Longshore workers from Oregon and Washington say they get a positive response when they talk about Mitsui’s taxpayer-funded infrastructure upgrades and negative impact on Northwest jobs
VANCOUVER, WA (April 25, 2013) – Washington and Oregon-based longshore workers, locked out of their longtime workplace United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver USA since February [...]
”The Port of Los Angeles is a critical economic engine to the Los Angeles region,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. ”Completion of this project means that the Port will remain competitive globally, and continue to be a strong source for jobs and regional revenue growth for years to come.”
Conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers [...]
Hanjin Shipping Company Ltd. will not be building a $300 million container shipping terminal at the Port of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Port Authority Interim CEO Roy Schleicher said Thursday morning.
Weakness in the economy caused the project’s demise, not the 47-foot dredging depth planned for the St. Johns River shipping channel, which Jaxport voted to pursue [...]
Four lower Columbia River ports have tentatively agreed to buy Howard Island for $1.32 million, ending a dozen years of negotiations with the owner and avoiding a costly court battle.
Port of Longview commissioners on Tuesday approved their share of the deal, which is about $187,000. Port of Vancouver commissioners also approved the deal Tuesday, [...]
Dredging of the Port’s Main Channel and turning basins has already been completed. The final phase of the project involves removal of dredge surcharge material and completion of a shallow water habitat in the outer harbor.
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission yesterday approved $7.5 million for the final phase of the Port of Los [...]
The current I-5 bridge offers 178 feet of vertical clearance when the lift span is raised. That puts the existing bridges in the same league with the Astoria-Megler Bridge (193 feet,) the Longview, Wash. span (187 feet,) and the Glenn Jackson I-205 bridge (144 feet.) The proposed Columbia River Crossing, designed to replace the [...]
Politico, a major blog about Capitol Hill, took notice of the Panama Canal expansion and published this post this week:
The promise of a Panama Canal expansion has spurred a flurry of legislative pleas and proposals.
Too bad it’s largely hype.
Improvements completed on the canal by 2014 will allow ships twice as big to [...]
The L.A. times reports that ‘The Fabiola, owned by Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Co., can carry 12,500 containers. The ship is just 30 feet shorter than the Empire State Building is tall, as wide as a 10-lane freeway and big enough to carry the contents of eight 1-million-square-foot warehouses.’
The largest cargo container ship to [...]
Port of Stockton
A total of $5.3 million has been allocated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve the shipping channel from Stockton to San Francisco Bay, says Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.
The largest portion — $4,491,720 — was awarded for operations and maintenance dredging at the Port of Stockton.
In an article called “Facing up to falling volumes,” Port Strategy published the following excerpt:
With one eye on declining traffic volumes, Los Angeles and Long Beach are maintaining that the situation is not as bad as it seems. Long Beach is suffering more, with October down by 20% over the previous year. Port officials [...]
Long Beach channel deepening project. Image by Port of Long Beach.
Dredging of the Main Channel and a key turning basin for ships in the Port of Long Beach has been completed, marking a major milestone in an ongoing $40 million project by the Port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve [...]
California’s shipping channels are in desperate need of dredging and maintenance.
The money to do the work is in the Federal Harbor Maintenance trust fund, but the feds won’t release the nearly $6 billion in that fund.
“Carriers don’t mind paying, shippers don’t mind paying if they get something in return on their dollar,” [...]
It’s commendable that Deal, a Republican, and Reed, a Democrat, have put aside their partisan preferences to work together on a [port deepening] project that could benefit all Georgians. In today’s stormy political atmosphere, I wish there were more examples of this kind of bipartisanship.
Deal, however, is confronting some political hurdles he may not [...]
The federal government will give the Port of Oakland $18 million in the next fiscal year to help the port keep its shipping channel 50 feet deep, the port announced this week.
The money is being distributed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and will be used by the port to maintain its vital [...]