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  • 26 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District’ has announced the signing of a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the Port Freeport Commission, effective June 23, 2020, for the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project (FHCIP) to deepen and widen the Freeport Channel. This project will contribute to the economic efficiency of commercial navigation in the […]

  • 28 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Ghana’s Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea, has announced plans to reduce the incidents of flooding across the country through channel improvement works, Ghana News Agency (GNA) reports.  Briefing the media in Accra about some of those interventions, the Sector Minister said that the works are ongoing under the […]

  • 5 March 2012

    The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  recently received an additional $140 million in funding from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act signed by President Obama on 23 December 2011. These funds will be used toward 81 Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries (MR&T) projects affected by the historic 2011 flood. The District developed a […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has permitted construction of the Port of Houston Authority’s Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvement projects and approved the federal assumption of maintenance of the channels when construction is completed. The improvement projects at the Port Authority’s two container terminals will deepen the channels from 40 feet to 45 […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    In the newly released fiscal year 2021 President’s Budget, the White House included over $100 million for the Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP) under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Works Division for Coastal Navigation Construction.  This is the third consecutive year that the Port of Corpus Christi has been included in the President’s proposed budget. “The Corpus […]

  • 10 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Memphis District of the Army Corps recently completed another important Mississippi River project located just across the Mississippi River from New Madrid, Missouri. The stone dike construction project, named Kentucky Point, Kentucky, was designed to assist in maintaining a safe and reliable navigation channel for commercial towboats in the Mississippi River. It also directly […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs recently visited the multi-purpose Murrieta Creek project designed to provide flood risk reduction, ecosystem restoration and recreation adjacent to the City of Temecula historic Old Town. “This is a challenging project because of its location right in the middle of the City,” […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Corpus Christi said in their latest announcement that they approved a bond resolution authorizing the port to issue up to $217 million in revenue bonds to help finance major capital improvements, including the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. “The financing will allow the port to continue developing more terminals, rail, and channel improvements […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Corpus Christi recently reported a new tonnage record of 79.3 million tons for the first nine months of 2018, which further supports the Port’s call for the US Army Corps of Engineers to move swiftly in the execution of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP). The new record surpasses the previous one […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has announced the receipt of a $93 million contract award for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. According to GLDD, the dredging to deepen the entrance channel will begin during the second quarter of 2019 with completion expected in early 2020. The overall ship channel deepening effort […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has just released more info about their $97.9 million construction contract, awarded to Callan Marine earlier this week, to complete the second phase of the four phase Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. The project increases the channel depth from -47 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) to […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Port Houston attended the Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Summer Stakeholder Partnering Forum with local industry members and Corps representatives at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus earlier this week.  During the event, Executive Director of Port of Houston Authority, Roger Guenther, provided remarks on behalf of the Texas Ports Association as well as […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP) received additional support from bipartisan Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation in a recent letter sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging that more funds be designated to it this year. U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, Mike Conaway, Chairman […]

  • 15 August 2012

    The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet in special session today at 1:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Port Authority Executive Building,111 East Loop North (Exit 29 off Loop 610) in Houston. The Port Commission will consider acting on the public and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responses to the […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Brownsville, Texas, is closer to deepening the Brownsville Ship Channel after receiving a key permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on June 6 to advance the Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project (BIH) to its construction phase. This permit is the latest milestone in the port’s effort to deepen the […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port Corpus Christi will celebrate the completion of the La Quinta Channel Extension Project on Friday, February 7, 2014. The event will be held from 11:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the La Quinta Gateway site located at 4832 Hwy. 181, Portland, Texas. The project for navigation and ecosystem restoration, is part of the Corpus Christi […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The recently announced U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Work Plan includes $19 million in funding for the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project (FHCIP). Port Freeport, Texas, is one of two seaports nationwide to receive a “new start” designation for commencement of construction. The estimated total cost of the project is […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is inviting comments on the Draft Integrated General Reevaluation Report (DIGRR-EA) for the Tentatively Select Plan (TSP) of the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project, Brazoria County, Texas. USACE will accept written public comments or questions on the DIGRR-EA through May 11, 2017, the announcement said. This DIGRR-EA evaluates […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency held 9 public drop-in events on the River Thames Scheme throughout August and September 2015. The River Thames Scheme is a proposed program of projects and investment to reduce flood risk in communities near Heathrow, including: Datchet, Wraysbury, Egham, Staines, Chertsey, Shepperton, Weybridge, Sunbury, Molesey, Thames Ditton, Kingston and Teddington. The River […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Chairman of Houston Port Commission, Ric Campo, joined Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of USACE, Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, on a helicopter tour of the Houston Ship Channel recently, witnessing first-hand the busiest ship channel in the nation and the constant vessel activity it experiences every day. During the tour, Campo reiterated the […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Port Corpus Christi Commission Chair Judy Hawley at the recent State of the Port Address said that the great successes are currently surrounding the region around Port Corpus Christi. The event was hosted last week by the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Solomon Ortiz International Center in Corpus Christi. “The state of the […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    In November 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the Columbia River Channel Improvement Project to deepen the 110-mile Lower Columbia River navigation channel from -40 to -43 feet. The 20-year project cost $183 million and was a combined effort between the federal government, the States of Oregon and Washington and the Ports of […]

  • 23 July 2012

    The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to beat Mother Nature and keep low water levels from closing commercial navigation on the rivers in its 68,000 square mile area of responsibility. According to the National Weather Service this year’s drought is affecting nearly 61% of the country and is causing […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet in special session today. The meeting will include possible actions regarding a proposed Port of Houston Authority Promotion and Development Fund Policy and Standards document, alternative financing, potential Houston-Galveston Channel improvement projects and upcoming maintenance dredging projects, along with discussion regarding the Fiscal Year […]

  • 9 March 2012

    The New Orleans District of the Army Corps of Engineers has revealed it intention to invest in projects dedicated to fixing flooding damage on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. Having more than a half billion dollars at its disposal, the Army Corps says its plan includes the following investments: – $257 million in levee and […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ghana’s Ministry for Works and Housing has renewed the contract with Dredge Masters to dredge the lower section of the Odaw channel in Accra from Caprice to the outfall sea bridge. According to Mr. Atta Akyea, the sector Minister, under the two-year contract, the company will also evacuate and properly dispose of the dredged material at […]