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USACE & Jaxport Looking to Raise Power Lines to Dredge Further Up Channel

FL, United States

After dredging its main channel to handle larger ships, the Port of Jacksonville now needs to raise power lines that span the waterway because they limit the size of the vessels that can readily call the port’s second largest container terminal by acreage. The power-line raising would be a coda, and a small percentage of… Read More

Port Executive Director named Puget Sound Maritime Public Official of the Year

WA, United States

Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County Leader wins Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck was named Puget Sound Maritime Public Official of the Year, and Debbie Granger, long-time member of the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County, was presented the annual Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award during the annual Seattle… Read More

Sharonda Williams Joins Port NOLA Board of Commissioners

LA, United States

Sharonda Williams was sworn in as a member of the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans at the May 19 board meeting. Appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, Williams succeeds Darryl D. Berger as one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional board and will serve a five-year term. “We… Read More

These ports are causing the most congestion in the global supply chain, new CNBC charts show

World ,

The drop in Shanghai’s port productivity, which is driven by to the lack of people working due to Covid lockdowns, can be seen in the container wait time at the port, according to CNBC’s new Supply Chain Heat Map. “In Shanghai, ocean terminals, warehouses, and trucking services are operating as normal but with lower efficiency due… Read More

SC Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome reflects on 13-year run ahead of June retirement

SC, United States

From 2009 to 2022, the South Carolina Ports Authority went from a struggling port to one of the leading ports in the United States. Coming out of the recession, state leaders tasked Jim Newsome — a long-time shipping industry executive — with reinvigorating the state’s ports. The last 13 years of Newsome’s 45-year career have… Read More

Six Industry Leaders Inducted into International Maritime Hall of Fame, including John A. Witte, Jr., President and CEO, Donjon Marine Co

NY, United States

The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey inducted six industry leaders into its International Maritime Hall of Fame. The prestigious awards were presented to a record-breaking audience of more than 500 at a dinner gala on May 18, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. “As an… Read More

Federal, state, and local leaders joined JAXPORT and USACE to celebrate the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project

FL, United States

Today federal, state, and local leaders joined JAXPORT and the US Army Corps of Engineers to celebrate the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project through JAXPORT’s Blount Island terminal. https://bit.ly/3NsN3Ll The project deepened the federal shipping channel from 40 to 47 feet, providing the channel depth needed for larger container ships to call on City of Jacksonville from destinations… Read More

Long Beach, Los Angeles Seaports Partnering For Zero-Emissions Future

CA, United States

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will give a progress update on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan on Wednesday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will include a status update of the ports’ technology advancement projects, feasibility assessment studies of cargo handling equipment and drayage trucks,… Read More

APM Terminals Mobile to expand by 32 acres

AL, United States

APM Terminals Mobile has signed an agreement with the Alabama State Port Authority to add 32 acres to the current 134 acre container terminal yard to keep pace with future demand, creating one million TEU throughput capacity that is approved to handle 14,000 TEU ships. This represents the third expansion in the last six years… Read More

Port Secures All Necessary Federal Investment for Making Virginia the US East Coast’s Deepest Port

VA, United States

The Port of Virginia® and the US Army Corps of Engineers today signed the agreement committing the federal government to begin its financial investment in the construction effort to widen and deepen the commercial shipping channels and Norfolk Harbor. With a group of federal and state officials in attendance, Virginia Port Authority CEO Stephen A…. Read More

DredgeWire Exclusive: Trimble Marine Systems Increase Above Productivity for Advanced American Construction on Port of Kalama Marine Project

OR, United States

Portland, Oregon-based Advanced American Construction is a full-service general contractor providing heavy civil/marine, industrial, diving, underwater marine survey, demolition, and engineering services to public and private clients throughout the western United States, with particular focus on the Columbia, Snake and Willamette River Systems. Business Challenge: Complete dredging, pile driving and dock construction in tight conditions. … Read More

US Great Lakes shipping reports mixed results; signs for optimism

United States

U.S. Great Lakes ports reported mixed results for the start of the spring shipping season, with gains and losses heavily tied to global trading conditions and Lake Superior ice-breaking resources. U.S. grain exports, steel imports, road salt and containerized goods were strong performers. “Inadequate ice-breaking resources in Lake Superior had a major impact on cargo… Read More

Freight Shuttle Signs Agreement with Port Houston for Green Infrastructure Project

TX, United States

FSX, LLC, the developer of the Freight Shuttle System and Port Houston, have entered into an agreement to explore the steps required for deployment of Freight Shuttle’s Seaport System at the Port’s growing container facilities. The Freight Shuttle is an elevated, zero emission system for moving shipping containers to and from the Port’s busy terminals, making… Read More

$90 million dredging project expected to create economic boom for Acadiana

LA, United States

A $90 million dredging project in Iberia parish is underway. It’s a project more than 20 years in the making. The goal is to attract larger ships to the Port of Iberia. Bigger ships mean more commerce, and more jobs for Acadiana. State and local leaders cut the ribbon on the project on the dredging… Read More

USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. commissioned in Charleston

NC, United States

Close to 2,000 people gathered at the Port of Charleston to celebrate the commissioning of a new Navy destroyer named for the Marine Corps’ first Black aviator. The USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. was shrouded in a light fog the morning of May 14 as it sat in Charleston Harbor. The men and women who… Read More

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