Latest Port and harbor construction News

Port of Boston welcomes its biggest container ship ever

Jan. 16, 2022 13:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The largest container ship ever to call on the Port of Boston arrived Sunday following an $850 million project to make way for larger vessels. Port officials hailed the arrival of the Ever Fortune as the beginning a “new chapter” for Boston as it works to keep up...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. January 9, 2022. Editorial: Florida legislative session promises little drama amid election-year spending spree On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature will start its annual session with an upbeat speech by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the promise of big boosts...

Aberdeen port work expected to spur NE Mississippi economy

Jan. 08, 2022 11:31 AM EST

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — Community leaders in northeast Mississippi expect a recent infusion of funds from the federal government to spur economic development around the Port of Aberdeen. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the $4 million in funding as part of an...

Nearly $232M project to upgrade freight rail in Alabama

Jan. 04, 2022 15:50 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A nearly $232 million project funded mostly by Norfolk Southern Corp. will upgrade rail transportation between the Port of Mobile and central Alabama, the governor's office said Tuesday. Gov. Kay Ivey's office said the A-USA Corridor, which is meant to...

New Mexico utility adds electric vehicles to fleet

Dec. 29, 2021 12:52 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider received a few more electric vehicles this week and reiterated its commitment Wednesday to building its fleet over the coming years. Public Service Co. of New Mexico announced that it now has 38 electric vehicles...

Marquette awarded $1.6 million grant for port improvements

Dec. 29, 2021 12:32 PM EST

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Some port facilities in Marquette are in line for upgrades with a $1.6 million U.S. Maritime Administration Port Infrastructure Development Program grant. Officials said the work will involve improving port infrastructure, dredging encroaching sediment to...

Construction to start soon on elevated stretch of La. 1

Dec. 23, 2021 12:35 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Construction will begin early next year on a $463 million project that will add 8.3 miles (13.4 kilometers) of elevated highway in Louisiana's Lafourche Parish. State highway chief Shawn Wilson executed the contract with James Construction last month and the...

Buttigieg doles out $241M to US ports to boost supply chain

Dec. 23, 2021 12:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is awarding more than $241 million in grants to bolster U.S ports, part of the Biden administration's near-term plan to address America's clogged supply chain with infrastructure improvements to speed the flow of goods. The...

Army Corps begins dredging of the Cape Henry Channel

Dec. 21, 2021 10:06 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a California-based contractor have started removing mud, sand and other materials from the Cape Henry Channel as part of a larger project supporting the Ports of Baltimore and Virginia. About 2.4 million cubic yards (1.8 million...

Anchorage wins lawsuit over failed port construction

Dec. 10, 2021 16:46 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage has won its lawsuit with a federal agency over failed construction at the state’s largest port. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Edward J. Damich on Thursday found the U.S. Maritime Administration breached its 2003 and 2011 agreements with the...