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  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A dredging scheme aimed to save the commercial shrimping industry in McClellanville, South Carolina, is currently underway, MS News Now reports. “It’s been about ten years since Jeremy Creek was dredged and now it’s finally happening,” said McClellanville Mayor Rutledge Leland. He added that this dredging project was needed for the sake of the commercial shrimpers who make […]

  • 7 November 2011

    Thursday, in a South Carolina hearing room, Georgia’s 12-year journey to deepen the Port of Savannah could pass a critical environmental tes… More info: ajc By Dan Chapman and Daniel Malloy [mappress] Source: ajc, November 7, 2011

  • 2 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A multi-million dollar Surfside Beach renourishment project is still on hold following last week’s mechanical issue with the pump station. The town reported that due to yesterday’s rough surf and high winds, they were unable to complete repairs offshore. “The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), are troubleshooting the problems in order to […]

  • 14 February 2012

    For the first time, the President’s Budget includes funding for Charleston Harbor Deepening, demonstrating that leaders at the highest levels of government recognize the project as one critical to the nation’s economic future. In the budget announced yesterday, the Administration included $3.549 million for Charleston’s post-45 foot deepening project for fiscal year 2013, which begins […]

  • 28 November 2011

    Governor Nikki Haley is discussing the Department of Health and Environmental Control board’s decision to allow a water quality permit needed for the expansion of Savannah’s port works. Haley stated that an agreement to meet South Carolina’s rules, including a 50-year dedication to maintain wetlands and check dissolved oxygen levels along the river has been […]

  • 14 June 2010

    North Myrtle Beach could soon get help with its Cherry Grove area dredging because of a new bill that recently passed the South Carolina…   [mappress] Source: thesunnews, June 14, 2010;

  • 7 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A contract award for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project will be postponed approximately one year because of a delay in acquiring required permits from the South Carolina Savannah River Maritime Commission and the Department of Health and Environmental Control. In response to the permitting delay, the Corps of Engineers canceled an invitation for bids on […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) is calling for dredging and beach nourishment project in Beaufort County, South Carolina. SCPRT recently submitted an application to the Department of the Army and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control for a permit to perform dredging and beach nourishment, using sand from two offshore borrow areas near the […]

  • 25 August 2010

    What once was a heavily wooded tract of land today is the site of one of the more complicated efforts to clean up a South Carolina river… By John Staed (independentmail) [mappress] Source: independentmail, August 25, 2010;

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The federal spending bill approved by the Congress last week will provide much needed funding for the Charleston Harbor deepening and other South Carolina projects. However the legislation that was passed last week still needs President Barack Obama’s signature before it becomes final. The South Carolina projects include:   $1.2 million for Charleston Harbor Deepening and Construction; $695,000 […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District (SAC) is working on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will assess the potential social, economic and environmental effects associated with the construction and operation of the proposed Jasper Ocean Terminal (JOT). The JOT Joint Venture, a partnership between the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the South […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), Representative Jim Merrill and Senator Larry Grooms yesterday announced the completion of a lease agreement granting oversight of a 50-acre land parcel on Daniel Island to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) for public benefit. The 99-year lease fulfills a state budget proviso requiring the […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    S.J. Hamill Construction Company LLC, as the lead in a joint venture with Banks Construction, has successfully completed their first month of crushed stone placement for the South Carolina Port Authority’s new 280-acre container terminal in Charleston, SC. In lieu of industry standard mass material delivery methods, S.J. Hamill has implemented a very unique approach […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome’s recent State of the Port focused on growth, modernization and the abundant opportunities ahead for South Carolina’s public port system. In his eighth address at the annual event hosted by the Propeller Club of Charleston, Newsome reviewed the Port’s financial and volume gains in recent years […]

  • 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, […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is sponsoring a meeting of the Central Atlantic Sand Management Working Group in Wilmington, North Carolina, on March 31 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. to discuss changes and progress regarding coastal restoration efforts. BOEM will host a webinar for those unable to attend in person. This regional working group includes […]

  • 22 July 2013

    In results announced at the regular Board meeting, South Carolina’s public seaport system continued above-market growth during fiscal year 2013. Container business at the Port of Charleston was up nine percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, with 1.56 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled during the past 12 months. “The shipping industry […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters. The grants will support natural and nature-based infrastructure that will help people and wildlife recover […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    According to a recent report under a settlement agreement with conservation groups, South Carolina Electric & Gas removed over 600,000 tons of coal ash from its lagoons on the Catawba-Wateree River near Columbia, South Carolina, by the end of 2014.  A settlement of litigation brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO, Jim Newsome, delivered his 11 th State of the Port address yesterday to more than 900 business executives, elected officials, SCPA customers and members of the maritime community. The Propeller Club of Charleston hosted the annual event in North Charleston. “Only eight states in the country have a […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Omnibus appropriations bill, which includes critical funding to move forward the Port of Charleston’s deepening project and opportunities for maintenance funding for the Port of Georgetown. The bill passed 359-67 with support from S.C. Congressmen Joe Wilson, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Jim Clyburn, and Tom Rice. “The South […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District has awarded the first construction contract for the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project. The $47 million contract was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC. The contract is for new work and maintenance dredging of approximately six million cubic yards of material from the […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction Project has been temporarily stopped as Hurricane Irma heads towards South Carolina. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District renourishment update, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock has stopped pumping and dredging and is preparing the dredges to be sent to safe harbor. GLDD is working to […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Boeing South Carolina has announced it would donate $100,000 to aid fundraising efforts to restore Crab Bank in the Charleston Harbor, critical sea and shorebird nesting habitat that has significantly eroded in recent years due to wind, waves, and storms. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently dredging as part of the Charleston Harbor […]

  • 9 June 2011

    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has approved a bill that takes man-made channels in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach out of the S.C… By Janelle Frost (thesunnews) [mappress] Source: thesunnews, June 9, 2011      

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Georgetown Port is going to receive $2 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fiscal Year 2015 Work Plan, according to the Congressman Tom Rice. Right after learning that the federal government will invest two million dollars in the Georgetown Port dredging project, congressman Rice released the following statement: “This is a great day for Georgetown […]