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

Lower Mississippi Basin

Breaking News: IRPT signs Memorandum with USACE

By Ada Perez | 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 Ada Perez | 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 Ada Perez | 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 Ada Perez | 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 Ada Perez | 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 Ada Perez | 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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By Ada Perez | 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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MO: White River Marine Group to Reopen Bolivar Boat Mfg Facility, Hire 130

By Ada Perez | March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

March 1, 2018: Trade & Industry Development (full link below) MO: White River Marine Group to Reopen Bolivar Boat Mfg Facility, Hire 130 White River Marine Group, the manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops, announced the reopening of its facility in Bolivar, Missouri in response to strong customer demand and an expanding market for its award-winning family of boat brands. The largest boat manufacturer in the world by volume, White River Marine Group is ramping up production as it continues to grow. “We are very excited to renew operations in Bolivar and expand our manufacturing capabilities, a positive signal of…

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Office of Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri

By Ada Perez | March 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

March 1, 2018: Office of Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri Governor Greitens Announces Rural Growth Plan Governor Eric Greitens outlined his plan to use newly available funds to bring more jobs and opportunity to rural Missouri. The package focuses on rural broadband, clean water initiatives, and infrastructure improvements to ports. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Missouri’s rural communities have been ignored for too long. I’m proud to put forward this rural growth plan, because I believe Missourians in rural towns across the state need us to invest in and fight for them.” Ports: Missouri’s waterways allow businesses to move cargo, particularly…

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New steel processing plant to be built in Mississippi County

By Ada Perez | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

New steel processing plant to be built in Mississippi County MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Union Partners announced plans Thursday to build a new steel processing facility on the Osceola campus of Big River Steel. A formal groundbreaking is expected in the first quarter of 2018. In a press release issued to Region 8 News, Union Partners plan to install the latest innovations in technology and processes to enable real-time collaboration between their new operations and Big River Steel. The new plant is expected to be located directly adjacent to Big River’s Flex Mill™. The release states the plant will…

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