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Deepening project ensures harbor remains competitive

SC, United States

The Charleston Harbor will be the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet once the Post 45 Charleston Harbor Deepening Project is complete. Currently, there are a record number of dredges in the harbor in order to complete the $600 million project by the end of 2022. Typically, two or three maintenance dredges… Read More

SC Ports celebrates Lineage Logistics facility expansion

SC, United States

Expansion in Charleston adds additional cold storage capacity for customers South Carolina Ports celebrates Lineage Logistics’ newly expanded facility in Charleston and the enhanced cold storage capabilities it brings to customers. As the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, Lineage provides efficient, effective temperature-controlled solutions to protect the integrity… Read More

America gets a much-needed distraction with Suez ship saga

United States

The ship stuck in the Suez Canal brought a change of pace to the news cycle last week, with an estimated 1.8 million social media posts and 25 billion potential impressions, according to data from Keyhole. Why it matters: After a prolonged period of domestic turmoil — COVID, polarized politics, a racial reckoning, an insurrection… Read More

MARAD invites applications for $230 million in port infrastructure grants

United States

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity 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. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced the funding at a White House event focused… Read More

Suez Canal Crisis Delays Several Chesapeake-Bound Ships

VA, United States

Last week’s grounding of a cargo ship across the Suez Canal in Egypt is still impacting commerce all over the world, including at the ports of Baltimore and Virginia—nearly 6,000 miles away. The  MV Ever Given ran aground Tuesday, March 23, blocking diagonally a one-lane section of the canal that handles $9 billion in commercial… Read More

Port Houston Marching Solidly Into Future

TX, United States

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met virtually in a regular session on Tuesday. Port Chairman Campo opened the meeting with an update on the progress of the Houston Ship Channel Expansion program Project 11. “It’s moving from planning and design into execution and moving dirt this year,” he said. Chairman Campo… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi Accepting Community Sponsorship Applications for 2021

TX, United States

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – Continuing its commitment to regional social programs, the Port of Corpus Christi is opening its biannual call for community sponsorship funding applications from the Coastal Bend not-for -profit and charitable organizations. Non-profits seeking funding for programs or events that require funding between July 1 and December 31, 2021, may submit… Read More

Sea Levels Are Rising, and So Are Risks to Port of Baltimore

MD, United States

Officials at the Port of Baltimore, one of Maryland’s biggest economic assets, have acknowledged that sea levels are rising, but their efforts toward combating climate change are a work in progress. “We rely on the water,” said Kristen Fidler, director of the Office of Harbor Development at the Maryland Port Administration. She added that the… Read More

Port Tampa Bay okays lease deal for $160 million cardboard recycling plant

FL, United States

The developer will get tax breaks and potentially port aid for the project, which is expected to create nearly 100 jobs. Port Tampa Bay officials have signed off on a land lease with a company that wants to build a new $160 million cardboard recycling plant in Tampa. Celadon Development Corp. will lease about 37.7… Read More

Barbara Melvin, COO of the South Carolina Ports Authority – Discipline, Decisiveness, and Being in It for the Long Haul

SC, United States

Barbara Melvin is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the South Carolina Ports Authority. She leads a team of over 650 employees including those in terminal operations, carrier sales, information technology and support services, crane and equipment maintenance, engineering, environmental, Port Police, procurement, the logistics solution center, and cruise operations. She leads the most transformative port… Read More

Maryland Governor Hogan Visits Seagirt Marine Terminal,Touts Port Of Baltimore Dredging Operation As Boon For Maryland’s Economic Future

MD, United States

DW Exclusive Second Deep Berth Will Allow Port To Serve Two Ultra-Large Ships Simultaneously  (BALTIMORE, MD) – Governor Larry Hogan on March 24 hailed the project to create a second-deep container berth at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal as critical to Maryland’s economic and job growth. During a visit to… Read More

Port Authorities, Maritime Activity Foundational to Wisconsin’s Economy – In Good Times and Bad

WI, United States

By: Adam Tindall-Schlicht, Director of Port Milwaukee & President of the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association The global pandemic has affected every facet of life and work in 2020, and the unprecedented nature of COVID-19 has made the work of Wisconsin’s commercial ports all the more essential. 27 million metric tons of cargo are moved through… Read More

Florida Gov Desantis proposes $260 million of relief to Florida seaports

FL, United States

The CDC first issued a no-sail-order on March 13, 2020. Gov. Ron DeSantis is recommending that Florida’s seaports receive a large slice of the state’s COVID-19 federal relief funding. Speaking to reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday, DeSantis said seaports have suffered huge losses amid the pandemic but noted that they have yet to receive… Read More

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