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Texas’ Intracoastal Waterway Wins Marine Highway Status

June 9, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation’s application to designate the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Brownsville to Port Arthur as Marine Highway 69 has been approved by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. This designation allows TxDOT and…

Texas Transportation Commission Approves $20 million Funding for Road Improvement Projects at State Ports

March 2, 2016 - in Financial, Transportation

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $20 million in funding for road improvements at Texas ports to help ensure their continued…

Cargo Volumes Handled by U.S. Seaports on the Rise

February 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

Seaports are seeing a steady rise in waterborne cargo volumes according to a newly released U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s report. Overall, 2014 freight…

Lt. Governor Patrick Launches Major Initiative on Texas Ports

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced an initiative that will ensure Texas continues to have great ports and is a world leader along the Gulf Coast. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has been on a listening tour since the end of session traveling across…

Ports Association Urges Quick Passage of Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

April 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

April 16, 2015—As the unified and recognized voice of Western Hemisphere seaports, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) today applauded introduction of The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015),…

Hydrographic Survey Charting Using GIS for Ports

February 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling

STEVENAGE, United Kingdom, Feb. 9, 2015—PD Ports is streamlining the way it shares hydrographic data by using GIS software from British software developer, Cadcorp. Captain Jerry Drewitt, Harbour Master for Teesport and Hartlepool explains. “Teesport is…

Siemens to Bring eHighway Demonstration to California

Siemens has been selected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to install an eHighway system in the proximity of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two largest ports in the U.S. Siemens eHighway is the electrification of select…

EPA to Work with Ports to Improve Environmental Performance

April 8, 2014 - in Environment, Projects, Transportation

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting the “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit to mark the kickoff of a new EPA initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance. EPA will also award $4.2 million…

President Renews Call to Invest in America’s Ports and Infrastructure

November 11, 2013 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

On November 8th, President Obama spoke from the Port of New Orleans, one of the nation’s largest ports, where he  reiterated his call to invest in rebuilding America’s infrastructure, including strategic ports along the Mississippi River such as the Port…