IRPT Annual Conference - April 24-26, 2018 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Illinois River Basin

St. Louis, Plaquemines Ports Ink MoU for Mississippi River Cooperation

St. Louis, Plaquemines Ports Ink MoU for Mississippi River Cooperation Posted by Joseph Keefe March 27, 2018 APH vessels are being designed in lengths of 592, 772, and 952 feet. The Vessels will carry from 1824 to 2960 TEUs and will travel north and south at twice the speed of barge lines or about 12-14 knots.…
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Central Gulf ports augmenting cargo terminal infrastructure

Central Gulf ports augmenting cargo terminal infrastructure By: Paul Scott Abbott | Issue #666 | Mar 26 2018 at 03:36 PM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals  Ports With terminal expansions moving forward at most of the region’s ports, the central Gulf region is readying to meet burgeoning demands of cargo interests. The region appears to have favor in Washington, as the only two…
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New Nova ethylene terminal on the Mississippi

March 27, 2018: Chemical & Engineering News (full link below) Nova plans ethylene export terminal Canadian chemical maker Nova Chemicals is working with the oil and gas infrastructure firm Energy Transfer Partners to develop an ethylene export terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The terminal would have the capacity to export 800,000 metric tons of…
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Illinois Competitive Freight Program Call for Projects – Applications due April 6, 2018

Dear Freight Stakeholder,  We are pleased to announce the availability of the first ever Illinois Competitive Freight Program.  The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking project proposals for a new competitive grant program that aims to improve the mobility of freight at the local level. Applications are due April 6 for up to $225 million…
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Ozinga celebrated its 90th anniversary as a family-owned and operated business

On March 2, 2018, Ozinga celebrated its 90th anniversary as a family-owned and operated business. Martin Ozinga Sr. started the company in 1928 as a single horse-and-buggy operation in Evergreen Park, Ill., but it grew into a leading provider of concrete, aggregate materials, and energy solutions in multiple states with a network of barges, boats, rail, and its well-known…
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SENNEBOGEN 870 R-HD MATERIAL HANDLER GIVES ECONOMIC GROWTH A LIFT AT PADUCAH RIVERPORT

Paducah, KY – Located at the confluence of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Ohio River and the Cumberland River and just upstream from the Mississippi, the City of Paducah enjoys a long history as an important hub in America’s inland waterways network. As Executive Director of the Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority, Bill Miller is working to…
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