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Port of Oakland Publishes Draft EIR for Proposed Turning Basin Project

Oct 03, 2023

The proposed Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening Navigation Project has reached another important milestone with the release of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR).The Port of Oakland will host three public meetings during the 45-day public review and comment period to collect feedback from the community.The proposed project includes widening both turning basins to accommodate vessels up to 1…

Big Money Needed to Develop US Offshore Wind Ports

Oct 02, 2023

Much has been written about potential bottlenecks in store for various parts of the U.S. offshore wind industry, from vessels to monopiles. A new report published by the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW) outlines the need for significant…

Mississippi River Near Historic Lows, Grain Exports at Risk

Sep 29, 2023

A key stretch of the lower Mississippi River dropped this week to within inches of its lowest-ever level and is expected to remain near historic lows just as the busiest U.S. grain export season gets underway, according to the National Weather Service…

Joint Venture to Develop First LNG Ship Bunkering Hub in US Gulf

Sep 28, 2023

A joint venture is developing the first dedicated liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering facility for ships in the U.S. Gulf amid efforts by the maritime industry to find cleaner fuel solutions, executives said on Thursday.Shipping, which accounts…

Inland Dredging Co Awarded Brownsville Dredging Job

Sep 26, 2023

Dyersburg, Tenn. based Inland Dredging Co. has been awarded a contract from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Galveston District for channel pipeline dredging in Brownsville, Texas.The company beat out three other bidders to secure the $10,433,550 firm-fixed-price contract…

LA, Long Beach and Shanghai Ports Plan Green Shipping Corridor

Sep 26, 2023

The creation of the first-ever green shipping corridor across the Pacific is taking shape. A voluntary partnership of maritime stakeholders, including the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Shanghai, some of the world's largest carriers, and…

The Real Cost of Net Zero Ports

Sep 26, 2023

Zero emission is a nice idea, but who’s going to pay for it? The U.S. EPA is readying big money for zero emission ports.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working on two high-profile port initiatives that it hopes will move the needle in a big way towards U…

USACE Working to Prevent Saltwater from Rising Up the Mississippi

Sep 25, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is working to delay upriver progression of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico by augmenting the sill initially constructed in July 2023.Construction is underway to increase the existing…

Dredging Expected During Desperate Times

Sep 21, 2023

Maintaining a nine-foot channel on the Mississippi River is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District’s critical navigation mission, especially during low-water conditions. Although early spring snowmelt caused flooding throughout the upper Midwest this past year…

Port of Oakland Brings Zero-emissions Vehicles to Life

Sep 20, 2023

The Port of Oakland joined forces with community partners to host a Zero Emissions Truck Ride and Drive event, providing port operators the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art zero emissions vehicles firsthand.The port partnered with Harbor Trucking Association…

Great Lakes Awarded USACE Dredging Work in Georgia

Sep 15, 2023

Houston-based dredging contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in Saint Marys, Ga.Great Lakes was one of two bidders for the project, securing the $18…

Port of Los Angeles Says Cargo Lost During West Coast Talks is Returning

Sep 15, 2023

Cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles jumped from July to August after business lost during the now-finished West Coast labor talks began returning, the top executive at the nation's busiest ocean trade gateway said on Thursday.That data comes as seaports on the U…

Port Houston Orders Five More Konecranes RTGs

Sep 15, 2023

Port Houston in Texas has ordered five Konecranes hybrid RTGs for its Barbours Cut Container Terminal to support its long-term improvement program covering channel development and land infrastructure investment. The cranes will be delivered at the beginning of 2025…

USACE Awards Contract for Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3 Removal

Sep 14, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District awards a nearly $30 million contract to remove the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3 in Elizabeth, Pa.The district awarded the dam removal contract to the Pittsburgh-based Joseph B. Fay Company…

US Regains Crown as World's Largest LNG Exporter

Sep 12, 2023

The U.S. regained its crown as the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the first six months of this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).US exports of the superchilled gas, particularly to Europe…

Logistics News

Port of Los Angeles Names Deputy Executive Director of Development

Port of Los Angeles Names Deputy Executive Director of Development

Rio Brasil Terminal Welcomes COSCO’s ESE2 Service

Rio Brasil Terminal Welcomes COSCO’s ESE2 Service

ECOsubsea raises $12m

ECOsubsea raises $12m

Glas Ocean Electric Snags DARPA Contract

Glas Ocean Electric Snags DARPA Contract

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