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Jacksonville Harbor Begins Mile Point Project, Ahead of Port Deepening

Jacksonville Harbor Begins Mile Point Project, Ahead of Port Deepening

In April 2015, the Jacksonville District awarded Manson Construction Company a $39,520,500 contract for dredging and construction work along the St. Johns River at Mile Point. This project will correct a navigation issue where the river and Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) meet, in anticipation of the larger port deepening project, which will complete the design and engineering phase in November.

September-October 2015

MANSON AWARDED PORT OF L.A. CONTRACT

Manson Construction Co. won a $44.6 million contract from the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners to upgrade berths and backlands. The Port of Los Angeles will begin construction this summer on a two-year project to improve the marine container terminal operated by Yusen Terminals, LLC.

July-August 2015

PORT OF LONG BEACH APPROVES BUDGET AND PREPARES FOR DREDGING BID

On June 2, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved an $829 million budget for the Harbor Department’s FY 2016. The budget includes more than a half a billion dollars for capital improvements at the port, with $555 million designated for capital investments, namely the port’s major terminal redevelopment and bridge replacement projects.

July-August 2015
CORPS COMMITS FUNDING TO PORT EVERGLADES PROJECT

CORPS COMMITS FUNDING TO PORT EVERGLADES PROJECT

On July 7, local elected official gathered at Port Everglades in Broward Country, Florida to announce a $1.2 million funding measure from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to proceed with the pre-construction, engineering and design (PED) phase.

July-August 2015

Boskalis Awarded U.K. Contract

The Defence Infrastructure Organization of the Ministry of Defence awarded Boskalis a EUR 35 million ($38.5 USD) contract to dredge the approach channel to the port of Portsmouth in the U.K. The work will deepen and widen the seven-kilometer long approach channel, removing three million cubic meters of hard clay, sand and gravel, over eight months. Boskalis will use medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredges and backhoe dredges.

July-August 2015
Gator Dredging Wins Another Cape Coral Contract

Gator Dredging Wins Another Cape Coral Contract

The City of Cape Coral, Florida, has again contracted with Gator Dredging to survey some of the city’s canals and create a management plan for dredging.

July-August 2015
Port of Grays Harbor Project Moves into High Gear

Port of Grays Harbor Project Moves into High Gear

Since signing a Project Partnership Agreement on May 26, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Port of Grays Harbor Commissioners have moved quickly to deepen the Washington State harbor’s navigation channel to -38 feet MLLW.

July-August 2015
GEN. BOSTICK VISITS PORT OF SAVANNAH

GEN. BOSTICK VISITS PORT OF SAVANNAH

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on May 28, for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

June 2015

PORTS AROUND THE COUNTRY REPORT INCREASED CARGO AND REVENUES

At the Port of Houston, the port authority said through the first quarter of 2015, loaded container units increased by 24 percent over 2014. Import steel at the port continues to exceed projections, up by more than 66 percent for the year. April was also a record month in revenues for the Houston Port Authority.

June 2015

HOUSTON PORT AUTHORITY CONTRACTS FOR ECONOMIC STUDY

In April, the Port Commissioners for the Houston Port Authority awarded a contract to TCB/GBA Joint Venture for professional engineering and planning services in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ feasibility study of the modifications to improve the Houston Ship Channel system, including the Houston, Barbours Cut and Bayport Ship Channel.

June 2015
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