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  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Ralph Northam yesterday announced the Commonwealth of Virginia sought and received authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue the Commonwealth’s partnership with the agency through the Virginia Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program in perpetuity. Through a “transmittal letter,” Governor Northam replaces the need for Executive Orders that each new governor […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    During the 6th Annual Conference of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, at the College of William & Mary Law School last week, Governor Ralph Northam signed a sweeping executive order to bolster Virginia’s resilience to sea level rise and natural hazards.  The Executive Order, broad in scope and objectives, is among the most comprehensive actions […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with this week’s approval by the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. “The project’s inclusion in the bill clears the path for The Port of Virginia to become the […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam yesterday kicked off a new phase of Virginia’s efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. “The Commonwealth has made great strides in reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to the Chesapeake Bay, reaching our goal of reducing nutrient pollution by 60% by 2017. As a result, the Bay is […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine last week announced nearly $56 million in new federal funding for communities in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and on the Eastern Shore for water infrastructure improvements. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “Work Plan,” a source of funds provided by Congress for the Corps to allocate to […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    Hurricane Sandy’s passage up the eastern seaboard in October 2012 generated a storm surge and waves that severely impacted Virginia’s ocean beaches, including those at Sandbridge and Wallops Island. Now, with the official start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1 reminding the nation of its vulnerability to tropical cyclones, researchers at the […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dam owners and local governments may apply for $1.2 million in grants available from the Virginia Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) just announced. The fund is managed by the Virginia Resources Authority on behalf of DCR. All grants are reimbursements and require a 50 percent match. […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of President Obama’s continuing commitment to help coastal communities recover from Hurricane Sandy and promote resilient coastal systems, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Commonwealth of Virginia signed a two-year cooperative agreement totaling $199,472 to evaluate sand resources for coastal resilience and restoration planning. The agreement will help BOEM and […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc, Niagara Falls, New York, has been awarded a $14.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for environmental dredging of the Atlantic Wood Industries Superfund Site, Portsmouth, Virginia.  The contract also includes handling of approximately 330,000 cubic yards of dense non-aqueous phase liquid creosote contaminated sediments that will be dredged from the site. Other activities associated […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Leaders from the Port of Virginia and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, have signed the Feasibility Cost Share Agreement (FCSA) for the Norfolk Harbor and Southern Branch deepening projects. The Corps was represented by Col. Paul B. Olsen, Norfolk District Engineer, and the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) by John Reinhart, CEO and executive director. […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor Ralph Northam last Friday, August 23, released the final restoration plan for Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers. The clean-up plan, referred to as the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), will guide local, state, and federal actions through 2025 and is designed to meet the Commonwealth’s commitments to reduce […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Virginia’s congressional delegation is urging President Obama to support funding to expand the Port of Virginia. In a bipartisan letter signed by the delegation, the members urged the Administration to support funds for a project to expand the current dredge fill facility at Craney Island in Hampton Roads and allow for a marine terminal on […]

  • 23 March 2010

    USACE has awarded a contract for Maintenance Dredging at Rudee Inlet and Virginia Beach, Virginia,for estimated amount of $2,480,278.00.To NORFOLK DREDGING COMPANY ,at the day of March 22, 2010… [mappress] Source:fbogov,March 23,2010;

  • 24 May 2012

    APM Terminals of Portsmouth, Va., has submitted a proposal to the Commonwealth of Virginia for a strategic partnership with the Port of Virginia. APM Terminals is offering to be responsible for the operation of all Port of Virginia facilities in Hampton Roads and related inland locations. APM Terminals will bring efficient operations through global knowledge, […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Virginia has approved $1 million in grant awards to eight Virginia localities to upgrade their local ports and waterfront parks, repair and maintain local maritime assets and  spur waterfront development. “Localities throughout the Commonwealth can apply for funding through The Port of Virginia’s Aid to Local Ports Program. The budget for the […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Terry R. McAuliffe on Wednesday announced that The Port of Virginia has signed a new, long-term lease for Virginia International Gateway (VIG) that clears the way for the port to begin work on doubling capacity at the deep-water container terminal. “This is an historic event for The Port of Virginia,” McAuliffe said. “This new […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Virginia has just announced that they had an exceptional 2016, filled with lots of activities and great accomplishments. The port set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.65 million twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, a 4.2 percent increase over last year’s total, they said in its […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is awarding a $999,640 Wetlands Program Development Grant to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). VIMS provide critical services by conducting research and sound scientific advice concerning wetland resources to the Commonwealth. In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, VIMS will work with […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Port of Virginia’s preliminary reports for fiscal year 2015 indicate that it will post its first yearly operating profit since 2008. The Port is forecast to turn a $16.1 million profit, which is a $31.5 million improvement in operating income compared with the prior fiscal year. Speaking at an […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Virginia Beach announced the initiation of the Lynnhaven Inlet Jetties Study on July 2. They are now inviting the public to attend a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting, scheduled for July 22, 6-8 p.m., at the Frank W. Cox High School auditorium lobby, […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has just announced that the company will host applicants for the Waterway Maintenance Fund program on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. As reported, applicants are invited to attend this meeting to present new project requests or to provide updates to the community on existing dredging projects. In May 2018, the Virginia […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Coast Guard and the Army Corps met Thursday with staff from federal and state congressional offices, local marina owners and the Prince William County Board of Supervisors to discuss the future of Neabsco Creek, following navigational concerns. The meeting was part of an on-going effort amongst federal, state, and community partners to address the […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Mr. Ricky R.D. James, traveled to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District recently to meet with Virginia Port Authority leaders.  During the visit, the Assistant Secretary James said: “Norfolk District is preparing to ‘Move Dirt’ in Norfolk Harbor and start dredging to allow for […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman has testified before the House Appropriation’s subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies advocating for the funding necessary to widen and deepen the Port of Virginia. The Port of Virginia is a national gateway for waterborne commerce, supporting businesses in all 48 contiguous states. Currently, the Port of Virginia […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The effort to make the Norfolk Harbor wider, deeper and safer took a significant step forward last Friday as the plan outlining the project’s national economic benefits was approved by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take its next step forward. “This is an infrastructure project that holds value for Virginia, the national economy and […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) has just announced that the VIMS Tidal Wetlands Workshop will be held Tuesday, May 2, at the College of William & Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, VA. The workshop theme for this year is “Sustainable Shorelines in Action: Successful Applications & Incentive Programs” and the workshop focus will […]