ME PORTS: Maine Commissions Infrastructure Study

Maine ports stand to benefit from development of offshore wind generation, but must overcome persistent personnel shortages

ME PORTS: Maine Commissions Infrastructure Study

15.August, August ME – The State of Maine Governor’s Energy Office has contracted the Xodus Group to undertake an Offshore Wind Supply Chain and Workforce Opportunity Assessment (State of Maine RFP# 202105074), as an initial step toward developing Maine’s offshore wind assets. The Assessment is part of the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap initiative, and will consume ~$300,000 of […]

MC: New Bedford Parcel to Support Windfarms

Cannon Street Power Station will be developed to stage and support offshore wind energy projects

MC: New Bedford Parcel to Support Windfarms

14.July, New Bedford MA – The decommissioned Cannon Street Power Station will be developed to stage and support offshore wind energy projects, and possibly serve the New Bedford fishing fleet as an additional offloading site. The redevelopment plan is pending on the announced sale of nearly the entire site by Eversource Energy and Sprague Resources, […]

DRVN Salt Objects to Wind Development at Port of New London

Dredging Permit gets objection from ousted tenant at New London

DRVN Salt Objects to Wind Development at Port of New London

Ousted New London salt distributor, DRVN, is not giving up quietly. After operating at the port since 2014, DRVN had its 3.5 acre lease canceled in February to make way for a conversion at the port to wind turbine business for offshore wind projects. According to formal objections to dredging permits filed May 3rd by […]

Connecticut Bonds for $340 million of Infrastructure, Ignores Rail. $55 Mil for Port of New London

Low Interest Rates Prompt Capital Spending on Highways

Connecticut Bonds for $340 million of Infrastructure, Ignores Rail.  $55 Mil for Port of New London

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on April 16th led the Connecticut State Bond Commission to approve $340 million in special capital spending, funded with new bonds (despite a previous debt diet pledge) for  a variety of highway projects, tens of millions of affordable housing, state buildings and $55 million in funds to dredge and develop the […]

POM: Longshoremen Issue 72-Hour Notice of Indefinite Strike

POM: Longshoremen Issue 72-Hour Notice of Indefinite Strike

23.April – MONTREAL QC – The Port of Montreal Longshoremen have given a 72-hour notice for an indefinite strike beginning on Monday, 26.April to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local (CUPE) 375, which represents over 1,100 longshoremen at Montreal’s port, said the full strike came as a response to […]

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

CP, Hapag-Lloyd and DP World Look to Make Port of Saint John the Prince Rupert of the East

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

22.February, Saint John NB – The 4,115 TEU Hapag-Lloyd GLASGOW EXPRESS, due in to Saint John on 25.February, will inaugurate a new container service partnership between H-L, Canadian Pacific Railways (CP), and DP World Saint John (DPW-SJ). GLASGOW EXPRESS has been on a cycle visiting regular ports (Italy, Spain, and Morocco), and the Saint John […]

MassPort: Boston Harbor Expansion Progresses Past Milestone

HARBOR NAVIGATION IMPROVED WITH DEEPER CHANNELS, BETTER ANCHORAGE, LARGER TURNING BASIN FOR 14K TEU SHIPS

MassPort: Boston Harbor Expansion Progresses Past Milestone

03.December, Boston MA  – Phase II of the Boston Harbor Dredging Project was completed ahead of schedule by nearly one full year. Approximately 12 million cu.yds of material was removed to: Deepen and widen the Broad Sound North Channel to -51 ft Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), Deepen and widen the Main Ship Channel to the […]

CP Looks to Secure Second Steamship Line at Saint John in 2021

CP Looks to Secure Second Steamship Line at Saint John in 2021

Following on Hapag-Lloyd’s announced 2021 container service shift to Saint John, CP CEO Keith Creel hinted that a second weekly steamship line will be calling on the Port of Saint John by the end of 2021. CP is aggressively marketing container business while it serves less than half the number of ports that competitor CN […]

PHFX: 15k TEU “CHILE” is Latest Ultramax into Halifax

PHFX: 15k TEU “CHILE” is Latest Ultramax into Halifax

08.December, Halifax, NS – CMA CGM “CHILE,” rated at 15,072 TEU, made its first call at Port of Halifax’s expanded quay, following recent calls by her sisters “BRAZIL” (10.Sept) and “PANAMA” (21.Sept), establishing the port as a consistent North American call for the line’s weekly Columbus JAX service. Originating in Yantian, China and making five […]

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