Senator Shelby Puts Spotlight on Port of Mobile Deepening

Senator Richard Shelby

In a message delivered to a group of state leaders touring the Port of Mobile recently, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby detailed the importance of expanding Alabama’s only deep-water port, Yellowhammer News reports.

“The deepening and the widening of the Port of Mobile is a once-in-a-lifetime economic development opportunity,” Senator Shelby said. “This project has the ability to transform Mobile and our state’s economy for the next one hundred years.”

Shelby emphasized that the Port of Mobile “is one of the nation’s fastest growing container seaports” with a statewide economic impact of over $22 billion a year.

“My goal is to increase the depth and the width of the harbor channel allowing for larger vessels and more goods to be shipped and sold,” Shelby added.

According to Yellowhammer, he was sure to also point out the work he has done to lay the groundwork for the project, citing the legislation he enacted to increase the federal government’s share of the funding from 50 percent to 75 percent.

While noting the expansion of the port was of “great importance” to him, Shelby conveyed that the benefits would take hold throughout Alabama.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

IADC SEMINAR ON DREDGING AND RECLAMATION IN DELFT

This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops…

read more >

10th Dredging & Land Reclamation Summit 2019

The 10th Dredging & Land Reclamation World between 15-18 July 2019 in London is aimed at resolving…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply