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Obama's budget to benefit Manatee

February 6 - Port Manatee and its stakeholders look to benefit from full federal funding of a feasibility study related to the deepening of its channel and harbour area in President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget.

Manatee Harbour, near the Gulf of Mexico entrance to Tampa Bay, is one of only ten waterways in the continental USA identified for such U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding in the fiscal 2016 civil works budget announced by Obama.

The harbour, which currently has a depth of 40 ft (12.2 m), is targeted to receive USD700,000 in feasibility study funding in the federal budget for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 2015. The budget also includes USD300,000 for maintenance and USD100,000 for operation of Manatee Harbour.

Carlos Buqueras, executive director of Port Manatee, expressed his appreciation at the funding, which will allow the port to accommodate the majority of vessels transiting the newly expanded Panama Canal.

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ACE Belgium readies for launch

April 25 - ACE Belgium Freighters is preparing to launch its scheduled and charter services out of Liège Airport after receiving its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority.
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Carrick joins ACS board

April 25 - UK-headquartered charter specialist Air Charter Service (ACS) has named Richard Carrick as a non-executive director to its group board.
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Scott-Macon adds with Tadano

April 25 - USA-based Scott-Macon Equipment has purchased four Tadano Mantis telescopic boom crawler cranes.
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