2018 Missouri River Navigators Annual Meeting

16 Mar 2018 1:40 PM | Tom Poer (Administrator)

Last month the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) held their Annual Navigators Meeting at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City.   The meeting brings USACE, the US Coast Guard (USCG), representatives of the navigation industry and Missouri River stakeholder businesses together to discuss the status of navigation and opportunities in the upcoming navigation season. 
The meeting was the best attended meeting in the last five years!  Industry stakeholders reviewed navigation and commerce in 2017 and gave their predictions on 2018.  In 2017 from Omaha, NE to Lexington, MO approximately 250K ton of freight moved (excluding sand & gravel).  In 2015 only approximately 70K tons was transported. This shows the river’s resilience and reliability to support waterborne commerce.  USACE and USCG gave reports on their respective areas of operation and USACE focused on the reservoirs and expected precipitation for 2018.  With plains and mountain snowpack at above average conditions full support for navigation is expected for this year.  Overall there is great interest in navigation for the Missouri River with additional national barge lines expressing interest in supporting shippers in Missouri and neighboring states.

For additional information, see the Mo River Navigators Meeting site here: http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Missouri-River-Navigators-Meeting/ 


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