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  • 21 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Portland City Council has approved a $20 million federal grant application for the Portland Harbor Commercial Revitalization Project. According to the Portland Press Herald, the $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant would pay for roughly two-thirds of the $30 million dredging project. The City Council also confirmed the story saying […]

  • 29 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Houston City Council Member, Dave Martin, said in its latest announcement that the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to remove sand and siltation from the Lake Houston mouth bar. In October 2018, the USACE began removing debris from the San Jacinto River that was deposited during […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The effort to make the city of Norfolk more resilient against coastal storms took a step forward last week as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, approved the team to move forward in the study process. The study passed the Agency Decision Milestone, which means USACE leadership agreed with the study findings to date, and has […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announces that $20 million in projects selected for funding have been approved by the CPRA Board in the initial round of the CPRA Parish Matching Program under RESTORE Act. CPRA set aside up to $100 million over a 15-year period from its RESTORE Act Spill Impact Component funds to […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Fiscal Year 2018 Operating and Capital Budget was approved earlier this week, during a special meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). The 2018 capital improvement program includes strategic project investments supporting new growth opportunities, recapitalization projects to help sustain high service and enhance productivity levels, and channel development […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors yesterday adopted a 2018 fiscal year financial plan that includes six percent pier container growth, $251.1 million operating revenues, $44.1 million operating earnings, and capital expenditures of $262.3 million. “The Port’s FY2018 financial plan reflects continued success of our state port system, both in volume growth and progress […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last week, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted to approve two amendments to the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL), one regarding the State of Louisiana Lowermost Mississippi River Management project (LMRM) and the other regarding the State of Florida Palm River Restoration Project Phase II, East McKay Bay project. With respect to LMRM, the […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) Chair and the U.S. Department of Treasury have both accepted the Louisiana State Expenditure Plan (SEP) based on the Council Acting Executive Director’s approval recommendation. The Council Chair has found the Louisiana SEP is complete and meets all requirements contained in the RESTORE Act, the Department of the Treasury’s implementing […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Lahaina Harbor maintenance dredging project has been approved and is moving forward with an expected completion by the end of 2017, according to State Representative Angus McKelvey. Maui Now reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a conditional permit to begin the essential emergency maintenance dredging of the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor in […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Funding has been confirmed for the development of Redland City Council’s comprehensive Coastal Adaptation Strategy. Council will receive $195,650 from the State Government’s QCoast2100 Program for phases 1-5 of the strategy, which will identify and develop management plans for coastal hazard. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, said that the funding, approved by the Local Government […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor Scott Walker has approved grants totaling $5 million for two harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. Improvements will promote waterborne freight and assist economic development in the communities where they’re located, Wisconsin Department of Transportation said in its release. Created in 1979, Wisconsin’s Harbor Assistance Program helps harbor communities maintain and improve waterborne […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced the approval of the Comprehensive Plan Update at the meeting on Friday, December 16th, 2016. The plan update was unanimously adopted by the Council, which includes the five Gulf States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) and six federal agencies (U.S. Departments of the Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, and […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    A plan to reduce erosion on the Huia Domain and foreshore has been approved by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board following extensive consultation with the local community, iwi, coastal engineers and council representatives. “The first proposals over 18 months ago did not reflect how strongly the community felt about retaining this unique slice of heritage. […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Alaska Congressman Don Young announced last week that the H.R. 5303 bill was passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on May 25th 2016. The H.R. 5303 – the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 – bipartisan legislation is aimed to promote economic competitiveness and strengthen the nation’s water transportation and infrastructure needs. “To optimize […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today elected James L. Allgood as new chairman. Allgood, who will assume his new responsibilities July 1, is replacing outgoing chairman James Walters. “With our harbor deepening under way, the infrastructure investments we’re making on terminal, and the improvements to road and rail connections we’re building in […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board has approved construction and quality assurance contracts for its Columbus Street Terminal. At its recent meeting, the Board also approved two additional contracts for projects at SCPA’s container terminals in South Carolina. The first contract is for annual maintenance dredging at the North Charleston Terminal and the second one is for a […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board yesterday approved the execution a Project Partnering Agreement (PPA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and MassDOT to start the Boston Harbor Dredging Project. A signed agreement allows USACE to bid contracts for construction on a Confined Aquatic Disposal cell (CAD cell), which is needed for the maintenance dredging […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Ports Council has released the following statement on the final passage of the FDOT Transportation Package by the Florida Legislature, which included an increase in the minimum statutory amount for seaport funding, from $15 million to $25 million, for the FSTED program. The Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) program is administered […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat. Officials at the Corps’ San Francisco District call […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted yesterday to approve the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) pursuant to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The FPL includes funding for seven projects in Louisiana totaling approximately $52 million. “We are very pleased […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Parliament of Ghana approved a €160 million credit facility earlier this week to finance additional civil and dredging works at the Takoradi Port. The credit facility was secured by the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) from a consortium of international banks with the Government of Ghana acting as the guarantor for the GPHA. Among […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    In preparation for the forecasted significantly strong storm season, the California Coastal Commission approved an Emergency Permit for the County of Santa Barbara to construct a winter sand berm along approximately 2,400 feet of Goleta Beach. The berm will run from Goleta Beach Pier to the west end of the beach. Construction will start this […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Phase one of the Barnstable Harbor dredging project that will remove some 8,000 cubic yards of sand has been approved by the town council. The decision to approve the $490,000 worth request for dredging of the outer entrance of Barnstable Harbor was reached at Thursday’s town council meeting. Work on the phase one will begin in November, with the second […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Environmental Conservation has approved a new plan to improve water quality in Lake Champlain. The Northern Lake Champlain Direct Drainages Tactical Basin Plan compiles over two years of work focused on the health of the basin and development of targeted actions to remediate and protect surface waters. High levels of sediment and […]

  • 31 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Ocean City Council has approved a contract to dredge Snug Harbor, the lagoon between Eighth Street and W. Revere Place near Ninth Street. The decision was reached at the Council’s meeting on Thursday, August 27th 2015. Material removed during the project will be placed in the Route 52 site and then removed to Wildwood. Meanwhile, works continue on […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Cowes Harbour Commissioners at their Board meeting on Wednesday, 29th July reviewed and approved the sedimentation report from hydrodynamic consultants ABPmer. The report was commissioned by CHC as part of the June 2015 Breakwater Project Review to investigate and report on the potential issues and concerns surrounding the apparent increased sedimentation in Cowes Harbour. ABPmer have […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following a record-setting month of container volumes achieved in May, the SC Ports Authority Board of Directors has adopted a financial plan that includes continued cargo growth, increased operating revenues and significant capital investments. The plan projects pier container volume of 1.15 million boxes during FY2016, a 7.2 percent increase over projected totals for the […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has given the go-ahead to the 2015 Business Plan, which includes investments totaling €27.8 million for the five public ports it manages on the islands. The APB is set to close 2014 with a profit of €13.6 million and a forecast turnover […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Jack Kingston and Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson applauded new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the government spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend. The 2015 Appropriations bill includes $1.52 million in construction funding that will keep this vital economic infrastructure project on track. To ensure this money […]