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Freight Network: Southern Rivers and GIWW Workshop

February 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm CST

Maritime Administration (MARAD) and Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) invite you to Save the Date for Thursday, February 22, 2018 for a Freight Network Workshop to be held in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

Hosted by the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, the Southern Rivers and Gulf and Intracoastal Waterways (M-10)/StrongPorts Workshop is to support freight growth, explore resources available and build relationships in order to contribute to an efficient freight transportation system.

Topics to be Explored:

  • Overview of the National, State and Regional Funding and Programs
  • State Freight Plans and how the Waterways are incorporated into
  • Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
  • Market Needs (Challenges and Opportunities)
  • Industry Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges)
  • Container on Barge

There is no cost to attend, but please register for the workshop and to receive update e-mails. Please register by emailing Aimee Andres at admin@irpt.net by February 1st.

For more information, please contact:

The America’s Marine Highway Program is a Department of Transportation-led program to expand the use of our Nation’s navigable waterways to relieve landside congestion, reduce air emissions, provide new transportation options, and generate other public benefits by increasing the efficiency of the surface transportation system. The program works with public and private stakeholders to achieve these goals.

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is a nationwide trade association for users of the U.S. Inland Waterway system.  IRPT promotes the use of our nation’s rivers as the most cost effective, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation. We do this by keeping our members informed on federal legislation and security issues affecting our river system, promoting and marketing our inland waterway system, and working with port leaders to unify the inland ports, terminals, and river systems.




February 22, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm CST


Aimee Andres
(618) 980-6523