Latest Port and harbor construction News

Officials break ground on NJ wind energy construction port

Sep. 09, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

New Jersey and federal officials broke ground Thursday on a facility designed to help the state take a leadership position in the burgeoning offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast. Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Labor Secretary Martin Walsh were among those who spoke...

Navy secretary attending groundbreaking of $1.7B project

Sep. 08, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said growing threats around the world underscore the importance of a $1.7 billion project that will expand capacity and improve efficiency at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Getting vessels repaired and overhauled on time...

US infrastructure deal includes $3.5B for land border posts

Sep. 01, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

HIGHGATE SPRINGS, Vt. (AP) — A giant infrastructure deal being considered by Congress includes $3.5 billion for improvements to 30 land ports of entry on both the Canadian and Mexican borders, officials said Wednesday. Vermont Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and...

Money for New Orleans projects stalled by Republican leaders

Aug. 19, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican elected leaders Thursday stalled millions of dollars in state financing for New Orleans construction projects at the Superdome, schools, hospitals and the city's port, a decision that comes only days after the mayor enacted new coronavirus...

Dredging halts Kentucky-Missouri ferry service

Aug. 19, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Dredging work has halted service by a ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri, officials said. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry halted service Wednesday and won't resume for three or four days while the U.S....

Feds approve project to build new Newark airport monorail

Aug. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A $2 billion project to replace Newark Liberty International Airport’s aging and problem-plagued monorail has received environmental approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. With Tuesday’s announcement, the Port Authority of New York...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 13, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Claim that $2.5...

Connecticut likely to reap billions from infrastructure bill

Aug. 10, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is poised to receive billions of dollars in additional federal transportation funding for rail and bus projects, bridge and road repairs, carbon emissions reduction efforts, new electric vehicle charging stations and other initiatives under the $1 trillion...

$125M Amazon cargo hub, 1,000 jobs coming to Newark airport

Aug. 06, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioners have approved a 20-year lease of two Newark Liberty International Airport buildings for a regional air cargo hub. Under the lease, Amazon will redevelop two 1990s vintage buildings into a...

Port of Savannah is moving record-breaking volumes of cargo

Jul. 26, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Port of Savannah is now moving record-breaking volumes of cargo. For the first time ever, the Port of Savannah has moved 5.3 million 20-foot equivalent container units in a fiscal year, Georgia Ports announced Monday. That means it has grown its...