Latest Port and harbor construction News

Plans proceed to build new bus terminal in New York

May. 23, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York are moving forward, a sign that the interstate feuding that stalled the process over the last several years may finally be coming to an end. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday that it is starting a...

Crews discover decades-old relics in downtown Port Huron

May. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — While digging along East Quay Street downtown, construction crews recently discovered a slew of decades-old relics from another time in Port Huron. "They were putting in the new light conduits for the new street lighting that's going to come through here," Bill Warren, city...

Democrats may fund parts of Trump's $4.5B border request

May. 14, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of a...

Fort Madison takes step toward cruise ship dock project

May. 14, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A southeastern Iowa city council has taken a step toward making the city a future stop for Mississippi River cruise ships. The Fort Madison council approved further talks between city staffers and Viking Cruise Lines representatives. The Swiss-based company is planning seven-day...

Oakland Athletics get to first base in stadium quest

May. 13, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have gotten to first base in their quest for a new stadium. The city's port commission on Monday took a first step in providing land at Howard Terminal, where the A's hope to build a 35,000-seat stadium as part of a housing and retail development. Commissioners...

USS Missouri undergoes restoration ahead of war anniversary

May. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A section of the USS Missouri is being repaired as part of a $3 million restoration project to address rust and other deterioration on the Pearl Harbor memorial ahead of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The 887-foot (270-meter) Missouri was the site of Japan's unconditional...

Xi: China wants to expand sprawling infrastructure project

Apr. 27, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping called for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support Saturday for a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing's strategic influence. Xi spoke at a gathering of leaders to celebrate the...

Anchorage hires consultants to review Port of Alaska project

Apr. 25, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage officials have hired consultants to help determine the best path forward for the stalled modernization project of the Port of Alaska. The Anchorage Assembly's Enterprise and Utility Oversight Committee approved a $45,000 contract last week for the project management firm...

Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

Apr. 24, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A conference this week showcasing a Chinese initiative to help build ports, railways and other infrastructure in the developing world is casting a spotlight on complaints the projects leave some countries with too much debt. Asian and African leaders plan to press for relief from politically...

China downplays political impact of global development push

Apr. 19, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that a conference to promote the initiative to be held...