Long Beach port

The United States is to invest $292.7mn in the country’s ports through a new Port Infrastructure Development Programme.

The US Department of Transportation said the new programme aims to support coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency or reliability of goods movement into, out of or within ports.

Elaine L Chan, the US Transportation Secretary, said: “The major investment in the programme will help strengthen, modernise and improve our country’s maritime systems and gateway ports.”

Investments in port infrastructure would be awarded on a competitive basis for projects located either within the boundary of a coastal seaport or outside the boundary but directly related to port operations or to an intermodal connection to a port.

More on this and other news in Sea Breezes Magazine - August 2019 Issue
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