Dear Congress: We Matter Too

Dear Congress, A few words from the inland ports and terminals, and the smaller coastal ports, all of whom serve the 12,000 miles of navigable waterways of the United States. First, let us say that we are indeed grateful for all that you have done and continue to do to support our nation’s inland and...…
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Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals to Honor Industry Leaders

Contact: Miranda Cook mcook@irpt.net (618) 468-3011 Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals to Honor Industry Leaders Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is proud to announce that they will be honoring regional leaders of the inland river transportation system at its National Annual Meeting being held in Baton Rouge next month.…
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From our friends at National Waterways Conference News Alert – FY20 USACE Budget Released March 13, 2019

In a press conference at headquarters yesterday, the senior leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers laid out the details of the FY2020 budget for the Civil Works program. On hand were the Honorable RD James, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works); LTG Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers; MG Scott…
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Missouri River Stakeholders Meet with Corps, Coast Guard

Missouri River Stakeholders Meet with Corps, Coast Guard If there’s one thing Missouri River stakeholders want shippers to know, it’s that the river is open for business and has been for a long time. That statement was recurrent throughout the one-day meeting held in Kansas City, Mo., February 13.Approximately 150 attendees—the best-attended meeting for the…
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Senate Bill to Equal Competition for Grant Funding

Senate Bill to Equal Competition for Grant Funding U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill (S.3587) to improve the nation’s freight systems by making key investments in ports, railways and intermodal hubs by changing the funding arrangements in the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, which was created as part of Fixing...…
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IRPT Congratulates Accredited Marine Port Executives

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) congratulates our Members as part of the Accredited Marine Port Executives (AMPE) Class of 2018, Gold Standard for Port Executive Professional Certification. Paul Aucoin-AMPE, Port of South Louisiana; Dale Hymel-AMPE, Port of South Louisiana; Susan Taylor-AMPE, Port of St. Louis (MO) Authority; Crystal Hutchinson-AMPE, Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal…
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Tonnage Reporting: IRPT Request for Information

Members, Through the historic Memorandum of Common Purpose recently signed by the Institute of Water Resources (U.S. Army Corps) and Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (more information below), it is our vision to navigate a path forward through strategic partnerships, such as with the Institute of Water Resources (IWR) for an accurate reporting system with…
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Maritime Administration Issues Request for Proposal

Maritime Administration Issues Request for Proposal Vessel Construction Manager Will Deliver National Security Multi-Mission Vessel WASHINGTON –The Maritime Administration (MARAD) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit for a Vessel Construction Manager (VCM) to deliver a new class of training ships referred to as a National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV). The VCM selected by...…
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Growing Mkarns Region Needs Updated Water Infrastructure

Growing Mkarns Region Needs Updated Water Infrastructure September 2018 By Waterways Journal The McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) was the largest civil works project undertaken by the Corps at the time. It was originally authorized by Congress as early as July 24, 1946, in that year’s Rivers and Harbors Act (it was known as…
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Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement The Kansas City and Omaha Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have developed the Final Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact…
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