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  • 19 December 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps dredging vessel Currituck is removing dangerous shoals along the Chincoteague inlet channel. The vessel had been finishing work in the Philadelphia area and was called upon to dredge some critical inlet areas in Chincoteague. Norfolk District project manager Kristen Mazur says fishermen had complained that they were only able to navigate […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Company will be mobilizing and commencing dredging operations between the Tinicum Range and Marcus Range in the Delaware River from 28 July 2016, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, 5th District. The dredgers New York and Texas and vessels Bering Dawn, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Brangas, Pelican State will be on site […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, said in its latest release that their teams are working on an emergency contract to help stabilize an approximately 20-foot-wide section of channel wall immediately upstream of the Philadelphia Street Bridge that collapsed into Codorus Creek last week. The contract will consist of filling in a sinkhole […]

  • 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, […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its state, federal and local partners marked the completion of a more than $9 million beach replenishment project Wednesday with a ceremony at the Coast Guard base. Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection and Cape May City dispersed […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    USACE’s Baltimore District yesterday awarded an emergency contract in the amount of $357,846 to Cromedy Construction Corp., a small business headquartered out of Philadelphia, for work to repair the area of channel wall that collapsed along Codorus Creek on July 26. Work will entail removal of the currently unsupported concrete slab that sits atop the […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public and media to join the Mayor of Clinton and the Corps for a christening ceremony of its newest vessel, the Motor Vessel Clinton, on June 1 at 2 p.m., at the Clinton Marina, 511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, Iowa. The new vessel is dedicated […]

  • 15 February 2012

    President Obama’s new budget, to be submitted to Congress Monday, includes $31 million for continued deepening of the Delaware River navigation channel, two members of Congress said Sunday night. Supporters say deepening the 102-mile channel by five feet will allow bigger ships – and greater commerce – between Philadelphia and Camden and the Atlantic Ocean. […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held its first-ever regional collaboration meeting with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania last week at the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg, aimed at increasing awareness of interagency capabilities and strengthening partnerships.  “This workshop is important, so we know what everyone’s piece to play is in the Commonwealth,” said Brig. Gen. Tony […]

  • 22 December 2016
    Project & Tenders

    Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey are openly showing their support for the $300 million Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia. Yesterday, during Gov. Wolf visit to Philadelphia, elected officials and stakeholders talked and exchanged ideas about the comprehensive investment program at the port which was announced in November. According to Gov. Wolf, by investing more than $300 […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    In a call with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Shaun Donovan, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) pressed for continued investment in the Delaware Deepening Project in the Administration’s upcoming FY16 budget. Casey has been a congressional leader in pushing for funds for the deepening project and has worked to secure […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On December 21, with the completion of a project in Westhampton, NY, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division finished its last of 25 emergency beach repair projects authorized after Hurricane Sandy. This effort, funded under the Corps’ Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FC&CE) program, served to repair and restore coastal storm risk […]

  • 9 May 2011

    It’s the beginning of another exciting summer season at Penn’s Landing. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is proudly announcing sign… More info: pr-usa [mappress] Source: pr-usa, May 9, 2011;

  • 23 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia that will result in more than $300 million in investment in the port’s infrastructure. This initiative, which will start next year and continue through 2020, will double container capacity, position the port for future growth, create thousands of jobs, […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    With six months on the job as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District supervisory civil engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division (Southern Area Office), Leslie Olson has her hands full, juggling the design of maintenance dredging projects in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Brazos Island Harbor and the […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District received authorization for construction for the deepening of the Freeport Ship Channel to 55 feet, deepening of the Sabine Neches Waterway to 48 feet and will reauthorize the Corpus Christi Ship Channel for widening and deepening to 52 feet following the U.S. Senate-House joint conference committee’s agreement […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new NOAA nationwide analysis showed that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and forest cover with development a major contributing factor. Overall, 8.2 percent of the nation’s ocean and Great Lakes coastal regions experienced these changes. In analysis of the […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    On Wednesday, August 3, the first of a new class of “Neo-Panamax” shipping vessels called the Port of Philadelphia to begin a new phase of transport along the Delaware River.  The MSC Sofia Celeste, an 8,800 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) vessel operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company, docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Governor Tom Corbett has announced that 150 jobs will be preserved due to Act 89, the state’s transportation plan, following his administration’s work to ensure that Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC) continues shipping to the Port of Philadelphia. The company decided to continue Pennsylvania operations based on its eligibility for a new Intermodal Cargo Growth […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority a $25.5 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to complete the second phase of a multi-phase improvement plan at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. According to the official PhilaPort’s announcement, the INFRA grant program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Philadelphia has reported a 16 percent in cargo in 2014, marking the fifth consecutive year of double-digit cargo growth along the city’s Delaware River waterfront.  Final cargo figures for 2014, compiled by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), reveal that 5,950,319 metric tons of cargo were handed at the Port of Philadelphia’s […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The Republic of Lithuania Port of Klaipeda and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding that promises to open Philadelphia ports to the European and Asian shipping trade via the ice-free port of Klaipeda, the Lithuanian port city on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania’s Transport and Communications […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has developed a shortlist of potential developers for the Southport Marine Terminal Complex at the Port of Philadelphia. “This announcement represents a vital step in our plan to ensure a timely and responsible development of the Southport Marine Terminal,” Governor Wolf said. “My […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Business & Finance

      Officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced that the agency has just completed a comprehensive new video production on the Port of Philadelphia that will be a central component of the Port’s marketing, promotion, and educational efforts. The video, to be launched on a variety of platforms, was produced by PRPA’s Marketing […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a “man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding.” The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of […]