Associated Terminals’ Management Group Announces Acquisition of S.H. Bell Company

CONVENT, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Associated Terminals, a leading provider of stevedoring and marine services, is proud to announce that its management group has purchased S.H. Bell Company and its subsidiaries. S.H. Bell will continue to operate independently in its existing trade and under its well-recognized name, and the existing management team will remain in place to manage…
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Port of New Orleans Announces $7.1 million in Federal Funding for Sustainability Infrastructure to Reduce Emissions and Slow Global Climate Change

NEW ORLEANS-April 25, 2024 – The Port of New Orleans announced today that it has been awarded $7,117,567 from the Federal Highway Administration’s Reducing Truck Emissions at Port Facilities (RTEPF) Grant program that is funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “Continually upgrading our ports is essential to attract new businesses and keep and…
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Port of Brownsville Business Park Lands First Tenant

The Port of Brownsville in April announced a ceremonial groundbreaking for its first tenant at the Port of Brownsville Business Park, Westa Inc. The ceremony, held Thursday, April 18, marks a significant milestone in the development of the port’s 118-acre business park. Westa Inc., a major player in the agricultural industry, will invest $20 million…
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The First International Ship of 2024 Arrives at the Port of Chicago!

On April 5th the IIPD Board Chair Ivan Solis, 10th Ward Alderman Peter Chico and the management of the IIPD and NASCO welcomed its first international vessel of the 2024 shipping season at the Port of Chicago. Known as a “Salty” in the maritime industry, the Wagenborg MV Beatrix was the first ship to arrive, crossing the…
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Port of Brownsville Awards $1,000 Scholarships to High School Graduates

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, April 26, 2024 - Thirty-two graduating high school seniors have been selected to receive the Brownsville Navigation District’s (BND) 2024 Port of Brownsville Scholarship. The recipients will each receive $1,000 scholarships upon enrollment in a college, university, or technical school. The scholarship winners – selected for their academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and work…
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NOAA is increasing the frequency of nautical chart updatesElectronic navigational chart updates will now be available for download Monday through Friday

NOAA electronic navigational charts (NOAA ENC®) are vector data sets that support all types of marine navigation. Originally designed for large commercial vessels, ENCs are used in computer navigation programs and mobile applications on many types of ships, including recreational vessels. NOAA ENCs provide real time ship positioning, as well as collision and grounding avoidance.…
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