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PIANC USA Annual Meeting 2004

October 20, 2004

Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel
101 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland

PIANC USA's 2004 Annual Meeting featured information about activities in 2004, the InterAmerican Initiative, the upcoming AGA in 2005, as well as working group reports. After the meeting there was a seminar entitled "Container-on-Barge Transport: Implications for Navigation Infrastructure."

Agenda and Presentations

Welcome from the Chairman
John Paul Woodley, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

Remarks from the President
MG Don T. Riley, Director of Civil Works, USACE

Review of 2004 Activities, (pdf, 116KB)
Ron Conner, Secretary
 Introduction of New Treasurer and Financial Report, (pdf, 88KB)
Joe Mantey, Treasurer

 Working Group Reports
            InCom  Shiv Batra
            MarCom  Dan Allen
            RecCom  Jack Cox
            EnviCom  Robert Engler
Report on AGA 05 in Charleston, SC, (pdf, 1.72MB)
  Ron Conner, Secretary

Report on InterAmerican Initiative
  Ron Conner, Secretary

Container-on-Barge Transport:  Implications for Navigation Infrastructure

Thomas H. Wakeman III, Port of New York and New Jersey

James R. McCarville, (pdf, 966KB) from the Port of Pittsburgh discussed the problems and opportunities associated with the start-up of a container-on-barge service on the Ohio River and the importance of infrastructure to support it.  

Joseph H. Pyne, (pdf, 18.75MB) President of the Kirby Corporation, addressed the importance of water transportation services to satisfy increasing demands for freight transport as a result of domestic and international trade growth.    

Lloyd Thompson, (pdf, 7.15MB) of Moffatt & Nichol Engineers talked about the Port Inland Distribution Network, an initiative of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey aimed at distributing containers by barge and rail-in addition to trucks.  

Michael Kidby, (pdf, 440KB) Senior Program Manager for Inland Waterways, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters.  He discussed the implications of container-on-barge transport on the Corps of Engineers.  

Doris J. Bautch, (pdf, 956KB) Director, Great Lakes Region, Maritime Administration, discussed the Heartland Intermodal Partnership (HIP), a regional approach to expedite safe and secure freight movement and to reduce congestion through increased use of the Heartland's intermodal transportation system, including water resources, to cope with transportation demands.


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