Posts Tagged ‘ships’

W.C. Fore Trucking lands $19.1M port elevation project

GULFPORT — A $19.1 million contract has been awarded by the Port of Gulfport to elevate the first 43 acres of the West Pier to 25 feet. The Sun Herald reports W.C. Fore Trucking Inc. of Biloxi will be hauling roughly 200 loads of dirt a day to the Port of Gulfport. Officials say it […] [...]

Ingalls could lose two cutters to federal budget cuts

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Coast Guard will not get the last two of eight planned national security cutters, under President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget request. The two cutters were not included in the Coast Guard’s five-year capital investment plan, The Mississippi Press reported. The capital investment plan outlines acquisition priorities under the limits set by […] [...]

Ingalls Shipbuilding awarded $70M contract modification from Navy

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $70 million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead materials for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock of the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds awarded to Ingalls will be used to purchase long-lead-time materials and […] [...]

Coast Guard investigating barge grounding on Tenn-Tom

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2012

Tags: accident, barge, grounding, investigation, military, river, shipping, ships, towboatsd, traffic

U.S. Coast Guard investigators are trying to determine how a barge ran aground yesterday on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Coast Guard officials tell WTVA-TV the incident happened around 5 a.m. at mile marker 445 near the Yellow Creek Port. The barge was one of five being pushed by the motor vessel Crimson White when the lead […] [...]

Barge accident spills oil, closes stretch of Mississippi River

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Coast Guard says an oil tanker barge collided with another barge on the Mississippi River, spilling oil and leading officials to close a five-mile stretch of the river. Officials say the collision happened around 2 a.m. today about 50 miles upriver from New Orleans. The wreck tore a gash into […] [...]

State Port officials report stronger cargo volume last year

by MBJ Staff Published: February 17,2012

Tags: cargo, distribution, economy, exporters, exports, goods, importers, imports, ports, shipping, ships, trade

GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport reports stronger cargo volume in 2011, handling in excess of 216,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units), which represents an increase of 3.6 percent compared to 2010. Overall, more than 2.2 million tons of cargo moved through Gulfport, representing a year-over-year increase of 3.2 percent. “We experienced solid growth in […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls showcasing new frigate design at exposition

by Associated Press Published: February 2,2012

Tags: defense, design, exposition, military, shipbuilders, shipbuilding, ships

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries is putting its new patrol frigate design on display this week at the Pacific 2012 International Maritime and Naval Exposition in Sydney, Australia. The frigates would be built in Pascagoula. They are based on the company’s cutter being built for the Coast Guard. Huntington Ingalls officials say in a statement […] [...]

Shipbuilders could see impact from Defense Department cuts

by Associated Press Published: January 30,2012

Tags: contracts, defense, defense spending, manufacturing, military, shipbuilders, shipbuilding, ships, vessels

PASCAGOULA — The Department of Defense’s proposed cost-cutting measures could have major implications for shipbuilding in South Mississippi. As a result of the cuts, some new vessels could be shelved, scrapped or delayed over the next decade. A few broad details covered in the first five years of a 10-year cost reduction plan were released […] [...]

Economist: River silt could cost billions

by Associated Press Published: January 11,2012

Tags: cargo, dredging, economy, engineers, navigation, river, shipping, ships, silt, trade, transportation

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. economy faces losing billions of dollars in trade unless the Army Corps of Engineers’ budget for dredging the Mississippi River is increased to prevent the river from silting in, according to a new study commissioned by businesses that rely on the river. Every year, the corps keeps the channel open […] [...]

OSHA cites, fines Huntington Ingalls for safety violations

PASCAGOULA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Pascagoula shipyard for 50 safety violations and has proposed penalties of $176,444. OSHA officials say in a news release that the penalties against Huntington Ingalls Industries and five subcontractors come from a June inspection after receiving a complaint about safety hazards. Huntington Ingalls was […] [...]

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