Port and harbor construction

October 22, 2017 - 11:55 am
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The chief executive of Georgia's seaports says a terminal expansion has put the Port of Brunswick on track to becoming the nation's busiest for shipping automobiles. Griff Lynch is executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, which operates the ports in Savannah and...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 file photo shows a tugboat maneuvering through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River that would be the nation's largest have poured big money into a local port commissioner race that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. (AP Photo/Don Ryan,File)
October 19, 2017 - 8:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest in the nation have poured big money into a port commissioner race in Washington state that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016, file photo, a Sri Lankan couple walk on the Galle Face green as the China Port City project is seen behind in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A Chinese company said Tuesday it will resume construction of a $1.5 billion port city project in Sri Lanka, about a year after it was suspended because of questions about its environmental impact. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
July 29, 2017 - 4:25 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government on Saturday signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month...
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July 29, 2017 - 3:54 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government on Saturday signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70-percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month...
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June 06, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Pentagon report says China's construction of a military outpost in Djibouti (jih-BOO'-tee) is the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world to support distant deployments. It predicts that Pakistan may be another potential...
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May 25, 2017 - 5:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Namibian harbor town of Luderitz is hoping to attract more tourists with the construction of a maritime museum. Developers say the museum, slated to open in 2019, will be housed in an old power station following renovations. The site will also serve as a research center for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2012, file photo, coal export opponents, from left, Wayne Spitzer, Ginger Hughes and April Beasley show their disapproval of a pro-coal speaker who was giving public testimony on a proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal near Bellingham, Wash., at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center in Spokane, Wash. American Indian tribes and environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest have successfully fought a slew of fossil fuel export projects in recent years and pushed for local regulations to prevent new proposals. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)
May 14, 2017 - 3:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration. The ballot measure before Coos County voters Tuesday would block the $7.5...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near a decoration depicting Chinese Admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 14, 2017. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at the international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 14, 2017 - 1:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for closer cooperation among countries across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to finance, as officials from dozens of governments met to promote a Beijing-led initiative to expand trade links. Speaking to an audience Sunday that...
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