Latest News for: Port funding


Sign company offered incentives package

Muskogee Phoenix 07 Mar 2021
Muskogee City-County Port Authority initiated efforts to secure funding for an incentives package that would attract an investment worth more than $1.26 million and add 24 new jobs to the local manufacturing sector ... Synar emphasized the fact that any incentive is contingent upon approval of funding by foundation board members.

Amtrak expansion faces hurdles

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 07 Mar 2021
A city councilman, Joel Daves, said any city money spent toward expanding rail service in the Gulf Coast corridor was simply funding a "joy ride for the affluent." ... In Mobile, local officials made city funding for Amtrak expansion contingent on, among others, a study showing that the port of Mobile would not be harmed by Amtrak expansion.

Ohio infrastructure bests national grade in multiple categories

Springfield News-Sun 07 Mar 2021
The other categories are bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, hazardous waste, inland waterways, levees, parks, ports, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, storm water, transit and wastewater infrastructure ... Ohio did worse than the national grade in two categories — drinking water infrastructure, which received a D+, and ports, which got a C.

DP World and Canada’s CDPQ sign port and logistics park deal in Indonesia

The National 06 Mar 2021
DP World and Canada’s CDPQ plan $4.5bn of new investments in port terminals ... The ports and terminals investment platform was first set up by DP World and CDPQ, a Canadian asset management firm that oversees Quebec’s public pension fund, in 2016. Since its launch, the $8.2bn DP World-CDPQ platform has invested in 10 port terminals globally.

EU approves $155mn to back Syrian refugees

The Siasat Daily 06 Mar 2021
Beirut, March 6 ... For Lebanon, the funds will also help to alleviate the consequences of the Port of Beirut blasts last August, which affected both Syrian refugees and the local people ... Lebanon, which remains the country hosting the largest number of refugees per capita, currently hosts an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees, according to the UN ... .

Biden administration faces GOP outcry for saying no border ‘crisis’

Finger Lakes Times 06 Mar 2021
... bill that would not only address the root causes that leader McCarthy referenced in his letter, but would move beyond the policy of funding ineffective border walls by investing in smart security at ports of entry and would also create a pathway to citizenship,” Psaki said.

Biden Attempts Bipartisan Push For Infrastructure Package

Yahoo Daily News 06 Mar 2021
Read full article. News185 March 2021, 12.57 am·3-min read. WASHINGTON ... It not only creates jobs, but it makes us a helluva lot more competitive around the world if we have the best infrastructure ... The prospect of funding roads, bridges, ports, broadband and other infrastructure is a chance for Biden to rebuild his relationship with Republicans ... .

2021 Utah Legislature wrapped: Lawmakers exert control over COVID-19 restrictions

Deseret News 06 Mar 2021
Rural Utah and economic development projects like the Utah Inland Port Authority also saw big commitments of cash. Lawmakers funded $115 million for an “infrastructure bank,” a new mechanism to stash state money to be used as loans for future development , including $75 million for Utah Inland Port Authority projects on and off the Wasatch Front.

Letter: Bill proposing a $75 million Inland Port slush fund should at least commit to ...

The Salt Lake Tribune 05 Mar 2021
That fund would subsidize heavily-polluting operations of private businesses (diesel trucks, switching yards, warehouses) at the Inland Port next to the airport ... If there must be an Inland Port, and taxpayers must provide a slush fund to subsidize it, then SB243 should at least ...

Oregon delegation pushes Biden Administration to provide critical assistance for dredging, jetty maintenance along Oregon coast

Tillamook Headlight Herald 05 Mar 2021
Army Corps of Engineers with annual funding for maritime infrastructure maintenance crucial to public safety and the vitality of economies up and down the Oregon Coast and throughout the Columbia River system. “Oregon’s 23 public ports are a key component in sustaining Oregon’s economy and quality of life, including in our state’s most rural areas.

Maritime sector set to get $20b boost, more new jobs by 2024

Straits Times 05 Mar 2021
It will also be a greener port, with a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions intensity," Mr Chee said ... The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) will add $15 million to the Maritime Innovation and Technology Fund, bringing the total funds available for maritime research and development and product development to $100 million.

COVID-19: PNG hospitals run out of funding as infections surge

Taipei Times 05 Mar 2021
Port Moresby ... The Port Moresby Governor Powes Parkop said that the capital’s health authority did not have enough funding, personnel or resources to deal with the surge in infections, and warned that the capital would have to go into lockdown if confirmed cases reached 1,000.

Sustainability is Key for the Cruise Industry to Thrive

The Maritime Executive 05 Mar 2021
I set up my own company, Progress International, in 2006, providing consultancy to 12 cruise lines and training services at all personnel levels for major cruise brands, governments and port authorities ... One of the top three was port congestion, alongside the environment and government regulations.