Port NOLA, trade group sign joint marketing MOU

The Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) and the Port of New Orleans  have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to encourage efforts to create joint marketing initiatives.

The memorandum marks the third renewal of the port-to-port relationship and “serves as a direct bridge between the Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and Port NOLA,” according to Brandy D. Christian, president and CEO of Port NOLA.

The document was signed by Christian and Errin Howard, chairperson of CORBA’s Board of Directors and executive director of RiverWorks Discovery. 

David Hammond of Inland Marine Service and Matt Gresham, chief government affairs officer with Port NOLA, were both present at the signing and to further demonstrate its continued commitment to the region, the port also agreed to support CORBA through direct membership in the trade group. 

CORBA is a trade association representing local businesses conducting commerce primarily along the Ohio River in the tri-state region, including Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. 

The Association’s membership consists of barge tow companies, terminal operators, barge fleeting companies, restaurant and entertainment, local port authorities and municipalities, utilities, and other related maritime support companies.

CORBA members include American Commercial Lines; Campbell Transportation; Ingram Barge Co.; Marquette Transportation Co.; C. J. Mahan Construction; Great Lakes Power; Benchmark River & Rail Terminals; Buckeye Partners; BWC Terminals; Cincinnati Barge and Rail Terminal, LLC; Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Company the Clermont County Port Authority; the Northern Kentucky Port Authority; and the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Corp.