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Alaska District Puts Deep-Draft Study On Hold

Alaska District Puts Deep-Draft Study On Hold

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District announced a 12-month pause in the feasibility study for the Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System, in order to revalidate the potential economic benefits and justification for the project.

January-February 2016

PORT OF TACOMA DREDGES CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT

In September, the Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediment in Blaire Waterway, in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of the sediments, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee.

November-December 2015

PORT MIAMI CELEBRATES THE COMPLETION OF DEEPENING PROJECT

The grand celebration for the completion of Port Miami’s Deep Dredging project took place on September 18. The project readied the port for post-Panamax vessels, making it the only port south of Virginia capable of handling these vessels.

November-December 2015

SCPA PUTS UP STRONG FIVE-YEAR PLAN

Sustaining above-market container volume growth, achieving the deepest harbor on the East Coast, investing in infrastructure and expanding its cargo base topped the list of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) five-year initiatives highlighted at the State of the Port event in September.

November-December 2015
PORT OF OAKLAND BEGINS MAINTENANCE DREDGING

PORT OF OAKLAND BEGINS MAINTENANCE DREDGING

The Port of Oakland continues maintenance dredging in 17 deepwater shipping berths. By November, the port removed 185,000 cubic yards of sediment, and the $3.7 million project will maintain 50-foot depths at the port.

November-December 2015

PORT OF GRAYS HARBOR BEGINS MAINTENANCE DREDGING

American Constrution Co. began an annual maintenance dredging project of the federal navigation channel in Grays Harbor Inner Harbor in July.

September-October 2015

SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT STUDIES REDWOOD CITY PORT DEEPENING

The San Francisco District released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for a deepening project at the Port of Redwood City, California, to improve navigation. The report was prepared by Hydro-Plan LLC, and Moffatt and Nichol and released in June 2015.

September-October 2015

NC PORT AUTHORITY FOCUSES ON PORT OF WILMINGTON STUDY

The North Carolina State Ports Authority welcomed Congressman Bill Shuster (R– PA) and Congressman David Rouzer (R–NC) to the Port of Wilmington in June, where they discussed the importance of the Wilmington Harbor and the Port of Wilmington’s impact on the state’s economy.

September-October 2015

PHILADELPHIA PORT AUTHORITY MOVES TO NEXT PHASE OF EXPANSION PROJECT

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority will issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in September, to select one or more private-sector partners to develop Southport Marine Terminal Complex. The site is 194 acres at the eastern tip of the former Philadelphia Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.

September-October 2015

CHARLESTON HARBOR DEEPENING PROJECT RECEIVES FINAL CORPS APPROVAL

On September 14, the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project received its Chief’s Report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the final approval required before the project can work toward construction – and the project received the approval in a record four years.

September-October 2015
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