The Inland River System is vital to the providing efficient transportation to serve the needs of the country. The Port s of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are an important part of that system. CORBRA is dedicated to promoting Commerce, transportation, and the maritime community.
We support all of their efforts .
Benchmark’s ownership has a strong sense of community and a strong commitment to support and promote the industries in which they operate. With no other local entity advocating for the maritime industry in the Greater Cincinnati region, it is essential that the maritime-dependent industry band together to create a voice and advocate for and on behalf of each other. CORBA has created that place and has been tireless in its efforts to create the needed visibility for our otherwise low-key industry. CORBA’s advocacy and industry promotion is highly valued.
RiverWorks Discovery (RWD)
RiverWorks Discovery (RWD) develops our programming based on the needs of the maritime industry. CORBA is a great way to network with the local maritime community and stay informed on issues impacting the river industry. With that knowledge in hand, we can tailor our message to those needs.
Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal
We believe maritime commerce is vital to our mid-western region’s economy. CORBA is a viable instrument that “gets the word out” not only to prospective world-wide customers but also to city and state leaders who understand the member companies provide well-paid employment opportunities as well as a tax base where they operate.
Running Rivers, LLC
From its inception CORBA, has championed the economic vitality of the Central Ohio River region and sustainable development opportunities available to current and prospective industries. CORBA cohesively works with businesses, government entities, and educational institutions to foster creative solutions that not only benefit the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region but the entire Ohio River System.
Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC
As CORBA celebrates its 10-year anniversary, Cincinnati Bulk Terminals LLC is very appreciative of the continued efforts to promote the marine industry of our region. The organization has grown in many ways that has helped reach well beyond our geographical port boundaries with a single voice for the region. Here’s to the next 10 years!
Inland Marine Service, Inc.
As a founding member of CORBA, I would like to congratulate and thank the other founding members and businesses that provided their valuable time and money to make this organization successful.
Rail, Road, and Runways have always had a voice in the Cincinnati Region; however, the fourth “R,” “Rivers”, has not!. The creation of CORBA gave our regional waterways a voice in a global marketplace. CORBA’s accomplishments have included the re-designation of the Cincinnati/NKY Regional Port from 26 miles to 227 miles, much needed advocacy for local maritime businesses, partnerships with OKI and local governmental groups, freight conferences and much, much more! We are all proud of these accomplishments and we look forward to many more!
Congratulations on your ten year anniversary CORBA!
Nucor Steel Gallatin Steel
Nucor is proud of our partnership with CORBA. We appreciate the long-lasting relationships we have built from being active on the waterways. The 10-year celebration is a testament of commitment from CORBA and the businesses that support it.
Day Supervisor Material Handling & Shipping
As one of the founding members of CORBA, McGinnis, Inc. has been a staunch supporter of this organization. I have personally served on the Board for the entire time except for a two- year hiatus. Even then, I worked as an advisor and continued to co-chair the annual golf outing.
Pushing Commerce, the slogan for CORBA is what this association is all about. From expanding the Port to initiating the CORIS website to working with businesses and governmental agencies, every effort has been a step toward accomplishing that simple message.
Through all of these efforts, this organization has grown from approximately 10 members to 70 members. Each member brings something to the table, and we need to continue to expand that base and bring in fresh ideas and perspectives.
McGinnis, Inc. is proud to be a part of this association and will continue in our efforts to Push Commerce in this region.
In House Counsel
NKU and CORBA have come together in an exciting way! NKU’s Supply Chain Degree Program has worked extensively with CORBA and its membership companies to better understand how the inland waterway system can be leveraged as a vital asset to our region’s logistics network. Our senior students have completed a number of “capstone” projects, partnering with CORBA to garner the first marine highway designation in the area. A related project generated a proposal for shifting freight from heavily congested truck lanes to more economically and environmentally based barge transport using “milk-run” delivery routes across the inland river ways. Additionally, a highlight for our students is being able to attend one or more of the many CORBA events, which include local tours, guest speakers and networking opportunities. WE value our partnership and look forward to ongoing success together to advance the Supply Chain interests, for both academia and businesses in our region.
Director, Global Supply Chain Degree Program and Professor of Practice
Brown Transport, Inc.
Brown Transport has elected to join Corba because we wish to support a business organization that consists of customers and river terminals. Brown Transport has picked up or delivered bulk commodities to and from all of the river terminals in the Cincinnati area for over 40 years. River commerce has been an important part of our business over the years.
Campbell Transportation Company
CTC is always evaluating organizations and events that will help customers understand the value we can bring to their business. We have a strong presence in the Cincinnati area so joining CORBA allows CTC a great platform to sell our services, provide marine industry insight, and learn from other members & speakers.
Director of Sales