IRPT Annual Conference - April 23-25, 2019 - Baton Rouge, LA

Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Benefits to our Members Starts Immediately

The membership rates are:

Development organizations, trade associations, etc.
Servicers, vendors, firms, consultants, etc.
Private or Public Ports and Terminals

The benefits to our members starts immediately. All new members are highlighted in our quarterly newsletter (a $500 value).


Complete Access to Membership List (through directory)

Quarterly Newsletter

Industry News

Annual IRPT Conference

Advertising Opportunities

Social Opportunities

The mission of IRPT is to be a resource for inland river ports, terminals and river-borne transportation services and to promote the value of the inland river transportation system to users and policy makers. We also understand and appreciate the value of an all-inclusive transportation package that includes truck and rail. To accomplish this, we:


Regional collaboration to increase business opportunities and strategize on challenges


the inland waterways and all industries and companies that serve it


cooperation between all users and governmental agencies


the general public and future workforce of industry efforts.

IRPT has done some very exciting things this year to continue our mission of being a resource for the inland river ports and promoting the healthy growth and operation of our industry. Some of our current initiatives include:

  • Tonnage Reporting Campaign
  • Container on Vessel Initiative
  • Panama Canal promotion
  • Inland Port Education
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • River Basin Meetings
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Shortline Rail Committee
  • Annual IRPT Conference
    • April 24-26, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio

For more information on any of the above, please check out theMessages from the Director or contact us directly.

We host several events each year giving our members the opportunity to gain center stage with others in our industry, including river basin meetings, social receptions, etc.

We appreciate your consideration in joining our association to help support the great work we do.

Our Basins Include:


Arkansas White-Red-Oachita

Gulf & Intercoastal

Lower Mississippi

Southeast Rivers


Upper Mississippi




Multi-State / International