HCPHC Receives $7.32 Million Funding for Port Bienville Intermodal Expansion Project Phase 1

KILN, MISS: The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $7.32 million in Transportation Housing & Urban Development funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the FY24 appropriations bill. This significant funding is specifically designated for the Port Bienville Railroad Intermodal Expansion Project.…

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Tessa Andres, IRPT earns Maritime Port Executive

Tessa Andres, Administrative Assistant of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) earns her Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certification from the International Association of Maritime & Port Executives (IAMPE). Tessa graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelors in political science and pre-law. She is an aspiring maritime attorney with an emphasis on transactional law.…

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The Port of Pittsburgh Partners with OpenTug to connect shippers with terminals

The Port of Pittsburgh Partners with OpenTug to connect shippers with terminals PITTSBURGH, PA– March 5, 2024– OpenTug, a leading provider of marine transportation logistics software, is thrilled to unveil its latest collaboration with the Port of Pittsburgh Commission. This strategic partnership aims to grow commerce along the Pittsburgh region’s three rivers by helping shippers…

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HCPHC Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Skydweller Aero’s New Temporary Hangar

KILN, MISS: Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission in collaboration with Skydweller  Aero hosted a ribbon cutting for their new temporary hangar on Thursday, February  22nd at Stennis International Airport. The new hangar houses Skydweller Aero’s solar  powered unmanned aerial vehicle. With a wingspan of 236 feet and weight of about  5,000 pounds, the plane…

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TranSystems to Increase Infrastructure Support to the Inland Waterways

TranSystems recognizes the pivotal role that Inland River Ports play in driving economic vitality across the nation. As lifelines connecting vast regions, these ports serve as critical gateways for the efficient transport of goods, fostering economic growth, and enhancing supply chain resilience. Our comprehensive expertise encompasses a spectrum of services tailored to the unique needs…

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IRPT’s We Work the Waterways Introduces Students to Maritime Careers

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The maritime industry is one of Louisiana’s top economic drivers and is only continuing to grow. That’s why industry professionals are introducing students to all the opportunities a career on the water can have. Captain Kenny Brown says he loves showing off the industry to the next generation. “It’s right…

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Innovative Dredge Allows Port Of Morgan City To Thrive

What does refitting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) for space tourism, operating a sprawling scrapyard, loading components onto a barge bound for Venture Global’s forthcoming LNG export facility in Plaquemines Parish and building berthing barges and submarine drydocks for the U.S. Navy all have in common? All are projects underway along the Morgan City, La.,…

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Port NOLA Announces $226 Million Landmark Grant Award for the Louisiana International Terminal Project

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) today announced that it has been awarded an additional $226,220,195 in federal grant dollars to assist in building the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT), which will create thousands of jobs, drive the economy and position Louisiana as the premier international Gulf gateway. The U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congress…

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