The Port Harbor Railroad is honored that Taylor Rich, Director of Business Development, was given the opportunity to speak at the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals Association’s 2016 Annual Conference in Natchez, MS. Mr. Rich participated in a panel discussion of railroad issues as they relate to ports and terminals, and presented some of the positive experiences of the PHRR in helping America’s Central Port grow its railroad traffic and help its tenants expand their market opportunities—many of these experiences are captured in the “Success Stories” section of our website. Other participants included Jim Bowers of Bowers and Co., who explained how the 45G tax credit can be applied to track maintenance by ports, and Marc Massoglia from Watco Terminals, who discussed the advantages of having transloading and rail operations coordinated by one entity. IRPT, as it is more often known, is the trade association for the nation’s inland waterway, port and terminal professionals. The organization provides a platform for inland river port and terminal professionals to improve their businesses and to inform policy makers on the needs and economic impacts of our industry. Beginning in 2015, IRPT and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) have entered into a resolution of cooperation, so look for more good things to come in the future as these two organizations work to grow rail and river traffic throughout the country.