INTERCEM The World’s Leading Cement Industry Conference- June 2-3, 2021 Register Now

IRPT Members,


INTERCEM The World's Leading Cement Industry Conference is scheduled June 2-3, 2021 and we are excited to announce that Aimee Andres, IRPT Executive Director, Cindy Cutrera, Economic Development Manager, Port of Morgan City and IRPT Chairwoman of the Board and Evan Boudreux, St. Mary Parish Economic Development Director will be presenting on June 3rd, 10:30 – 11:30 am.


From Aimee Andres, IRPT Executive Director:


“I have presented at Intercem for the past few years and I am here to tell you that this is one of the best events to attract international business at U.S. ports and terminals. As you may know, the U.S. is a net importer of cement, aggregate and clinker.


At the 2019 show I presented at in Houston, I bragged on the IRPT Members facilities by showing the map of all U.S. locations (accessed here: What I found most interesting after my presentation and left the stage, was that owners of foreign cargo importing into the U.S. were very interested in establishing operations here in the U.S. So essentially, they would be shipping their cargo from their overseas operations into their own U.S. operations instead of using a third parties’ operations. This to me not only signifies a huge development opportunity for U.S. Gulf ports to attract new lease tenants of foreign owned cargo, but it also can increase profitability for those entities.”


Thursday, June 3 10:30-11:30 central time (via zoom)

Helping to increase profitability on imports in to the U.S.

  • Moderator: Aimee Andres, Executive Director, Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals (provide an overview of U.S. ports, terminals, trade routes and modal options including midstream transfers)
  • Cindy Cutrera, Economic Development Manager, Port of Morgan City, Louisiana (options to explore at U.S. ports including leasing or purchasing property, and advantages/disadvantages of both)
  • Evan Boudreaux, Economic Development Director, St. Mary Parish (incentives available through the State of Louisiana to attract new development for capital investments, workforce development and more)


Registration is free.


Register for Aimee, Cindy and Evan’s presentation here:


View full conference schedule here:


The USA is one of the world’s biggest cement importers and with the Biden administration announcing a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to ‘Rebuild the backbone of America’ the North American market, which is already experiencing high demand in areas like Texas, Florida, California and parts of the East Coast, is likely to be looking overseas to meet the supply/demand gap for both the short and medium-term.

In this series of webinars, we will hear from leading experts in both the cement and shipping industries, as we bring you up to date on America’s booming import market. The program includes insight and analysis on the US market from PCA; global cement markets from On Field Investment Research, plus freight rates, shipping routes, ports and terminals infrastructure, Great Lakes shipping, inland waterways and much, much more.


For more information about INTERCEM visit:


Crystal Hutchinson, AMPE

Communications Officer


Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, Inc.

4625 Lindell Boulevard Central West End

Suite 200-#2179

St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone (225) 603-7642


Rediscover the strength of America’s Inland Rivers