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Port of Virginia Boosting Efficiencies While Handling Burgeoning Volumes

VA, United States

The expanding Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth already is efficiently handling some of the largest containerships calling the US East Coast. As the Port of Virginia moves toward surpassing the 3 million 20-foot-equivalent container unit throughput milestone this year, the head of the Virginia Port Authority is most encouraged that vast infrastructure enhancements not only… Read More

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Port of Baltimore: Sediment to Solutions

MD, United States

Dredging is essential to ensure the shipping channels are clear of material to allow the safe passage for cargo and cruise vessels. The Port is one of the largest economic generators in the State of Maryland. Dredge material can be used to restore environmental habitats, along with other uses. Source: Port of Baltimore

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Charleston Isn’t The Only Southeast Port Adding Dock Space

FL, United States

Officials from the Jacksonville Port Authority and SSA Marine inked a $238.7 million deal on March 4 to expand a container terminal. Provided/Jaxport Another container terminal is joining the Southeast’s busy seaport building boom, what some are calling an arms race. The Jacksonville Port Authority, also known as Jaxport, said last week its board approved… Read More

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Kolkhorst Says Her Office Monitoring Calhoun Port Authority

TX, United States

Lois Kolkhorst (Contributed photo) State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst reaffirmed her commitment last week to increase transparency at Texas port authorities. Her comments came after the Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports met for the first time Wednesday afternoon, when Kolkhorst and the rest of the committee heard testimony on the importance of Texas ports. “There… Read More

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Port of Corpus Christi Included in the President’s Proposed FY20 Budget for $53M

TX, United States

For the second year, the Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP) was included in the President’s Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Coastal Navigation Construction that was released Monday by the White House. The Port of Corpus Christi is the only Texas port included in the President’s proposed budget. “We… Read More

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New Port Houston Chairman Ric Campo Working Collaboratively to Elevate and Strengthen Nation’s Most Vital Port

TX, United States

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In his first weeks as Port Houston Commission Chairman, Ric Campo stressed his firm commitment to finding a solution to the concerns raised regarding one-way vessel traffic to accommodate the larger container ships calling the Houston Ship Channel. Wednesday, Campo provided testimony before the Texas Senate Committee on Ports Hearing and underscored his priority… Read More

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Port of Virginia Completes First Phase of NIT Capacity Expansion Project

VA, United States

12 container stacks at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) are up and running as expansion project continues on schedule, port officials say. The Port of Virginia continues to expand capacity, completing the first phase of a key project at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) this month, port officials said today. Phase I of the $375 million NIT… Read More

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Disney Cruise Line Inks 10-Year Deal With Port of Galveston

TX, United States

Disney Cruise Line is getting more comfortable away from Florida ahead of its fleet expansion. The Port of Galveston signed a 10-year agreement for an increase in presence from the cruise line, which has sailed seasonally there since 2012. Disney Magic or Disney Wonder, the line’s smallest and oldest ships have dabbled in Galveston sailings… Read More

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Rio Grande LNG Takes Step Forward With 984-Acre Lease at Port of Brownsville

TX, United States

Photo: NextDecade Corp. In a Wednesday evening decision, the Brownsville Navigation District awarded Rio Grande LNG a 30-year lease for 984 acres of land along the north shore of the Brownsville Ship Channel. The proposed $15 billion Rio Grande LNG export terminal at the Port of Brownsville took a major step forward after leasing nearly… Read More

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Port Director Says Jobs and Economic Development Come With Ship Channel Improvements

AL, United States

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Alabama Port Director Jimmy Lyons had just returned from a trip to Montgomery and the opening day of a special session of the legislature. Lawmakers are considering Governor Kay Ivey’s proposed infrastructure bill, part of which would help fund the widening and deepening of the Mobile Bay ship channel. The project… Read More

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Port of Baltimore Handles 10.9M Tons of General Cargo in 2018, Another Record Year

MD, United States

The port of Baltimore had another historic year in 2018. The Maryland Port Administration’s public terminals handled 10.9 million tons of general cargo — more containers, cars, construction equipment and other cargo than ever before — surpassing 10 million tons for the third straight year, officials announced Wednesday. (Balt. Sun)

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SSA Marine to Develop and Operate $238.7M Terminal For Jaxport

FL, United States

Photo Credit: JAXPORT The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) Board has voted to approve an agreement with SSA Marine to develop and operate a $238.7m international container terminal at its Blount Island Marine Terminal in the US for 25 years. The agreement has two five-year renewal options and includes several improvements to the new SSA Jacksonville… Read More

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PortMiami Dredging Hinges on Army Engineers Test Simulation

FL, United States

The decision on whether to proceed with another round of dredging at PortMiami will depend on results of a harbor simulation at an Army Corps of Engineers testing facility, part of $3 million study of the port, Corps personnel said last week. Miami-Dade commissioners in July authorized the county in fully funding the three-year study,… Read More

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JAXPORT and SSA Marine Reach Long-Term Agreement on $238.7 Million International Container Terminal at Blount Island

FL, United States

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors approved a long-term agreement with experienced terminal operator SSA Marine for the development and operation of a state-of-the-art, $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The facility, SSA Jacksonville International Gateway Terminal, is an expansion of SSA Marine’s current leasehold at Blount Island… Read More

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Texas Legislator Files Bills To Shake Up Port Of Corpus Christi Governance, Operations

TX, United States

The Port of Corpus Christi could see a shakeup in its operations and governance, if a series of bills proposed by two state legislators gains traction in this year’s legislative session. State Rep. J.M. Lozano — whose district includes San Patricio County — has filed five separate bills all related to the Port of Corpus… Read More

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