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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IRPT members recognized nationally and now globally.

Thanks to its long-lasting relationship with Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Site Selection Magazine has put IRPT Members on the map! IRPT Members have experienced our relentless pursuit to have our Members recognized nationally and now they are being recognized globally. In addition to Site Selection Magazine’s port and foreign trade zone directory, they have…
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EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a SmartWay Transport Partnership program that “helps companies and organizations achieve their freight supply chain sustainability goals by providing credible tools, data, and standards—at no cost—for measuring, benchmarking, and improving environmental performance.” Any company or organization that ships, manages, or hauls freight can become a SmartWay Partner. There are…
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Press Release – IRPT signs MOU with Panama Canal Authority

Panama City, Panama: Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). This historic event marks the first ever global connection for IRPT. This Memorandum of Understanding is important to all of our inland river ports, terminals, and river-borne transportation services and will recognize the importance…
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IRPT to Sign Agreement with Panama Canal Authority

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) in Panama. This Memorandum of Understanding is important to all of our inland river ports, terminals, and river-borne transportation services and will recognize the importance of promoting waterway shipping. IRPT promotes foreign and domestic commerce, economic…
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