Infrastructure

Mission Accomplished!

By Tom Gresham The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted plans around the world. Ports, for instance, faced an array of challenges in 2020 that tested their resources in ways that were unprecedented – a series of vicious curve balls thrown at every aspect of their operations. However, ports responded with creativity and resolve to excel in the face of the pandemic and ...

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The Dredging Scoop

Routine, yet never repetitive, dredging operations challenge ports and encourage them to work together, communicate, plan and persevere. Photo courtesy of Jim Jagar, Port of Alaska By Sandy Smith At the Port of Alaska, dredging is an annual occurrence. Under a contract funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, more than 1 million cubic yards of material is removed ...

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Changing Face of the Port Industry: The COVID-19 Recovery Phase

If change brings opportunity, then seaports have a remarkable year ahead of them. After adjusting to multiple stressors that marred their carefully conceived strategic plans in 2020, including the worst public health crisis in a century, ports are now deploying and fine-tuning innovative solutions. While the transportation system has been wholly stricken by the pandemic, seaports continue to keep goods ...

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COVID-19’s Infrastructure Impacts

Sound Investments, Innovative Solutions Keep Many Projects on Track, Though Most Cruise-Related Ones Are on Pause By Sandy Smith While the COVID-19 impact on global trade created plenty of economic uncertainty, it did not necessarily stop ongoing port infrastructure projects. Though it might have made some of the challenges of construction a little steeper. “There is capital out there for ...

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Know Your RFP ABCs

Crafting the right project scope – whether seeking a bid or request for proposal – requires caution and an ability to learn from past mistakes.

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8 Illuminating LED Lessons

Back in 2011, LED lighting was seeing some of its first installments on ship-to-shore cranes. In the nine years since, the lighting industry has progressed significantly, and LED lighting has fundamentally changed the way we illuminate terminals.

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Shifting Trade Routes Shape Seaports

Shifting trade routes present a challenge to seaports whose strategies and investments in infrastructure and services are shaped by trade flows * By Lori Musser* History has been made by trade. In earlier times, gaining access to silk, spices, tea, salt and other precious commodities triggered rebellion, kindled colonization and created fortunes. The aggregation of products by origin, waypoint and ...

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