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Port Authority

A port authority operates ports and other transportation infrastructure for a special-purpose district. Whether operated directly by the government or in cooperation with government agencies, North American port authorities are public entities and are governed by a board or commission. Most port authorities are financially autonomous. Port districts may also operate shipping terminals, airports, railroads, and irrigation facilities. The port authority often owns land, dictates fees, and collects taxes.

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Skanska to Build Offshore Wind Staging Port in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Sweden-based Skanska, one of the country's largest construction firms, has signed…

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St. Charles County Port Authority Gets Grants for River Terminal Infrastructure

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Singapore Approves Ferry Service to Desaru, Malaysia

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A ship sent to load metal and ship it to Russia has entered the Ukrainian port of Mariupol…

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Port of Virginia Secures Funding for Channel Deepening

The Port of Virginia and the US Army Corps of Engineers today signed the agreement…

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Toledo Harbor Dredging Contract Awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a $4,565,000 contract…

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