West Coast Port Projects Net Major MARAD Funding

West Coast Port Projects Net Major MARAD Funding

Various port infrastructure projects along the U.S. West Coast have received a significant financial boost from the Maritime Administration. MARAD announced Oct. 28 that projects in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii were among the recipients of the administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program. The $703 million, which comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Congressional appropriations, funds a total of 41 projects in 22 states, with major amounts including $47.3 million for the Kapalama Container Terminal Project in Honolulu and $24.3 million for the Terminal 6 Infrastructure Improvements Project in Portland, Oregon. Grant recipients in Alaska include: $68.7 million for…
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West Coast States Receive Nearly $10M in Federal Marine Highway Grants

West Coast States Receive Nearly $10M in Federal Marine Highway Grants

California, Oregon and Washington have received a total of $9.6 million in grant funding from the federal government for a number of marine highway projects, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced Oct. 6. The funding is to help expand marine highway services on our nation’s navigable waterways to reduce congestion, alleviate supply chain bottlenecks and move goods more quickly from ships to shelves, MARAD said. Two West Coast projects are receiving funding. They are: M-5 Coastal Connector, which was awarded $5,550,000. The America’s Marine Highway Grant funds will go toward infrastructure upgrades at the Port of San Diego that will be…
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New AMHP Designation Could Benefit Domestic Pacific Trade

New AMHP Designation Could Benefit Domestic Pacific Trade

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced a new designation to America’s Marine Highway Program that MARAD said is expected to strengthen domestic trade between Alaska, Hawaii and the Northwest Seaport Alliance. The new Northwest Connect Project Designation on the M-5 Marine Highway Route, which the NWSA and the Port of Alaska jointly applied for last year, would help bolster opportunities for federal funding that could help freight movement from Alaska, Hawaii and Washington state. “The importance of resilient maritime infrastructure and a strong partnership between the Northwest Seaport Alliance and the Port of Alaska is not lost on us,” Port…
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