Posts Tagged ‘shipper’

Officials to gauge interest in container-on-barge services

by MBJ Staff Published: November 7,2012

Tags: boat, container, distribute, distribution, goods, infrastructure, meeting, moving, open house, port, river, ship, shipper, shipping, travel, water

TUPELO and MOBILE, Ala. — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is encouraging all interested stakeholders to attend two upcoming open house events sponsored by the Tenn-Tom Waterway Authority in Tupelo and Mobile, Ala. In an effort to generate interest from potential container-on-barge services for 2013, the Port of Mobile, Port of Itawamba along with Grow Ports and the […] [...]

Dropping river causing groundings; operators running lighter loads

by Associated Press Published: July 16,2012

Tags: boat, boater, boating, dredge, dredging, drought, dry, low water, port, rain, ship, shipper, shipping, transportation, water, water level, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — A year after the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana, the level along the waterway’s southern half is so low that cargo barges have run aground and their operators have been forced to lighten their loads. Wide, sandy strips of shoreline usually invisible […] [...]

Director: Port should remain open as river falls

by Associated Press Published: July 5,2012

Tags: boat, boater, boating, dredge, dredging, drought, dry, maritime, port, rain, river, ship, shipper, shipping, traffic, water, water level, Weather

VICKSBURG — Dredging near the Port of Vicksburg over the past five years should keep the inland port open even as Mississippi River levels fall. Warren County Port Commission executive director Wayne Mansfield tells the Vicksburg Post about $4 million in work completed in 2008 to widen the Yazoo Diversion Canal has put the local […] [...]

With river dropping, Corps scrambling to keep ports dredged

by MBJ Staff Published: July 3,2012

Tags: dredge, drought, dry, engineers, federal agency, port, river, ship, shipper, shipping, traffic, water, water level, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER  — This year due to low water levels throughout the region and past flood damages, the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend approximately $6.84 million on port dredging in an attempt to keep ports in operation. Dredging will be performed through contracted dredging at six ports along the […] [...]

State opposing Louisiana’s bid to extend water boundaries

by Associated Press Published: July 3,2012

Tags: boat, boater, boating, boudary, fish, fishing, outdoors, recreation, saltwater, ship, shipper, shipping, state government, water

GULF OF MEXICO — The state of Mississippi will oppose Louisiana’s effort to extend its state water boundaries out to 10.4 miles. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing Louisiana’s plan. In June, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in June voted to extend state […] [...]

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