House and Senate negotiators Monday released a compromise water infrastructure bill — with some long-anticipated federal dollars for harbor deepening projects at Port Everglades and Charleston — and plan to send it to President Obama’s desk before the end of the week.
US Infrastructure News
WCI Recognizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers For Safeguarding American Public, Urges Continued, Safe Operation of Locks and Dams
02 Dec 2016
South Carolina state officials say a dispute with the two major Eastern railroads won’t threaten the 2019 opening of an intermodal terminal at the Port of Charleston, but the railroads say that hinges on a design change.
29 Nov 2016
President-elect Trump’s nomination for Department of Transportation chief, Elaine Chao, has a track record of rolling back regulation and a pro-business bent.
10 Nov 2016
Democrats and Republican alike are encouraged that a Trump Administration could inject freight infrastructure with a much-needed funding boost.
24 Oct 2016
After years being bandied about, a planned $3 billion container terminal on the Georgia-South Carolina border took a major step forward last week when the US Army Corps of Engineers formally began its review of the project.
14 Oct 2016
TraPac plans to nearly double the size of its marine terminal at the Port of Oakland.
07 Oct 2016
For years, ports have pushed to ensure that all Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collections are used for dredging and not diverted to other uses.
30 Sep 2016
US ports so far have been doing a reasonably good job loading and unloading mega-ships within the required berthing windows, but carriers’ relentless deployment of ever-larger vessels will soon catch up with terminal operators.
29 Sep 2016
The South Carolina Ports Authority is suing a pair of contractors over the initial design of a containment area that ultimately will support the wharf of a new cargo terminal in North Charleston.
16 Sep 2016
The US Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the Water Resources Development Act, setting up final passage for the legislation.
13 Sep 2016
The Port of Charleston and the state of South Carolina over the next decade will spend a combined $2.2 billion to handle New Panamax ships.
02 Sep 2016
The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have completed work for a depth of 50 feet.
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