The Port of Hueneme will use its newly awarded $12.3 million TIGER grant for deepening and strengthening wharfs and berths, modernizing cargo infrastructure, and constructing on-dock rail improvements. The Port of San Diego has been awarded $10 million TIGER by the U.S. Department of Transportation for maritime cargo terminal redevelopment. Slated improvements include removing obsolete transit sheds and constructing new, open laydown area for temporary equipment storage with on-dock rail improvements.
Carnival Corporation & plc celebrated the opening of its new Amber Cove cruise port in the Dominican Republic with a ceremony on November 2. The facility consisting of a two-berth port and a 25-acre landside development will serve eight of Carnival Corporation's cruise brands, with a total of 140 calls by 23 ships expected during its first full year of operation.
U.S. Seaway Administrator Betty Sutton presented Indiana Governor Mike Pence with its flagship award in recognition of an increase in international shipping at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor during a ceremony November 4 in the state capital of Indianapolis.