In this Marine Log Listen Up! Podcast podcast, we talk to Aimee Andres, executive director of the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) trade association.
Representing professionals in each river basin, Andres encourages continued cooperation with local, state and federal authorities, as well as other waterway associations to promote the value of the inland waterway system.
With shippers, in some cases, looking for alternatives in their supply chain with comparable pricing, Andres tells us more about how offering container-on-barge as an alternative generates competition and may lower costs on other modes of transportation. She also outlines other initiatives IRPT is working on, what impending regulations matter to inland river shippers, and more.
- This presentation of ListenUp! is sponsored by TTB 2021, Marine Log’s free virtual event for the tug, towboat and barge industry, taking place March 23-24.