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  • 1 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will host a Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Workshop on March 20, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The workshop will be held at the SCDNR Marine Center located at Ft. Johnson in Charleston, South Carolina. The BIG program provides grant funding to construct, renovate, and maintain tie-up facilities with […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Myrtle Beach Mayor, Marilyn Hatley, acting in her role as Vice Chairperson of the South Carolina Beach Advocates organization, traveled to Columbia, SC on March 31 to participate in a hearing on “Dedicated State Funding for Beach Preservation”. During her remarks, Mayor Hatley said that the economic benefits resulting from beach preservation or renourishment […]

  • 10 April 2012

    A dispute over a permit for a $600 million dredging of the Savannah River shipping channel is in the hands of the South Carolina Supreme Court. According to ajc.com, a lawsuit was filed last month by the Southern Environmental Law Center. It was filed on the behalf of the Savannah Riverkeeper, the South Carolina Coastal […]

  • 18 April 2012

    The State Senate unanimously voted to advance a resolution that makes it clear that only south Carolina representatives can spend South Carolina’s tax dollars. The resolution conclusively settles any remaining question that the Savannah River Maritime Commission not a bistate panel is solely responsible for handling state issues relating to dredging the Savannah River. The […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, announced the initiation of emergency regulatory permitting procedures in response to conditions resulting from possible erosion and storm damage associated with Hurricane Irma in South Carolina that will last until March 18, 2018. “Any resident of South Carolina that feels they have an emergency situation as a […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Goodloe Marine Inc., from Wimauma, Florida, has won a $9.3 million contract for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway maintenance dredging project. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2019, according to DoD. The U.S. Army […]

  • 15 August 2012

    The Georgia Ports Authority and South Carolina’s Savannah River Maritime Commission may take part in a lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the river shipping channel, a federal judge has ruled Tuesday. US District Judge Richard Gergel has denied a motion by environmental groups seeking to expand the lawsuit to address what South Carolina […]

  • 5 February 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to obtain a South Carolina pollution control permit for its controversial project to deepen the Savannah River, according to a lawsuit filed in state court by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of Georgia and South Carolina conservation groups. “This project cannot proceed until and unless the […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District is recommending removal of the training wall in the Savannah River which runs roughly down the center of the river for more than a mile through Augusta, Georgia, and North Augusta, South Carolina. The underwater wall was built in the early 20th century to aid commercial navigation. […]

  • 8 November 2012

    The S.C. Supreme Court late Friday issued its decision in the Savannah Harbor deepening case. The court agreed with conservation groups that the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control Board overstepped its authority when it approved the $650 million project based on an agreement the Georgia Ports Authority and the Corps of Engineers, the […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Representing Upstate Forever and Save Our Saluda, the Southern Environmental Law Center yesterday announced an agreement in principle with Duke Energy to remove all of its coal ash at its W.S. Lee facility from the banks of the Saluda River near Greenville and Anderson, South Carolina, to safer, dry lined storage away from the river.   “With […]

  • 7 March 2012

    Georgia and South Carolina conservation groups yesterday filed papers asking that the South Carolina Supreme Court declare that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s approval of a controversial project to deepen the Savannah River was illegal. Attorneys from the Southern Environmental Law Center filed today’s claim in the S. C. Supreme Court in […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) yesterday reported 6.4 percent year-over-year container volume growth, with a record 2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled in 2018. “Last year marked the third consecutive calendar year of record TEU volume for SCPA. The Port moved 199,701 TEUs in December alone, a 9.2 percent increase over December 2017 […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is currently conducting post-storm analyses on their federal storm damage reduction projects. The two federal storm damage reduction projects managed by the Charleston District in South Carolina are Folly Beach and the Grand Strand. “The Charleston District will perform an initial assessment of Folly Beach this week […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The delivery of two super post-Panamax cranes at South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) last week marked a significant milestone in the Port’s big ship readiness, to be followed in the coming years by the completion of the Wando Welch wharf project and harbor deepening to 52 feet. The cranes, produced by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has received an application for a DA permit regarding the proposed Cricket Cove Marina Dredging project. According to USACE, the permit is for maintenance dredging of an existing mooring basin located adjacent to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) at the terminus of Baker Street, Litter River, Horry County, South […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, recently received an application for the Department of the Army permit related to the proposed dredging of the South Waccamaw Canal. According to the Corps, the project is located west of South Waccamaw Drive, near the town of Murrells Inlet, Horry and Georgetown Counties, South Carolina. The project purpose is […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The release of the President’s FY 2016 budget, containing approximately $20 million for strategic South Carolina port projects – including critical operations and maintenance dollars and construction dollars that support Charleston’s vital shipping channels, shows how important South Carolina is to the U.S. economy. “This budget highlights the valuable role South Carolina plays in the global […]

  • 14 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    On the heels of record-breaking container volumes in March and April, South Carolina Ports Authority yesterday celebrated another milestone with the arrival of the biggest container ship ever to call the US East Coast. “The deployment of 13,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) vessels to East Coast ports marks a new era in the global container shipping […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Early in 2018, the federal government announced a program under the U.S. Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would fund ten projects supporting beneficial uses of dredged material. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) submitted a proposal for this pilot program to cover 100% of the construction costs of restoring the Crab Bank Seabird […]

  • 29 June 2012

    In a strong show of support for the deepening of Charleston Harbor, the South Carolina Legislature now has committed $300 million to fund the construction of a post-45-foot harbor project for the Port of Charleston. This allocation would cover the entire estimated cost to deepen the harbor to 50 feet, once the project receives authorization […]

  • 31 May 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has announced a plan for the Joint Base Charleston Channel dredging program. The work consists of maintenance dredging of approximately 1,466,000 cubic yards of unclassified material from the Joint Base Charleston Channel located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, and 50,000 cubic yards of unclassified material at TC Dock, […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is evaluating a permit application for the Haddrell Street Dock dredging project. The proposed work consists of modifying an existing dock and dredging in Charleston Harbor at the mouth of Shem Creek. In detail, the work involves removing an existing 10’ x 40’ concrete floating dock and mechanical dredging […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors yesterday adopted a 2018 fiscal year financial plan that includes six percent pier container growth, $251.1 million operating revenues, $44.1 million operating earnings, and capital expenditures of $262.3 million. “The Port’s FY2018 financial plan reflects continued success of our state port system, both in volume growth and progress […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Beach Advocates held its 2016 Annual Meeting December 7-8 at the Isle of Palms, discussing the current and future beach restoration activities in the area. According to the City of North Myrtle Beach release, the theme of the annual meeting was “Resilience in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew”. Mayor Hatley chaired an […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Pawleys Island Police Department has just released these beautiful photos from the South Carolina’s Pawleys Island beach fill program, showing the progress being made on a multi-million dollar renourishment project. The $14.8 million job is starting in the south end and crews will work their way up past the Pawleys Island Pier. The beach […]