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Port of Seattle Makes Move to Add 4th Cruise Ship Berth Near Pioneer Square

WA, United States

If successful, a 4th cruise ship berth would open in Seattle’s Pioneer Square near 1st and Main by 2022. The Port of Seattle is open for a sea change on Terminal 46. On Tuesday, the Commission voted 5-0 to release a ‘Request for Qualifications’ for a $200 million dollar renovation of the Terminal’s north side,… 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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Trump Wants $130M For Deeper Savannah Harbor in Fiscal 2020

GA, United States

Pixabay, MGN SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants another $130 million to continue deepening the shipping channel to Savannah’s busy seaport. RELATED: New funding for Savannah Harbor Project could mean jobs, more for the midstate Trump’s budget request for fiscal 2020 would be the federal government’s largest annual expenditure yet on the $976… Read More

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Infrastructure Bill Will Benefit Port of Mobile

AL, United States

(IMG: WPMI) MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — The Port of Mobile has more than an $8 billion impact annually, which is certainly not chump change. But the modern era requires the channel to be widened and deepened for bigger ships. According to Port Executive Director Jimmy Lyons, that means five feet deeper than its current status… Read More

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CERAWeek: Port of Corpus Christi to Load Aframaxes, Suezmaxes For Export by October 2020

TX, United States

Houston — The Port of Corpus Christi should be able to load Aframaxes, Suezmaxes and partially loaded VLCCs to export US crude to international markets by October 2020, an executive with The Carlyle Group, an investor in the port’s expansion, said Tuesday. “We expect to be operational in October 2020 at 54 feet,” Ferris Hussein,… Read More

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Biggest Cruise Terminals Deal Ever a Public-Private Win-Win

FL, United States

PortMiami, which is already setting cruise and freight records, is poised to multiply the bounty with the world’s largest contractual guarantee between a cruise line and any seaport. A resolution in county committee this week would see the county-owned port and the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, MSC Cruises, move toward a contract that would… Read More

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Port of Baltimore Handles Record 10.9 Million Tons of Cargo in 2018

MD, United States

Photo Courtesy: © Shutterstock The state-owned public terminals at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore handled 10.9 million tons of general cargo in 2018, a record and the third consecutive year of exceeding 10 million tons. General cargo includes rolled paper and wood pulp, machinery, cars, light trucks, and break bulk cargo. Last year,… Read More

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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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