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Harvey Cripples Waterway for Commerce

United States

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at the Colorado River is impassable after Hurricane Harvey, leading some to worry that products from the Crossroads aren't making it to the global market...

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Dutchess County Exec, Others Call On EPA To Require More PCB Cleanup

United States

The Dutchess County Executive and local leaders went to the Poughkeepsie waterfront Monday, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to require more PCB cleanup of the Hudson River. This comes...

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Coomera Boost with New Dredge Facility

Australia

The Queensland government has signed off on the contract for the construction of a new $3 million dredge facility on the Gold Coast, opening the way for larger vessels to access the Coomera marine...

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Port of Virginia Aims to Have Channels Deeper and Wider than the Port of Los Angeles

United States

Deeper, wider, safer. Or wider, deeper, safer.Either way, you get the idea.They’ve been the port community’s mantras for years and now it looks like the vision is a little closer to becoming a...

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Governor Cites Progress in Corps of Engineers Meeting on Comite River Diversion Project, But No Commitment Yet on Cash

United States

A meeting between top brass at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Gov. John Bel Edwards Monday on the long-stalled Comite River Diversion flood-control project left the governor feeling encouraged...

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Port Nelson Development Continues Amid Strong Cargo Volume Growth

New Zealand

New infrastructure and a lift in cargo, cruise ship and logging volumes has given Port Nelson a net profit of $10.8 million, a result that also boosts council coffers.The company reported an operating...

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Struggles to Rebuild Beaches in A changing Climate

United States

Less than a year after Edisto Beach dug out from Hurricane Matthew, Irma leveled dunes that had been rebuilt 15 feet (5 meters) high, flooding the barrier island anew and filling its roadways with...

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Port of Charleston Greets its Biggest Ship as Dredging Deal Hits New Milestone with Contract Award to GLDD

United States

As the Port of Charleston greeted it biggest ship to date, the federal government announced a deal to ensure a new generation of supersized cargo vessels won't run aground, even at low tide.The Army...

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Elbe Solutions Now Urgent as the Cost Mounts up for Port of Hamburg

Germany

The port of Hamburg may have prevented further declines in the first half of 2017, but the delays surrounding the expansion of the Elbe Fairway continue to cost the German gateway.Container volumes...

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Duqm Spending Continues, as Deficit Figures Released

Oman

Muscat finalised the construction contract on a key downstream scheme at Duqm on the east-central coast in late August. The move was spurred by the long-awaited award earlier in the month of the main...

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Port Of Los Angeles Registers Record-Breaking August; Second-Best Month Ever In 110-Year History

United States

August container volumes at the nation’s busiest port climbed by 6.1 percent compared to August 2016 volumes. 847,857 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) came through the Port of Los Angeles, marking...

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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Renders Decision on Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project

Canada

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has approved the permit application from Kinder Morgan Canada for the portion of the project that is within our jurisdiction involving upgrade and expansion of the...

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Southeast Ports Begin to Reopen Following Hurricane

United States

A few of Florida’s seaports have reopened following the destructive Hurricane Irma, with Georgia ports set to reopen on Wednesday morning.In an update on Tuesday afternoon, the Florida Ports Council...

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Renew Calls to Ax Obscure Shipping Law

United States

After Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston, the shutdown of Gulf Coast refineries strained fuel supplies in much of the United States, including Florida, which gets almost all of its oil by boat.As...

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Port of Corpus Christi and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sign Project Partnership Agreement for Deepening & Widening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel

United States

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have executed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the deepening and widening of the Corpus...