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  • 19 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DM-55: IMS’s Solution to Deep Maintenance Dredging (VIDEO) No longer will ports need to hire large commercial dredging outfits to do expensive deep maintenance dredging. Now they can invest in their own maintenance dredging system that will allow them to maintain a maximum depth of 55 ft (16.7m) at their port.   VIDEO: Panama Canal […]

  • 14 July 2010

    The third phase of the St. Johns River harbor deepening project in Jacksonville Harbor (Florida) is now complete, ahead of schedule. Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District have deepened 5.3 miles of the river from mile 14.7 to mile 20, from a depth of 38 feet to 40 feet. This brings […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Federal, state and local leaders yesterday joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and JAXPORT leadership along the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville to mark the start of the Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design (PED) phase of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project. The initial engineering and design work is expected to take 18 months. Deepening […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Ports Council released the following statement from Bill Johnson, chairman of the Florida Ports Council and port director for PortMiami, on Governor Scott’s commitment of $38 million to the JAXPORT Mile Point Project. “Governor Scott has demonstrated an unprecedented commitment to Florida’s ports. Florida’s 15 ports work together seamlessly to create a system […]

  • 12 June 2012

    The Miami Herlad reports that President Obama says his administration is committed to improvements for the Port of Jacksonville. Obama told television station WJXT in Jacksonville on Monday that his administration is committed to funding dredging of the St. Johns River so Jacksonville can bring in large cargo ships and become home again to an […]

  • 3 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    VIDEO: Van Oord to Extend Port of Constanţa’s Breakwater (Romania) The Romanian Ministry of Transport has awarded Van Oord the contract to extend the breakwater in the Port of Constanţa.   President of Somalia Welcomes Leading Dutch Businesses His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, today welcomed Dutch Minister […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Winter Park republican John Mica says building a rail connection to Port Canaveral would enhance the port as a center for commerce and tourism, reports wmfe.org. After, the President names JAXPORT Projects to priority list, John Mica hopes that the Port Canaveral could be next. Port development would greatly contribute to economic development. “Bringing rail […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Florida port directors and transportation leaders will be visiting Washington D.C. on September 18 and 19, 2013, to meet with congressional members on top seaport issues, specifically discussing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and its importance to Florida seaports. For the Washington Fly-In, the Florida Ports Council will be joined by Florida Department of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 May 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will host a public meeting on the Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Deepening Study. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Port Authority Cruise Terminal, 9810 August Dr. Jacksonville, Fla. The purpose of the meeting is to provide interested stakeholders […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) recently hosted a tour of their cutter suction dredger Texas at the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project. Great Lakes’ personnel, which included Armand Riehl, Russ Zimmerman, and Captain Joyner, hosted senior officials from the following organizations: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Ports Council, Jacksonville […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The day before President Obama’s arrival at PortMiami, Governor Rick Scott held a conference call with Florida Ports Council Chairman and Director of PortMiami Bill Johnson to discuss the state’s incredible investment in Florida ports and question whether the President’s port visit will come with a reimbursement to state taxpayers for paying the federal cost […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott held a press conference call with Florida port leaders to discuss the importance of Florida’s ports during the ongoing negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) regarding their contract, which is set to expire Saturday, December 29th. Governor Scott said, “We are together on this […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet approved $150 million in bond proceeds which will finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has programmed $150 million in projects to receive bond proceeds for FY 2014 which will be issued by the Division of Bond […]

  • 20 July 2012

    U.S. President Barack Obama recognized the importance of seaport-related infrastructure by announcing seven projects of national and regional significance which will benefit from aggressive federal permit decision-making and review schedules. Each of these projects directly support America’s seaports and their ability to move freight efficiently to reduce costs to consumers, create jobs, and help America’s […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of nearly $35 million for strategic port projects across Florida that will be recommended to the Legislature for the upcoming legislative session. The additional investments will be included in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Work Program. Governor Scott made the announcement at the American Association of Port Authority’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott sent the below letter to Brigadier General Donald E. Jackson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division regarding the Lake Okeechobee Herbert Hoover Dike System and the lack of federal investment for regional restoration projects. Governor Scott stated: “I am writing regarding the Corps of Engineers’ inaction that led […]

  • 1 September 2011

    The renourishment of Atlantic and Jacksonville beaches was completed ahead of schedule and in time to help protect the area from property… (news4jax) [mappress] Source: news4jax, September 1, 2011;

  • 2 August 2011

    Beach renourishment equipment that is now sharing the beach with many sunbathers in Jacksonville. Sunday morning, Channel 4 news got… (news4jax) [mappress] Source: news4jax, August 2, 2011

  • 19 August 2011

    Off-duty officers in SUVs were seen riding in front of and behind heavy equipment going down the beach with their lights and sirens on…   (news4jax) [mappress] Source: news4jax, August 19, 2011

  • 5 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    After Gov. Rick Scott’s January 2013 announcement of state and local funding to complete the Mile Point project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), JAXPORT and the St. Johns Bar Pilot Association hosted media aboard a pilot boat to view the Mile Point project area. USACE Project Manager Steve Ross and JAXPORT Sr. Director […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Regulatory Division, has received a new Programmatic Biological Opinion (PBO), referred to as ‘JaxBO,’ from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The main aim of PBO is to address consultation requirements for certain activities that may affect federally listed threatened and endangered species occurring throughout the State […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Northeast Florida government, business and environmental leaders yesterday unveiled a historic partnership to balance economic interests while aggressively working to protect the health of the St. Johns River. As part of a larger river restoration plan and led by JAX Chamber President Daniel Davis, a former Florida legislator, the initiative partners plan to work with the […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, said the signed Army Corps of Engineers Chiefs Report means a path is paved for congressional approval of JAXPORT dredging. “What a ‘giant step’ forward for the Northeast Florida economy,” said Crenshaw after learning that the Chiefs Report had been signed. […]