The St Louis Regional Freightway 2017

Q&A with John Nations, president and CEO of the Bi-State Development Agency, and Mary Lamie, executive director of the St. Louis Regional Freightway District

    IBJ: Why did Bi-State launch the St. Louis Regional Freightway District?        Nations: We’re very proud of that. St. Louis has key transportation assets. This is the northernmost point you can go on the Mississippi River completely unrestricted by locks and dams. There is tremendous highway capacity and airport capacity. Six of the seven…

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International agribusinesses developing Sauget riverfront

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Development of materials handling facilities along the Sauget riverfront has been booming in recent years. Rich Sauget, Sr., president of East County Enterprises, said that it started about eight years ago when the Archer Daniels Midland Co., a global agribusiness company headquartered in Chicago, built a terminal on the river. They’ve…

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America’s Central Port harbor improvements aim for cargo carriers

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    America’s Central Port has been busily working on expansions, additions and improvements over the last year, including the erection of a new 126,000-square-foot distribution facility that is now fully leased.     A 25,000-square-foot distribution building has also been leased. And, 4.5 new miles of new rail track was finished late last…

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Agriculture freight network in region poised for growth

    GRANITE CITY — One 15-mile section of the Mississippi River in the St. Louis region delivers the highest level of grain barge handling capacity anywhere along the Mighty Mississippi — so much so that it is now being called the “Agriculture or Ag Coast” of the nation in terms of barge transfer facilities for…

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