Latest Port and harbor construction News

Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot

Aug. 22, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn't fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of substance abuse and suicide. One...

Weekslong migrant standoffs in Med becoming 'new normal'

Aug. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A rescue ship carrying 356 people, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean off Libya is nearing two weeks at sea without being assigned a safe port to offload its traumatized passengers — a situation one charity worker decried as "the new normal" as Europe fails to devise a...

China's rust belt looks abroad as growth slows, tariffs bite

Aug. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

YINGKOU, China (AP) — From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China's northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, the Belt and Road Initiative is...

Agency: Oxygen injectors pass crucial test in Georgia harbor

Aug. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Machines designed to inject extra oxygen into the Savannah River to help fish breathe exceeded expectations in a two-month test run earlier this year, a federal agency said Thursday in a report that's critical to completing a $973 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port...

Correction: Automation Business-Expansion story

Aug. 12, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — In a story Aug. 11 about a Romeo, Michigan-based engineering company creating jobs in Port Huron, The Associated Press reported erroneously about R & E Automated Systems plans. It is expanding to Port Huron, not moving there from Romeo. A corrected version of the story is...

Body found in Georgia river during search for port worker

Aug. 2, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia agency says a body has been recovered from the water near the Port of Savannah, where crews had been searching for a construction worker who fell into the river. Mark McKinnon of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said fishermen in the Savannah River found the body...

Crews search near Georgia port for worker who fell in river

Aug. 1, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are still searching for a missing construction worker at the Port of Savannah a day after the contractor fell into the water near the docks. News outlets report two workers fell into the Savannah River after the boat they were on bumped into a barge Wednesday. One of them...

Georgia, South Carolina commit $1.29M more to joint port

Jul. 30, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia and South Carolina on Tuesday committed an additional $1.29 million toward developing a port terminal on the Savannah River that would be jointly operated by the neighboring states. Nearly $830,000 of the project's fiscal 2020 budget will pay for a year of work on the detailed...

$7.6M contract awarded for Cape May beach replenishment

Jul. 26, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $7.6 million contract to periodically replenish beaches at the southern tip of New Jersey. The agency says it has hired Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois to maintain and widen beaches in the Cape May area. It's...

Expansion completed at Virginia International Gateway

Jul. 24, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Port of Virginia's $320 million expansion has been completed at the Virginia International Gateway marine container terminal. State officials said the completion of the expansion is a significant milestone as the port works to increase cargo and container capacity at its two...