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Savannah Harbor Project Enters Final Construction Phase

In September, Col. Daniel Hibner, commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced that deepening had begun for the inner portion of the Savannah Harbor. This initiates the final construction phase of the 20-year effort to deepen the third busiest container port in the United States. “The… Read More

FDOT Awards JAXPORT Additional Funding for Deepening Project

In September, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded JAXPORT an additional $35.3 million in funding for the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. The funding will be used toward exercising the second phase of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contract B, which will deepen the project’s next 2.5 miles. To date,… Read More

Ryba Marina Awarded Buffalo Harbor Maintenance Contract

In July, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District awarded Ryba Marine Construction Company a $2.029 million contract to perform dredging in Buffalo Harbor. The Corps said the contractor expects to begin work in July 2020. The current contract will allow for approximately 234,000 cubic yards to… Read More

Corps and Alabama State Port Authority Move Forward on Port of Mobile Project

In October, Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) director and Chief Executive Officer James K. Lyons and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District Commander Colonel Sebastien Joly signed the Mobile Harbor Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design Agreement at the port authority’s headquarters in downtown Mobile. On September 6, Major General… Read More

Firm Responsible for Miami Harbor Deepening Project Coral Monitoring Stands By Its Data and Results

In July 2015, the Port of Miami completed a major dredging project to deepen the harbor to 55 feet. The project, permitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), included monitoring of the coral colonies in the area. Twenty-six locations were monitored, 16 channel-side sites and 10 far-field control… Read More

Dredging for Port of Virginia to Begin in January

The effort to make The Port of Virginia® the deepest port on the U.S. East Coast begins by January 2020, following the finalization of a contract with the dredging firm that will build the project’s initial phase. On October 9, John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia… Read More