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Despite slight improvement, imports at top US ports remain below last year

United States

Imports at major US retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into this fall as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to a new monthly...

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Wilmington port project may be fast-tracked by presidential executive order

NC, United States

President Trump‘s order calling for agencies to use emergency powers to speed environmental review and permitting could fast-track Wilmington port project. WILMINGTON – A presidential executive...

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Port of Long Beach posts 11.1% container decline

CA, United States

Coronavirus continued to dampen US demand for goods in JuneThe Port of Long Beach said Friday the COVID-19 pandemic continued to drive down demand for goods in the second quarter of 2020, leading to...

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PortMiami renegotiates terminal deals, local workers brace for more cruise-less months

FL, United States

MIAMI — Just last November, PortMiami was bustling with construction workers bringing to life five new cruise terminals and two cruise company headquarters. Future cruise business was all but...

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Port of Corpus Christi To Receive FEMA Funds for Hurricane Harvey Repairs

TX, United States

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi will receive additional funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for infrastructure repairs damaged during Hurricane...

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Senate throws financial lifeline to Steamship Authority port towns

MA, United States

“The COVID-19 pandemic puts it in a projected $22 million shortfall that municipal governments cannot be expected to cover while addressing the urgent needs of year-round and seasonal residents,”...

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Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal takes delivery of two mobile harbor cranes

GA, United States

Two new mobile harbor cranes have been delivered to the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal as the Georgia Ports Authority expands its container-handling and berth capacity. The cranes will offload...

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Bipartisan bill aims to help inland ports

United States

U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-Ill.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to increase access to critical federal funding for inland ports, terminals, and waterways. The Coastal and Inland Ports...

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South Carolina To Open First New U.S. Container Terminal in 11 Years

SC, United States

The South Carolina Ports Authority adopted its fiscal year 2021 budget including significant investments to continue the growth in the ports. Among the projects is the opening of the first new...

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Coast Guard Discontinues Differential GPS Broadcast

United States

Submitted by the Chief, Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV)On June 30, 2020 the Coast Guard switched off the last Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals after more than 25 years of...

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American seaports provide thousands of contracting opportunities

United States

When an infrastructure bill passes, it will almost certainly include funding for the country’s seaports. That’s because America’s sea and inland ports are essential cogs in the country’s economic...

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Funding For New US Container Terminal

SC, United States

Funding has been approved to finish building phase one of the first new container terminal in the US since 2009.South Carolina Ports Authority's (SCPA) board of directors have adopted a fiscal year...

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Port of Oakland approves FY 2021 budget

CA, United States

Near 16 percent drop from 2020 spending plan due to decline in cargo, air trafficOakland, Calif. – June 29, 2020:Coronavirus-induced business declines have prompted the Port of Oakland to curtail...

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Millions more USA homes face flood risk than previously thought- Axios

United States

Nearly 70% more properties in the U.S. are at substantial risk of flooding compared to government estimates, new peer-reviewed analysis shows.Why it matters: Increased flooding, including from sea...