River Shipments, Status of Markland Lock

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Officials from the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a special briefing for the Ports of Indiana Commission on Oct. 22 at the Jeffersonville City Hall.

The presentations will be part of the commission’s regularly scheduled public business meeting. Jeffersonville Port Director Matt Smolek will be discussing the current status and economics of cargo shipments moving on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

The expected representative from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is Gene Dowell, operations manager for the Markland Lock and Dam. He will be providing an update on the status of the lock that failed on Sept. 27, as well as the salvage and repair efforts that are currently underway.

complete agenda for the meeting is available at: www.portsofindiana.com

Ports of Indiana Commission Meeting
11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
Jeffersonville City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court
Information: (317) 435-1532

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