SCPA Transfers Daniel Island Property

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), Representative Jim Merrill and Senator Larry Grooms yesterday announced the completion of a lease agreement granting oversight of a 50-acre land parcel on Daniel Island to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) for public benefit.

The 99-year lease fulfills a state budget proviso requiring the SCPA to transfer 50 acres of its property on Daniel Island to the agency that oversees the state’s parks and recreation facilities, providing residents of the City of Charleston visitors from across the TriCounty region access to additional passive and active recreational space.

My goal all along has been to assure the residents of the Island that property previously proposed for a container terminal would no longer be on the table, and that the new port permitted and under construction on the former navy base would be the SCPA’s future capacity in the Charleston area,Merrill said.

In addition to the recreational space to be managed by SCPRT, approximately 900 of the 1300 acres of SCPA-owned property on Daniel Island will be utilized for dredge disposal needs.

Potential plans for the remaining acreage include the opportunity for The Daniel Island Company to acquire a small parcel proximate to its development. In addition, Representative Merrill and Senator Grooms are working with SCPA to secure the regulatory permissions required to utilize a portion of the property for a saltwater mitigation bank for South Carolina.

While it is critical for the Port to maintain necessary dredge disposal capacity in preparation for our harbor deepening project, we are pleased that our surplus property can be utilized by local residents for recreational use,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.

 

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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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