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  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host a series of four public meetings to explain revised setback guidance to be used in the review of structures proposed for placement along certain federal channels. Identical meetings will be held on each of the following dates, with all meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m.: Monday, […]

  • 12 June 2012

    The Miami Herlad reports that President Obama says his administration is committed to improvements for the Port of Jacksonville. Obama told television station WJXT in Jacksonville on Monday that his administration is committed to funding dredging of the St. Johns River so Jacksonville can bring in large cargo ships and become home again to an […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    A partnership project to restore six acres of wetlands and enhance 30 more at Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park is set to kick off in late July. “It’s through projects like this we can continue addressing issues throughout the Indian River Lagoon and see long-term recovery begin,” said St. Johns River Water Management District […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a public meeting on the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Main Library at 303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, Fla. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to discuss the proposed removal of […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has updated its Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study web page, allowing improved access to the most recent project schedules, study facts, helpful links and more. Deepening the St. Johns River Harbor is a crucial component in the plan to attract future seaport business in order to maximize the job […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point welcomed the largest vessel to ever call on Jacksonville’s seaport two days ago. The 8,100 TEU (containers) MOL Competence traveled from Southeast Asia through the Suez Canal and called on other U.S. East Coast ports before arriving at TraPac. The Competence is more than 1,000 feet in length […]

  • 23 July 2010

    An attorney for residents living along the St. Johns River today filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking for an injunction to stop dredging in the river. The Corps did maintenance dredging of the river two days in May, removing 8,000 cubic yards of material. Residents believe the dredging […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has released a draft report regarding the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study, which kicks off an official comment period. The District is conducting a study to increase the depth of the existing federal channel from 40-feet to a maximum depth of 47-feet from the mouth of the St. […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction progresses on the Brevard County site that will receive muck from the Eau Gallie River Muck Dredging Project, which is set to begin this winter. The construction of the Dredge Material Management Area (DMMA) started earlier this year and will be completed before the summer ends. The dredging is scheduled to begin immediately after construction of the DMMA, and […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will host an annual update meeting on September 9 to discuss the status of the restoration plan for Lake Jesup, part of the St. Johns River system. Meeting topics will include a review of the annual report, ongoing implementation efforts for the upcoming year and a presentation on revisions to the […]

  • 9 July 2010
    Project & Tenders

    USACE announces tender for maintenance dredging for 38-foot project  Marine Corps Terminal, berthing areas at  Blount Island, Duval County, Florida. The project work consists of maintenance dredging of the Marine Corps Terminal, Blount Island, to a 38-Foot required depth with a 2-foot allowable overdepth in Berth 1 (Base) and Berth 2 (Option A). All dredge […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host a community meeting Tuesday, October 29 at Willowbranch Branch Library in Jacksonville, Fla. 32205. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community with an overview, update, and next steps for the Big Fishweir Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project. The Project Partnership Agreement, which […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, state and local elected officials and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates celebrated the Florida Legislature’s $10-million funding appropriation for the first phase of the Eau Gallie River muck-dredging project with an event on Sept. 19 at Ballard Park in Melbourne. The project calls […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The first step necessary to clean up the Eau Gallie River, an Indian River Lagoon tributary, began last week as crews started constructing a facility to store the muck that will be dredged later this year from the river’s bottom. “It is exciting to know that work has begun on the dredged material management area,” […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has adopted a long-term restoration plan for Orange Creek basin. The restoration plan, known as a basin management action plan or BMAP, identifies strategies and projects that will be implemented by the department in conjunction with local governments over the next five years to improve the water quality of […]

  • 14 March 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, staff will host two public teleconferences Tuesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The agenda for each meeting will be the same and will allow full participation from the public. Team members will provide an overview of the final report, respond to questions and receive […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In an effort to continue reducing pollutants reaching the Indian River Lagoon system, the city of Rockledge has secured funding assistance from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the St. Johns River Water Management District. The funding will be used to remove 143 septic tanks and to construct and install a lift station and […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and Government Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, yesterday lauded House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act Conference Report (HR 3080) as a giant step forward for job creation and economic growth in Northeast Florida. The legislation authorizes JAXPORT dredging and a fix for the Mile […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The MOL Northern Juvenile, capable of carrying 8,800 twenty-foot equivalent units (containers), set a record last week as the largest container cargo ship to ever call on Jacksonville. The ship, which transited the Suez Canal from Asia before reaching the U.S. East Coast, loaded and offloaded cargo at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Enhanced protection of the Indian River Lagoon took another step forward recently when the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board authorized projects with the federal and local governments that will infuse another $1 million into lagoon protection. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide $595,000 of the funding through the Indian River Lagoon […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Federal, state and local leaders yesterday joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and JAXPORT leadership along the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville to mark the start of the Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design (PED) phase of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project. The initial engineering and design work is expected to take 18 months. Deepening […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and the Jacksonville Port Authority received unanimous approval of the Corps’ Civil Works Review Board for the Jacksonville Harbor Navigation (Deepening) Study’s Final Integrated General Reevaluation Report II and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement following their presentation in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Feb. 25. The board has recommended moving […]

  • 19 October 2012

    JAXPORT handled 8.1 million tons of cargo last year, generating more than $19 billion in economic activity for Northeast Florida and providing jobs for 65,000 citizens. The port is a significant part of the region’s economy, creating opportunity for numerous related industries and positively impacting the area’s quality of life. One of JAXPORT’s major business […]

  • 25 July 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced today that bi-monthly conference calls to discuss the ongoing Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study will begin next month. The calls will be held the first Monday of every other month beginning on Monday, August 6th at 10:00 a.m. These calls will be open to the public and […]

  • 14 July 2010

    The third phase of the St. Johns River harbor deepening project in Jacksonville Harbor (Florida) is now complete, ahead of schedule. Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District have deepened 5.3 miles of the river from mile 14.7 to mile 20, from a depth of 38 feet to 40 feet. This brings […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities to reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution and eliminate muck sediments. “We are committed to partnering with local communities to expedite and implement […]