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  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mobil Satellite Technologies, a satellite network operator and provider of fixed, marine, and land-mobile satellite broadband services, has announced that they have renewed their Master Services Agreement with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD), Americas premier dredger. With this Agreement, Mobil Satellite Technologies will continue to support marine satellite communications infrastructure and service to […]

  • 26 March 2010

    Industrial waste from factories, construction site outflow and clean-up projects pose an ongoing challenge to America’s efforts at protecting the country’s water resources. The government is beginning to invest prodigious amounts of time and money into enacting strict regulatory… [mappress] Source:openpr,March 26,2010;

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, intends to award a sole source IDIQ contract valued at $45 mln to Jacobs Field Services North America Inc. to complete one additional dredging season at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site. The intent of this contract is to continue dredging while a new contract vehicle […]

  • 30 July 2012

    As part of an effort to unite leaders and decision makers from industry, state and federal agencies, academia and non-profit organizations in shaping the vision for the management of the Mississippi River watershed, America’s Great Watershed Initiative, or AGWI, is hosting a conference Sept. 26-27 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. AGWI is […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and David Vitter (R-LA), chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, for their leadership in advancing S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), through the Senate. The legislation was passed by a vote […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    President Donald Trump last Friday, September 21, signed into law the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, a three-part package called a “minibus” at a signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas, Nevada. The legislation accounts for dredging activities in harbors and channels, important infrastructure […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx appointed Port of Cleveland President and CEO William Friedman to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary on policies to […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe’s vision of making America more competitive and capitalizing on the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-water resources has taken a major step forward –the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal Regional Center (LIGTT RC) has received approval from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This will allow development of the largest transshipment […]

  • 13 July 2011

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) commended the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its chairman, Cong. John Mica (R-Fla.), for rolling out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthorization proposal that is focused on improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure and, for the first time, includes a maritime title. “We strongly support the legislation’s goal […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The XXII Latin American Congress of Ports Colombia 2013, organized by the American Association of Port Authorities, will be held in the city of Bogotá, June 25th to 28th, 2013. Authorities and Executives from International Private Terminals, Maritime and Naval Businessmen, Suppliers, Public Officials, Professionals, and the AAPA Leaders will be attending the most important […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) celebrated last week the 24th edition of its annual Latin American Congress of Ports in Arica, Chile. Continuing to strengthen its status as the premier port conference in Latin America, the Congress gathered from November 30th to December 3rd over 300 delegates from 20 countries in Arica. With […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The XXII Latin American Congress of Ports Colombia 2013, organized by the American Association of Port Authorities, will be held in the city of Bogotá, June 25th to 28th, 2013. Authorities and Executives from International Private Terminals, Maritime and Naval Businessmen, Suppliers, Public Officials, Professionals, and the AAPA Leaders will be attending the most important […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    In reviewing the $1.15 trillion amount in the U.S. House-Senate conference agreement released two nights ago for the fiscal 2016 omnibus appropriations bill (HR 2029), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) noted that there are significant funds to enhance U.S. port infrastructure. The largest increases are for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Coastal Navigation Program […]

  • 16 November 2011

    Alberto Alemán Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), presented the keynote address to more than 300 participants at the Terminal Operations Conference & Exhibition Container Supply Chain: Americas 2011 (TOC Americas).This is the third time in its 12-year history that TOC Americas has been hosted in Panama. As one of the main sponsors, […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    According to a news release from the Pentagon, Weeks Marine Inc. of Covington has won the dredging contracts worth $25.1 million. One of these works includes a $17.3 million contract for flood control and emergency repair work at Absecon, N.J., and another is a $7.8 million contract for maintenance dredging at Plaquemines, La. In over […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) on April 4 at its annual Washington, D.C. “Spring Conference” presented the 2017 “Port Person of the Year” award to the U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise for his strong advocacy of the maritime industry since coming to Congress in 2008. According to Brandy Christian, president and CEO of the Port […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    A Victoria Latin America Doctoral Scholarship will allow Isabela Cabral from Brazil to study long-term coastal erosion at the Center for Ocean Engineering, Science and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology. Ms Cabral (photo), from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, is one of only four high performing PhD students from Latin America to receive the […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    America’s WETLAND Foundation has announced that the Summit on the National Significance of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan will take place in February 2017. The summit follows two leadership forums convened in October 2016 and will be a highly-focused meeting to take stock of goals set in motion 15 years ago. The program will focus on reviewing […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Four port operators were pre-qualified during the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for companies interested in competing to design, develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain the Corozal Container Terminal. The four pre-qualified companies were: APM Terminals B.V. (the Netherlands); Terminal Link (France); PSA International Pte., Ltd (Singapore) and Terminal Investment Limited, S.A. (the Netherlands). “The result […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAmericas 2016) will be held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami. This quadrennial regional conference from the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) features 3.5 days of high-quality geotechnical and civil engineering short courses, technical sessions, panel discussions, training lectures, keynote addresses, and networking in a sold out international exhibit hall. […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Nicaraguan officials and the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Company (HKND) broke ground yesterday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal. At the opening ceremony, Nicaragua’s Vice-President Omar Halleslevens stated that the new canal would change the history and the economy of Nicaragua, one of Latin America’s poorest countries. “With this great […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Construction is currently underway at the La Quinta Channel Extension Project in Nueces County, Texas. Work includes deepening the channel extension and creating a beneficial use site with a scheduled completion of July 2013. USACE Galveston awarded a contract September 2011 in the amount of $33,537,027.20 to Texas-based King Fisher Marine Service LP (now known […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after drafted legislation in the U.S. Senate proposed by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) authorizes an increase in the amount of available financing for harbor dredging work. This drafted legislation mirrors language introduced by Congressman Boustany in the U.S. […]

  • 2 August 2012

    JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson welcomed Colonel Alan M. Dodd and Colonel Donald E. Jackson, Jr. from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an introduction and discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing JAXPORT. Col. Jackson became Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division (SAD) on July 16, 2012. The South […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after introducing the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act, H.R. 335, in the 113th Congress: “As we begin the 113th Congress, I want to highlight the need to fully allocate funding to keep America’s ports and harbors competitive. This bipartisan legislation guarantees funds […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, August 15th, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani, and Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe held a press conference at the Bell Harbor Conference Center rooftop deck to announce new legislation that will significantly strengthen American ports, including many in the Pacific Northwest. The Harbor Maintenance Tax, […]