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.
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
F&M MAFCO saw the value of building relationships within the CORBA organization, maintained our membership, and got others within F&M MAFCO to become involved.
Heavy Equipment Business Development
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.
Evergreen AES foresaw the future value of CORBA and became the first environmental company to become a member of CORBA
The Ohio DOT values the partnership, innovation and organizational leadership that CORBA provides for the Ohio River. CORBA was a key partner during the Ohio Conference on Freight and was used as the gold standard while forming two additional Ohio River Business Associations which now come together as one ORCO to advocate, educate and inform others of the value of Ohio River commerce. CORBA initiated the Ohio River Economic Impact Study, a first of its kind; and the OKI/CORBA CORIS is so successful, that efforts are underway to expand it to the entire Ohio River system.
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