Healy heads to Arctic in support of scientific research

Healy heads to Arctic in support of scientific research

(SEATTLE) — The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy (WAGB 20) departed Seattle on Wednesday, beginning its months-long Arctic deployment. The crew will support scientists conducting three distinct missions. The first mission is supporting the Arctic Observing Network, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). During this mission, the cutter will service subsurface moorings in the Beaufort Sea, north of…
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Ports of Indiana launches container terminal initiative

Ports of Indiana launches container terminal initiative

(PORTAGE, Ind.) — The Ports of Indiana Commission on Thursday approved Resolution 24-01 to launch “The Indiana Container Initiative” in support of developing multiple international container terminals within the state of Indiana. As a statewide port authority, Ports of Indiana operates multiple facilities on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, but the state’s ports do not currently handle container shipments.…
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Construction begins on nation’s largest offshore wind port

Construction begins on nation’s largest offshore wind port

(NEW YORK) — Officials on Monday announced the start of construction on what will be the nation’s largest dedicated offshore wind port at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT). The project will accelerate the clean energy transition, advance progress toward the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) goal to develop 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035, and…
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Main channel fully restored at Port of Baltimore

Main channel fully restored at Port of Baltimore

(BALTIMORE) — As part of the Unified Command response to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Navy supervisor of salvage and diving on Monday restored the Fort McHenry Federal Channel to its original operational dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep for commercial maritime transit through the…
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S.C. bridge closes after boxship’s propulsion malfunction

S.C. bridge closes after boxship’s propulsion malfunction

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — The U.S. Coast Guard and numerous state and local agencies responded to an incident Wednesday involving a containership on the Cooper River in Charleston. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watch standers received a report at 12:17 p.m. from the Charleston Harbor Pilots about a containership, MSC Michigan VII, experiencing a malfunction with the systems controlling its propulsion on…
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Salvors remove final truss blocking Baltimore channel

Salvors remove final truss blocking Baltimore channel

(BALTIMORE) — Ten weeks after the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, salvage crews removed the final large steel truss segment blocking the 700-foot-wide Fort McHenry Federal Channel on June 3 and 4. The span collapsed after being hit by the containership Dali on March 26. Using concrete breakers, underwater surveys and oxyacetylene torches, they separated tons of concrete…
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N.Y. finalizes new contracts for two offshore wind farms

N.Y. finalizes new contracts for two offshore wind farms

(ALBANY, N.Y.) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the finalization of new contracts for Empire Wind 1, a planned 810-megawatt project (developed by Equinor), and Sunrise Wind, a planned 924-megawatt project (developed by Orsted and Eversource) as the result of New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation. The two offshore wind projects, totaling over 1,700 megawatts, will produce…
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Great Lakes limestone trade up sharply in May

Great Lakes limestone trade up sharply in May

(CLEVELAND) — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in May, an increase of 33.9 percent compared to a year ago. May’s loadings were also above the month’s five-year average by 6 percent. Loadings from U.S. quarries increased 42.2 percent compared to 2023 to 3.2 million tons. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 734,489 tons, an increase…
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