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  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs recently visited the multi-purpose Murrieta Creek project designed to provide flood risk reduction, ecosystem restoration and recreation adjacent to the City of Temecula historic Old Town. “This is a challenging project because of its location right in the middle of the City,” […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16. “But we still […]

  • 10 February 2012

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers has increased its funding by $2.4 million, bringing to $7.7 million the federal allocation to support a major dredging project in Marina del Rey. Through this project, the Army Corps of Engineers, the County’s Department of Beaches and Harbors, and the Port of Long Beach are collaborating to […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bechtel, a global leader in planning, designing, and building port and marine projects, has been selected by LIGTT Project Company LLC to provide management services for the pre-construction of the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal. The innovative new cargo transfer terminal off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast will be the largest deep-water port in the United States […]

  • 21 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The State of California’s Coastal Conservancy awarded a series of grants, totaling over $2.6 million, to seven projects that will protect coastal land, improve watershed health, restore habitat and increase public access to the coast. The full list grants, authorized on January 18 at the Coastal Conservancy’s Board meeting in San Diego, is as follows: […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has employed Coda Octopus Group’s (CDOC) UIS with its Echoscope® 3D imaging system to provide rapid, real time damage assessment after Hurricane Marie impacted Long Beach Breakwaters.  In late August 2014, the remnants of Hurricane Marie created large swells and waves that relentlessly pounded the Southern California Coast. Twenty foot […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 March 2012

      At two separate Congressional hearings today, AAPA representatives emphasized the need for federal support for seaport security and maintenance and improvements to federal navigation channels. Port industry leaders illustrated the challenges that underfunding security and dredging pose for national security and US international competitiveness. As the House Appropriations Committee begins work on the Fiscal […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bechtel, the global engineering, project management, and construction company, said today that five of the company’s leading authorities on port infrastructure will share their views and research findings at the 33rd PIANC World Congress. The event, which takes place June 1-5 in San Francisco, will bring together more than 600 navigation, waterway, and port experts […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Mayor of Long Beach, California, Robert Garcia and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed the Federal Cost Share Agreement to begin the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study. “Improving our ecosystem and coastal experience is a win for residents and visitors, and will be a boost to the Long Beach economy,” said Mayor Robert […]

  • 20 February 2012

    The Port Authority has announced that it set an all-time record for cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2011, surpassing the previous record set in 2007 before the start of the global economic downturn. The 5.5 million TEU’s (20-foot equivalent units) handled in 2011 represented a nearly 4 percent […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Research & Development

    Bechtel announced the results of the Research on the Passing Effects on Ships (ROPES) project, a groundbreaking joint-industry study to improve the safety of shipping ports. The results, unveiled at the PIANC World Congress in San Francisco, confirmed that in restricted waters, the wash from passing ships can exert large forces on moored vessels, mooring […]

  • 30 December 2011

    The expansion of the Panama Canal has created a highly competitive environment between US ports on opposing coasts. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California are the most active shipping ports in the United States and serve as the integral link between Asian goods and the America marketplace. But as the Panama […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, has received an application for a 10-year permit for the Bolsa Chica Lowlands Restoration Project. The Bolsa Chica Project is an approximately 950-acre coastal wetland restoration scheme located on lands owned by the State of California. It is the largest coastal wetland restoration project completed in California, […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects 2014 report, released last week, projects a sharp increase in the projected annual growth rates for the volume of world trade for the next three years, which the geographically balanced APM Terminals Global Terminal Network is notably well-suited to accommodate. The overall global economic growth rate has been forecast […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee and Chair of the joint House-Senate Conference Committee, released a summary of the benefits for California in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report. The final agreement provides critical flood protection, restores important ecosystems, and maintains ports and navigation routes […]

  • 24 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following an April 21 presentation in Washington D.C., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board approved the release of the final integrated report ad environmental impact statement for the Encinitas-Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Protection Project.  “A tremendous amount of hard work and dedication over nearly 15 years was realized yesterday,” said Col. […]

  • 24 January 2012

    Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick experienced record volumes in calendar year 2011 and handled 26.1 million tons of cargo, an additional 1.1 million tons, or a 4.3 percent increase. In Savannah, the Authority handled a record 2.95 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (TEUs) containers, an […]

  • 12 October 2011

    APM Terminals’ Global Port, Terminal and Inland Services Network observed its 5th annual Global Safety Day on October 12th with the participation of 24,000 employees at the company’s facilities around the world. Each facility will organize their safety day activities around local challenges, concerns or issues. In some cases the program will consist of an […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Putting ink to paper during an informal ceremony held on August 21, Dave Castanon signed the bank enabling instrument for the San Luis Rey River Mitigation Bank, adding nearly 54 acres of the river’s floodplain to a pool of land that will provide compensatory mitigation for projects that impact wetlands and other waters of the […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last week operators, officials and industry leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi to honour the achievements of the world’s top performing ports in the areas of Efficiency, Innovation, Environment and Safety and Security at the annual World Ports & Trade Summit Awards. The event was attended by more than 300 industry professionals and members of the […]

  • 3 February 2014

    Demonstrating new managerial, analytical and operational skills honed during a rigorous 12-month advanced management training curriculum, the 31 newest graduates of the APM Terminals MAGNUM program were congratulated by APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer at a formal reception in The Hague, location of the company’s global headquarters. “We are at the forefront of a fast-moving […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The port of Antwerp has once more won an award in recognition of its efforts to grow into a sustainable port where economic activities and nature development go hand in hand. At the annual meeting of the International Association of Ports and Harbours in Los Angeles, Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, was presented […]

  • 25 January 2012

    APM Terminals was presented with The Gerald H. Halpin Safety Excellence Award for 2010-2011 by the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association last Friday, as the APM Terminals’ operations in the United States were cited for Signal’s highest award. The Halpin Award is given in special recognition of the Signal Member company which has best exemplified the […]

  • 15 May 2012

    Civic, port and industry leaders gathered Monday on the docks of the Port of Long Beach to launch a pioneering project to build a highly advanced terminal that will feature the most modern and clean technologies available to move cargo. Marking the occasion with the driving of a commemorative “golden pile,” part of the foundation […]