Latest Port and harbor construction News

Port Miami navigates stormy seas in pandemic

Jul. 6, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is roiling the seas at Port Miami. The Miami Herald reports that while some terminal construction has continued amid the pandemic, much of the $7 billion passenger cruise economy associated with PortMiami is drydocked, as is the $2 billion the industry generates at...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, shows a note to Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House has approved a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin, File)

House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

Jul. 1, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports...

Everett port construction remodel project loses $15.5M grant

Jun. 26, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state port has lost a crucial chunk of funding over a technicality for a construction and remodeling project of a former paper and pulp mill shuttered in 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation has rescinded a $15.5 million grant for the Port of Everett's plan to...

Indiana gets $545K for steel barge shuttle along Ohio River

Jun. 20, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's ports authority has landed a more than $545,000 federal grant for a planned steel barge shuttle that officials say will boost steel coil shipments at the state’s Ohio River port in Jeffersonville. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant will support the...

Public hearing scheduled for work plans after dock collapse

Jun. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — State officials are expected to hear public comment about a company’s plan for shoreline work following a dock collapse and spill along the Detroit River in Detroit. Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has scheduled an online public hearing Tuesday...

Army Corps of Engineers approves $618M plan for Port of Nome

Jun. 11, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a $618 million plan to expand the Port of Nome. Congressional approval is now the final hurdle for a long-sought plan for a deep-water port in Western Alaska, The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday. The Port of Nome Modification...

Dredging at Indiana canal to accommodate full barges

Jun. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — More sediment will be removed from an Indiana canal to allow barges with full loads to use waterway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to dredge 182,300 cubic yards (139,378.48 cubic meters) of sediment from the Indianan Harbor Ship Canal, The Times of Northwest Indiana ...

Anchorage lawsuit over port construction allowed to proceed

May. 28, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge allowed a lawsuit filed by Anchorage to proceed against the U.S. Maritime Administration over more than $300 million in failed construction at the city’s port. The judge denied the administration's motion for judgment concerning work done on the Port of...

Mississippi State Port director leaving for job in Florida

May. 23, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The director who has overseen expansion of the Mississippi State Port of Gulfport in recent years is resigning June 30 to accept a job in Florida. Jonathan Daniels will become the chief executive officer and executive director at Port Everglades in Broward County. He said he will be...

Virginia Port Authority CEO to retire next year

May. 20, 2020 3:20 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The head of the Virginia Port Authority who oversaw an expansion of the port's operations and profits will retire next year. John F. Reinhart made the announcement about his March 2021 retirement at the authority’s commissioners meeting on Tuesday, news outlets reported....