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  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced that an additional $3.5 million has been made available for work in the Spirit Lake portion of the St. Louis River Area of Concern on Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota.  EPA will provide $2.275 million through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and U.S. Steel will provide $1.225 […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The $4 million worth St Louis River Estuary habitat restoration project is underway at Radio Tower Bay in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. The main objective of the project is to remove approximately 115,000 cubic yards of wood waste and unclassified sediment from approximately 29 acres of the Bay. Dredging operation are being performed by […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Currently, Lake Superior is three inches below the level it was at this date, last year. Overall, Superior is 13 inches below average. Lakes Huron and Michigan are currently 15 inches below last year’s levels, and 26 inches below average, overall. The below average levels on the Great Lakes are being blamed, in large part, […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit District has announced the award of a construction contract for habitat creation in the St. Louis River near Superior, Wisconsin. USACE, on behalf of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has awarded a construction contract for more than $1.6 million to Roen Salvage Company from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for […]

  • 21 February 2012

    The President’s fiscal year 2013 budget provides $4.7 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works program with almost $92 million for Great Lakes navigation projects in the Buffalo, Chicago, and Detroit Districts. The funding includes $84.7 million for the operation and maintenance program and $7 million for the construction general program. The […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) will convene the panel’s first hearing on developing a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). One of the Committee’s top priorities this Congress, WRDA legislation focuses on developing, maintaining, and supporting the Nation’s port and waterway infrastructure, as well as addressing targeted flood protection and environmental […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Testifying today for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee in a hearing titled “Foundations for a New Water Resources Development Act,” Duluth Seaway Port Authority Executive Director and AAPA U.S. Delegation Chairman Adolph Ojard laid out three key areas that AAPA […]

  • 19 July 2011

    U.S. Congressman Chip Cravaack released the following statement about an amendment he offered earlier this week to H.R. 2354, the Energy and Water Appropriations Act for FY 2012: “On Thursday, the House was considering amendments to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act. I offered an amendment to support Great Lakes maritime transportation. It would prevent […]

  • 28 October 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a $101,607.25 contract to conduct Mississippi River maintenance dredging operations at Sunset Marina and Boat Harbor in Rock Island, Ill. The contract was awarded to Marine Tech, LLC, of Duluth, Minn. The contractor will perform hydraulic dredging of the entrance to Sunset Marina and Boat […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) includes more than $5 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with more than $77.6 million for Detroit District projects around the Great Lakes. The Civil Works budget funds the operation and maintenance program, which includes the maintenance […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has awarded a contract for maintenance dredging of the Ontonagon Harbor. King Company, Inc. from Holland, Michigan, was awarded a more than $1.1 million contract to dredge the federal channel in the Ontonagon Harbor in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The contractor will remove approximately 132,300 cubic […]

  • 21 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Col. Michael C. Derosier assumes command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, at a local ceremony this week. This time-honored traditional Change of Command ceremony will be held at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Point Farms at 11 a.m., Friday, July 23. As District Engineer, Derosier, along with the […]

  • 15 July 2013

    U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) met with local port leaders to discuss major infrastructure projects currently underway. This meeting also gave both the Congressman and the other attendees an opportunity to address up-coming and potential legislation. Following their meeting, Rep. Duffy toured the John G. Munson Freighter. Rep. Duffy as well as some of the […]

  • 23 March 2012

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—representing the interests of seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere—this week during its Centennial Spring Conference board of directors meeting in Washington, D.C.—elected Armando Duarte-Peláez as its next chairman of the board. Mr. Duarte- Peláez’s one-year term will begin the last day of AAPA’s 101st Annual Convention in Mobile, Ala., […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Green Marine and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding underscoring a new collaboration to advance the environmental sustainability of port and terminal operators. The MOU, signed during AAPA’s 102nd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., will serve as a framework for increased cooperation between the two parties to advance environmental […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently completed an emergency dredging project in Keweenaw County to restore the Grand Traverse Harbor channel for commercial and recreational boating. The $246,230 dredging project, undertaken by Marine Tech, LLC of Duluth, Minnesota, through the DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division, pumped 9,000 cubic yards of sand to a […]

  • 31 March 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces additions to its fiscal year 2014 program based on the recently approved Work Plan. This additional $17.8 million will be used in 2014 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects throughout the Great Lakes. “We recognize that in this time of economic recovery we […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-CA) and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), Co-Founders of the bi-partisan PORTS Caucus were honored with the distinguished American Association of Port Authorities 2013 “Port Person of the Year” award at the association’s annual spring conference in Washington, DC. “I am honored to accept this prestigious award with my friend and colleague, Congressman […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    For the second year in a row, the U.S. House Energy & Water Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), has approved a $1 billion draw from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. The money is for maintaining America’s deep-draft navigation channels and harbors and is as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the first of nine environmental impairments, which caused the St. Louis River to be included on a binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern, has been lifted one year ahead of schedule. EPA Regional Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined for the announcement […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representatives Janice Hahn (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) will be honored on March 19 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2013 “Port Persons of the Year” during the association’s annual Spring Conference event, March 18-19, at The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Marking its 101st year as the Western Hemisphere’s leading trade […]

  • 21 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges was formally installed on Sept. 15 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) chairman of the board for 2011-12. Mr. Bridges accepted his new chairmanship duties at a membership meeting in Seattle during which the entire slate of 2011-12 officers was inducted as part of AAPA’s 100th […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Long term planning and oversight of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging operations on the Great Lakes is the responsibility of Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division Commander. Recently Brig. Gen. Kaiser, who grew up in Racine, Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, explained the challenges, […]