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Baltimore Port Key Channel Reopens

Jun 10, 2024

Federal agencies said on Monday they have restored full access for commercial maritime transit through the Port of Baltimore after the removal of 50,000 tons of debris from the March 26 collapse of the Key Bridge.The cargo ship Dali crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March in Baltimore, killing six people and paralyzing a major transportation artery for the U.S. Northeast. The U.S. Army Corps…

Ports of Indiana Says It Aims to Develop Container Terminals

Jun 17, 2024

The Ports of Indiana Commission approved Resolution 24-01 to launch “The Indiana Container Initiative” in support of developing multiple international container terminals within the state of Indiana.As a statewide port authority, Ports of Indiana…

Rhine in South Germany Reopens to Shipping

Jun 07, 2024

The river Rhine in south Germany reopened to cargo shipping on Friday after being closed by high water since the weekend, navigation authorities said.Falling water levels after dryer weather this week mean Rhine river shipping has re-started around Maxau in south Germany…

Great Lakes Trade: Limestone Up, Iron Ore Down in May

Jun 07, 2024

Great Lakes shipments of limestone rose and iron ore fell in the month of May, according to latest figures published by industry trade group the Lake Carriers' Association (LCA).Shipments of limestone on the Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in May…

Parts of River Rhine Closed to Shipping Due to High Waters

Jun 03, 2024

Parts of the river Rhine in southern Germany were closed to cargo shipping on Monday after heavy rains raised water levels, navigation authorities said.Rhine river shipping stopped around Maxau and Mannheim in south Germany, the German inland waterways navigation agency WSA said…

Antwerp Euroterminal Readies Shore Power Facility

May 29, 2024

Antwerp Euroterminal (AET) is installing two shore power connections which, when operational in 2026, will be the first in Belgium for seagoing vessels.The two fixed shore power connections will be used by car carriers and con-ro vessels. AET…

US Regulator Seeks New Emissions Data from Venture Global LNG

May 29, 2024

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Venture Global LNG must refile emissions data for its Calcasieu Pass 2 plant construction permits, regulators said on Wednesday.The Alexandria, Virginia-based LNG developer had not included the impact…

Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Passes WRDA 2024

May 24, 2024

The U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee marked up and passed its Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024, in a move seen as a major win for inland waterways infrastructure.Several outcomes in Section 109 of the Senate…

Southern Dredging Wins St. Marys Dredging Job

May 16, 2024

Charleston, S.C. based dredging contractor Southern Dredging Co. Inc. has been awarded a $9.6 million contract to perform maintenance dredging in St. Marys, Ga.The firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District…

Port of Los Angeles Nets $58 Million for Harbor Maintenance

May 15, 2024

The Port of Los Angeles will receive an estimated $58 million in federal funding this year for maintaining its harbor channels and repairing its wharves, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced. According to the port, the record amount—a…

LS Marine Awarded $31.7 Million Contract to Dredge the Upper Miss

May 09, 2024

Grove Heights, Minn. dredging and marine construction contractor LS Marine has been awarded a $31.7 million contract to support channel maintenance dredging in the Upper Mississippi River.The contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' St…

Saudi Red Sea Authority and NEOM Sign Tourism MoU

May 05, 2024

Saudi Red Sea Authority (SRSA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NEOM to collaborate on the development of legislation, regulations and technology in marine tourism.The partnership will facilitate the sharing of expertise with…

Matt Kaplan to Lead New Great Lakes Authority

May 05, 2024

The White House has nominated Matt Kaplan to serve as the first federal co-chair of the Great Lakes Authority (GLA).The GLA was authorized by Congress in 2022 and will be governed by a nine-member board, with one member appointed by the President…

USACE to Dredge Cleveland Harbor

Apr 29, 2024

Dredging of the Cleveland Harbor federal navigation channel by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District and its contractor, Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Co., will begin in May.  Dredging of harbors like Cleveland’s ensures accessible depths for large vessels…

Maersk Mulls Baltimore Barge Service

Apr 24, 2024

Maersk may resume some shipping services at the Port of Baltimore when a temporary channel is opened to give access for commercially essential vessels that remain blocked by a collapsed bridge, the company said.'This channel, with a controlling depth of 20 feet…

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