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HOST sails first vessel on Mississippi River with 50 ft draft

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T. Parker Host has announced the largest amount of cargo ever loaded on the Mississippi River was carried out on 6 August 2022, sailing from United Bulk Terminals and coordinated by Host Agency.

The M/V Capri loaded over 134 000 t of coal from Javelin Global Commodities, making this vessel the first to sail with a draft of 50 ft on the river. HOST is proud to have served again as both the vessel agent and terminal operator for another historic voyage on the river.

With a presence on the river for over a decade, HOST is proud to have participated in the phase of reaching 50 ft in 2022. The company will continue to support the long-term efforts to reach a 55 ft draft.

This is a celebration for commerce on the river, and the culmination of many years of industry efforts and partnership between the River Pilots, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, port officials, elected representatives, six different governors and the entire maritime community to be able to accommodate vessels with larger drafts – bringing more commerce to the Mississippi River.

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