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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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Fines for not Reporting Tonnages

If you have not seen it yet, the 2015 Transportation Facts and Information Card is available. Please access the .pdf document here. In November, we met with Tom Podany, Director of the Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, at his office in New Orleans. We discussed multiple topics including: How to get more inland ports recognized by…
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WRDA 2016: Please Act Now

  WRDA Developments in the House and Senate.  Your Support is Needed ACTION ALERT Tomorrow afternoon, the House Rules Committee will take up the comprehensive “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act,” now as S. 612.  The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA 16) is included in that bill.  The House is expected…
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IRPT’s Winter 2016 Newsletter is Here!

The Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals 2016 Winter Newsletter is available!Please click here to access the newsletter.There is so much to share with you in this issue including: President’s Message from Anthony Hauer, Natchez Adams County Port Commission New Members since September: Reliable Asphalt Corporation Growmark OmniTrax Budrovich Marine Kaw Valley HDR Design Nine Peoria…
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Did you miss the 2016 WorkBoat Show?

Did you miss the 2016 WorkBoat Show? If so, you missed the opportunity to meet the IRPT Members exhibiting. Fortunately, you can still read about them and (just a few) of their hot products: E-Crane International USA: E-Crane International USA provides engineering, sales management and technical product support for the E-Crane fleet. The “E” stands…
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ANNOUNCING A NEW DATE FOR THE RESCHEDULED Marine Highway Project webinar

ANNOUNCING A NEW DATE FOR THE RESCHEDULED Marine Highway Project webinarNovember 17th:Maritime Administration will hold a Marine Highway Project webinar November 30, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern time / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central time.To join the webinar by conference call, dial: (877) 336-1839, enter access code 5697386.To join the webinar using…
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IRPT would like to officially announce and congratulate the first class of the Inland Port Executives

Inland rivers, Ports & Terminals would like to officially announce and congratulate the first class of the Inland Port Executives. Graduates of the first Inland Port Executive class are: Ed Weilbacher, Kaskaskia Regional Port District, IL Branden Criman, Maritime Administration Mandi Brink, Southeast Missouri Port Authority, MO Dennis Wilmsmeyer, America’s Central Port, IL Susan Taylor,…
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Marine Highway Project Webinar

Maritime Administration will hold a Marine Highway Project webinar today from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern time / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central time. The purpose of the webinar is to provide guidance and information for future submissions of Marine Highway Project applications for designation. The agenda includes: Welcome and introductions Short Marine…
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Container on Barge Update

By now, many of you have attended the recent IRPT Basin Meetings. Of particular interest during those meetings was the discussion surrounding container on barge (COB). If you missed the basin meetings, a brief recap is below. There are different types of moves we are currently seeing throughout the inland river system: 1. Domestic moves: The…
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