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September/October - Port Report

September-October 2017

NY/NJ PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE TENYEAR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Following the completion of a major deepening project at the Port of New York & New Jersey, the port authority approved its largest ever $32.2 billion ten-year capital improvement plan to rebuild the region’s other aging infrastructure, leveraging private sector dollars, including the largest transportation public-private partnership in the U.S.

April-May 2017

NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT AND NEW HAVEN PORT AUTHORITY CONTINUE STUDY PROCESS FOR DEEPENING PROJECT

The Corps of Engineers New England District and the New Haven Port Authority held an open comment period through February 23 for the New Haven Navigation Improvement Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The two held a public meeting on January 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.

April-May 2017
ALABAMA STATE PORT AUTHORITY SIGNS MOU WITH CUBA

ALABAMA STATE PORT AUTHORITY SIGNS MOU WITH CUBA

In February, the Alabama State Port Authority and the National Port Administration of Cuba signed a five-year cooperative agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Port of Mobile and the Cuban ports marks the first ports agreement signed on U.S. soil since 1959.

April-May 2017
GREAT LAKES BEGINS MAINTENANCE WORK AT BALTIMORE HARBOR

GREAT LAKES BEGINS MAINTENANCE WORK AT BALTIMORE HARBOR

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock began a maintenance dredging project at Baltimore Harbor channels. Under contract with the Corps of Engineers Baltimore District, the contractor will remove 1 million cubic yards. The $14.1 million contract was awarded last fall. Great Lakes began dredging in February.

April-May 2017

PORT OF EVERGLADES CONTINUES STUDIES DURING PED PHASE FOR DEEPENING PROJECT; PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPEN THROUGH MARCH

The Port of Everglades announced earlier this year that it was in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ongoing efforts to continue surveys as part of the environmental process for the navigation improvement projects. The Corps is conducting studies during a two-year preconstruction, engineering and design (PED) phase, which will continue into 2018.

April-May 2017

TEXAS STATE SENATE PASSES PORT EXPANSION ACT

On March 30, the Texas state Senate passed Senate Bill 28 – the Texas Port Expansion Act – introduced by Senator Brandon Creighton (R – Conroe). The bill passed with a unanimous vote.

April-May 2017
Van Oord, Boskalis Joint Venture Assume Dredging at Brazil’s Port of Santos

Van Oord, Boskalis Joint Venture Assume Dredging at Brazil’s Port of Santos

The Brazilian Ministry of Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation has finally signed a contract for a joint venture (JV) made up of Van Oord and Boskalis for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Port of Santos. This follows a number of setbacks, which have delayed the project for about a year. The whole process to dredge the Port of Santos, including the initial tendering to find a contractor, should last about two years.

April-May 2017

Two Major USACE Maintenance Contracts Executed by Cottrell

Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, Virginia, reports that its dredge Lexington has been working on a contract known as Maintenance Dredging Wilmington Harbor Anchorage Basin and 42-Foot Project, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, North Carolina Contract # W912PM-I6-C-0012 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Lexington is an 18-inch cutter suction dredge with 4,250 installed horsepower and is 200 feet long and 38 feet wide. The contract was awarded in August 2016 and the project started at the end of September 2016. All work will be completed by the end of February.

April-May 2017
India’s Largest Port Operator Expands Its Dredge Fleet

India’s Largest Port Operator Expands Its Dredge Fleet

On March 31, a new Beagle trailing suction hopper dredge was launched at Royal IHC’s wharf in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. This is the first of two IHC Beagle® 8 TSHDs that will be added to the fleet of the Adani Group, a port developer in India and other parts of the Asia Pacific. “The Beagles will be used in the maintenance and development of Adani’s numerous ports,” according to Kees Derks, IHC area sales director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. “The 8,000 cubic meter (about 10,400 cubic yard) trailer Shanti Sagar 17 is the first of the two Beagles to be delivered. The Shanti Sagar 18 will be delivered later this year.”

April-May 2017
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