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PhilaPort Nears Completion of Deepening Project

PA, United States

Image: Shutterstock PhilaPort, the Port of Philadelphia, is nearing completion of the Delaware River Deepening Project. The project will create a 45-foot shipping channel capable of accommodating vessels as large as 14,500 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Additionally, the Packer Avenue Terminal, a $300 million public-private investment, is ready to accommodate additional capacity. Increased capacity means… Read More

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Port of Savannah to Handle Six 14,000 TEU Vessels by 2024

GA, United States

Photo Credit: Georgia Ports Authority Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US has unveiled a programme for the Port of Savannah to accommodate six 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels by 2024. As part of the new Big Berth / Big Ship programme, Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is expected to receive 21 new… Read More

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Corps Seeks Comments For Port Tampa Bay Expansion

FL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has published a public notice for the proposed Port Tampa Bay expansion project. The permit applicant proposes to dredge and expand existing port facilities to accommodate additional demand for deep-water cargo service in the Port Tampa Bay area. The proposal seeks to build a 63-acre upland expansion… Read More

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Seattle Port Finds a Partner for Major Upgrade to Terminal

WA, United States

Trucks entering a terminal at the Port of Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press) The Port of Seattle is one step closer to playing — or, at the very least, staying — in the big leagues of the global freight business. On Feb. 5, officials with the Northwest Seaport Alliance, the joint venture between the ports of… Read More

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Ports of Seattle, Tacoma Finalizing Deal For Major Terminal Renovation

WA, United States

A deal between the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma would mean extensive renovations to Terminal 5. The Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma are close to finalizing a nearly half billion-dollar plan to renovate West Seattle’s Terminal 5 and shift existing containers to other terminals in the meantime. It would likely mean… Read More

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LST-325 Relocation Project Bids Are Over Budget

IN, United States

It’s back to the drawing board again for the LST-325 relocation project after a series of bids come back over budget. The Port Authority Board is hoping the third time will be the charm. This is the second time bids have come back on this project, and the second time they’ve come in too high…. Read More

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Good News: Ports Authority Celebrates New Headquarters in Mount Pleasant

SC, United States

Staff reports | The S.C. Ports Authority last week celebrated the dedication of a new 80,000-square-foot headquarters building at the Wando Welch Terminal. “The port’s new headquarters offers a single, modern campus for employees with direct access to our biggest operating terminal, the Wando Welch,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome. “The building design… Read More

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Port Director Shares Inside Scoop on Harbor Improvements

MA, United States

In December the Port of New Bedford announced that it had been awarded a $15.4 million Department of Transportation grant to improve the harbor. Great news. A ton of money. So this week I squeezed myself into the tiny office occupied by Port Director Ed Anthes-Washburn in the aerie atop the Wharfinger Building on Pier… Read More

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Georgetown Port Beyond Saving Despite Misinterpretations of SC Governor’s Speech

SC, United States

It was just a few words in one sentence of Gov. Henry McMaster’s “State of the State” speech last month, but that single phrase has raised a lot of hopes — in turns out false — in the coastal city of Georgetown. While talking about a $558 million project underway to dredge Charleston Harbor to… Read More

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Europe’s Easternmost Port

GA, United States

What is one of the world’s largest dredging vessels doing in Georgia, a country that is several thousand miles from the nearest ocean and boasts some of Europe’s highest mountains? It is there because little Georgia, with a population of only 3.7 million, is constructing a major international deep sea port on its Black Sea… Read More

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Ports Authority’s New HQ Building Opens in Mount Pleasant

SC, United States

The S.C. Ports Authority’s 80,000-square-foot headquarters building is located in Mount Pleasant. (Photo/Provided) The S.C. Ports Authority’s new 80,000-square-foot headquarters building will house around 160 employees at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant. The port is relocating operations from its longtime office building at 176 Concord St. in downtown Charleston. Lowe bought the site… Read More

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Lake Erie Ports Will Benefit From State Funding For Beneficial Use Projects

OH, United States

In January, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio EPA received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects for dredging on Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie Fund” efforts and will be managed by local officials and sponsors from Toledo, Lorain… Read More

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Port of Redwood City Receives Corps FY19 Funds

CA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY19 Work Plan allocated $7.95 million to the Port of Redwood City for channel dredging. “The funding of the channel dredging and federal investment into our region is great news for the Port of Redwood City, providing certainty that the Port continues to secure and expand maritime activities in… Read More

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SC Ports Authority Celebrates Headquarters Dedication

SC, United States

SCPA’s new 80,000-square-foot headquarters is a modern, open building housing approximately 160 employees at the Wando Welch Terminal. Provided/SCPA On Jan. 29 South Carolina Ports Authority celebrated the dedication of a new headquarters building at the Wando Welch Terminal with its Board of Directors, local leaders, business partners and employees. “The Port’s new headquarters offers… Read More

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Port of Baltimore Receives $2.4M from EPA to Help Promote Clean Air

MD, United States

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore was awarded $2.4 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to repower marine engines and upgrade diesel dray trucks and equipment that is used to move cargo. The funding will further reduce emissions at the Port itself and in surrounding areas. “Our administration is committed to growing… Read More