Coastal/Inland News


Interview: Brandy Christian - President & CEO, Port of New Orleans

Nov 27, 2017

Brandy D. Christian serves as the President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, a public agency that manages more than $60 million in revenues, nearly 300 employees and $200 million in capital projects. Christian is one of 11 female port directors…

St. Lawrence Seaway Cargo Up 10%

Nov 14, 2017

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes are up 10 percent as the shipping season enters its busiest final months. According to The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, total cargo tonnage from March 20 to October 31 reached 28.7 million metric tons – 2…

Aurizon in Talks to Buy Debt-saddled Coal Port

Nov 13, 2017

Australian coal rail operator Aurizon Holdings said on Monday it was in talks to buy the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), which urgently needs to restructure $3 billion in debt. A purchase would mark a change in strategy under…

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Surges in September

Nov 07, 2017

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.5 million tons in September, an increase of 23.4 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers' Association (LCA) said. Shipments also bettered the month’s 5-year average by 8…

SC Ports Launches Supply Chain Consulting Service

Nov 01, 2017

Amid discussions of the world container shipping industry at the South Carolina International Trade Conference, SC Ports announced the Supply Chain Authority, an internal consulting service offering resources and expertise to assist customers in improving their supply chains…

Great Lakes Awarded $213 Mln Dredging Contract

Oct 31, 2017

Dredging, environmental and infrastructure services provider Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced the receipt of a $213.3 million award for the Post 45 Charleston Entrance Channel Maintenance and New Work Dredging – Contract 2 Project base contract…

Indiana Port Awarded $9.85 Mln FASTLANE Grant

Oct 31, 2017

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor will receive one of the nation's 10 FASTLANE small project grants for 2017, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has confirmed. In August, Secretary Chao informed Congress the Department of Transportation was recommending approval of a $9…

Two Join Ports of Indiana Commission

Oct 11, 2017

Monica Newhouse-Rodriguez and Michael Browning have been appointed by Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb to the Ports of Indiana Commission. Newhouse-Rodriguez is managing principal of Newhouse and Associates, a national airport consulting firm which provides airport planning…

Locks Failure Highlights US Infrastructure Woes

Oct 02, 2017

The Ohio River was closed to commercial navigation on Monday near Brookport, Illinois, after a hydraulic system used to open and close lock gates at lock and dam 53 failed, the Waterways Council said. A queue of more than 65 towboats was waiting to pass through the area on Monday morning…

New Orleans' Big Plans Showing Dividends

Sep 12, 2017

A Container-on-Barge service intended to be an integral part of the regional intermodal equation is gathering momentum – and customers.  Quietly, the Port of New Orleans (NOLA) has marked some important accomplishments in the past two years…

Record August Cargoes at Port of Virginia

Sep 11, 2017

The Port of Virginia tallied the most productive August in its history, moving 240,605 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 2.2 percent increase when compared with the same month last year. “As construction progresses at VIG (Virginia…

SC Ports Reports Record Box Volumes

Aug 14, 2017

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced calendar year-to-date container volume increases of 13 percent and the strongest July on record.  Since the calendar year began, SCPA has handled 1.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU)…

Fate of Seine-Nord Canal Project Depends on Funding

Aug 09, 2017

A project to build a canal to link Paris with major harbours of northern Europe will depend on lining up the necessary funds, the French government said on Wednesday, without saying if it believed the finance could be found. France has long…

Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Up in July

Aug 04, 2017

The Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reported that shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.4 million tons in July, an increase of 14.7 percent compared to a year ago., yet 2.3 percent below the month’s five-year average…

Ports of Indiana Shipments up 19% in 2017

Aug 01, 2017

Shipments reached nearly 5.7 million tons and grew by 19 percent at the Ports of Indiana during the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time period last year. The growth, led primarily by increased shipments of coal, ethanol, fertilizer…

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Dredging of Suape’s Outer Channel Completed

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Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Passes WRDA 2024

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