In the 17 years since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started its reconnaissance study of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, other countries have accomplished a tad more in terms of marine infrastructure projects.
News & Analysis
24 Nov 2014
WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. port industry’s celebration earlier this year for pressuring Congress to pass legislation aimed at boosting federal funding on a set schedule for the next decade may be short-lived.
20 Oct 2014
State and federal politicians are balking at the potential privatization of the Port of Boston’s busiest terminal, an option brought forth by the port authority as it continues to look for ways to erase a funding shortfall totaling $200 million.
21 Sep 2014
U.S. ports are under increasing pressure to modernize their facilities to handle larger vessels and keep their existing infrastructure up to par. Fortunately, for some ports, Uncle Sam is giving them a boost via Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
15 Sep 2014
Work is scheduled to begin in October on a $30 million dredging project to widen a bend at the entrance of the channel at Port Freeport, Texas, in order to allow transit by larger ships.
02 Sep 2014
Dredging to restore the ship channel at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, to its authorized 36-foot depth has begun after years of delays.
10 Jul 2014
Ship pilots at the Port of Savannah, who said earlier this week that vessels wider than 142 feet must transit the Savannah River during flood tide, now say the ships may move at other times if they are assisted by two tractor tugs.
30 May 2014
Congressional appropriators, or those with the purse strings, aren’t bound to follow the guidance set forth by the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which President Barack Obama is expected to soon sign into law.
05 Feb 2014
Although its channel depth is supposed to be 38 feet at the harbor entrance, Brunswick, Ga., currently has only 31 feet at low tide due to shoaling and inadequate funding for dredging, constraining shipping at one of the nation’s largest auto gateways.