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Port Infrastructure | American Society of Civil Engineers 2021 Infrastructure Report Card for Ports: B- 31mm Jobs/25% of GDP/$150+Billion of CAPEX

United States

 Critical report on America’s 300+ coastal and inland ports: —supporting 30.8 million jobs —contributing 26% of the total GDP! —-Ports and port tenants plan to spend $163 billion between 2021 and 2025, up by $8 billion in the last four years. Dredging a big part. Overview The nation’s more than 300 coastal and inland ports are… Read More

Maryland Port Administration Renews Commitment To Environmental Initiatives

MD, United States

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the MDOT Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) have renewed and expanded a voluntary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to strengthen environmental initiatives at the Helen Delich Bentley’s state-owned, public marine terminals. The agreement calls for a… Read More

Charleston Opens First New U.S. Container Terminal in 12 Years

SC, United States

The first containership arrived this afternoon to officially mark the opening of South Carolina Ports’ new container terminal located in the port of Charleston.  It is the first entirely new container terminal to open in the U.S. since 2009. Operations began March 30 with the arrival of the first container and this afternoon Hapag Lloyd’s… Read More

Port Freeport breaks ground on the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project

TX, United States

Port Freeport celebrated a historic milestone on April 8, 2021 with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project, a federal cost-shared initiative with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Distinguished guests and members of the community were present for an open-air event commemorating the commencement of dredging the channel from its… Read More

Northwest ports of Vancouver, BC, Tacoma and Seattle aim to phase out maritime emissions by 2050

United States

The Northwest ports of Vancouver, British Columbia, Tacoma, Seattle, and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, are jointly committing to a new vision to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050. In a collaboration among the four ports, the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to meet this target through changes… Read More

PortMiami Welcomes Florida’s Largest Container Ship Ever

FL, United States

On Tuesday, PortMiami welcomed the 15,000 TEU CMA CGM Argentina, the largest container ship ever to call at a port in Florida. The Neopanamax vessel arrived in Miami via PNYNJ, the Port of Virginia and the Port of Savannah. Her arrival heralds a new era for South Florida port operations, and it reflects the considerable… Read More

Gov. Edwards Announces Lineage Logistics To Expand At Port Of New Orleans

LA, United States

“Lineage and Port NOLA have worked closely on this project to accommodate growing volumes and new lines of export agriculture commodities, and a growing trade of fresh produce imports.” BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards, Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy D. Christian, and Lineage Logistics President and CEO Greg Lehmkuhl announced… Read More

Maersk adding weekly service to US East Coast

United States

Ten vessels will be dedicated to connecting Vietnam and China with Savannah, Charleston and Newark Maersk North America this week announced the launch of a service linking ports in Vietnam and China with the U.S. East Coast via the Panama Canal beginning in May. “Importers are looking for more U.S. East Coast gateways in their… Read More

Mount Vernon Port Director to retire from Ports of Indiana

IN, United States

Ports of Indiana reports that Phil Wilzbacher, who has has led operations of Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon for 19 years, will retire effective April 20. Wilzbacher is the longest-serving port director in the statewide port authority’s 60-year history and is planning to take some time to catch up on personal to-do lists and find his… Read More

14,000 TEU Ship Calls at Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore

Baltimore , MD, United States

The Port of Baltimore has announced a new visitor. TAIPEI TRIUMPH is a Container Ship that was built in 2017 and is sailing under the flag of Singapore. It’s carrying capacity is 14000 TEU and her current draught is reported to be 13.4 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 365.94 meters and her width is 51.34 meters.

New MARAD $230 Million Grant Funding Opportunity Announced for Port Infrastructure Development Program

United States

Funding Will Be used to Strengthen and Modernize Ports The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encouraging states and port authorities to apply for $230 million in discretionary grant funding for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). “Our nation’s ports are a… Read More

“EVER FAITH” (not Ever Given!) visits Port of Baltimore with USACE; Team Observes Dredging

MD, United States

DredgeWire exclusive The Port of Baltimore reported a productive session yesterday with officials visiting from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the US House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee visiting the Port. Officials visited the marine terminals and the dredge containment management facilities at Masonville and Cox Creek. Inflow… Read More

Port Commission Talks Spring Cleaning, Project Updates

AK, United States

In a recent meeting, the Nome Port Commission shared updates on major port repairs like the Ramp Replacement Project and the CAP 107 Dredging Project. On March 11, the City of Nome received two bids for the city’s Ramp Replacement Project, and the project was ultimately awarded to Anchorage-based STG Incorporated for the lowest responsible… Read More

Board approves $205M to expand capacity at Port of Savannah

GA, United States

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The state agency that manages the Port of Savannah is spending $205 million to expand the seaport’s cargo handling capacity. The Georgia Ports Authority approved the projects Monday while reporting its busiest February on record in Savannah. Containerized cargo traffic in Savannah was up 7.2% last month compared to a year… Read More

Leaders explain impact of Suez Canal blockage on Maryland, price of goods

MD, United States

BALTIMORE — One of the largest cargo ships in the world is now back on course after being stuck in the Suez Canal. The Ever Given was grounded for more than a week, blocking one of the world’s most important shipping lanes, so how will the whole ordeal impact things at the Port of Baltimore?… Read More

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