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  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Col. Marvin L. Griffin will take command of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from Col. Thomas J. Tickner, in a formal ceremony at 10 a.m., June 19. Brig. Gen. C. David Turner, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Atlantic Division, will officiate at the formal change-of-command ceremony in the […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Col. Daniel H. Hibner will take command of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from Col. Marvin L. Griffin, in a formal ceremony at 10 a.m., June 8, reports USACE. Brig. Gen. Diana M. Holland, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Atlantic Division, will officiate at the formal change-of-command ceremony in the […]

  • 26 January 2011

    Leaders from the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) and Lowcountry Economic Alliance (LEA) signed a joint resolution today recognizing that maintaining strong port capacity and deepening both the Savannah and Charleston harbors are critical to the economic health of both the State of Georgia and the State of South Carolina. Additionally, […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has announced that the workers successfully unloaded four Speece cones delivered on December 14, 2016, to an USACE site along the Savannah River. The Speece cones, each about 22 feet tall when installed, will dissolve pure oxygen into water extracted from the river, then push the water […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Savannah Belles ferry services will have a few changes this holiday season, Chatham Area Transit (CAT) reports.  Due to the Savannah River dredging program, the Savannah Belles Ferry boats will only operate between the Savannah Convention Center on Hutchinson Island and the Waving Girl landing at Morrell Park, on the east side of the […]

  • 8 July 2010
    Project & Tenders

    Contracting authority USACE Savannah District, Georgia tenders Maintenance Dredging for Savannah and Brunswick Inner Harbor, Savannah, Georgia. The project consists of dredging approximately 3 to 6 million cubic yards of maintenance material from Savannah Inner Harbor from Station 0+000 to 112+500 and 5 to 600 thousand cubic yards of maintenance material from Brunswick Inner Harbor. […]

  • 23 November 2011

    Savannah Maritime Commission has been supported by the Charleston Legislative Delegation upon opposing the DHEC issuing permits to dredge the Savannah River, says Rep. Chip Limehouse. “We feel like many environmental concerns may have been overlooked with the hasty issuance of this DHEC permit,” Limehouse said.“It is our hope that we can slow this down […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Yesterday’s official signing of the partnership agreement for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) cleared all hurdles for dredging in the Savannah River to begin before the end of the year. The deal was signed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Commander, Col. Thomas Tickner and Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Director Curtis […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Archeologists working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved a 64-square foot section of a Civil War ironclad warship from the bottom of the Savannah River the evening of Nov. 12. The divers worked in strong currents with near-zero visibility during […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has just released a photo of the dredge Padre Island working in the Savannah outer harbor. The photo taken on March 30th 2016, shows the Padre Island of Great Lakes Doc & Dredge Company deepening the outer channel as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Deepening of the […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Konecranes will deliver 10 all-electric Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). The RTGs will go into service at Garden City Terminal, Port of Savannah. With this delivery, scheduled for the summer of 2016, the Port of Savannah will operate a total of 146 Konecranes RTGs. “This order moves us another […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered four more Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes from Konecranes for the Port of Savannah, Georgia. The crane purchases, along with the ongoing Savannah Harbor deepening, anticipate the opening of an expanded Panama Canal, set for this year. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will deepen the Savannah Harbor federal shipping […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue yesterday introduced an amendment to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding legislation that will ensure critical water infrastructure projects, like the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), remain a top priority. “The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is critical to Georgia, the Southeast and the entire country,” said Senator Isakson. […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal, released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal last week, allocating $35 million in additional support for the Port of Savannah deepening, for a total of $301 million in state funds. “We’d like to thank the governor and General Assembly for their full and complete support of the state share of the […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Recovering the CSS Georgia ironclad scuttled on the Savannah River floor marks the first action undertaken under the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Col. Thomas Tickner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District commander, yesterday hosted this kick-off event at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Georgia, marking the beginning of construction on the SHEP. The […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The City of Savannah is asking local rising junior and senior high school students with an interest in engineering to apply for a spot in the 2015 Savannah Engineering Academy, a weeklong program held in June. The five-day summer program will be held at Armstrong State University June 8-12. Academy students will explore a variety […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, last Thursday, 11 September, began dredging of the Savannah’s outer harbor. The dredging was originally scheduled to begin in December but dredge ‘Alaska’, which was working in Louisiana, became available earlier, reported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District. The outer harbor dredging project, part of Savannah […]

  • 17 September 2013

    After touring the Port of Savannah Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, Congressman Jack Kingston, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson accompanied the vice president on the tour. “I appreciate […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Major works are underway on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known informally as SHEP, with dredge Alaska deepening seaward portion of the harbor, which extends 18.5 miles from Fort Pulaski into the Atlantic Ocean. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company started dredging of the Savannah’s outer harbor last Thursday, 11 September. The SHEP is being undertaken to accommodate the expansion […]

  • 19 July 2012

    U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., applauded the administration’s decision today to expedite federal review of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The target date for completing all federal permit and review decisions is now November 2012. Previous studies authorized by Congress concluded that deepening the Savannah Harbor to 47 feet will […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is responsible for maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors. The Corps routinely dredges sediment from the bottom of the river to ensure a safe, authorized depth for cargo ships to import and export goods. Shown here is a dredger in the Savannah shipping channel. [mappress] […]

  • 22 February 2012

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss met yesterday with Acting U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank for a briefing on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) and a tour of the Port of Savannah. “We’ve seen meaningful job growth over the last two years, but getting more Americans back to work means helping more […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Boaters using the Savannah River, the Middle River and the Little Back River through the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will encounter extensive construction near Rifle Cut and McCoy’s Cut during the next 13 months, reports the Army Corps, Savannah District. According to USACE, boaters should expect multiple barges and dredging equipment in waterways designated in red […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy met with the USACE’s Savannah District leaders on August 11, 2016. Murphy took an aerial tour of the Savannah Harbor as part of his visit to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia. The Savannah District is responsible for maintaining the Savannah harbor and is in the process […]

  • 11 April 2012

    Col. Jeff Hall, commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold a news conference today at 10 a.m., to announce the release of the final reports on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The news conference will be held at the Savannah District’s Engineer Maintenance Depot, 99 Grand Prize of America […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is responsible for maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors. The Corps routinely dredges sediment from the bottom of the river to ensure a safe, authorized depth for cargo ships to import and export goods. Shown here is a dredger in the Savannah shipping channel. [mappress] […]