Port Corpus Christi Commends House of Representatives (USA)

Port Corpus Christi has expressed its support for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, leaders of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for their efforts in advancing H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).

Texas is one of the country’s largest maritime states, and our ports directly and indirectly employ nearly one million Texans,” said Congressman Blake Farenthold. “The Port of Corpus Christi must be prepared to support an increase in worldwide waterborne trade caused by the growing Texas economy, the deepening of the Panama Canal, and the booming energy industry. The bipartisan WRRDA legislation creates jobs, cuts red tape, and modernizes our port infrastructure. It will help the Port of Corpus Christi and local industry create good paying jobs for area families.”

I congratulate the House of Representatives especially members of our Texas Delegation who voted for passage of WRDDA. The bill takes an important step in addressing key concerns to Port Corpus Christi such as program reforms, project delivery, streamlines studies and construction and allows for use of the federal Harbor Maintenance Tax to maintain our nations’ shipping channels,” said John LaRue, Executive Director. “The Corpus Christi Ship Channel project which was authorized in WRDA 2007 and is underway will benefit in the future from the streamlined reviews and potential funding opportunities.”

More than a quarter of America’s annual GDP is based on the value of goods that transit in and out of our ports. In order to keep our economic recovery progressing, we must ensure these goods can move efficiently, without avoidable and costly delays caused by inadequate or poorly maintained infrastructure,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s President and CEO. Both the WRRDA bill passed by the House, and the Senate version (S.601) which passed in May, has provisions that address a number of the needs of America’s seaports.

I urge Congress to advance WRRDA to conference as soon as possible for final passage to speed up vitally needed maintenance and improvements in our nation’s seaports and waterways,” said John LaRue.

Press Release, November 10, 2013


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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