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Florida Gov Desantis proposes $260 million of relief to Florida seaports

FL, United States

The CDC first issued a no-sail-order on March 13, 2020. Gov. Ron DeSantis is recommending that Florida’s seaports receive a large slice of the state’s COVID-19 federal relief funding. Speaking to reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday, DeSantis said seaports have suffered huge losses amid the pandemic but noted that they have yet to receive… Read More

Wilson Sons invests in startup to measure navigational depth in Brazilian ports

Brazil

Wilson Sons has acquired a minority stake in Israeli startup Docktech along with a commercial exclusivity agreement to use the company’s maritime technology to monitor berth and waterway depth in Brazilian ports. With the digital twin technology developed by Docktech and, through the data collected by its fleet of 80 tugs, the Brazilian port and… Read More

Port agreement ‘a really, really big deal’ for Jasper County

SC, United States

Jasper County took a major step forward this month in its longtime effort to move the Jasper Ocean Terminal closer to reality. County Council voted unanimously March 1 to ratify an agreement in which the South Carolina Ports Authority will transfer its ownership of the port’s future location to the county. “So much work has… Read More

First container vessel calls at Savannah’s Ocean Terminal

GA, United States

Thanks to an expansion of Ocean Terminal at the Georgia Port, allowing for container traffic, that fresh citrus fruit you crave might be just a bit fresher still. Seaboard Marine has begun importing chilled produce to Savannah through the expanded Ocean Terminal at the Savannah port, according to GPA officials. Workers and staff of the Georgia… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi cuts ties with Lone Star LLC on Harbor Island project

TX, United States

The company that planned to construct a crude oil export terminal on Harbor Island has lost its lease. Port of Corpus Christi commissioners on Tuesday voted to end the lease with Lone Star Ports LLC, directing CEO Sean Strawbridge “to deliver the notice of termination to Lone Star Ports immediately.” Lease plans had involved development… Read More

Port of Baltimore shares its plans for Flood risk mitigation from multiple causes over coming years

MD, United States

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While many ports suffer congestion, The Port of Virginia remains fluid

VA, United States

The Port of Virginia’s terminals are operating with record efficiency – while handling record volumes – thanks in part to the completion of its three-year, $800 million productivity and capacity-increasing projects. Newly enhanced terminal infrastructure is playing a crucial role in expediting all-time-high containerized cargo volumes through The Port of Virginia, which is foresightedly advancing… Read More

Port of Virginia wins $15M contract for military cargo

VA, United States

Deal adds to port’s cargo mix, increases DoD’s capabilities Virginia International Terminals last month won a $15.4 million contract for stevedoring and terminal services to support military cargoes, boosting the diversification strategies of the Port of Virginia and the Defense Department. Under the five-year contract awarded by the U.S. Transportation Command, the port’s commercial arm… Read More

NRF: U.S. Container Port Traffic Expected to Grow Dramatically

United States

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021, which is likely to exacerbate ongoing problems with congestion and turnaround times. Container imports are expected to increase, as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and turn to more in-store shopping, according to the monthly Global… Read More

Port Board Looks Forward To Key Dredging Work, Welcomes New Member

LA, United States

Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade, left, praises outgoing port Commissioner Tim Mathews, who is stepping down from the board. Mathews will be succeeded by Matthew K. Glover, right. The Morgan City Harbor & Terminal District board welcomed a new member Monday and turned its attention to an old problem: opening the… Read More

Hamdi Mohamed Seeks to Be First Woman of Color Elected to Port of Seattle Commission

Seattle , WA, United States

Hamdi Mohamed has had a connection to the Port of Seattle in one way or another for the majority of her life. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), which is owned by the Port, was one of her first points of entry into the United States when she emigrated from Somalia at the age of three. Since… Read More

Port leaders pleased with incoming investment

United States

Spring is in the air, even with a lake wind. And the shipping season is only a few weeks away. But first, we look back. December 2020 wrapped up with some good news for the shipping industry. The Water Resources Development Act of 2020 includes more access to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. “That money… Read More

South Jersey hopes pinned on Paulsboro port

NJ, United States

Just across the Delaware River are the runways for Philadelphia International Airport, uncharacteristically quiet in this time of COVID-19. This is the port where a company called EEW will soon begin building a factory to make the gigantic monopiles that hold up offshore wind turbines. Ørsted North America, which is building the state’s first offshore… Read More

Philly Shipyard starts fabrication of second NSMV

PA, United States

Philly Shipyard, Inc. has marked the start of fabrication for the second vessel in the series of up to five National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) it is set to build. Fabrication began March 3 with a brief steel cutting ceremony. Representatives from Philly Shipyard, TOTE Services, LLC, and MARAD gathered around the yard’s state-of-the-art plasma… Read More

PhilaPort breaks ground on new $42 million distribution center

PA, United States

“We all collectively believe that the port can be one of the great job and revenue creators for the southeast part of the state over the next decade,” Gerry Sweeney said. In an ongoing bid to make Philadelphia’s port more competitive with New York and Baltimore, elected officials and port leadership on Thursday kicked off… Read More

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