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SEATTLE DISTRICT AND PORT RELEASE DRAFT FEASIBILITY REPORT ON SEATTLE HARBOR DEEPENING PROJECT

SEATTLE DISTRICT AND PORT RELEASE DRAFT FEASIBILITY REPORT ON SEATTLE HARBOR DEEPENING PROJECT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District released the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for a 30-day comment period from August 2 to 31. The Port of Seattle is also the non-federal sponsor working with the Corps to complete the study. The two held a public meeting for the proposal on August 18.

September-October 2016
New York/New Jersey Harbor Deepening Complete After Three Decades

New York/New Jersey Harbor Deepening Complete After Three Decades

On September 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the completion of the port’s main navigation channel deepening program, culminating work that spans three decades to deepen the harbor to 50 feet.

September-October 2016
ACP Marks Opening of Expanded Panama Canal

ACP Marks Opening of Expanded Panama Canal

On Sunday, June 26, the new Panama Canal was inaugurated, with the passage of the 984-foot Chinese Neopanamax container ship from COSCO Shipping Panama through the Agua Clara locks at Colón. Colón is a city and sea port on the Caribbean Sea, near the Atlantic entrance to the Canal and the locks are named for the province of Agua Clara. The Chinese vessel had departed from the Greek port of Piraeus on June 11, and two weeks later was greeted with fireworks and cheers from a crowd that had gathered to witness this historic event. This marked the official opening of the expanded Panama Canal which represents a US$5.25 billion investment.

July-August 2016

PORT OF PALM BEACH REMOVES LAKE INLET NAVIGATION PROJECT FROM MASTER PLAN

In May, Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners voted to exclude funding for a proposed Corps Lake Worth Inlet navigation project, as part of the port’s master plan update.

July-August 2016

EPA RELEASES PORTLAND HARBOR SUPER-FUND SITE PROPOSED PLAN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

On June, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund site. The public may submit comments on the plan through September 6.

July-August 2016

JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT ADDRESSES CRITICS OF PORT MIAMI AND PORT EVERGLADES DEEPENING PROJECTS

In response to local criticism of the Port Miami deepening project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District released a statement at the end of May, addressing what it saw as inaccuracies in local reporting and outlining the environmental protection plan and and coral relocation program for the Port Miami project.

July-August 2016
SHIP SIMULATION COMPLETED FOR POST 45 PROJECT

SHIP SIMULATION COMPLETED FOR POST 45 PROJECT

At the Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (EDRC), in Vicksburg, Mississippi, an exact computer replica of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project is conducting a ship simulation to determine which areas of the channel should be widened and which areas can be maintained. Holly Carpenter, Corps project manager, said the work is being done along with the Charleston Harbor pilots, local tug captains and docking pilots, and could provide cost savings or decreased construction times, if parts of the widening planning in the feasibility study are deemed not needed.

July-August 2016

EAST COAST PORTS WELCOME POST-PANAMAX VESSELS AS EXPAND-ED CANAL OPENS

A number of ports on the East Coast welcomed the largest container ships ever at its docks, following the opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal in June.

July-August 2016

DREDGING IN ST. JOSEPH HARBOR BEGINS

An MCM Marine dredge arrived from Sault Ste. Marie in mid-May to begin dredging the outer harbor of St. Joseph, Michigan, on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore across the lake from Chicago. Representative Fred Upton, who represents the district in Congress, had earlier announced $1 million to help pay for the work.

June 2016

HUMBOLDT BAY DREDGING UNDERWAY

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District’s cutterhead suction dredge Nehalem was dredging the Humboldt Bay navigation channel at press time. Channel depths, which are authorized at 48 feet, were as shallow as 20 feet in some places due to recent heavy rains and silting.

June 2016
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