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  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District projects that will provide critical infrastructure to local ports and ecosystem restoration efforts in Florida received approval as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, which was signed into law yesterday. Four navigation projects and four Everglades restoration projects were included in […]

  • 9 July 2013

    St. Johns Riverkeeper is hosting a free forum to discuss concerns and potential impacts from the proposed Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project. A panel of experts will provide an overview of the proposed dredging and its impacts and the shortcomings of a study recently released by the Army Corps of Engineers that assesses the environmental impacts, […]

  • 14 March 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, staff will host two public teleconferences Tuesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The agenda for each meeting will be the same and will allow full participation from the public. Team members will provide an overview of the final report, respond to questions and receive […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    St. Johns Riverkeeper has filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction to postpone the first phase of the impending St. Johns River harbor deepening project until significant deficiencies in the studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are addressed and resolved. In 2013, the Corps authorized a plan by JaxPort to deepen the last 13 miles […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) recently welcomed the ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (ZIM) 10,070-TEU (container) Tianjin vessel on its maiden call to the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Commenting the latest announcement, JAXPORT Chief Commercial Officer, Kristen DeMarco, said: “The arrival of ZIM is a result of the successful investment of local, federal and state […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has provided a comment to the St. Johns Riverkeeper’s Notice of Intent to Sue the Corps regarding the proposed St. Johns River harbor deepening project. In April 2014, the Corps issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the JAXPORT proposal to dredge 13 miles of the St. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    President Obama called for investing in JAXPORT’s deepening project on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Aug. 6. Building on the theme of his July 25 remarks at the JAXPORT cruise terminal, the president again highlighted the importance of the nation’s ports in helping to grow the U.S. economy and directly mentioned efforts […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Business development

    During yesterday’s videoconference, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry signed legislation approved by City Council for additional funding for the ongoing deepening project at JAXPORT. “This bill represents a significant win for our city, the growth of our local economy, and our reputation as a logistics hub for the southeastern United States,” said Curry. “With my signature, […]

  • 11 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (February 5 – February 11, 2018).   Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Underway The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that the c deepening project is officially underway as contractors began dredging Contract “A” – the first of multiple construction contracts […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark Buzby joined elected officials and leadership from JAXPORT and SSA Marine on November 22 to break ground on a new international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.  The SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal is an expansion of SSA’s current leasehold at Blount Island and includes […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Following a nationwide executive search, JAXPORT has selected Frederick P. Wong Jr. as Chief Operating Officer.  On announcing Wong’s selection, JAXPORT CEO, Eric Green, said: “JAXPORT stands to benefit greatly from Fred’s energy, enthusiasm and experience, which ranges from working through the deepening of the Miami harbor to ensuring the daily safety and security of […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    JAXPORT Board Chairman Joe York and CEO Brian Taylor joined U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw, State Representative Lake Ray and U.S. Army Corps Commander and District Engineer Alan Dodd in announcing that the port’s two critical harbor improvement projects, Mile Point and deepening, are moving forward. Eliminating the Mile Point navigational restriction […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced the release of the draft report regarding the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study, which kicks off an official 45-day comment period in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The District is conducting a study to increase the depth of the existing federal channel along the […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S.-Flag dredging industry is commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Japanese air raid on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, highlighting the critical need for a robust American shipbuilding capacity to ensure for the preparedness of the nation. “The American-Flag dredging industry is building ships, creating jobs, and ensuring the economic and national […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urged the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, R.D. James, in a letter, to fairly consider Florida’s critical water infrastructure projects in its Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan. The letter also specifically conveys Rubio’s readiness to work with the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 5 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019).   GLDD Bags Corpus Christi Dredging Project Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has announced the receipt of a $93 million contract award for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project.   Canaipa […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw yesterday pointed to JAXPORT and Northeast Florida military bases as two areas to receive a boost under the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, will support the legislation to fund federal government operations through the remainder of this fiscal year […]

  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) includes $5.967 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The Army Civil Works FY 2021 budget focuses on investments that enhance and protect our nation’s water-related infrastructure and resources through partnerships and innovative programs that improve […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott recently wrote to R.D. James, the Assistant Secretary of the Army – Civil Works, ahead of the Army Corps Engineers finalizing their Fiscal Year 2020 work plan, to ensure that all proposed and ongoing projects in Florida receive full and fair consideration. This includes maintaining record progress towards […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Congresswoman Corrine Brown passed an amendment to H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013, to authorize funding for improved navigation at Jacksonville Port’s Mile Point. Congresswoman Brown made the following statement: “As a senior member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Corps of Engineers, I have served […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has released a video named ‘Building a Better Future: Deepening the St. Johns’. This video shows how JAXPORT is investing in the future to grow Northeast Florida’s global competitiveness in trade and transportation and deliver jobs and prosperity to the citizens of Northeast Florida. Jacksonville’s main shipping channel is a […]

  • 1 November 2010

    If Jacksonville’s port is to become the global gateway and economic driver that city leaders envision, then a deeper harbor is a must-have… By David Bauerlein (jacksonville) [mappress] Source: jacksonville, November 1, 2010;

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is set to host two National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meetings for the Miami Harbor Navigation Improvements Study. The meetings will be held today, at Cruise Terminal F on Port Miami, 1103 North Cruise Blvd., Miami, Fla, The first meeting will take place from 1:30 to […]

  • 12 August 2012

    According to jacksonville.com, the Brunswick Bar Pilots Association has written letters to the federal legislators warning that the storms filled in the channel to the point that pilots may have to wait for high tides to move ships to and from the Port of Brunswick. The Army Corps of Engineers has requested additional funding to […]

  • 1 October 2012

    During the campaign for his third term, Senator Bill Nelson stated that he’s been working hard to secure JaxPort’s economic future. “The port of Jacksonville is a big economic engine for Northeast Florida,” he told WOKV. Nelson noted the Panama Canal Expansion, which is projected to be finished by the end of 2014, and said: […]