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  • 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 […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Carla Quinn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, National Hurricane Program (NHP) lead, has provided updates on the program to attendees at the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Hurricanes Annual Meeting at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 28, 2018. NHP is administered by FEMA in partnership with the NOAA […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 includes roughly $123.8 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. Along with an updated total of $128.1 million included in the recently released USACE work plan for fiscal 2016, this funding allows Philadelphia District to continue to […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District ushered in a new era of leadership as Lt. Col. Michael A. Bliss assumed command from Lt. Col. John C. Becking during a July 1 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building’s Crystal Tea Room. Bliss is the 58th commander in the District’s history. North Atlantic Division Commander Brig. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and the Philadelphia Water Department celebrated the completion of a first-of-its-kind ecosystem restoration project during an April 25 ribbon cutting and site tour event at Morris Park in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. The event was attended by Congressman Bob Brady, Army Corps leadership and staff, city […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and the Chief of Engineers, toured the Philadelphia District and met with leadership, staff, student interns, and the crew of the Dredge McFarland during an April 23 visit. Bostick discussed challenges and opportunities in a town hall meeting at the District Headquarters in […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Equipment, Technology

    The cutterhead of the Dredge Essex is raised after dredging operations in front of the Mercer County, NJ Power Plant in November of 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor Norfolk Dredging Company completed maintenance dredging on the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Trenton in December of 2013. [mappress] Dredging […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    With 2,519,967 metric tons of cargo handled during the first six months of 2013 compared to the 2,217,803 metric tons of cargo handled during the same period of 2012, the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority experienced a 13.62 percent gain in cargoes handled. If current cargo trends continue throughout the remainder of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 14 February 2012

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the news that the Administration will allocate over $31 million in their fiscal year 2013 budget for the Delaware Deepening Project: “The inclusion of over $31 million to the Delaware Deepening project in the President’s budget is a significant victory for the region that will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • 21 September 2010

    While courtroom and permit battles drag on, the Army Corps of Engineers is trying to bypass a congressional block on funding for the … By Jeff Montgomery (delawareonline) [mappress] Source: delawareonline, September 21, 2010;

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • 24 November 2009

    TRENTON, N.J. (CN) – The Army Corps of Engineers ignored new information about environmental damages in approving a 102-mile-long, $310 million project to dredge the Delaware River all the way up to Philadelphia, six environmental groups say in Federal Court… Source: Courthouse News Service, November 24, 2009

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and the 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the Chief’s Report for the “New Jersey Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for the Delaware River Feasibility Study” – a significant milestone for the proposed project. The signing of the report advances the project to Congress for […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District’s deep-draft hopper dredger McFarland is back home at Fort Mifflin after undergoing extensive repairs in Norfolk, VA. According to USACE’s latest announcement, the dredger will soon be working again on the Delaware River. One of four oceangoing hopper dredgers owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    In March, the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed a dredging and beneficial use effort on Sturgeon Island near Stone Harbor, New Jersey. USACE’s contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company dredged a section of the Intracoastal Waterway and the sediment was pumped onto the low lying island. Work is part of their Seven Mile Island Innovation […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and the 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the Chief’s Report for the “Delaware Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for the Delaware River Feasibility Study” — a key milestone for the proposed project. The signing of the report advances the project to Congress for authorization. […]