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  • 18 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    In anticipation of the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on September 23, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) Chairman Jerry Sweeney and officials of PRPA held an informational briefing on its Southport Project at a meeting space on the Delaware River waterfront yesterday. In the audience were about 100 members of the Philadelphia maritime […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senator Robert Casey, Representative Bob Brady, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other officials toured Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia last week and discussed how a deeper channel will keep Philadelphia competitive with other major ports. The Delaware River development scheme involves dredging as needed within the existing 40-foot Delaware River federal navigation channel to deepen […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced that the MSC JUDITH, the largest container vessel to ever call the Port of Philadelphia, experienced a successful visit to PRPA’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal on Sunday, November 17.  The Packer Avenue Marine Terminal is operated by Holt Logistics Corporation, with labor provided by ILA Local 1291. The […]

  • 9 August 2013

    Norfolk Dredging Co., Chesapeake, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $8,400,000 for dredging and disposal services along the Delaware River. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., Salem, N.J., and New Castle, Del. Fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,500,000 are being obligated on this award. […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, Oak Brook, Illinois, has been awarded a $17.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for dredging and unclassified excavation at Naval Reserve Basin in the Delaware River. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of September 30, 2016. The dredging will be performed to a depth of 30 […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The $1.7 billion work-plan for Fiscal Year 2018 Civil Works appropriations, released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers June 11, includes $143 million for Jacksonville District’s continuing navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction and aquatic ecosystem restoration projects in Florida and Puerto Rico. “The array of projects in this budget will positively contribute to […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Casey, Congressmen Brady and Fattah and state, local and industry leaders recently toured ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening operations in Philadelphia. During the visit, Biden emphasized that the project is very important for keeping Philadelphia competitive and that dredging of Delaware River will allow larger vessels to enter Philadelphia port. […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is working towards the completion of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project. Extensive studies from the Corps found this deepening effort could bring the shipping channel from 40 feet to 45 feet and could be accomplished from Philadelphia Harbor in Pennsylvania to the Beckett Street Terminal in Camden, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Developing a love and respect for the open seas came naturally to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Small Craft Operator Joe Vernier, a Galveston, Texas, native, who spent much of his youth recreating along and exploring the Gulf of Mexico. So it’s not any surprise that Vernier chose a career that would enable […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) have released a Request for Expressions of Interest (R.E.I.) for the development of its Southport Terminal Complex, located on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. The R.E.I. invites respondents to submit development concepts for the following sites in the Southport Complex: the Southport Marine Terminal (119 acres); […]

  • 28 July 2010

    “Dredging is underway as we speak,” said Robert Blackburn, the senior deputy executive director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, based in Philadelphia. On June 22, he spoke of work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the Delaware River channel to 45 feet. The port authority had a leading role in deepening […]

  • 13 May 2010

    The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, which last year postponed the bidding process for the design and construction of a new container… [mappress] Source:  joc, May 13, 2010;

  • 31 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released their Fiscal Year 2017 Work Plan which allocated $29.25 million towards to the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, the Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) informs.  That money, combined with the $33 million that Congress approved earlier in the month, represents the final federal appropriations to complete the […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following on the heels of an excellent 2014, where the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) experienced their fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth, recently-compiled cargo figures for the first-quarter of this year indicate that an equally or even more impressive 2015 is a very strong likelihood for the Port of Philadelphia. In […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging 101 – “Basics of Dredging, Dredged Material Management and Environmental Considerations” short course, hosted by the Western Dredging Association (WEDA), is set to take place on October 7, 2019, at Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The course has been developed and provided exclusively by WEDA, for the purpose of helping anyone interested […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document inviting interested parties in the private sector to take a preliminary step to become a partner with PRPA in the development of Southport.  The PRPA Board of Directors will be overseeing the RFQ process, and shortly thereafter a Request for Proposals […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With activity at the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) recently passing the halfway point of 2014, cargo statistics compiled for period of January 1 to June 30 strongly suggest that this will be another year of major successes at the Port of Philadelphia, with the fifth year of double-digit cargo growth a […]

  • 31 August 2011

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) renewed their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum… [mappress] August 31, 2011;

  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Norfolk Dredging Co., from Chesapeake, VA, has won an $11.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Delaware River maintenance dredging program, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. The estimated completion date for this dredging scheme, which includes areas from Philadelphia to Delaware Bay, is December 31, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two […]

  • 2 July 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to open bids early next month for a project to deepen a 9.5-mile stretch of the Delaware River main channel, according to delawareonline.com. Some 16 miles of the 103-mile shipping channel between Philadelphia and the Atlantic Ocean already have been cut to 45 feet from its previous 40-foot approved […]

  • 31 March 2010

    The port of Philadelphia and ports of the Delaware River are at a crossroads, and the river’s shipping channel must be deepened for jobs and Pennsylvania’s future, five candidates seeking to be the state’s next governor said yesterday. [mappress] Source:philly,March 31,2010;

  • 17 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Casey, Congressmen Brady and Fattah and state, local and industry leaders toured Thursday ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening operations in Philadelphia. Brian Puckett, project manager for Great Lakes Dredging & Dock Co., welcomed the guest aboard the barge, one of the vessels that will be used for the project, giving […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone from this month until October 31, 2017 in the waters of Billingsport Range, on the Delaware River, within 150 yards of diving and pipe-removal operations.  To facilitate the widening and deepening of the Delaware River main navigational channel, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As activity at the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) approaches the halfway point of 2014, cargo statistics compiled thus far strongly suggest that 2014 will be another year of major successes at the Port of Philadelphia, with the fifth year of double-digit cargo growth a likely development by year’s end. Comparing the […]

  • 26 July 2010

    Less than three months after seeking proposals from interested parties to design, operate and maintain a major new marine terminal in South… (bairdmaritime) [mappress] Source: bairdmaritime, July 27, 2010;