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  • 20 August 2012

    On Friday, Governor Rick Scott attended a groundbreaking ceremony on the first 10-acres of a new 52-acre container terminal at the Port Manatee’s Berth 12. “Florida is making the investment needed to get our ports ready for the expansion of the Panama Canal, and these investments will result in more logistics and manufacturing jobs in […]

  • 10 August 2012

    The Florida Ports Council released the following statement on Governor Rick Scott approving funds for the Port Canaveral project to widen and deepen the West Turning Basin and Entrance. “With cruise and cargo ships growing larger, Governor Scott’s decision to expedite this project will put Port Canaveral more quickly in a position to capitalize on […]

  • 15 June 2012

    Governor Rick Scott signed two bills on June 14 that facilitate economic development opportunities by prioritizing Florida’s investment in vital transportation projects, including improvements to Florida’s 14 deepwater sea ports. Improvements to Florida’s ports ensure they are prepared to benefit from the anticipated international trade expected from the expansion of the Panama Canal, ratified free […]

  • 27 April 2012

    Governor Rick Scott signed into law a $70.8 billion dollar spending plan for Florida during an event in St. Johns County. The General Appropriations Act for FY 2012-13 provides nearly $22 million for statewide beach management projects. The Legislature provided funding for the top seven beach projects of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s local […]

  • 5 April 2012

    The Sierra Club is asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto two transportation bills because they would force an expedited hearing process in a legal challenge to Miami’s proposed port dredging project, reports thefloridacurrent.com. Scott has asked Florida Department of Transportation to provide $77 million for the dredging project, which would allow larger ships to gain […]

  • 4 November 2011

    Florida’s governor is checking heavy construction equipment waiting to be loaded onto a cargo vessel at the Port of Miami. Gov. Rick Scott spends Friday morning working with Seaboard Marine, an ocean transportation company and the largest tenant at the port. Later Friday, he’ll be working aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Imagination. Scott said a dredging […]

  • 19 April 2011

    Ananth Prasad today was named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) by Governor Rick Scott. (wctv) [mappress] Source: wctv, April 19, 2011;    

  • 15 March 2011

    Gov. Rick Scott pledged Friday to help Jacksonville’s port contribute to turning the state into the “shipping capital” of the United… By Joe Wilhelm Jr. (jaxdailyrecord) [mappress] Source: jaxdailyrecord, March 15, 2011    

  • 6 March 2011

    Florida Governor Rick Scott plans to fully fund the $77 million shortfall for the port dredging project so that larger ships can enter…   (travel-trick) [mappress] Source: travel-trick, March 6, 2011

  • 18 February 2011

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott submitted a list of major freight-related port and highway project needs to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood … By John D. Boyd (joc) [mappress] Source: joc, February 18, 2011;

  • 26 January 2011

    Gov. Rick Scott learned more about the ports in Jacksonville on Tuesday. Scott toured the ports with Mayor John Peyton and JaxPort’s new CEO… (msnbc) [mappress] Source: msnbc, January 26, 2011;

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to Mr. Noah Valenstein, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Designated Alternate for the Governor of Florida to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, approving the State of Florida’s State Expenditure Plan (SEP). “I applaud Florida and the Gulf […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Col. Jason Kirk, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District, spoke to reporters briefly following a meeting with U.S. Rep. Brian Mast in Port St. Lucie last week.  Col. Kirk met with the congressman to provide the latest information related to the Corps’ review of options under consideration to meet the state […]

  • 5 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 30-February 5, 2017).   DBL Inaugurates New Dredgers Dhaka-based business conglomerate DBL Group last Saturday inaugurated two IHC Beaver 50 cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) and two Delta Multi Craft (DMC) 1050 work boats.   Governor Scott Announces $15M for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott’s Florida First budget recommends more than $1.5 billion to protect and enhance Florida’s natural resources, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection informs. The Florida First budget emphasizes projects that will improve water quality, enhance water supplies and safeguard natural resources while directly benefiting communities statewide. DEP Secretary, Jon Steverson, said: “Governor Scott’s proposed […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The South Florida Water Management District has approved a contract authorizing the start of early construction on the massive Caloosahatchee River (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir project. The work is a precursor for achieving water storage benefits before the entire reservoir is complete. “While just the first step in construction of the reservoir, this work […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Rick Scott yesterday officially kicked-off JAXPORT’s Mile Point harbor improvement project which will remove existing navigational restrictions on the St. Johns River at Mile Point. This project will ensure larger ships can travel the channel more efficiently, saving shippers and businesses time and money in loading and unloading cargo. The state invested $43.5 million for […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Florida Governor Rick Scott together with other dignitaries and JAXPORT officials today marked the start of the Mile Point dredging project. In January 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of $38 million in state and local funding to complete the Mile Point project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducted a comprehensive, years-long economic, engineering […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Rick Scott has announced that Bay County was awarded $280,000 through Florida’s Defense Reinvestment and Infrastructure Grant Programs. The funding will be used to support and sustain Naval Support Activity Panama City and Tyndall Air Force Base, with its $2.6 billion in defense economic impact in Bay County. “We want Florida to be the […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    According to a proposed budget filed by Governor Rick Scott last month, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will receive $9.9 billion in funding this year for strategic transportation projects. Doreen DiPolito—owner and president of D-Mar General Contracting and Development in Tampa Bay, Florida—applauded the move, citing its significance in supporting and creating construction jobs […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott has recommended nearly $1.6 billion in funding dedicated to the protection and preservation of Florida’s natural and water resources. The Governor’s “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget includes funding dedicated to key environmental projects, such as $150 million for Everglades restoration, $50 million for springs protection and improvements, more than $150 million for the […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott yesterday announced 5 proposals for 20 projects totaling $77 million were submitted to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) for consideration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component portion of funding through the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). Governor Scott […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    PortMiami is working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to ensure that the deepening of the Port is completed on time while continuing to protect the environment. “DEP has worked closely with PortMiami staff to ensure we are operating on schedule and with the appropriate […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In a move to increase flood protection for south Florida residents, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for the construction of a new levee system. This project is a cooperative effort between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Indian Trail Improvement District […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has made significant progress in finalizing the processes for implementing large-scale restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Approval of this process means council members can begin submitting projects as early as next month, with project-vetting activities taking place later this fall. The Council will invest in specific actions, […]