engineering firm focused on building and maintaining waterfront, hydraulic, navigation, and bridge structures. Marine Solutions is a certified small, woman-owned, disadvantaged business enterprise (WBE/DBE) and are fully insured for general, marine and professional liability. Our headquarters are in Kentucky with offices in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. We offer our services throughout the United States and our valued clients included federal, state and municipal agencies, architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, and industrial entities.
- Midwest Foundation
Since 1969, Peoria, Ill.-based Midwest Foundation has been a fixture in marine construction along rivers and lakes in the Midwest. At Midwest Companies, they are committed to safe and quality workmanship in every phase of your project, completing each step with innovation, efficiency, and integrity. It’s a philosophy that shows in every project they complete, from bridges to marine work to foundations. When you select Midwest Companies to do the job, you know it’s a job done right!
Midwest Companies installs piling foundations and serves the bridge construction industry including demolition, construction and repair. They also provide dock repairs, lock and dam rehabilitations and equipment leasing. Serving public and private entities, Midwest’s Foundation’s work includes major projects along the Illinois River, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River and other waterways.
MinTech is a global team of engineers, chemists, and application specialists dedicated to providing the best quality products, high-performance equipment, and 100% turn-key solutions for your material handling needs. They are raising the bar on what you should expect from your material handling partner. You manage competing priorities every day, so you need one partner you can trust to assist with meeting your goals, not just in one aspect or at one point in time, but from start to finish on a continuous basis. From safety and compliance issues to maintenance or budgetary concerns, MinTech will strive to develop reliable, lasting solutions and services to help you meet your goals.
Chemicals only perform as well as they are applied, and equipment is only as reliable as the service it receives, making all three elements necessary to achieve optimal results. With MinTech, you get the entire package from one partner who will always go the extra mile to meet your goals.
- Ohio CAT
Ohio CAT is the authorized and exclusive Caterpillar dealer in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. We provide sales, rentals, parts and service for the entire Caterpillar product line, including wheel loaders, excavators, off highway trucks, paving products, diesel and natural gas engines, and generators.
We also are the distributor for the Mantsinen Group in Ohio and the surrounding states. Mantsinen manufacturer efficient hydraulic material handlers and work tool attachments to meet your needs. Each machine is customized according to the requirements of the end user, from front equipment, undercarriages, operator cabin arrangements, to being powered by either diesel engine or an electric motor. Work tools range from standard clamshell buckets to special spreaders designed on a one-by-one basis.
- PIANC, USA
PIANC is the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure. It is an international association composed of governments, private sector companies, academics, and individual professionals that works to advance the sustainable development of maritime and inland navigation. As a non-political and non-profit organization, PIANC brings together the best international experts on technical, economic, and environmental issues pertaining to waterborne transport infrastructure. International working groups provide guidance to public and private partners through high-quality technical reports on pressing global navigation issues. The U.S. has been a national member of PIANC since 1902, and USACE provides leadership and secretariat support to the U.S. Section of PIANC (aka PIANC USA).
PIANC is a global network of professionals, spanning over 40 countries, providing members with unique opportunities for collaboration and exchanging expertise. PIANC’s longevity (131 years) offers an enduring legacy of technical knowledge.
PIANC’s strength comes from its unique standing as a public-private partnership, exceptional networking, as well as the professional expertise of its international membership. Membership benefits include: participation in international working groups; networking; international and PIANC USA websites; technical reports; electronic newsletter; international membership directory; discounts to conferences and workshops; and professional recognition.
- PND Engineers
PND Engineers, Inc., (PND) is a civil/structural firm specializing in the design of marine facilities, including bulkheads, docks, piers, dolphins, fendering systems, floats, and wave barriers. Our engineers are skilled in all areas of marine and upland engineering, including civil, structural and coastal. PND also provides planning, condition inspection, permitting services, and construction support. Our marine design projects have included port facilities, marine terminals, boatyards, marinas, boat launches, cruise ship facilities, and passenger ferry terminals.
PND’s marine experience extends to the inland waterways of our nation where we recognize the importance of maintaining and improving these critical transportation routes. Ranging from the Yukon River of Alaska to the great Mississippi, PND has provided award winning, innovative, cost savings designs. PND’s experience with tall bulkheads, heavy loading requirements, challenging site conditions, high seismic potential, flooding, and scour conditions has resulted in many successful projects throughout the inland waterways.
- Rail Training & Consulting
RTC specializes in increasing safety and productivity of your rail operation through on-site and online training. The RTC team is fluent in practical rail operations and has extensive rail management experience. RTC believes in developing partnerships with our clients in order to develop a safe, efficient and regulation-compliant rail operation. RTC’s standard Rail Safety and Operating Procedures manual includes the following training, general rail safety, roadway worker protection, motive power/equipment operation, on and about track/equipment safety, communication and signals, and LogiTracCBT, a computer-based training system.
- Richard Goettle, Inc.
Goettle is a national, specialty design-build contractor, providing geotechnical construction services since 1956. Their scope of work includes constructing earth retention systems, deep foundations and marine structures. Goettle has the capacity to perform work s under a design-build format with solutions specifically formulated for each individual project site. Goettle also performs work under traditional bid-build formats.
Goettle provides solutions to marine construction projects. Goettle has extensive inland waterway construction experience installing cofferdams, open-cells, bulkheads, docks, dolphins, wharfs and mooring structures. Goettle is also capable to providing repair and maintenance for these types of marine facilities.
Goettle’s goal as an industry leader is to provide value beyond the completed construction project. They seek to earn the trust and respect of our clients by providing both quality and value through the thoughtful integration of engineering and design disciplines. They are proud of our steady, conscientious work force. They are dedicated to providing a safe work atmosphere to meet today’s stringent budget and schedule constraints. Solid engineering, state of the art equipment, innovative construction techniques, creative problem solving, and many years of experience are the hallmarks of what Goettle provides to its clients.
- RiverWorks Discovery
RiverWorks Discovery is an educational outreach program that provides answers to everyday river questions.
RiverWorks Discovery is a highly successful national outreach education effort of the National River Center & Hall of Fame located at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.
RiverWorks Discovery is a coordinated effort which brings together the for-profit industry, community leaders, museums, nature centers, educators, and the general public in recognition of the role our rivers have played and will continue to play in our nation’s future.
SENNEBOGEN has been a leading name in the global material handling industry for over 60 years. Based in Stanley, North Carolina, within the greater Charlotte region, SENNEBOGEN LLC offers a complete range of purpose-built machines to suit virtually any material handling application. Established in America in the year 2000, SENNEBOGEN LLC has quickly become a leading provider of specialized equipment solutions for barge and port operations, recycling and scrap metal yards, log-handling, demolition, transfer stations and waste facilities from coast to coast. A growing network of distributors supports SENNEBOGEN LLC sales and service across the Americas, ensuring the highest standard of professional machine support and parts availability.
- Shannon & Wilson
Shannon & Wilson is a 100-percent employee-owned, internationally recognized consulting firm dedicated to providing quality services in the fields of geotechnical engineering and the applied earth sciences. Founded in 1954, they have successfully completed projects of all sizes and budgets for both the public and private sectors throughout the US.
Shannon & Wilson provides local experience backed by national resources and expertise. They have a diverse staff of more than 300 engineers, they support personnel to provide flexible, rapid responses to clients’ needs. From 12 offices nationwide, Shannon & Wilson’s primary services encompass all aspects of geotechnical and environmental engineering.
- Skyline Steel
A premier steel foundation manufacturer and supplier serving the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Colombia markets, Skyline Steel is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the largest producer of steel in the United States. Nucor’s backing complements and synergizes Skyline Steel’s internal strengths and empowers it to service its customers and the industry.
Skyline has over twenty sales offices in North America and a robust infrastructure comprised of manufacturing, coating, and fabrication facilities; dozens of stocking locations; an efficiently-coordinated supply chain; exclusive engineering support; and the most comprehensive geostructural product offering from a single company.
Since 1989, SUNPRO has offered planned and emergency response services—including spill cleanup, environmental remediation and transportation of waste—to Customers across the Midwest and beyond. Their highly trained and certified workforce can handle chemical releases, tank truck rollovers, pipeline emergencies, train derailments, leaking containers, maritime spills, in-plant releases and more. With 24-hour emergency service, we’re always ready to respond quickly and safely.
SUNPRO and Savage together offer the scope and services you need, whether you’re dealing with an emergency, planned maintenance, in-plant operations, or moving mission-critical materials. A partner you can count on. SUNPRO and Savage offer the scope and services you need, whether you’re dealing with an emergency, moving mission-critical materials, or scheduling planned maintenance.
- The Carlisle & Finch Co.
The Carlisle & Finch Company, an ISO 9001:2015 with Design company, today manufactures an extensive line of marine searchlights intended for heavy duty ship board use and land based security applications……..an extensive line of searchlights using halogen and xenon short arc as light sources, as well as an emerging line of LED searchlight products. Specialty and custom searchlights compliment the product line, for unique applications requiring all sorts of embedded cameras, from low light to thermal imaging and much more. Total manufacturing square footage is approximately 35,000 and filled with all sorts of manufacturing equipment, machinery, etc. from CNC machining centers to automated Powder Coating along with many skilled craftsmen for operation.
- Wintech International
Wintech International, LLC is a Louisiana-based company that has proudly provided years of dependable service to operators all over the world. We serve a wide variety of industries including marine, mining, manufacturing, material handling, inland terminal, and construction to name a few. Our product lines include Hand Winches, Barge Winches, Barge Connectors, Barge Moving Systems, Rail Car Pullers, Electric Winches, Air Winches, Vertical Electric Capstans, Fairleads and Roller Chocks, however, Wintech specializes in custom products, so if you don't see what you need or have a unique application we can help design a product to suit your application.
Thank you to the 2018 Sponsors:
Thank you to the 2018 Sponsors: