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Mississippi River deepening moves forward

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed a final economic justification report for the proposed Mississippi River Ship Channel deepening project.

In signing the report, USACE director of civil works James C. Dalton said the project, which aims to deepen the channel to a depth of 50 ft (15.2 m), is “economically justified and environmentally sustainable” and recommended approval of funding for the project.

The project will deepen the channel by 5 ft (1.5 m) from the Gulf of Mexico to the port of Greater Baton Rouge. It is estimated that the federal share of finance the project would be USD118.1 million, while the non-federal share would be approximately USD39.4 million.

The Lower Mississippi River is home to some of the USA’s largest ports, including the port of South Louisiana, New Orleans and Greater Baton Rouge.

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Andreone joins PRPA board

June 11 - Rita Andreone has been appointed to the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) board of directors for a term of three years, effective June 2, 2019.
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Broshuis wins EUR50 mn trailer order

June 7 - US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), in collaboration with Oshkosh Defense, placed an order with Broshuis for 170 PL2 pendular axle semi-low loaders.
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