Port Bienville Receives Jake Safety Award for Third Year

BAY ST LOUIS, MISS: The American Short Line Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has awarded Port Bienville Short Line Railroad the “Jake with Distinction” Safety  Award for the third year. The “Jake” Safety Awards are presented to the safest  railroads that have surpassed the injury frequency rates of the Class II and Class  III industry averages reported…
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reaches feasibility cost sharing agreement for study over deepening J. Bennett Johnston Waterway

Thanks to an agreement between the Army Corps of Engineers, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), and the Red River Waterway Commission (RRWC), a new study will investigate deepening the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway to accommodate vessels with 12-foot drafts. The groups joined together on a feasibility cost sharing agreement earlier this month,…
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Governor Holcomb joins Indiana container conference to discuss growing global trade, new container ports and agricultural exports

INDIANAPOLIS (June 17, 2024) – Governor Eric Holcomb kicked off the first-ever Indiana Container Shipping Conference and Intermodal Rail Tour on Monday as business, agriculture, and transportation leaders discussed ways to develop new container ports, grow agriculture exports and expand global trade. Container shipping capacity has been identified as a key objective to support Indiana’s…
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Indiana agency seeks to expand container shipping presence

The Ports of Indiana Commission has approved a resolution to launch “The Indiana Container Initiative,” which it says will support developing multiple international container terminals within the state. Statewide port authority Ports of Indiana operates multiple facilities on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, but none of the state’s ports currently handle container shipments. Its…
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DEFYING NATURE: HOW COMPOSITE MARINE PILES PERFORMED IN THE DULUTH SUPERIOR HABOR’S HARSH ENVIRONMENT.

CASE STUDY DEFYING NATURE: HOW COMPOSITE MARINE  PILES PERFORMED IN THE DULUTH SUPERIOR  HABOR’S HARSH ENVIRONMENT.  INTRODUCTION  With its aggressive conditions, the Great Lakes have always posed a unique challenge for marine design and  construction. Conventional materials, like steel and timber piling, have often succumbed to the relentless  movements of ice sheets during Minnesota’s cold winters,…
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Ports of Indiana launches “Indiana Container Initiative” to create multiple international container terminals at the Crossroads of America

PORTAGE, Ind., June 13, 2024 – Earlier today, the Ports of Indiana Commission approved Resolution 24-01 to launch “The Indiana Container Initiative” in support of developing multiple international container terminals within the state of Indiana. As a statewide port authority, Ports of Indiana operates multiple facilities on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, but the state’s ports…
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