Posts Tagged ‘shipping’

Guilty plea expected in shipping fraud case

by Associated Press Published: August 4,2013

Tags: court, crime, Dustin Lee Griswold, fraud, guilty, Harmoni Shipping, Jennifer Griswold, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, plea, shipping

BILOXI — A man intends to plead guilty Wednesday as part of the fraud investigation of a shipping company in south Mississippi, federal court records say. Married couple Dustin Lee Griswold and Jennifer Griswold were indicted May 14 on charges related to their business, Harmoni Shipping in Biloxi. U.S. District Judge Walter Gex III in […] [...]

Sunken tugboat that shut down river finally raised

by Associated Press Published: July 10,2013

Tags: accident, boat, Coast Guard, navigation, river, shipping, sunk, tugboat

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — An arduous, five-day effort to locate and surface a tugboat that rolled and sank in the Mississippi River near Venice, La., over the weekend, interrupting the flow of traffic and commerce, has finally come to an end. Crews pulled the 47-foot-long towing vessel out of the water today. It sank Saturday. The […] [...]

River traffic interrupted after tugboat sinks; owner of boat still unknown

by Associated Press Published: July 8,2013

Tags: maritime, navigation, port, river, ship, shipper, shipping, sink, transportation, tugboat

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — One-way traffic is moving on the Mississippi River while crews search for a sunken tugboat. Although 15 ships were waiting to travel upriver at one point today, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash says the queue had been cleared by late morning Authorities don’t know why the 48-foot tugboat called “C-Pec” […] [...]

River mayors press on despite Farm Bill failure in House

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2013

Tags: city, city government, Commerce, drought, flood, maritime, mayor, municipal, municipality, river, ship, shipper, shipping, water, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Leaders of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI), a mayoral-led effort to create a coordinated voice for the Mississippi River, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, have signed a memorandum of common purpose (MOCP) in support of meeting today’s challenges facing the Mississippi River as well […] [...]

Couple accused of running bogus shipping company gets trial date

by Associated Press Published: June 19,2013

Tags: bench, court, crime, fraud, judge, justice, law, legal, mail, package, plea, shipper, shipping, trial

GULFPORT — A trial date has been set for a couple accused of running a fraudulent shipping business in Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports 34-year-old Dustin Lee Griswold and his wife, 37-year-old Jennifer Lynn Griswold, pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court. Their trial date is Aug. 5 A grand jury indicted each on […] [...]

MDA says it will meet HUD’s requirement for jobs at port

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Development Authority intends for 51 percent of new jobs at the state port to be filled by low- to moderate-income residents. But the agency never said current jobs would meet that goal. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has raised concerns over job numbers. The Sun Herald reports MDA […] [...]

Commission sets fee for public to buy bridge video footage

by Associated Press Published: June 14,2013

Tags: accident, barge, bridge, collision, fee, footage, infrastructure, maritime, river, river traffic, shipping, towboat, transportation, travel, video

VICKSBURG — Copies of videos from security cameras on the old U.S. Highway 80 bridge over the Mississippi River will cost the public $500 each. The Vicksburg Bridge Commission voted this week to charge the fee to turn over footage from its security cameras when formally requested. The Vicksburg Post reports a federal lawsuit was […] [...]

Pair charged with operating bogus shipping company

by Associated Press Published: June 6,2013

Tags: accusation, arrest, bench, charge, court, crime, fraud, judge, justice, law, law enforcement, legal, shipping

BILOXI — Two people charged with running a fraudulent shipping company in south Mississippi are scheduled for arraignment next week in federal court. Dustin Lee Griswold and Jennifer Griswold were indicted May 14 on fraud charges related to their business, Harmoni Shipping in Biloxi. The indictment doesn’t describe the relationship between the two. Court records […] [...]

Genesis Energy doubling capacity, adding workers

by Associated Press Published: May 22,2013

Tags: capital investment, employee, employer, energy, expand, expansion, job, job creation, port, ship, shipper, shipping, work, worker

NATCHEZ — Genesis Energy plans to more than double its railcar capacity at its terminal in the Natchez-Adams County Port. The Natchez Democrat reports the expansion will create approximately 20 new jobs, including 15 equipment operators and five professional staff. The announcement comes as the company finalized its first phase — which includes 40 railcar […] [...]

Hearing to be held on proposed deepening of port channel

by Associated Press Published: May 20,2013

Tags: dredge, dredging, ecosystem, environment, poort, public hearing, ship, shipper, shipping, transportation, wildlife

GULFPORT — A public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow on the state port’s proposal to study deepening the ship channel to as much as 47 feet. The port has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of a deeper ship channel as part of an ongoing environmental assessment of port expansion. […] [...]

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