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  • 15 November 2010

    South Carolina is blessed with amazing attributes, none more important to our region’s economic well-being than the natural seaport found in… (postandcourier) [mappress] Source: postandcourier, November 16, 2010;

  • 8 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has made this statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced they would include approximately $50 million in funding in their FY 2018 Work Plan in support of the Charleston Harbor Deepening project. Graham has been one of the leaders in pushing Charleston Harbor deepening forward and has worked to secure […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 March 2013

    Progress on a new inland port in Greer, South Carolina took a significant step forward today, as more than 200 port users, stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials came together to break ground at the site. The South Carolina Inland Port (SCIP) will extend the reach of the South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) marine facilities […]

  • 27 February 2012

    The House committee shaping the state’s budget is setting aside $180 million for harbor deepening in a key move to modernize South Carolina’s harbor assets and boost the long-range economic outlook for the state. The South Carolina House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee established the Harbor Deepening Reserve Fund and included $180 million in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    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 1,242,000 cubic yards of unclassified material from the Joint Base Charleston Channel located in Berkeley County, South Carolina; – Dredging of 50,000 cubic yards of unclassified material […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) grew volume across business segments in calendar year 2012, closing a year marked by new carrier services, progress on the inland port in Greer and major advancements on Charleston’s harbor deepening project. In results announced today at the SCPA’s regular meeting, container volume in Charleston was up 9.6 percent […]

  • 1 June 2012

    According to The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s top environmental board declined Thursday to hear an appeal by the Georgia Ports Authority and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a move to limit the deepening of the Savannah River for a Georgia port project. Earlier this month a group representing South Carolina’s interests in the […]

  • 19 December 2012

    Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed an A1 rating for the South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) outstanding debt and provided a stable outlook, citing the agency’s strong operating history, favorable financial performance and distinct advantages such as deep water. The ratings update said that due to the SCPA’s competitive advantages, such as proximity to open ocean, […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Coastal bird populations face multiple threats, including habitat loss and degradation, human disturbance, increased predation and sea level rise, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) said in its latest release.  In fact, their populations have declined by 70 percent during the last forty to sixty years, according to SCDNR. South Carolina is a critical […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    South Carolina’s Pawleys Island is moving forward with a much-needed beach renourishment project, Live 5 News reports.  During a Monday night meeting, town leaders voted in favor of the project that would bring more than 1.1 million cubic yards of sand. According to Live 5 News, the scheme will cost $14.8 million and the town […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Progress of the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project will remain on track with $49 million awarded in the Army Corps FY18 Work Plan. According to the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), the critical funds that will be coupled with financial support from the State of South Carolina will further secure the progress of deepening the Charleston Harbor to […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in […]

  • 12 July 2012

    GPB News reports that the South Carolina agency charged with reviewing activities in the Savannah River wants to enter a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the shipping channel. The Savannah River Maritime Commission filed court documents Tuesday asking to enter the case brought by conservation groups in South Carolina and Georgia. That […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As a result of weather related delays encountered since August 15, including the passage of Tropical Storm Hermine, the Town of Hilton Head Island has revised the schedule for the completion of the remaining segments of the Beach Renourishment Project. Work on the southern half of the central oceanfront beach will continue to advance northward […]

  • 4 February 2010

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing $18.5 million in projects for South Carolina’s coastal area for the upcoming budget year. [mappress] Source:thesunnews,February 3,2010;

  • 18 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control recently received an application for a permit to dredge accumulated sediment in Lake Hartwell. According to the Corps, the proposed work is located in Seneca, Oconee County. In detail, the project consists of dredging approximately 593 cubic yards of accumulated silt and […]

  • 5 October 2011

    South Carolina threw another monkey wrench into Georgia’s years-long plan to deepen the port at Savannah claiming “significant degradation… By Dan Chapman (ajc) [mappress] Source: ajc, October 5, 2011;

  • 12 March 2012

    South Carolina’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management will meet March 13 at 9 a.m. in Room 307 of the Gressette Building in Columbia. The meeting agenda includes a brief staff presentation and continued committee discussion regarding the issuance of emergency orders and the use of sandbags to protect coastal property. The committee has set […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Yesterday’s passage of S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act (WIIN) by the U.S. House of Representatives, moves the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project closer to securing the authorization necessary to begin construction. The WIIN Act, formerly known as Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the House by a vote of 360-61, now […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mayor Marilyn Hatley and the members of the North Myrtle Beach City Council participated in an update on the status of the Jim Caudle Reef (PA-01), which is located about 2.5 nautical miles from the south jetty of Little River and lies under about 30 feet of water. The event was hosted by the North […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), last Friday announced the receipt of a combined $87.3 million in awarded work across four projects, including the $47.2 million award for the Post 45 Foot Charleston Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging. The scope of work for Charleston I includes excavation of approximately 6.1 million cubic yards of material […]

  • 15 November 2011

    Savannah River Maritime Commissioners said yesterday that South Carolina’s environmental agency improperly approved a water quality permit…   By SEANNA ADCOX AP (ledger-enquirer) [mappress] Source: ledger-enquirer, November 15, 2011;

  • 16 January 2012

    South Carolina’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management will meet Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. in Room 406 of the Gressette Building in Columbia. The meeting agenda includes a brief staff presentation and continued committee discussion of beachfront setback area options and the roles of state and local government in beachfront management. The committee has […]

  • 12 January 2011

    A group charged with representing South Carolina’s interests in navigational matters on the Savannah River is finding plenty to criticize in… By Mary Landers (savannahnow) [mappress] Source: savannahnow, January 12, 2011;