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P1.42M Allotted to Hire Drainage Maintenance People

Philippines

WITH problems on manpower, the Cebu City Council has allocated P1.42 million for the hiring of more people to do drainage maintenance works in the city.According to Councilor Jerry Guardo, who...

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We are Committed to Dredging, Insists Environment Agency Boss

United Kingdom

Dredging rivers remains an important way of reducing flood risk to farmland – but is not always appropriate or effective, says the Environment Agency (EA).Agency chief executive James Bevan issued the...

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Logistics Hub Master Plan Presented to Public

Jamaica

The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA), in association with the Planning Institute of Jamaica, has launched the Jamaica Logistics Hub Master Plan.Prior to the launch last Thursday, during...

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Record Growth Continues at Port of Baltimore

United States

The port of Baltimore set another record for cargo volume, handling more than half a million more tons of cargo in the first nine months of the year than it ever had before.The Maryland Port...

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Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too

United States

President Trump says he is frustrated with the slow pace of major construction projects like highways, ports and pipelines. Last summer, he pledged to use the power of the presidency to jump start...

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Experts: Great Lakes' Water Health Having a ‘Mid-life Crisis’

United States

The hostility from President Trump’s environmental adversaries is hardly without precedent in the Great Lakes region: For nearly a decade, when Stephen Harper served as Canada’s prime minister from...

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SF Port in Talks with New Operator for Historic Pier 70 Shipyard

United States

Once bursting with blue-collar workers, the largest dry dock on the West Coast has sat empty along San Francisco’s waterfront for half a year.San Francisco’s Pier 70 shipyard dates back to the late...

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After Ditching Taiwan, China Promises all Help to Panama

Panama

China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan in June, a senior Chinese diplomat said yesterday after talks...

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Port Of Houston Back In Business After Harvey, Cleaning Up Ship Channel Remains A Challenge

United States

Port of Houston Chairman Janiece Longoria said on Thursday that they were back in business about a week after Hurricane Harvey, but the challenge now is dredging all the silt that collected in the...

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Port of Hamburg Handles 104 Million Tons of Seaborne Freight in the First Nine Months

Germany

Comprising the general and bulk cargo segments, seaborne cargo handling in Hamburg during the first nine months at 104.3 million tons was at a stable level. At 6.8 million TEU (20-ft standard...

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Port of Los Angeles Moves 748,762 TEUs in October; Tracking Toward Record-breaking Year

United States

Last month, 748,762 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) moved through the Port of Los Angeles. While it was the third best October registered by the Port, it is an 8.1 percent decrease compared to...

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International Ports Gather in Los Angeles To Discuss Collaboration, Information Sharing, New Technology

United States

A group of leading ports from around the globe wrapped up a two day meeting in Los Angeles this week as part of a maritime collaboration called chainPORT, a global initiative established in 2015 to...

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Pinpointing B.C. Port Infrastructure Priorities

Canada

Coming soon to a B.C. port near you: more container cargo in bigger ships.That’s the upbeat script the province’s ports and container terminals are following for their infrastructure expansion...

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Japan to Fund Patimban Port

Indonesia

Japan’s government has made a $1.04bn (Rp 14.2tr) loan agreement to fund the Patimban deep seaport venture in Subang in Indonesia.Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Indonesia Office...

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President & CEO Brandy Christian Highlights Port of New Orleans’ Readiness as a Global Gateway

United States

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy D. Christian highlighted gains in cargo and cruise volumes in 2017 and positioned the Port as an international gateway, offering superior logistics...