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  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    On the heels of a state-federal agreement allowing the Savannah Harbor deepening to begin, the GPA has posted nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic for the first quarter of the fiscal year. “September’s outstanding cargo volume continued a trend of double-digit growth,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Important investments in infrastructure, including the […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The $4 million worth St Louis River Estuary habitat restoration project is underway at Radio Tower Bay in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. The main objective of the project is to remove approximately 115,000 cubic yards of wood waste and unclassified sediment from approximately 29 acres of the Bay. Dredging operation are being performed by […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mexico, a major emerging market and growing transportation hub in Latin America with the second-largest economy in Latin America, and third-largest container throughput in the region, is a key location in the strategic growth and infrastructure investment planning of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network. Container traffic at Mexican ports, dominated by Manzanillo and Lázaro […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Yesterday’s official signing of the partnership agreement for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) cleared all hurdles for dredging in the Savannah River to begin before the end of the year. The deal was signed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Commander, Col. Thomas Tickner and Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Director Curtis […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) have signed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA), allowing construction on the long-awaited Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to begin. “Georgia and its congressional delegation have fought long and hard to see this project through to fruition – a […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Charleston Harbor deepening project, better known as Post-45, began with a Congressional add to the President’s fiscal year 2010 budget allowing the Charleston District to complete a reconnaissance study. The reconnaissance report demonstrated that a large percentage of the vessels currently using Charleston Harbor are tide-restricted and concluded that there was federal interest in […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, announced today the release of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft FR/EIS) for the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Study. The Draft FR/EIS proposes a tentatively selected plan to deepen the major shipping channels within the harbor from 45 to 52 feet at an […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee and Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, urged Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to increase federal investment in Louisiana’s waterways during a roundtable discussion with port directors and navigation officials from across the state. During the visit, Sen. Landrieu […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic over the first two months of the fiscal year, the Georgia Ports Authority has made a strong start to FY2015. For July and August, the GPA moved 595,711 twenty-foot equivalent container units, up 12.9 percent or 68,246 TEUs compared to the same period last year. Both months […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Norfolk Wednesday to promote a $15 million federal TIGER grant for the Virginia Port Authority. The grant would help the City’s infrastructure at Norfolk International Terminals, easing transportation, which, in turn, will create commerce and employment. “What most people don’t realize is that our economic maritime power is just […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director, Curtis Foltz addressed more than 1,300 attendees during the 2014 State of the Port address, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Savannah, Ga. and reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of strong growth at the GPA. “Record growth at our ports, […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, has announced an update on the Company’s outlook and end markets. The Company’s outlook for the second half of 2014 continues to show positive development. Delayed projects from the second quarter have now fully begun and are contributing to higher levels of […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has awarded a $4.4 million contract for dredging of the Mississippi River to Weeks Marine, Inc., of Covington, Louisiana. The work consists of furnishing, delivering and operating one cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredge. The Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles across three states and seven major river basins. […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that 40 projects in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy have been competitively selected to receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds. Among the funds awarded, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will receive approximately $35 million to raise a retaining wall and install watertight […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Crews with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC of Oak Brook, Ill. have completed dredging and placing approximately 1.7 million cubic yards of sand in the location shown known as the “S-Curves” north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island in Dare County. The crews are currently in the process of demobilizing from the project site, […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) yesterday introduced “The Protecting Our Great Lakes Act”, legislation to help mitigate harmful algal blooms by prohibiting the discharge of dredged material in the open waters of the Great Lakes. “The Protecting Our Great Lakes Act is one step we can take to mitigate the spread and growth of harmful algal blooms […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    SC Ports Authority reported container volumes up 13 percent fiscal year to date, a strong start to the first two months of the fiscal calendar. The SCPA handled 163,970 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in August, in increase from 144,649 TEUs moved during the same month last year and 153,916 handled in July. Fiscal year to […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The 4th International Conference on Ports and Shipping Development and 12th International Transport Exhibition TRANSTEC 2014 will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, during 1-3 October, 2014. The events will be held under the auspices of the Maritime Collegium under the Government of the Russian Federation with support of the Mintrans of Russia, Maritime Council […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The 11th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures is scheduled for 24-26 November 2014 in Tehran, Iran, announced icopmas.pmo.ir. ICOPMAS, as one of the oldest and the most important scientific events in Iran and the Persian Gulf region, provides an appropriate ground for exchange of the latest scientific innovations and technical executive achievements by gathering […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a $10.8 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant for the rehabilitation of the Wando Welch Terminal project. This is just out of 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia that will receive a total of approximately $600 million from the Department of Transportation’s discretionary grant program. Maritime […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The South Carolina Ports Authority has been awarded a $10.8 million Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for planned upgrades and improvements to its Wando Welch Terminal. “We are deeply appreciative for the support of our Congressional delegation and the Obama Administration, who were instrumental in elevating the visibility of our port, an important asset […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $3,583,500 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., for the maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel in Galveston County, Texas. The contractor is required to remove approximately 936,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Texas City Channel in the coming […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, yesterday announced Chris DeAlmeida, Orion Marine Group’s Chief Financial Officer will be presenting at the 2014 8th Annual Imperial Capital Global Opportunities Conference on Tuesday, September 18, 2014. The intensive one-day conference has consistently delivered valuable insights and unique investment opportunities […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million grant to the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Project. This funding will be used for the BT1 Infrastructure Expansion Project to construct a barge fleeting area, new berths, bulkhead, and conveyors. It will also provide […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome focused on growth and modernization at the yesterday’s State of the Port, an annual event hosted by the Propeller Club of Charleston. In his sixth address since joining the SCPA, Newsome discussed the port’s strategy for maintaining the strong volume gains seen in recent years and […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during yesterday’s meeting with officials of the Ministry of Shipping at Bangladesh Secretariat, urged the shipping ministry and all its departments concerned to work sincerely for making the river routes safe and secure for passengers and goods. “We have to improve the navigability of the rivers and ensure safe and secure […]