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

Lower Mississippi Basin

Mississippi River in the News: New $9.4 billion chemical complex

By Aimee Andres | November 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

October 30, 2018: The Advocate (full link below) Formosa’s $9.4 billion chemical complex gets key land use backing CONVENT — The $9.4 billion Formosa chemical complex proposed on the west bank of St. James Parish cleared a key hurdle Tuesday night as the parish Planning Commission backed the Taiwanese project promising hundreds of millions in tax revenue and thousands of jobs. Announced in April by Gov. John Bel Edwards, the huge facility is proposed for 2,400 acres of cane field and swamp on land already earmarked for industry. The proposal has received the backing of Parish President Timmy Roussel and schools…

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Funding released for Cairo river port terminal in Illinois, US

By Aimee Andres | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

October 12, 2018: Ship Technology (full link below) Funding released for Cairo river port terminal in Illinois, US A sum of $1m in capital funding has been released for the planned river port terminal in Cairo, Illinois, US. Illinois State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) said that the funding demonstrates the state’s effort to revive the area and bring jobs to the region. Fowler said: “Southern Illinois has such potential that has gone unrecognised and underutilised for too long. “This port is a path forward for recovery, capitalising on Cairo’s location and creating the potential for future economic growth.” The proposed…

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Lower Mississippi River Basin meeting

By Aimee Andres | September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc.(IRPT) invites you to a Lower Mississippi River Basin meeting. The basin meeting is being held in conjunction with the Mississippi Water Resources Association Annual Conference.         Why: Provide platform for networking and discussion on river related issues affecting our region. Monday, October 22, 2018 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Central  Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel & Casino 151 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, MS 39530 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…

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Breaking News: IRPT signs Memorandum with USACE

By Aimee Andres | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals and U.S. Army Corps, Institute of Water Resources sign Memorandum of Common Purpose Cindy Cutrera, Port of Morgan City and President of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals and Dr. Joe Manous, Jr., Director for the Institute of Water Resources (IWR) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the Memorandum in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 12th. Through the IWR, the Navigation and Civil Works Decision Support Center (NDC), exercises its Federal responsibility for establishing and maintaining a variety of water transportation automatic information systems that include databases and statistics pertaining to waterborne commodity and…

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MS: Vicksburg Lumber Mill to Renovate Site, Create 125 Jobs

By Aimee Andres | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

June 22, 2018: Trade & Industry Development (full link below) MS: Vicksburg Lumber Mill to Renovate Site, Create 125 Jobs Vicksburg Forest Products is opening a lumber mill in Vicksburg, Miss. After significant upgrades and modifications are complete, the multi-million dollar corporate investment will create 125 jobs. “Vicksburg’s ideal location combined with the region’s fertile timberland positions Vicksburg Forest Products for years of success in Warren County. I commend the team at Vicksburg Forest Products for re-purposing the lumber mill and for bringing so many jobs to the people of Vicksburg,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. In March 2018, Anderson Tully…

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New ISC Facility in Morehead, Kentucky

By Aimee Andres | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

April 6, 2018: Trade & Industry Development (full link below) KY: Independent Stave to Build 220-Job, $66.5M Cooperage in Morehead Gov. Matt Bevin announced barrel manufacturer Independent Stave Co. will create 220 jobs for Kentuckians with a new $66.5 million cooperage in Morehead. “Independent Stave is a strong corporate partner to Kentucky with multiple locations across the commonwealth. This new investment, which will create 220 jobs in Eastern Kentucky, is the latest sign that ISC has truly made itself at home in our state,” Gov. Bevin said. “The bourbon industry plays a significant role in our economy, and that extends…

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

By Aimee Andres | April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

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. CREDIT: American Patriot Holdings St. Louis Regional Freightway, Port of Plaquemines and St. Louis Regional Ports Sign Agreement to Foster Economic Growth on the Mississippi River. The pact will help support development of a new transportation link for cargo to move along the Mississippi River.…

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Central Gulf ports augmenting cargo terminal infrastructure

By Aimee Andres | April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 port authorities to be named in March as recipients of funding in the latest (and perhaps final) round of U.S. Department of Transportation grants under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, known as TIGER for short. Here’s the lowdown on major ports of the…

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New Nova ethylene terminal on the Mississippi

By Aimee Andres | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 ethylene per year and start up mid-2020. The partners haven’t set a location for the facility, but it would connect with the a natural gas liquid storage facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, where Nova operates an ethylene trading hub. Nova hopes the project would provide…

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SENNEBOGEN 870 R-HD MATERIAL HANDLER GIVES ECONOMIC GROWTH A LIFT AT PADUCAH RIVERPORT

By Aimee Andres | March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 preserve that legacy and make the Riverport a key driver for economic growth in the region. On taking over the position in June of 2015, Miller’s first priority was to upgrade the port’s infrastructure. “Our 20 year old lattice boom crane was past its useful…

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