Introducing IRPT’s Mobile App

By Aimee Andres | March 14, 2020 |

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) has a mobile app that will allow us to push vital information regarding each of the basins to industry users. The ability to communicate quickly to all users of water transportation so they can make key decisions about operations in situations where scheduled or unscheduled maintenance activities and emergencies occur on our rivers is vital. We plan to work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, each of the USACE Districts, Regional Waterway Associations and Boat Captains to collect vital information to send navigation notices, scheduled and unscheduled Corps of Engineer’s maintenance operations on…

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

By Aimee Andres | November 3, 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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New ISC Facility in Morehead, Kentucky

By Aimee Andres | April 10, 2018 |

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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New Nova ethylene terminal on the Mississippi

By Aimee Andres | April 2, 2018 |

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 Aimee Andres | March 10, 2018 |

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 Aimee Andres | March 5, 2018 |

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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New steel processing plant to be built in Mississippi County

By Aimee Andres | February 16, 2018 |

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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