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  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    This week in his bi-weekly constituent-friendly column, State Senator and CD-1 Republican nominee Buddy Carter takes to his pen in ‘kind of explaining, kind of shaming’ the HMT fee/tax for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and the ‘mis-allocation’ of funds on the part of Congress. In this article, he discusses the problem, what Congress is […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has praised the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for passing legislation that funds key provisions contained in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) enacted last year. The Senate Energy & Water Appropriations bill would provide $1.254 billion from the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) Trust Fund to the […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressional leaders achieved a major accomplishment with yesterday’s passage of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which bundles three of the 12 fiscal year 2019 appropriations bills. According to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – which welcomed the Congressional passage of the bill – this marks […]

  • 22 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    In a written testimony, submitted recently to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resource and Environment hearing on the “Cost of Doing Nothing,” the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) called on Congress to invest in critical landside and waterside connections to seaports, fully utilize HMT revenues and implement a long-term funding solution for port maintenance. “Landside and […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded yesterday a “Dear Colleague” letter to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Appropriations that was signed by 22 senators, urging appropriators to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), passed in May. That letter, together with a […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is focusing on three key priorities for the 2016 Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, in advance of it being finalized by a House-Senate conference committee. The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved its version of the bill (H.R. 5303) on September 29 by a vote of 399 to 25, while […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after leading a letter with (57) of his colleagues to the House Appropriations Committee in support of allocating sufficient funds from the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) to support harbor maintenance. “Our ports and waterways provide tremendous economic impact for Louisiana, keeping shipping costs […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Citing it as a major victory for ports, the American Association of Port Authorities is hailing passage in the U.S. House of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).  AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle noted that this legislation “is a major victory for ports as it includes numerous AAPA policy priorities, […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development announced it will recommend to draw a record $1 billion from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to maintain America’s federal navigation channels and related infrastructure: “I commend the Senate for taking […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana), Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-CA), and Members of the Congressional PORTS Caucus led a letter with 86 total House signatories to the House Appropriations Committee advocating for funding of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). In 2014, Congress passed the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA), which […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), together with 100 supporting U.S. ports and other organizations, delivered a letter to House and Senate leadership earlier this week, urging them to enact a comprehensive solution to “fix the HMT (Harbor Maintenance Tax) for good”. As AAPA reported, America’s seaports are economic engines and vital freight gateways […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets have been added to the proposed USD 1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in the U.S. Congress late Tuesday. While the Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery) grants […]

  • 20 September 2013

    U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, new legislation that would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports. The legislation would replace the outdated Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT), which is designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports, but currently […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    With more than 400 ports, corporations, associations and individuals as signatories, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has finalized and sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees, urging them to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), passed in May. […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA). The legislation authorizes federal programs for navigation, dredging, flood control and other in-water projects. The bill included two important provisions for the Port of Tacoma: – The permanent authorization of Section 214, which is an important tool used to ensure […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed by a recorded vote the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), H.R. 2440. The vote was 296 in favor and 109 opposed. The voting required a two-thirds super majority of the House in order to pass under “suspension of the rules.” There were seventeen (17) […]

  • 31 March 2011

    U.S. Congressmen Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana) and Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) today encouraged Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen to use all funds collected by the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) for FY 2012 dredging of the nation’s ports, harbors and waterways. Maintenance dredging is required to maintain authorized […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) sent a multi-faceted document to President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team last week. The paper outlines opportunities to, in the words of the president-elect’s campaign, “Make America Great Again,” by strategic investments in seaports and related freight transportation assets, thereby helping U.S. businesses better compete in markets at home […]

  • 24 October 2011

    US ports are demanding access to a $6 billion fund collected from the controversial Harbour Maintenance Tax (HMT)… By Pete Goldin (ifw-net) [mappress] Source: ifw-net, October 24, 2011

  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has lauded H.R. 2028, the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that passed last week, together with two bi-partisan amendments included in the bill. Of particular interest to AAPA is the portion of the bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider H.R. 2440, Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund bill on Monday October 28, 2019. As reported by the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), the bill may be presented in the House under “suspension of the rules.” “We strongly support the Full Utilization of the […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

     The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade association founded in 1912 that represents over 130 port authorities in the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, recently announced a video named ‘Let’s Fix the Harbor Maintenance Tax’ (HMT). According to the Association, America’s ports are denied full funding through […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, at two separate Congressional hearings, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) continued her steady advocacy for strong ports by calling for an investigation into recent activity by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and testifying in front of the House Budget Committee for increased port funding in the upcoming budget. At a hearing of the Subcommittee on […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the recognized and authoritative voice of the seaport industry, has noted some positive aspects but mostly disappointment over the funding levels and programmatic changes in federal port-related programs that were proposed yesterday in President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget. “International trade now accounts for fully 30 percent of the U.S. […]

  • 1 June 2012

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) yesterday announced his support for a plan to fund critical operations and maintenance of the nation’s harbors, which could help direct unspent funds to the ports of Philadelphia and Erie to protect the jobs they support. Announcing his support for the bipartisan Harbor Maintenance Act, Senator Casey noted the large […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    More than 20 U.S. port authority officials and their key staff, representing seaports from all four U.S. coasts, will gather today to meet with Congressional leadership to discuss the upcoming surface transportation bill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation budget. Lead by American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Chairwoman of the Board, Kristin […]