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Unalaska Endorses USACE's Recommendation To Dredge To 58 Feet Deep

AK, United States

While construction is still years away, a proposal to streamline shipping traffic through the Port of Dutch Harbor has cleared several early hurdles.In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished...

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: Jones Act Dredgers, America at its Best

HI, United States

“Today our brothers and sisters of the U.S Merchant Marine look to the past sacrifices made by 2,403 U.S. servicemen who died in the attacks on Pearl Harbor. We honor the members of the U.S. Armed...

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Why De Anza Cove Wetland Restoration Would Help Protect us Against Sea-level Rise

CA, United States

The last remaining patch of wetland in Mission Bay, just east of Crown Point, fosters meandering tidal creeks, colorful vegetation, flocks of squabbling birds, and abundant tiny creatures. Nearby lies...

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Warner, Kaine Announce $15.5 Million in Virginia Inland Port Improvements

VA, United States

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the Department of Transportation is awarding the Port of Virginia $15,500,197 to increase terminal capacity at the Virginia Inland Port (VIP) in...

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The Future of Automated Ports

NY, United States

The challenges are significant, but careful planning and implementation can surmount them.Executive summaryAlthough ports have adopted automation more slowly than comparable sectors, notably mining...

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Royal Caribbean to Build Nearly $100M Cruise Terminal in Galveston

TX, United States

Royal Caribbean expects to bring some of its largest ships to Galveston after investing close to $100 million to build a new cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston."When we're investing this heavily...

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British Ports Association Looks at Opportunities for Coastal Shipping

United Kingdom

Seizing the opportunity to utilize the UK’s diverse range of ports for short sea shipping was the topic of the British Ports Association’s coastal shipping seminar held in London on November 29. The...

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Mayor Willing to Find $1M for Marsh Funding; Council Revotes to Include Federal Lobbyist

WA, United States

In an evening of twists and turns during deliberations over Mayor Dave Earling’s proposed 2019 budget, the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night moved a step closer to approving $1 million that would be...

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The Next Step in PhilaPort’s $300M Revitalization? A New Training Center for Workers

PA, United States

The Delaware River is being dredged so bigger ships can come through. The giant cranes have arrived, able to unload the world’s largest container ships. And the Port of Philadelphia, now known as...

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Charleston Ports Agency Gets $25M Grant to Fund Inland Port Expansion

SC, United States

The State Ports Authority is getting a $25 million federal grant to help pay for an expansion at a Spartanburg County cargo hub that links the Upstate with the Charleston waterfront.The funds —...

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Port of Baltimore Awarded $6.5 Million to Upgrade Berth Accommodations

MD, United States

The Port of Baltimore is getting a $6.5 million federal grant to build an additional 50-foot-deep berth to accommodate large containerships.“The more cargo, the more money we make and the more jobs we...

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Expanded Texas Shipping Lane Could Help Cut Trade Deficit by $50B

TX, United States

After three decades of wrangling, Texas officials have approved funding to expand the Port of Corpus Christi, which will widen and deepen its shipping channel -- a project that will have national and...

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CN Eyes Stake in Halterm Container Terminal in Halifax

Canada

Canadian National Railway is seeking to emulate its success on Canada’s west coast by establishing a bigger beachhead on the east coast by bidding, with an unidentified partner, to acquire a stake in...

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$12M in Federal Funding will go Toward Repairs, Dredging at Buffalo Outer Harbor

NY, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive more than $12 million from the federal government for repairs to the north and south break wall at Buffalo's Outer Harbor, as well as harbor dredging. The...

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Intracoastal Waterway to Get Federal Funding Boost for Dredging

United States

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) will get one of its biggest funding increases in recent years, in the federal government’s Fiscal Year 2019. The recently-released AIWW maintenance budget is...