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.

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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 professionals to improve their businesses and to inform policy makers on the needs and economic impacts of our industry.

This has been a difficult year for everyone and there is so much information we need to communicate with our Members, as well as give them an opportunity to help steer IRPT activities where they need them.

Over the past year, IRPT has added so many benefits to our Membership, including:

  • IRPT Mobile App:
  • Navigation notices;
  • Career opportunities;
  • News blasts and more.

Communication is key as you well know. And unfortunately with the increase in frequency of floods and other river related impacts (lock repairs, droughts, floods, etc.), it has become apparent that IRPT needs to fill the void in the communication structure. We have had a great six months of pushing app notifications so we would like to hear what’s working and what’s not.

  • Data inputs and outputs for our industry have been strengthened over the past year, thanks to IRPT’s MOU and continued work with the Army Corps. Where we have made some improvements, much more work needs to be done. For that, we would like to examine:
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) online dashboard;
  • Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center port polygon and dock reconciliation work;
  • Army Corps MOU and path forward.

Closer Partnerships with Federal and State agencies who operate and maintain not only river related navigation, but landside infrastructure as well, are crucial. The data inputs and resulting outputs is what help drives decision making in Washington that can have both a positive and negative impact on our business.

Other topics we need to cover include:

  • Status of IRPT Bill and path forward;
  • CISA security assessment;
  • So much more.

We value our members and understand their perspective is key to the industry’s healthy growth.


About Howell Tractor: At Howell Tractor & Equipment, LLC. they pride themselves on around the clock professional service. Their friendly and knowledgeable organization has been an equipment industry leader since opening in 1943. Howell Tractor & Equipment is always on call, 24/7/365 with quick response by a person, not a voicemail the following day, to assist you.

About CTLC: Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Company (CTLC), a division of CGB Enterprises, Inc., began as a transportation company in 1970. CTLC initially focused on moving freight from north to south on the inland waterways of the United States. An innovative philosophy and an entrepreneurial spirit led to an expansion of services and markets, transforming CTLC into a global operation.