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

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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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Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals 2018 Annual Conference

If you have not yet registered for the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals 2018 Annual Conference, time is running out so please do not delay. Simply access online registration here.
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New Nova ethylene terminal on the Mississippi

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…
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U.S. Port-Related Projects Awarded $72.7 Million

March 15, 2018: Maritime Executive (full link below) U.S. Port-Related Projects Awarded $72.7 Million The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced its list of recipients for $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects in Round 9 of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. Of the 41 projects…
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One million dollars for the Freight Enhancement Program (FRE) was included in MoDOT’s FY19 budget

One million dollars for the Freight Enhancement Program (FRE) was included in MoDOT’s FY19 budget (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019).  MoDOT is accepting FRE applications contingent on approval of that funding through 5 pm on May 10. A few reminders about this program: •        In accordance with the funding source (RSMo 226.225), Freight…
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MO: White River Marine Group to Reopen Bolivar Boat Mfg Facility, Hire 130

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…
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Follow up to Freight Workshop

Thank you to all of the Speakers and Participants at the Recent GIWW/Southern Rivers workshop held in partnership by Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) and Maritime Administration (MARAD). An attendee list is attached. I don’t have permission to share everyone’s contact so if you would like an intro to someone in particular, please let…
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Funding Opportunities for Missouri’s Manufactures

Members, please find the below message that was just sent to IRPT’s database of shippers.   Missouri’s manufacturers will soon benefit from $400,000 to help small businesses enter and succeed in the international marketplace. Funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s (DED) STEP program. Missouri will use STEP award…
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Maritime Versus Railway Transportation Costs

December 25, 2017: Maritime Executive Comparing Maritime Versus Railway Transportation Costs Several years ago, two independent studies compared maritime to railway transportation costs involving the movement of containers. It seems possible to expand on those studies to estimate transportation costs of containers arriving from overseas points of origin, at certain North American destinations. Cost Estimates…
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Greetings Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Greetings Sponsors and Exhibitors: Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is excited to present its 2018 Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors! We invite you to join us for the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Annual Conference at the Westin Cincinnati, April 24th thru April 26th (with golf and exhibitor move in on Monday,…
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