In an announcement that indicates how a natural disaster can affect roadways for years, the Oregon Department of Transportation told the public to be ready in April for two weeks of delays on US 395 south of Canyon City for special tree-clearing work. ODOT said its crews plan to bring down "hundreds of hazard trees" along the highway that were damaged by the 2015 Canyon Creek Complex Fire. The work is scheduled to start April 9 and continue for about two weeks along nearly si
March 30,2018-President Trump visited Richfield, Ohio, March 29 to talk up his infrastructure investment ideas, as part of an administration effort to build momentum for his plan to invest $200 billion in new federal funds over a decade to spur more than $1.5 trillion in total project spending. He spoke at a union worker training center in the town located between Cleveland and Akron, accompanied by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta . T
MARCH 30, 2018 — A proposal from NYK Line and Oshima Shipbuilding for a joint R&D plan to develop an LNG fueled post-panamax bulk carrier has been approved by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as part of its effort to support the introduction of cutting-edge vessels. The MLIT program, introduced last October, aims to improve the productivity of Japan's maritime industry and bolster its global competitiveness by approving plans for R&D, man
The service started as a monthly service earlier this year. According to Höegh, it provides customers with a shorter transit-time from the USA and Mexico to Australia.
Brendan Wallis, Höegh's representative in Australia, said: "From Mexico's Lázaro Cardenas this is the quickest ro-ro connection available in the market to Australia and New Zealand.
"The new service also offers a very fast connection for exporters in Oceania, via Singapore, to Africa, Middle East, Southeas
Amid rising intermodal traffic, the Port of Los Angeles plans a $130-million public-private partnership to develop a new container staging facility. The busiest U.S. container port will build the 5.5-million square foot Harbor Performance Enhancement Center (HPEC) with Macquarie Principal Finance on Terminal Island, proximal to the marine center’s container terminals. Union Pacific and BNSF operate intermodal trains from the port. The 110-acre hub is projected to move 3,500 t
Unlike other zones of this kind, construction of infrastructure and the recruitment of businesses are advancing simultaneously at Mariel The first Special Economic Zone appeared in Ireland, in 1959. By the end of the 1960s, ten existed around the world. In less than a decade, the initiative took off and allowed countries establishing them to experience accelerated economic growth. In Latin America, during these years, specifically in 1964, a Special Zone was created in Colomb
A rendering of what a planned inland container vessel would look like on the Mississippi River at St. Louis. American Patriot Holdings image. Anticipating rising container traffic with the advent of new Mississippi River vessels, port officials in Missouri and southern Louisiana signed agreements recently to share marketing, studies and data. The arrival of bigger containerships through the expanded Panama Canal to the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast has port planners looking a
Earlier this month, the Panama Canal hosted international experts at an event to discuss ways the global maritime community can adopt more sustainable practices to deliver on their commitments to reducing carbon emissions. During “The Green Connection and the New Challenges of the Maritime Industry” event, the Panama Canal welcomed international experts including Dr. Alkut Olcer, World Maritime University Professor, and Dr. Jose Matheickal from the International Maritime Orga
DJ Gribbin, President Trump's infrastructure policy adviser, is departing the White House as the administration's rebuilding plan appears to have hit a wall in Congress. Gribbin, who led the Trump administration's push for an infrastructure proposal that was released in February, is "moving on to new opportunities," according to a White House official. “Since he joined the team early last year, DJ has played an important part in coordinating the Administration-wide process be
On March 29, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new $1.3 trillion spending package, of which $21.2 billion will be allocated for infrastructure spending. The new injection will fund the government through September 2018. The House passed the bill with a vote of 256-167 and the Senate followed suit with a vote of 65-32. Such voting trends suggest bipartisan approval of the new injection, which will be put towards a variety of projects across transportation, energ