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Tonnage Reporting

Tonnage Reporting: VOR vs. LPMS

By Aimee Andres | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Currently, there are 2 reporting methods being used. The LPMS (Lock Performance Monitoring System) and Vessel Operating Reports (VORs) required by law to be submitted to the Institute of Water Resources (IWR), a division of the US Army Corps of Engineers. The lock performance measurement system (LPMS) is collected at the Corps lock by the…

IRPT and U.S. Army Corps, IWR sign Memorandum of Common Purpose

By Aimee Andres | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

September 12, 2018: Cindy Cutrera, Port of Morgan City and President of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals and Dr. Joe Manous, Jr., Director for the Institute of Water Resources (IWR) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the Memorandum in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 12th. Through the IWR, the Navigation and Civil Works…

Transportation Facts and Information Card

By Ada Perez | December 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 IWR:…

Who Should Be Reporting?

By Ada Perez | September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since the August 30th email, I have received a lot of questions about the fines and again, “Who should be Reporting”. I sent Tom Podany (Director of the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) and email asking about different situations. Again, the major question all around is ‘Who should be reporting’. Is it the terminal operator,…

Tonnage Reporting Fine Reminder

By Ada Perez | August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Did you know there is a $5,000 fine for not reporting your tonnage to the Institute for Water Resources? Please find a letter I received detailing the fines here. It states, “that owners, agents, master, and clerks of vessels and other craft plying upon the navigable waters of the United States, and all individuals and…

Tonnage Report Webinar

By Ada Perez | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you missed the January webinar for tonnage reporting, Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals will host a second webinar on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm central time. Do you own a barge? Do you lease a barge? Do you dredge materials either for channel maintenance or mining purposes? If you answered yes to…