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Port of Los Angeles Terminal Improvement Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice stating that it is examining the feasibility of waterside, terminal, and transportation improvements at Berths 136-147 in the Port of Los Angeles. A draft environmental impact statement will be prepared and made available for public review at a later date. 68 Fed. Reg. 61191 Source: HK Law


St. Lawrence Seaway Introduces New Computerized Vessel Tracking

The St. Lawrence Seaway has debuted its new Traffic Management Improvement Project (TMIP). The project is a joint venture between the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation on the Canadian side and the U.S.-based St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Installed at the St. Lambert, St. Catherine and Massena control centers, the system is able to monitor and schedule vessel traffic on both sides of the border


Panama Canal Deepening Project Ahead of Schedule

Panama Canal Authority project to deepen the navigational channel in Gatun Lake is 40 percent complete - ahead of schedule and within budget. The project's goal is to deepen the channel in the Lake, the large, man-made body of water that all ships navigate when transiting the Canal. Among the many benefits, when complete, the deepening will provide an additional meter of water storage, a 45 percent increase. This would minimize future draft restrictions


Mannelly Promoted to Director of Port Planning at Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma has promoted Brian Mannelly to Director of Port Planning. In this position, he oversees Port capital improvement projects, including terminal design and facilities development. In addition, he is responsible for long-range Port planning, road and rail system planning and policy Mannelly joined the Port in 2005 as a Planning Specialist and was promoted to Manager of Terminal Planning in 2007. He was previously employed in private engineering consulting by Vanasse Hangen


Burger Boat Gets $2.9m Assist

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Governor Jim Doyle announced a $2,880,128 project that will support improvements to the Burger Boat Company’s facility at the . The award is positioned to spur economic growth in the city of and the surrounding area.  “The Burger Boat Company is a valued partner in ’s economy, and a valued part of ’s history,” Governor Doyle said.  “I am pleased to provide assistance for this project will benefit the Burger Boat Company, the


ACP and TPA Renew Memorandum of Understanding

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase cooperation, such as joint marketing, between the Panama Canal and the Port of Tampa. It will also seek to bolster trade along the “All-Water Route,” the route from Asia to the U.S. Gulf Coast via the Panama Canal. The two entities first signed an MOU in 2005, which was renewed in 2008


Dredging Contractor Shares Government Honors

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has been notified its project team for the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project has been named to receive a Hammer Award from Vice-President Al Gore. The Hammer Awards are presented by Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government to recognize achievements in partnerships between governmental agencies and the private sector. The team honored is comprised of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, Massachusetts Port Authority, the USACE


Port of Wilmington, N.C. Handles Record Volume of Breakbulk Cargo

For the first time ever, the Port of Wilmington, NC handled over one million tons of breakbulk cargo in one year for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002. "Breakbulk cargo" is classified as any commodity that is shipped in units other than maritime containers or in free flowing "bulk" form. Cargoes contributing to the record-breaking volume of 1,001,728 tons were export woodpulp and import lumber. Woodpulp, which is exported worldwide from Wilmington for the manufacture of higher grades of


AAPA Chief Weighs in on WRDA

Jerry Bridges, AAPA Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority.

AAPA Chairman Testifies Before Senate Committee on Water Resources Development Act; Testimony emphasizes importance of investment in waterside infrastructure.   Jerry Bridges, the American Association of Port Authorities’ Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, testifying today on behalf of AAPA before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, stressed the need to authorize new navigation projects to keep the Nation competitive in


Charleston Container Volume Up, Dredging Project on Schedule

During a recent South Carolina Ports Association (SCPA) meeting the twelfth straight month of year-over-year growth was noted. Container volume for the first eight months of the fiscal year are up more than 11 percent to 1,024,121 TEUs handled from July to February, up from 920,547 TEUs during the same period last year. Before convening the meeting, the SCPA Board was joined by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and LTC Ed Chamberlayne of the U.S


Electric Rates Reduced at Port of Long Beach

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Reduced electric rates help the port improve air quality; discounts will save tenants $350 million, keep port competitive   The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved reduced electric rates at the Port of Long Beach for the next 24 years and a program for Southern California


Georgia Increases Funding for Port Deepening

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Deal to Sign Budget with $35M More for Port Deepening; State has allocated $266 million to Savannah Harbor Expansion The $35 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature


Statoil Presents 2013 Performance Reports

Chief executive Helge Lund

Statoil presented on its website the company’s annual and sustainability reports for 2013, along with the US Form 20-F report. “Our 2013 operational performance was good; with safety improvements, production as expected and strong project execution


Infrastructure Investments Strengthen Soybean Supply Chain

ISA efforts to open soybean markets through improved transportation infrastructure span overseas, including a recent trade mission to Southeast Asia that focused on exporting more Illinois soybeans in containers.  Photo by Scott Sigman.

Transportation plays a crucial role in the soybean supply chain. With access to multiple transportation modes, Illinois soybean farmers enjoy significant advantages for reaching domestic and global markets. But aging transportation infrastructure can increase costs for Illinois farmers.


Florida Gov. to Address Port Infrastructure Investments

Florida Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott will serve as the keynote speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) 102nd Annual Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., hosted by the Canaveral Port Authority. He will discuss the importance of investing in ports and


AVEVA Upgrades Engineering Software

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AVEVA announced productivity improvements in its latest release of AVEVA Engineering, the multi-discipline software that enables engineering teams to work collaboratively on plant or marine projects. Responding to customer feedback, the new enhancements to AVEVA Engineering means it is the only


Sabine-Neches Waterway Improvement Authorized

Sabine-Neches Waterway: Photo credit Port Beaumont

The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which lays out the way the United States improves and maintains vital ports and waterways. The bill authorizes construction of the proposed Sabine-Neches Waterway channel improvement project


AAPA Commends House for WRRDA Bill

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The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)  lauded leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, leaders of its Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for their efforts in advancing H.R


BSEE's Ohmsett Facility Receives US$4-Million Grant

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The funds allocated to BSEE will provide for infrastructure resiliency improvements at the bureau's national oil spill response research and renewable energy test facility, Ohmsett, located at Naval Weapons Station Earl in Leonardo, N.J. The Ohmsett facility includes the nation’s largest


Aker Solutions' Subsea Business Does Best in Q3 2013

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Aker Solutions ASA publish their third-quarter results 2013 showing a fairly even performance in the group's sectors, but in subsea widening its profit margin to 10.9 percent from 8.7 percent a year earlier. Financial Highlights Sales were NOK 10


Clarksons' Report Buoyant Financial Progress

Shipping services group Clarksons has released its Interim Management Statement published in accordance with the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, for the period from 1, July 2013 to 6, November 2013. Excerpts as follows: Trading


Moro Accentuates Growth in Port Address

Al Moro (Photo courtesy Port of Long Beach)

High-tech cranes, bigger ships, cleaner skies and more jobs ― that’s the way Al Moro, Acting Executive Director of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department, summed up the Port of Long Beach’s 2013 and the expectations for the year just started


Port of LA Embarks on Major Roadway Project

Key Segments of Harbor I-110 Freeway To Undergo More Than $100 Million in Improvements, Generating 700+ Direct and Indirect Jobs In the coming weeks, the Port of Los Angeles will start construction on two major roadway projects that will improve the Harbor I-110 Freeway and nearby surface


ISS Palumbo Earns New Accreditations

ISS Palumbo, the offshore project logistics and freight forwarding division of Inchcape Shipping Services, has strengthened its compliance credentials by achieving ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 and Achilles FPAL accreditation, covering operations in Italy, the U.K. and Houston.


WCI Praises IWTF Tax Reform

Michael J. Toohey (Photo: WCI)

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) President and CEO Michael J. Toohey today praised the leadership of House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) for inclusion of a recommendation to increase, by six cents per-gallon, the 20-cent-per-gallon user fee paid for by inland waterways


 
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