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Illinois River open to Commercial Navigation

October 29, 2020: U.S. Army Corps, Rock Island District (full link below) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announced that construction is complete and the Illinois Waterway locks have reopened to navigation after a series of extended, consolidated closures. With construction coming to an end at Dresden Island, Starved Rock and Marseilles…
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Economic Impact of Inland Waterways on Illinois

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) has partnered with the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to promote the economic impact on the Nation’s Inland Waterways. The National Waterways Foundation (NWF) has released waterways profiles for the economic impact of the inland waterways for states including Illinois. Ranked 8th in the nation with 1,100 miles of navigable…
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IRPT Illinois River Basin Meeting

IRPT Illinois River Basin Meeting, Sponsored By: Howell Tractor and CTLC Join us for a webinar on Sep 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT. Please register here: Register now! IRPT is a trade association for the nation’s inland waterway, port, and terminal professionals. Our mission is to provide a platform for inland river port and terminal…
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Illinois River Tonnage: 10 Year Average

Tonnage data has been compiled for the fiscal year 2018 from data acquired by the Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center (WCSC). A 10-year average of the 2018 Illinois River tonnage is now available from 2009-2018. In reviewing the commodity data prepared by Dede Smith of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, here are some of the highlights:…
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Introducing IRPT’s Mobile App

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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Chicago’s international port looks for funds to improve its facilities and attract more shipping business

June 3, 2019: Chicago Tribune (full link below) Most Chicagoans look at Lake Michigan and think recreation — a view and a beach, swimming and sailboats. But the lake is also the site of a major freshwater port that draws oceangoing ships from the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Port of Chicago is in need of…
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