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  • 20 November 2013

    Vice President Joe Biden visited the Port of Houston Authority’s Bayport Container Terminal Monday to highlight the importance of ports and the Panama Canal expansion. His next stop is Panama, where he will tour the expansion project, set for completion in 2015. Biden focused on investments in the Port of Houston that have triggered a […]

  • 12 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden will travel to Panama in the third week of November to meet with President Ricardo Martinelli and visit the Panama Canal expansion project. Biden had to postpone a previous scheduled visit in September after a visit to Mexico, due to the crisis in Syria. He will visit the expansion works […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Casey, Congressmen Brady and Fattah and state, local and industry leaders recently toured ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening operations in Philadelphia. During the visit, Biden emphasized that the project is very important for keeping Philadelphia competitive and that dredging of Delaware River will allow larger vessels to enter Philadelphia port. […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden will visit America’s Central Port along the Mississippi River in Granite City today. This visit will mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and highlight the need for continued investment in infrastructure to create jobs and grow the economy. “I’m pleased Vice President Joe Biden is […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    At the end of a day spent touring areas of Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Hoboken affected by superstorm Sandy, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez thanked Vice-President Joseph Biden for affirming the federal government’s commitment to helping New Jersey rebuild for a better future. Senator Menendez called the Vice-President “a good friend and strong ally” of […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Norfolk Wednesday to promote a $15 million federal TIGER grant for the Virginia Port Authority. The grant would help the City’s infrastructure at Norfolk International Terminals, easing transportation, which, in turn, will create commerce and employment. “What most people don’t realize is that our economic maritime power is just […]

  • 29 June 2010

    Prior to the scheduled appearances by Vice-President Joe Biden along the gulf coast, Governor Jindal issued the following statement after… [mappress] Source: bayoubuzz, June 29, 2010;

  • 19 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx yesterday visited the Wando Welch Terminal to discuss the facility’s upcoming wharf improvement project, which received a 10.8 million dollar Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant in September. “The future is a choice, and Charleston will seize the opportunities the future holds by preparing […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Penn’s Landing to tour ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening operations and discuss the importance of dredging and maritime commerce to the economy. Biden was joined by Sen. Bob Casey and Reps. Bob Brady and Chaka Fattah from Pennsylvania, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District Commander Lt. […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of his ongoing work to deepen the Port of Savannah, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he will visit the Panama Canal with Vice President Biden this week. Isakson has worked tirelessly to deepen the Savannah Harbor in order to accommodate an increase in the number of super-sized container vessels transiting the […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet in regular session today at 9 a.m. The meeting was previously scheduled for Monday, November 18, but Vice President Joe Biden toured the Bayport Container Terminal yesterday as part of a series of trips he is making to select U.S. ports regarding the Panama […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Vice President Joe R. Biden, Jr. will deliver the  keynote address on Wednesday , November 12, at the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) 103rd Annual Convention and Expo in Houston, hosted by the Port of Houston Authority. Vice President Biden is a strong proponent of America’s ports, as evidenced by recent visits to […]

  • 17 September 2013

    After touring the Port of Savannah Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, Congressman Jack Kingston, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson accompanied the vice president on the tour. “I appreciate […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Monday, September 16th, Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Port of Savannah, Georgia. The Vice President will discuss the importance of infrastructure investment to exports, economic competitiveness, and job creation. This follows the Vice President’s visit to the Port of Baltimore on Monday, September 9th, where he highlighted a $10 million TIGER grant […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Casey, Congressmen Brady and Fattah and state, local and industry leaders toured Thursday ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening operations in Philadelphia. Brian Puckett, project manager for Great Lakes Dredging & Dock Co., welcomed the guest aboard the barge, one of the vessels that will be used for the project, giving […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Army Corps will dedicate $42 million in funds to the Delaware Dredging project for the current fiscal year. This amount represents a $10 million increase from the original allocation. “Dredging the Delaware is a great opportunity for significant job creation and economic growth,” Senator Casey said. “I’ve […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday in Panama City, Vice President Biden and President Martinelli discussed ways to strengthen U.S.-Panama economic cooperation in the context of global commerce and competitiveness. Panama is the fastest growing economy in the region, expanding 10.7 percent in 2012. Panama’s largest trading partner is the United States – accounting for approximately 23 percent of all […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after Vice President Joe Biden attended a ceremony yesterday at the Port of Baltimore discussing the need to invest in America’s waterway infrastructure: “I am pleased Vice President Biden acknowledged the crucial need to invest in America’s waterway infrastructure. Earlier today, he voiced […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vice President Joe Biden was joined yesterday by Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at America’s Central Port in Granite City to mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The port’s new South Harbor is being funded in part […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. President Barack Obama included more than $15 million in critical funding for SC Ports Authority projects, including the Post-45 harbor deepening project, in his fiscal year 2015 budget. “The Administration has included funding for the SCPA’s deepening project in its budget for three consecutive years,” said Bill Stern, SCPA Board Chairman. “We’re deeply appreciative […]

  • 14 February 2013

    The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO salutes President Obama for stating the need to upgrade America’s ports and harbors during his State of the Union address on February 12. As part of his “Fix-It-First” initiative, the President listed projects needed to improve the nation’s infrastructure. “And to make sure taxpayers don’t shoulder the whole burden, I’m […]

  • 20 November 2013

    The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority reissued and amended Port of Houston Authority Tariff Nos. 8, 14, 15 and 17, covering the Turning Basin Terminals, Barbours Cut Terminal and Bayport Terminal. The tariff rate increases, which are effective January 1, 2014, were deemed necessary to support the continued capital investment in Port […]

  • 11 September 2013

    Governor Martin O’Malley joined Vice President Joseph Biden at the Port of Baltimore to highlight the $10 million in federal grants given to Maryland through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER), which will improve the infrastructure and strengthen the economy for middle class families. During the event, the two were […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that $20 million in funding for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project has been included in the President’s fiscal year 2014 (FY14) budget. Inclusion in the Administration’s budget marks a major step forward for the dredging effort, and could be the catalyst for finally getting the project done. […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Nathan Deal yesterday hailed the U.S. House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act as a “critical victory” in the effort to deepen the Savannah Harbor, Georgia’s No. 1 economic development project. Senate and White House approval of this bipartisan legislation is expected to follow soon. “This landmark legislation will update an […]

  • 5 March 2014

    Responding to news that U.S. President Obama failed to provide construction money for the Savannah Harbor deepening project in his budget recommendation, Gov. Nathan Deal said he is prepared for the state to move forward on its own. Deal said Georgia would use the money, put aside over a number of years, to begin work […]