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  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    With the completion in late May of “Reach D”, an 11-mile stretch of the Delaware River’s main shipping channel in Delaware, the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project is now about 60 percent complete, reported officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) this week. The deepening project, funded by both the federal government and […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Comparing dredged and undredged sections of the Allegheny River, reduced populations of fish and less variety of aquatic life occurred in areas where gravel extraction took place, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The researchers investigated navigation pools 7 and 8 near Kittanning and Templeton and published their results in the […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are not the only two entities brought together by the Delaware River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and the Independence Seaport Museum are as well. Both share a common interest in the river and have in recent months joined in a number of efforts to […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett visited the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal yesterday to officially welcome Horizon Lines to the Port of Philadelphia. The new weekly service, connecting Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, began on April 11, and will bring a vessel every Thursday to the terminal. As the “Horizon Trader” (the second Horizon […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that $20 million in funding for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project has been included in the President’s fiscal year 2014 (FY14) budget. Inclusion in the Administration’s budget marks a major step forward for the dredging effort, and could be the catalyst for finally getting the project done. […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, issued an update on recent progress at the Port of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing, and promotion of publicly-owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Meeting during a time when some are calling for sharp cuts in government spending despite the obvious needs to the nation’s infrastructure, members of the MTD Executive Board pledged to work to gain proper funding of vitally important maritime programs. As the board noted in several statements during its 2013 winter meeting in Buena Vista, […]

  • 18 January 2013

    Delaware River Dredging has been a hot topic over the recent period. Herby we are bringing you an interview with the United States Senator, Chris Coons, who took some time to talk to us and provide invaluable insight into the project. 1. You stated that the deepening of the Delaware River will bring enormous benefits […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Toxic releases into surface waters in the Great Lakes Basin increased by 12 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Toxics Release Inventory report published yesterday. Nationwide, toxic surface water discharges decreased by 3 percent. “This is a significant increase in toxic releases to our waters – and an […]

  • 11 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Amid handshakes, smiles and stories of central Pennsylvania floods, the Baltimore District said farewell to Jim Brozena, the executive director of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, at an awards ceremony on Jan. 9. Over two dozen program managers, engineers and water operations experts gathered in the District’s executive office as Col. Richard Jordan, Commander […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that it officially requested this week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remove Presque Isle Bay from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. If EPA approves the request, Presque Isle Bay will be the second American Area of Concern (AOC) taken off the list of environmentally […]

  • 1 November 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District began inspecting its projects for damages and carrying out post-storm missions following historic Hurricane Sandy. Inspections are scheduled for a number of Army Corps of Engineers projects in the region, including coastal projects in New Jersey and Delaware, dams in eastern Pennsylvania and navigational channels in rivers […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District is monitoring water levels at their 14 dams and lakes throughout Western Maryland, Central Pennsylvania and Southern New York, have activated their emergency operations center in downtown Baltimore, and are in constant coordination with local and state officials to offer technical assistance. “Public safety is our number […]

  • 16 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Colonel Paul Owen assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on September 14, 2012. Colonel John R. Boulé, who commanded the district since July 2009, relinquished command during the event in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, […]

  • 9 August 2012

    The Presque Isle beach replenishment project is finally completed, reports erietvnews.com. Harry Leslie, the Park Manager said, “The contractor still has to shape the dunes. Then when we go into the dormant season, they will take and pull out beach grass plugs from some of our existing dunes and plent them so they are landscaped […]

  • 9 August 2012

    Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), welcomed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and about a dozen federal, state, and local legislators to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, PRPA’s largest cargo facility, on Tuesday, August 7 to laud recent progress of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, and to keep […]

  • 8 August 2012

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey yesterday visited the Port of Philadelphia to highlight work on the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project and reveal the next steps in the dredging process. “This project is about creating and retaining thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania, which is why I will continue to fight to see this to completion,” […]

  • 8 August 2012

    U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan yesterday joined federal, state and local leaders at the Port of Philadelphia to discuss progress on the deepening of the Delaware River Main Shipping Channel. The River’s deepening is poised to go forward thanks to $29.4 million in new federal funding for the project approved by the House of Representatives. Meehan […]

  • 8 August 2012

    Governor Tom Corbett was joined yesterday by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and other dignitaries to announce signature of the third Delaware River dredging contract needed to continue deepening the channel from just south of the Philadelphia International Airport to the Walt Whitman Bridge. “This continuation will allow the Port of Philadelphia to compete with […]

  • 7 August 2012

    Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will host a news conference at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to discuss the progress of the ongoing Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening Project, which is currently deepening the Delaware River’s main shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. Joining […]

  • 6 August 2012

    Mobile, Ala., has long been known for its charm, history and a whole lot of Southern hospitality, and more recently for attracting major international businesses like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp. Evidence of these and the Port City’s many other attributes can be witnessed firsthand Oct. 21–25, when hundreds of seaport industry and related transportation professionals descend […]

  • 28 June 2012

    In yesterdays interview, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, gave an overview of the Delaware River Deepening Plan. “The Delaware River is a vital artery that powers much of the commerce in the Pennsylvania-Delaware-New Jersey corridor. Cargo vessels carrying everything from fruits and vegetables to construction materials travel these waterways daily. The ports contribute to an estimated […]

  • 10 June 2012

    Governor Tom Corbett praised Pennsylvania’s U.S. congressional delegation for their hard work in securing additional federal funding for the dredging of the Delaware River and joining the state’s efforts in continuing this critical project for southeastern Pennsylvania. “By investing in the future of the Port of Philadelphia, we are saving existing jobs and creating tens […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 June 2012

    Yesterday, EPA released its evaluations of the final Phase II Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Completion of the plans marks a significant stage in the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, and represents the local level planning needed to continue accelerating implementation of the necessary practices […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Equipment, Technology

      In-Pipe Technology® Company, Inc. announced the City of Spring Valley, IL awarded a contract for In-Pipe to provide professional, green sewage lagoon treatment services to optimize lagoon performance and efficiency by reducing lagoon sludge and the frequency of dredging events. The main objective of the project is to maximize bioremediation in the lagoon thereby […]