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ORION MARINE WINS PORT OF TACOMA CONTRACT

ORION MARINE WINS PORT OF TACOMA CONTRACT

June 2015

AAPA RELEASES U.S PORT ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) released the results of an economic impact study on U.S. seaports, performed by Martin Associates of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

June 2015
Judge Orders Corps To Dredge All of Cleveland Harbor

Judge Orders Corps To Dredge All of Cleveland Harbor

The Corps of Engineers Buffalo District began dredging Cleveland Harbor May 22 after a federal judge issued an order on May 12 requiring it to dredge all of a disputed area. The district had been refusing to do so unless the state contributed to the cost of disposing of some dredged materials.

June 2015
Proposed Expansion Project at Port Everglades Advances

Proposed Expansion Project at Port Everglades Advances

A proposed project to widen and deepen the navigation channels of Port Everglades is nearing the end of its study process. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District expects final approval from the Chief of Engineers will be issued on May 29. The project would deepen the 45-foot channel by 10 feet, as well as widen and extend the channel, to handle large tankers and the deeper-draft post-Panamax cargo ships.

June 2015
Australian Port Dredging Alleviates Future Maintenance

Australian Port Dredging Alleviates Future Maintenance

CGC Dredging performed work at Port Geographe, located in Western Australia, with cutter suction dredge Cooper II. It dredged seaweed and sand accumulations and preparing the seafloor for rock placement for a new seawall, which would diminish shoaling and alleviate maintenance dredging in the future.

June 2015
Orion Marine Continues Work in Port of Houston

Orion Marine Continues Work in Port of Houston

Orion Marine Group, Inc. has been working to deepen and widen navigation channels and berthing areas for the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). PHA awarded the $69.8 million contract in 2014 to dredge the Bayport Ship Channel and the Barbours Cut Channel, deepening them by five feet and widening some areas. The project will remove an estimated 6.6 million cubic yards of native and shoaled sediments, and PHA expects the project to be complete by mid-February 2016.

June 2015

SOUTH CAROLINA PORT AUTHORITY ACHIEVES MONTHLY INCREASES

February was the second consecutive month of 18 percent container growth at the South Carolina Port Authority, bringing the fiscal year container volumes totals to 1.23 million TEUs.

April-May 2015

PORT OF BALTIMORE REACHES RECORD GROWTH

In February, the Maryland Port Administration announced that 2014 was a record year for targeted commodities at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals. Autos and containers brought the port to a new overall total general cargo record of 9.7 million tons.

April-May 2015

NOLA CRUISE DIRECTOR WINS AAPA AWARD

Former Port of New Orleans Cruise and Tourism Director Robert Jumonville received the 2015 American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Cruise Award during the AAPA biennial Cruise Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in February.

April-May 2015

CORPS TO DREDGE PORT OF OSWEGO

U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) announced March 12 that the Corps of Engineers will fund dredging at the Port of Oswego, New York, on Lake Ontraio. For the current fiscal year, $1.285 million dollars has been allotted for further dredging of the Port of Oswego to bring the harbor to its functional channel depths.

April-May 2015
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