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January 31, 2017

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe


This April, IRPT will host its 2017 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. This year's conference will include nearly 13 hours of conference content with professional development hours offered and nearly 8 hours of networking. If you are interested in attending or securing your exhibit space or would like to participate as a sponsor at the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals 2017 Annual Conference, contact Aimee Andres at 618-468-3010 for further information.

For the first time ever, Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals is offering complimentary registration to manufacturers/owners of cargo/shippers/freight forwarders. IRPT is inviting the above on Thursday, April 27th to IRPT’s National Annual Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri to explore how America’s Rivers Welcome Their Transport. We understand they have many shipping options to consider using and we are inviting them to explore incorporating the inland rivers into their supply chain.

Inland Marine Highways move commerce to/from 38 states throughout our nation’s heartland, serve as transport ramps to industrial and agricultural centers and facilitate imports/exports at gateway ports to the Coasts. Delivering your product door-to-door while incorporating inland marine highways is achievable and we invite you to Kansas City to learn how.

As the nation is reaching capacity on rail systems and congestion on surface transportation is increasing transit times, many of the nation’s shippers will be looking for alternate routes for their supply chain. There is Capacity Available on the Rivers. Our nation’s rivers deliver vital goods between major gateway ports, establish new trade networks with significant public benefits and create a foundation for future trade growth.


16-101 Licensed Master Mariner, health safety and environmental manager, surveyor.

16-102 Senior port manager, extensive property & finance management experience.

17-101 Experienced Marine Consultant/PE looking for Port Consulting Firm.

Maine Port Authority has two professional positions open-Director of Freight and Business Services and Port and Freight Project Manager.

NOTE: We have several members seeking positions and members are welcome to send resumes to All information is kept confidential. We also post positions available from your organization at no charge and will list equipment for sale, also at no charge. We match interested parties with each other directly.

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