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Port of Los Angeles Opens Applications For Community Investment Grant Program

CA, United States

The Port of Los Angeles Monday opened the application period for its annual Community Investment Grant Program, which provides nonprofit organizations with grants to support events, programs and projects that benefit the harbor community. The port will provide a total of up to $1 million to nonprofits, which can apply for small grants of less… Read More

Ports a Step Closer to Year-Round Dredging

NC, United States

The Army Corps of Engineers has published its final environmental review required for the elimination of the environmental window for dredging the harbors at the state’s two seaports. The Corps’ Wilmington District published Thursday the final environmental assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, or FONSI, which details what will take place to eliminate the historic… Read More

New jobs are coming to Port St. Joe FL as Eastern Shipbuilding moves in

FL, United States

PORT ST. JOE Fla. (WMBB) — If you’re in Port St. Joe, you might have seen the Staten Island ferry sitting at the port and wonder how it got here. The port officially has a working shipyard where boats will come from being tested in Allenton and brought to the forgotten coast to be finished…. Read More

Newport News Shipbuilding lays off 314 employees

VA, United States

119 managers also demoted in reorganization Newport News Shipbuilding has laid off 314 salaried employees and demoted 119 managers in its first workforce reduction since the shipyard laid off 1,218 employees in 2015, according to a letter sent to employees by the company’s president, Jennifer Boykin. “Today is a tough day as we say goodbye… Read More

South Carolina Ports Starts 2021 With Steady Cargo Volumes

SC, United States

South Carolina Ports saw steady volumes at the start of 2021. S.C. Ports handled 216,265 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in January, up 2.5% year-over-year. SC Ports has handled more than 1.43 million TEUs thus far in fiscal year 2021, which began July 1. S.C. Ports moved… Read More

SC Senate reluctantly approves borrowing $550M for port

SC, United States

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators have approved a proposal to borrow up to $550 million to expand the port in Charleston with more railroads and a barge that could carry cargo from one terminal to another. The senate OKed the bill 45-1 on Wednesday, but that final vote hides plenty of disagreement. Some… Read More

Perry Co. Port Authority gets $4.5 million grant for infrastructure projects

IN, United States

TELL CITY, Ind. (WFIE) – The Perry County Port Authority received a big-time grant from the US Department of Commerce to finish two infrastructure projects. The county received more than $4.5 million to replace two railroad bridges, project officials at the Port Authority say has been years in the making. “They are both over 100… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi, Port of Rotterdam Enter Into Historic Agreement

TX, United States

Corpus Christi, TX, USA –The Port of Corpus Christi — the nation’s largest energy export gateway — and the Port of Rotterdam — Europe’s leading industrial deepsea port — have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow the two global entities to collaboratively improve their global maritime operations. The two Ports have outlined… Read More

US House Transportation Leaders Press Biden for Ports Funding

United States

The leadership of the transportation committee at the U.S. House of Representatives is calling on the White House to prioritize a fund used to back maintenance projects at the country’s ports. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and ranking member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) proposed in a joint statement that President Joe Biden call… Read More

JAXPORT marks LNG bunkering milestone

FL, United States

JAX LNG and TOTE Services recently completed their first ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering of a foreign-flagged vessel at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). Crews loaded 1,800 cubic meters (450,000 gallons) of LNG from North America’s first LNG bunker barge, the Clean Jacksonville, to the LNG-powered vehicle carrier, Siem Confucius, at JAXPORT’s Blount Island… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi Honored for Excellence in Financial Reporting

TX, United States

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Port of Corpus Christi for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The report was judged by an impartial panel… Read More

$1bn Houston Ship Channel development scheme expected to start this year

TX, United States

The Port of Houston, America’s busiest port, is expected to begin tendering work packages for its estimated $1bn project to widen and deepen the 58-mile Houston Ship Channel after the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) gave it a “new start” designation and $19.5m in federal funds to get going. Called “Project 11” because it’s… Read More

Port Houston Reports Solid Container Volumes

TX, United States

Container activity at Port Houston remained solid in January, easily surpassing the 250,000-unit mark and setting the stage for a strong 2021 if that pace continues. The number of containers handled in January 2021 was the second-highest January on record, behind only January of 2020. Port Houston handled 255,039, twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), compared to… Read More

SC Ports welcomes six hybrid RTG cranes to Leatherman Terminal

SC, United States

The new rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes are the final pieces of cargo-handling equipment to arrive for the container terminal, which will open in North Charleston at the end of March. The cranes arrived on the Nowowiejski vessel, which is owned and operated by Chipolbrok, were fabricated by Shanghai-based manufacturer ZPMC, and loaded for the journey… Read More

Port of Baltimore begins to rebound from pandemic

MD, United States

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore reported a rise in container volumes and general cargo towards the end of 2020 as it begins to rebound from the effects of the global pandemic  In December 2020, container volumes at the Port of Baltimore were up 12% compared to low points during the early stages of… Read More

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