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Ohio River Basin In The News

Notice of Public Meeting: 2021 Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes & Ohio River Division (LRD), will hold a VIRTUAL 2021 Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour (ORBIT). The intent of these engagements is to provide an opportunity to meet with our senior leadership, including the LRD Division Commander, Division Directors and District Commanders. In addition to our team members,…
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Notice: Maritime Assistance Program (MAP); Ohio Public Port Authority Funding Program:

The Ohio General Assembly allocated $11 million FY22 and $12 million FY23 for a total $23 Million for the Maritime Assistance Program (MAP). Eligibility requirements are the same as previous rounds of MAP (found here). With this notice, ODOT is notifying Public Port Authorities who meet the requirements of ORC 5501.91 and own an active…
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Safe Barging of Frack Wastewater from Pittsburgh to OH Begins Soon

Last December MDN brought you the exclusive news that barging of shale wastewater (produced water) had finally been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and that it would begin during the first quarter of this year (see Barging Fracked Wastewater on Ohio River Approved! Starts in 1Q21). Don’t look now, but that fact finally appeared on…
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Economic Impact of Inland Waterways on Illinois

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) has partnered with the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to promote the economic impact on the Nation’s Inland Waterways. The National Waterways Foundation (NWF) has released waterways profiles for the economic impact of the inland waterways for states including Illinois. Ranked 8th in the nation with 1,100 miles of navigable…
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IRPT Ohio River Basin Meeting

IRPT Ohio River Basin Meeting, Sponsored By: Ports of Indiana Join us for a webinar on Sep 02, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT. Please register here: Register now! IRPT is a trade association for the nation’s inland waterway, port, and terminal professionals. Our mission is to provide a platform for inland river port and terminal professionals…
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Ports of Indiana earns U.S. Marine Highway Grant for developing steel barge shuttle at Jeffersonville port

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded a Marine Highway Grant to the Ports of Indiana for developing a steel barge shuttle with Nucor Steel at its Jeffersonville port. This project will create supply chain efficiencies for Nucor and the private sector partners as well as generate public benefits by taking over…
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