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

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IRPT and U.S. Army Corps, IWR sign Memorandum of Common Purpose

September 12, 2018: 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…
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Breaking News: IRPT signs Memorandum with USACE

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…
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Middle River Marine christens two towboats in Illinois

Middle River Marine christens two towboats in Illinois By Ken Hocke on September 6, 2018 The Gwyneth Anne was delivered in the summer of 2017. Ozinga photo Middle River Marine, an Ozinga company, christened two towboats — the Gwyneth Anne and Kamryn Olivia — on Aug. 21 in Joliet, Ill. Middle River Marine is Ozinga’s harbor and fleeting company…
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FUCHS ANNOUNCE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE NORTH AMERICA TEAM

FUCHS ANNOUNCE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE NORTH AMERICA TEAM Material handler giant Fuchs is continuing to grow across America by appointing two new additions to the Sales team: Tim Gerbus and Shane Toncrey. Commenting on the recent additions to the Fuchs team, Todd Goss, Louisville General Manager said, “We are delighted to have both Tim…
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Missouri River Terminal To Be Developed Through P3

August 31, 2018 By Heather Ervin The Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo., (PortKC) announced August 27 that its board of commissioners approved the selection of Nossaman LLP and John Smolen, lead partner on the project, to advise PortKC staff in the formation of a successful Private Public Partnership (P3) to develop Missouri River Terminal…
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Agricultural Company to Establish HQ and Two Additional Facilities in Missouri

Agricultural Company to Establish HQ and Two Additional Facilities in Missouri PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO – Palindromes Inc., a U.S.-based, privately held corporation with a diversified project portfolio focused on sustainable and socially responsible access to the world’s most basic needs:  food, water, energy, shelter and clothing, today announced plans to open three new facilities in…
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces New Maritime Administration resources for Paducah, KY

DOT 50-18 August 23, 2018 Contact: pressoffice@dot.gov  U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces New Maritime Administration resources for Paducah, KY New Resources Will Allow Agency to Optimize Support of America’s Inland Waterways WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Maritime Administration (MARAD) will establish a new, dedicated Gateway…
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Ports of Indiana wins top steel industry honor

Ports of Indiana wins top steel industry honor  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2018) – The American Metal Market has named Ports of Indiana the Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year for 2018. The ninth annual Awards for Steel Excellence were recently announced at AMM’s Steel Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with the global Steel Success Strategies…
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Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon shipments set historic record

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon shipments set historic record   MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (Aug. 22, 2018) – Record-breaking demands for coal and agriculture products propelled the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon into historic territory with more barge shipments in the first six months of 2018 than any port in the history of Indiana’s ports. Approximately 4.7 million…
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KRPD Board Tours Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam Dewatering

The Kaskaskia Regional Port District toured the dewatering of the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam on the Kaskaskia River.  The dewatering is a monumental task that is normally scheduled every 10 -15 years.  In the 44 years of operation the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam has never been dewatered for a thorough inspection.…
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KRPD Board Signs Grant Agreement with IDOT for Master Planning for KRPD #2

KRPD Board Signs Grant Agreement with IDOT for Master Planning for KRPD #2 The Kaskaskia Regional Port District agreed to a grant award from IDOT to develop a Master Plan for the terminal at KRPD #2.  This plan is needed to address the congestion and cargo movement at the two docks and to incorporate the…
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Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority awarded $251k Marine Highway Grant

Paducah, KY (KFVS) – The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority was awarded $251,927 –  America’s Marine Highway Grant from Maritime Administration (MARAD) – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on August 8th, 2018 The funds are for the acquisition of shoreside container handling equipment for Riverport’s Container on Barge service. The Riverport is the only port in…
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Anthony Hauer Named to IAMPE Board of Directors

ANTHONY HAUER JOINS IAMPE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to announce that Anthony B. Hauer has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association.  Anthony currently serves as Port Director of Natchez Adams County Port Commission, which he joined in 1984.  He is also…
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CGB Celebrates Completion of Soybean Processing Plant Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CGB Celebrates Completion of Soybean Processing Plant Expansion MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (Aug. 8, 2018) – The Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. (CGB), a global leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970, today announced the completion of its $32 million expansion at its soybean processing facility at the Port of Indiana-Mount…
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Port Milwaukee Economic Impact in 2017. Port Generated Over $100 Million Business Revenue.

News Release August 9, 2018 New Study Quantifies the Impact of Port Milwaukee on the Local Economy Port Generated Over $100 Million in Business Revenue in 2017, Significantly Contributed to Local Commerce and Employment Port Milwaukee’s maritime cargo and vessel activity had a significant positive effect on the City and the region’s economy in 2017,…
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL  The City of St. Louis Port Authority (“the Authority”) requests proposals from those interested in leasing approximately 157,000 SF of warehouse space on a 6.45-acre lot at 2226 N. 1st St., aka #5 Clinton St.  Additional vacant parcels close-by of 3.21 acres and 4.2 acres are also available for lease in conjunction…
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Maritime Administration Announces More Than $20 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards

Date: July 24, 2018 Contact:  MARAD Public Affairs Tel:  202-366-5807 Maritime Administration Announces More Than  $20 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today awarded more than $20 million in grants to support capital improvements at 29 U.S. small shipyards as a part of its Small…
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Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) invites you to a Missouri River Basin meeting

Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) invites you to a Missouri River Basin meeting.           Why: Provide platform for networking and discussion on river related issues affecting our region. Tuesday, August 14th at 2:00 central Port KC 300 Wyandotte, Suite 100 Kansas City, Missouri 64105 IRPT is a trade association for the nation’s inland waterway,…
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Inland Waterways User Board meeting

July 11, 2018: Federal Register (full link below) The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on August 30, 2018. Public registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. This meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee’s website at…
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IRPT Member News: Rich Diffley Joins Alter Logistics

IRPT Member News: Rich Diffley Joins Alter Logistics Rich Diffley has joined Alter Logistics Company, Bettendorf, IA as Vice President Operations. Rich is very active with Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals (IRPT) where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2012 representing the Upper Mississippi River Basin and has served with the St.…
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2018 IRPT Officers, Directors and Basin Meeting Schedule

In accordance with the by-laws of the organization, the 2018-2019 Officers and Directors were elected at the General Membership Meeting on April 24th in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am pleased to present to you the following Board of Directors for Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc.: Officers: Chairman of the Board: Anthony Hauer, Natchez Adams County…
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Pink barge brings cancer awareness Marquis Energy donates $10,000 to Mary Crowley Cancer Research

HENNEPIN — A massive pink barge is bringing some color and cancer awareness to the area. The barge, called Big Hope 1, brings awareness to cancer research, and it’s currently sitting among Marquis Energy’s fleet in Hennepin. The business is donating $10,000 to Mary Crowley Cancer Research, said Danielle Anderson, executive assistant/director of public relations…
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St. Louis, Plaquemines Ports Ink MoU for Mississippi River Cooperation

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.…
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Central Gulf ports augmenting cargo terminal infrastructure

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…
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LiebherrUSA announces 45million expansion 3-23-18

Liebherr to invest $45 million at its Newport News facility Liebherr invests $45 million in the expansion of its Newport News, Virginia, facility Liebherr continues to grow its operations in the United States Newport News, VA (USA) March 23, 2018 – Liebherr-International AG, the family owned company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of…
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Ozinga celebrated its 90th anniversary as a family-owned and operated business

On March 2, 2018, Ozinga celebrated its 90th anniversary as a family-owned and operated business. Martin Ozinga Sr. started the company in 1928 as a single horse-and-buggy operation in Evergreen Park, Ill., but it grew into a leading provider of concrete, aggregate materials, and energy solutions in multiple states with a network of barges, boats, rail, and its well-known…
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Ozinga celebrates 90 years

On March 2, 2018, Ozinga celebrated its 90th anniversary as a family-owned and operated business. Martin Ozinga Sr. started the company in 1928 as a single horse-and-buggy operation in Evergreen Park, Ill., but it grew into a leading provider of concrete, aggregate materials, and energy solutions in multiple states with a network of barges, boats,…
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Port Milwaukee Cargo Volume Grows in 2017

Port Milwaukee Cargo Volume Grows in 2017 As Vessel Visits Climb Nearly 10% A significant increase in the quantity of dry bulk cargo moving through Port Milwaukee pushed annual cargo volumes past the previous year’s totals according to unaudited numbers shared with the Board of Harbor Commissioners on Thursday. Categories such as limestone, salt, and…
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Ports of Indiana hires East Coast port executive with Indiana roots to lead Jeffersonville port

Ports of Indiana hires East Coast port executive with Indiana roots to lead Jeffersonville port  JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2018) – A former North Carolina Ports executive with Indiana-ties has been named port director for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. Jeff Miles, a born-and-raised Hoosier and veteran of the maritime industry, has returned to Indiana to…
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IRPT Members produce Impactful Study

IRPT Members produce Impactful Study: The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) selected the Cambridge Systematics/Hanson team to conduct an assessment of the economic impact produced by Missouri’s public ports. Hanson led the port-specific commodity flow data collection effort through face-to-face interviews with each port director or designee in the State. This effort provided critical input…
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Pink barge “Big Hope 1” promotes cancer research on first visit to Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

  PORTAGE, Ind., (February 19, 2018) – The Port of Indiana Burns Harbor welcomes a unique visitor today. Big Hope 1, a bright pink barge owned by Ceres Barge Line, makes its first appearance at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor travelling from the Tulsa Port of Catoosa up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to reach the…
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TEREX MATERIALS PROCESSING SHARES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS

TEREX MATERIALS PROCESSING SHARES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS DUNGANNON, February [13], 2018 —  Following Terex Corporation’s release of its fourth quarter and full year 2017 results, Terex Materials Processing (MP) is pleased to share these, along with its segment-specific results. Terex Corporation reported a strong finish to the year, with Q4 net…
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Bedford Technology: Case study on Port of New Orleans Wharfs

Celebrating its 25th year anniversary, IRPT Member, Bedford Technology has released a case study on the Port of New Orleans Wharfs. You can access the document here. Challenge: The Port originally installed traditional timber for piles and wale beams. After decades of replacing the timber fendering, the engineering team wanted a long-term solution that could…
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Port Milwaukee Cargo Volume Up in 2017

Port Milwaukee Cargo Volume Grows in 2017 As Vessel Visits Climb Nearly 10% A significant increase in the quantity of dry bulk cargo moving through Port Milwaukee pushed annual cargo volumes past the previous year’s totals according to unaudited numbers shared with the Board of Harbor Commissioners on Thursday.  Categories such as limestone, salt, and…
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Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon records all-time high cargo shipments

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handled more cargo in 2017 than any port in the 57-year history of Indiana’s port system. This was the third-straight year the port handled more than 6 million tons, resulting in a three-year average that was 60 percent higher than the previous three years. Port shipments…
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Red River Waterway Commission making improvements along Red River

Red River Waterway Commission making improvements along Red River Neil Shaw, Jan 14, 2018 The Red River is a beautiful land mark that cuts though our corner of the state. Since a near complete maker in the early 1990s, the mighty Red has seen many a calm and serene moment while at other times threatened…
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Port of Catoosa receiving the 50,000th barge into the port since their opening.

It was a milestone that could have been celebrated with all the pomp and circumstance the business community could muster. Instead, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, their partners and guests decided to party like rockstars. Tuesday the group celebrated the port receiving the 50,000th barge into the port since their opening. A Port of Catoosa…
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Fort Smith’s manufacturing future still looks bright

October 1st, 2017: SW Times (full link below) Editorial: Fort Smith’s manufacturing future still looks bright It’s National Manufacturing Month, and while we mark it by taking a look at area manufacturers both past and present, we also recognize that manufacturing isn’t what it used to be, both in the scale and type of production,…
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Little Rock Port Authority Reports June Shipping

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  (July 19, 2017) – June saw a return to strong activity at the Port of Little Rock.  Logistic Services Inc. (LSI), the Port’s stevedore, handled 42 barges with over 64,000 net tons of cargo during the month.  The main dock was busier as LSI worked 25 barges with over 37,000 net tons. …
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IRPT Member – ALTER RIVER TERMINALS – ST. PAUL DIVISION

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IRPT Member – Sennebogen Material Handler Attracts Attention to Nashville Port Facility

ELECTRIC-DRIVE SENNEBOGEN MATERIAL HANDLER ATTRACTS ATTENTION TO NASHVILLE PORT FACILITY Smyrna, TN – “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” Ryan Hollingshead learned there’s some truth to that old saw, ever since he took delivery of his “better mousetrap” late last year. Ryan and his brother Jeff along…
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Federal Register-An Executive Order (13805) has been issued by the President setting a policy

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Ports of Indiana shipments up 19% in first six months of 2017

Coal increases and world’s largest liquid argon particle hunter highlight mid-year cargoes   INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 1, 2017) – Shipments reached nearly 5.7 million tons and grew by 19 percent at the Ports of Indiana during the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time period last year. This was the second highest volume…
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Executives from Ports of Indiana and Metro Ports celebrate grand opening of bulk terminal

PORTAGE, Ind. (July 18, 2017) – Executives from the Ports of Indiana and Metro Ports, the country’s oldest stevedoring company, celebrated the grand opening today of the new bulk terminal facility at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.  Metro Ports is now managing the loading and unloading of shipments along the port’s East Harbor for port…
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The Port of Milwaukee’s New Branding

New Logo and Name Highlight Milwaukee’s Connection to the World Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett publicly shared Port Milwaukee’s new logo Friday morning with the presentation of signs outside the Port’s offices. The new name, logo, and tag line are intended to project a contemporary image that highlights the Port’s role in domestic and international transportation.…
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