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  • OKI Receives National Award for Maritime Freight Collaboration

    OKI Receives National Award for Maritime Freight Collaboration

    The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) was presented with a 2017 Achievement Award by the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) at its 51st Annual Conference in Monterey, California last night.Read More »
  • President Trump’s visit to Cincinnati

    President Trump’s visit to Cincinnati

    There was a strong turnout of CORBA members to hear President Trump speak regarding infrastructure. Thank you to all the local business members that were able to come hear the President’s thoughts on our river transportation systems.      Read More »
  • Trump’s infrastructure investment could mean improvements for river commerce

    Trump’s infrastructure investment could mean improvements for river commerce

    http://www.wlwt.com/article/trumps-infrastructure-investment-could-mean-improvements-for-river-commerce/9983996   CINCINNATI, Oh. — When President Trump visits Cincinnati this week, he’s expected to talk about investing in infrastructure along the Ohio River. The river carries large amounts of cargo through the region and has aging infrastructure that needs to be replaced. “We are touched by this river system in many, many ways, every […]Read More »
  • CORBA Golf outing article in the Waterways Journal

    CORBA Golf outing article in the Waterways Journal

    Check out the article that the Water Ways Journal published about CORBA’S Golf outing on April 10, Thanks to all of the golfers that made this another great CORBA event! Waterways Journal Vol.131 No.7 Page # 12      Read More »
  • Rolling on the River with CORBA

    Rolling on the River with CORBA

  • CORBA Unveils Map System, Begins Port Project

    CORBA Unveils Map System, Begins Port Project

    The Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) in partnership with OKI Regional Council of Governments has unveiled its long-awaited asset inventory and mapping system to the public. The database, called the Central Ohio River Information System (CORIS), has been in the works for several months.Read More »
  • CBRT: REVITALIZING CINCINNATI’S INDUSTRIAL WATERFRONT

    CBRT: REVITALIZING CINCINNATI’S INDUSTRIAL WATERFRONT

    CBRT: REVITALIZING CINCINNATI’S INDUSTRIAL WATERFRONT —photos by Nelson Spencer Jr. and CBRT October 17, 2016 By Heather Ervin Operating about a mile upriver from downtown Cincinnati, is a comprehensive intermodal facility known as Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal LLC (CBRT). The terminal, and the land, has a history deeply rooted in the city’s industrial, trade […]Read More »
  • Yet another step for SE Indiana port with property sale

    Yet another step for SE Indiana port with property sale

    http://www.thebrightbeaconindiana.com/tanners-creek-coal-plant-selected-for-study-for-indianas-4th-port/       Commercial Development Company Inc. (CDC), a leading North American commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company and its affiliate company, Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc. (ELT), today announced the acquisition of a 725-acre retired coal-fired power plant from Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a unit of American Electric Power (AEP). CDC and ELT […]Read More »
  • Paducah riverport gets special designation

    Paducah riverport gets special designation

      http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/33098342/paducah-riverport-gets-special-designation   Posted: Sep 14, 2016 9:37 PM EDTUpdated: Sep 14, 2016 9:37 PM EDT By Robert Bradfield CONNECT By Chad Darnall     Paducah’s geography makes it one of the most sought-after riverports to move the goods and services your family depends on. More than 100 million tons of cargo flows through the western part […]Read More »
  • CORBA presenting at the Northern Kentucky Chamber Panama Canal Event July 8th 2016

    CORBA presenting at the Northern Kentucky Chamber Panama Canal Event July 8th 2016

            On behalf of Huntington District Waterways Association and the Central Ohio River Business Association, and for Riverworks Discovery, we wish to thank those that for participated in the joint meeting held in Maysville on June 28. We hope you found the event and the visit to the Gateway Museum as well […]Read More »
  • CORBA and Inland River Ports andTerminals (IRPT) M-70/StrongPorts Workshop

    CORBA and Inland River Ports andTerminals (IRPT) M-70/StrongPorts Workshop

    Cincinnati, OH… The Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) and Inland River Ports and Terminals (IRPT), in conjunction with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAD) co-hosted an M-70/StrongPorts Workshop on March 23 and 24, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH. The Workshop was attended by over 60 key representatives from federal, state and regional public interests, along with […]Read More »
  • PORTS OF CINCINNATI & NORTHERN KENTUCKY RANK AS 13TH BUSIEST PORT IN USA, BUSIEST INLAND PORT IN THE COUNTRY

    PORTS OF CINCINNATI & NORTHERN KENTUCKY RANK AS 13TH BUSIEST PORT IN USA, BUSIEST INLAND PORT IN THE COUNTRY

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Thomas Executive Director CORBA 513-326-6729 eric.thomas@benchmarkterminals.com COVINGTON, Ky. – The Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky has been ranked as the 13th busiest port in the United States and the busiest inland port in the nation , according to the US Army Corps of Engineers Navigation Data Center. The Ports […]Read More »
  • MEMBER MEETING JANUARY 14, 2016

    MEMBER MEETING JANUARY 14, 2016

    It was our pleasure this past Thursday to have guest speaker Bill Connor, Northeast Region Manager for The Port Of New Orleans. The turn out of membership support was amazing ! Mr. Connor gave a excellent presentation. If you have any additional questions for Mr. Connor please feel free to contact him at connorb@portno.com. ” […]Read More »
  • THANK YOU DAVID HAMMOND

    THANK YOU DAVID HAMMOND

    Mr. David Hammond of Inland Marine Service Inc received a special engraved clock from CORBA in appreciation of his two year service as Chair of CORBA.Read More »
  • New industry report ranks Cincinnati among North America’s most competitive cities

    New industry report ranks Cincinnati among North America’s most competitive cities

    CINCINNATI — The Queen City’s competitive edge continues to sharpen, according to a new report that places Cincinnati among the top five North American cities in five different industries. The rankings come from Conway’s 2015 “Most Competitive Cities” report , a 160-page analysis of which cities around the globe might provide the most fertile soil […]Read More »
  • We are proud to announce a new MOU signed yesterday with Central Ohio River Business Association.

    We are proud to announce a new MOU signed yesterday with Central Ohio River Business Association.

    The Port of New Orleans and the entire Lower Mississippi River historically has strong ties to business and industry throughout the Central Ohio River region,” said Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange. “Today’s agreement solidifies our efforts to work together to enhance cooperation and foster a new generation of business for both parties. It’s a […]Read More »
  • CORBA Supports Paddlefest

    CORBA Supports Paddlefest

    CORBA has teamed up with River Works Discovery as a sponsor of the upcoming Paddlefest Kid’s Expo. Paddlefest is the largest event for River Works Discovery in the Cincinnati area. With over 6,000 children expected to participate in 2014, Kids Expo brings together area organizations for the largest outdoor youth environmental education program and the […]Read More »
  • Putting the Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky on the Business Map

    Putting the Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky on the Business Map

    “With a figurative flick of its pen earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expanded the boundaries for the  ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky by nearly nine times and created what is now the second largest inland port in the country.”   For more information, please click below:   http://www.lanereport.com/49952/2015/06/putting-the-ports-of-cincinnati-and-northern-kentucky-on-the-business-map/Read More »
  • STATISTICALLY, CINCINNATI IS NOW SECOND-LARGEST INLAND PORT

    STATISTICALLY, CINCINNATI IS NOW SECOND-LARGEST INLAND PORT

    The Corps of Engineers has approved a proposal to expand the statistical boundaries of the Port of Cincinnati.   Now officially known as the “Ports of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky,” the port district includes a 226.5-mile reach of the Ohio River, plus a seven-mile reach of the Licking River. The district includes all or part […]Read More »
  • New port a huge growth opportunity

    New port a huge growth opportunity

    Eric Thomas, general manager of Benchmark River and Rail Terminals, is a co-founder and past chairman of CORBA.   The culmination of work by a number of organizations and individuals was finally realized with the recent announcement that the U.S. Army Corps had approved the redesignation of the Port of Cincinnati. The approval officially expanded […]Read More »
  • Regional Transportation Leader Calls CORBA “The Voice Of The River”

    Regional Transportation Leader Calls CORBA “The Voice Of The River”

    COVINGTON, Ky. –In a just a few short years The Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) has become “the voice of the river”, a regional transportation leader said during CORBA’s Jan. 29 regional membership meeting. “You are unified and, as is always the case, whenever business groups become unified in its mission, the public sector […]Read More »
  • RE-DESIGNATION OF THE PORTS OF CINCINNATI & NORTHERN KENTUCKY DEDICATED

    RE-DESIGNATION OF THE PORTS OF CINCINNATI & NORTHERN KENTUCKY DEDICATED

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2015 COVINGTON, Ky. – Officials and leaders from government, business, economic development organizations and the region’s maritime industry gathered Thursday for the dedication of the re-designated Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Driven by The Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) and approved earlier this year by the U.S. Army […]Read More »
  • The slow movement of imports and exports illustrates how the logistics of global trade have fallen terribly out of sync.”

    The slow movement of imports and exports illustrates how the logistics of global trade have fallen terribly out of sync.”

    “Severe congestion at Norfolk International Terminal in Norfolk, Va., and other ports around the country has made it difficult for the U.S. to keep up with growing shipping capacity.”   For more information, please click below:   http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-ports-see-costly-delays-as-cargo-ships-volumes-grow-1430340113Read More »
  • Three Named To CORBA Board

    Three Named To CORBA Board

    The Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA), an organization dedicated to promoting and growing commerce on and along the Ohio River, has announced three new board members: • Robert Englert of McGinnis Inc.; • Errin Howard of RiverWorks Discovery; • Bill McKenna of F&M Mafco. CORBA represents an alliance of businesses and industries engaged in […]Read More »
  • Duke plant spill leaks fuel oil into Ohio River

    Duke plant spill leaks fuel oil into Ohio River

    CINCINNATI — Thousands of gallons of diesel fuel spilled out onto the Ohio River after an incident at a power plant early Tuesday. The Coast Guard said it estimated about 8,000 gallons of fuel spilled out from Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord power station outside of Cincinnati. The spill was first reported at about 12:20 a.m. […]Read More »
  • Intermodal River Transportation is being tested in Paducah.

    Intermodal River Transportation is being tested in Paducah.

    “Paducah Riverport Authority and Ingram Barge Company announce plans to test Intermodal River Transportation PADUCAH, KY /NASHVILLE, TN- The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority and Ingram Barge Company today announced plans to assess the viability of IntermodalRiver Transp01tation, utilizing the largest flat-top crane in North America owned by the Padrucah Riverport Authority and Ingram’s towboats and […]Read More »
  • Port Authority Announcement

    Port Authority Announcement

    The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and the Northern Kentucky Port Authority are pleased to announce formal final approval to re-designate the Port of Cincinnati to include a larger geographic region was recently received. The United States Army Corps of Engineers has issued approval for modification of the Port of Cincinnati 26-mile statistical boundary. […]Read More »
  • We appreciate your membership!

    We appreciate your membership!

    May 8, 2014 To our membership: CORBA is not successful without you and your participation! So, thank you for your membership renewal and active participation! It is much appreciated. Thanks to your support, CORBA has grown tremendously since inception. CORBA was founded in 2011 by a small group of concerned maritime business leaders from Ohio […]Read More »
  • Learn more about our extensive history within the area

    Learn more about our extensive history within the area

    CORBA incorporated and officially began operations in November of 2011. At the time of incorporation CORBA had eleven founding member companies on board. Below is a summary of the highlights of our first year of operation. CORBA wasted no time as a legal business association, launching its website at www.corba-usa.org immediately upon incorporation. This site […]Read More »

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