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  • 9 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Tom Carper (D-Delaware) visited the Port of San Francisco yesterday. The Port of San Francisco staff provided Senator Carper with a tour by Tideline water taxi of the Port, highlighting the Pier 70 ship repair yard, Piers 80-96 maritime cargo industrial complex, the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, and AT&T Park. […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Tom Carper has highlighted significant Delaware wins in the bill America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) – a major bipartisan, bicameral water infrastructure bill that Senator Carper co-authored along with Senators John Barrasso, Ben Cardin and Jim Inhofe. “This infrastructure bill delivers for Delaware and families across our country, and I’m proud […]

  • 27 August 2012

    According to sfgate.com, the U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Representative John Carney planned to join Army Corps of Engineers officials today for a tour of the Delaware River and discussion of the economic impact of the dredging plan. Delaware River dredging supporters say that this project will help keep area ports competitive. […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) and six of his Senate colleagues yesterday introduced the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2015 to restore and preserve the Delaware River watershed. The legislation, co-sponsored by Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both D-N.J.), Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (both D-N.Y.), and Robert Casey (D-Penn.), will strengthen […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Delaware Senator Tom Carper yesterday hosted the new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division Commander, Major General Jeffrey L. Milhorn, and the new Philadelphia District Commander, Lt. Col. David C. Park, to tour priorities and ongoing project sites at the Port of Wilmington. During the tour, Carper, Milhorn and Park viewed the future […]

  • 9 February 2012

      U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons yesterday announced a total of $16.864 million in funding to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel. “This project will have a significant, positive economic impact on Delaware and the region,” Senator Carper said. “Investments like this one are critical to the long-term development of the Port of […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, Ducks Unlimited, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gathered for a press conference last week to discuss the significance Delaware plays within Delaware River Basin and new funding coming to the state. […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S Senator Tom Carper yesterday joined representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC’s Tony Pratt to announce that a long-awaited beach replenishment project in Delaware’s Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island will begin this fall. In January 2016, winter storm Jonas resulted in terrible damage to the protective dunes in Delaware, but most […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (Both D-Del.), outspoken advocates for the Port of Wilmington and the jobs it creates for Delawareans, announced on Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers’ work plan will include approximately $20 million in additional funding for the remainder of FY 2013 to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel, […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) yesterday praised the leadership of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for releasing the six-year MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (S. 2322) that puts a high priority on freight movement investments. AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle said: “We commend Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA and Chairman of […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) and five of their Senate colleagues yesterday introduced legislation that would improve and preserve the overall wellness of the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2014, co-sponsored by Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both D-N.J.), Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (both D-N.Y.), […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Last Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Senator Chris Coons, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding for the completion of three priority projects in Delaware. The Congressional Delegation highlighted USACE fiscal year 2017 work plan, which includes a total of $40 million for crucial Delaware public work projects, including full funding […]

  • 5 March 2014

    U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chris Coons (D-DE) announced that the newly released budget by the Obama Administration for FY 2015 contains $35 million in funding for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, which will allow larger commercial ships to access vital Delaware River ports. This $15 million increase from […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    House and Senate Committee leaders yesterday announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation, which could be considered on the House floor later this week. The announced text of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 includes four titles. Title I authorizes proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works activities for port, waterway, […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that he has officially been selected to be on the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) conference committee. In March, the Senate passed its version 83 to 14. Last week the House passed its version 417 to 3. Vitter is the lead sponsor of the Senate bill and the top […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand last week introduced legislation that would improve and preserve the overall wellness of the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2014, cosponsored by Sens. Tom Carper, Chris Coons (both D-Del.), Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both D-N.J.), and Robert Casey (D-Penn.), strengthens the […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chris Coons (D-DE) last week called on President Obama to include funding in his FY 2016 budget for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, which will allow larger commercial ships to access vital Delaware River ports.  The senators have urged the administration to dedicate sufficient […]

  • 11 February 2013

    Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee attended the “Oversight Hearing on Implementation of Corps of Engineers Water Resources Policies”, held on February 7, 2013 where he addressed the present. The following is the Senator’s statement: “Madame Chair, Ranking Member Vitter, thank you for having this hearing today to […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) have been jointly selected to receive the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2014 “Port Person of the Year” award. The bi-partisan nomination for AAPA’s most prestigious annual award was submitted by the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA). Marking its 102nd year as […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Sens. Tom Carper, Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney announced $1,881,000 in funding for the dredging of the Nanticoke River. This funding will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward on its years-long plan to perform maintenance dredging on a stretch of the Nanticoke River extending from the Delaware-Maryland line up to […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representatives Janice Hahn (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) will be honored on March 19 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2013 “Port Persons of the Year” during the association’s annual Spring Conference event, March 18-19, at The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Marking its 101st year as the Western Hemisphere’s leading trade […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, U.S. Representative Buddy Carter and the Georgia Ports Authority have applauded President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track. The Administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget recommends $93.6 million to continue work to deepen the Port […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Senator Rob Portman, chairman of U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), has sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter requesting information regarding the Army Corps of Engineer’s efforts to dredge the Cleveland Harbor. PSI will examine allegations that the Corps deliberately reduced its budget for the Cleveland Harbor project in order to […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rob Portman released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to prevent the Army Corps’ of Engineers from disposing of dredged materials from the Cleveland Harbor Project in Lake Erie without approval by the Ohio EPA.  “The Cleveland Harbor project is vital to all of Ohio and we must ensure that the […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    This week in his bi-weekly constituent-friendly column, State Senator and CD-1 Republican nominee Buddy Carter takes to his pen in ‘kind of explaining, kind of shaming’ the HMT fee/tax for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and the ‘mis-allocation’ of funds on the part of Congress. In this article, he discusses the problem, what Congress is […]

  • 18 November 2013

    House Speaker John Boehner appointed Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) to the bipartisan Conference Committee for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Last month, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed WRRDA with a vote of 417 to 3; sending the legislation to conference with the Senate-passed companion bill. The House and Senate Conferees will […]