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IRPT 2020 Conference: April 20-22 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Messages from Director

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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Illinois Basin Meeting – Thursday, March 8th

ILLINOIS BASIN MEETING  Thursday, March 8th                                                                                                  …
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IRPT Illinois River Basin meeting

Good morning Members:   IRPT will be holding an Illinois River Basin meeting on Thursday, March 8th from 1pm to 4pm at the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon, Illinois. The meeting will be held in conjunction with RiverWorks Discovery’s ‘Who Works the Rivers career fair’. The week’s itinerary includes: Thursday, March 8th: 1pm…
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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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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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CHINA CRACKS THE DOOR OPEN FOR US DDGS EXPORTS

November 13: KTIC  CHINA CRACKS THE DOOR OPEN FOR US DDGS EXPORTS China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on its website that it would again allow U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to be imported without charging an 11% value-added tax (VAT), the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) reported Nov. 9. The announcement was made…
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