A Greater Wonder
Often considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Panama Canal now has a third lane with its own set of locks that has doubled the waterway’s capacity and increased the size of vessels that the canal...

A Greater Wonder
Often considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Panama Canal now has a third lane with its own set of locks that has doubled the waterway’s capacity and increased the size of vessels that the canal...

Testing the New Locks (part of "A Greater Wonder")
The recently completed third set of locks at the Panama Canal incorporates several civil components and hydraulic design features that are intended to reduce routine maintenance and conserve water. For...

Filling The Bay: Deepening the Oakland Inner and Outer Harbors
The project to deepen the Oakland Inner and Outer Harbors from elevation -42 to -50 ft was federally authorized in 1999 to accommodate the next generation of post-Panamax container ships....

Dynamics of Low-Profile Ship Loading Container Cranes

Model Study of Mooring Forces of Docked Ship

Terminal Transformation
Infrastructure improvements ranging from the extension and strengthening of an existing wharf to the construction of an intermodal rail yard are turning a 30-year-old cargo-handling facility...

Shipshape
As the shipping industry changes, so must port facilities. In light of that fact, the Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal, now under construction at the Port of Houston, has been designed...

Design and Construction of the Pier J Breakwaters at the Port of Long Beach, California
Several different alternatives to mitigate surge activity were investigated. The most acceptable solution was a pair of new breakwaters that altered the basin geometry to change the basin...

Terminal Island Turnaround
The Pier T marine terminal at the Port of Long Beach is a new 375-acre (152 ha) container terminal being developed at the former Long Beach Naval Station and Naval Shipyard. The $525-million...

Dual Benefits
When the Port of Houston needed to be dredged to accommodate larger commercial vessels, engineers decided to put the dredged material to use to create wetlands and islands that will serve...

New Navigation Channel
Among the facilities needed to accommodate Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) was a new navigation channel to handle the increased container and liquid bulk traffic that the port...

Twenty-First Century Terminal
The Port of Los Angeles is already the busiest container facility in the United States, and the eighth busiest in the world. In 2000 it handled some 112 million tons (102 million Mg) of...

The Consequences of Vessel Impacts on the Mississippi River Bridges in New Orleans

Vessel/Bridge Collisions Investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board

Assessment of Waste Abrasive Blasting Media from Ship Maintenance Facilities and Sandblasting Contractor Sites

Wastewater Pretreatment at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

The Emergence of Spill Prevention Concerns for Water Resources
In Regions where water pollution control programs have succeeded in cleaning up our waters, spills from fixed installations and vessels, trucks and trains continue to represent a very...

Passage to 2000
On Dec. 31, 1999 the United States turns over ownership and operations of the Panama Canal Commission. In preparation for the handover, the Panama Canal Commission, an independent U.S....

International Recognition and Protection for United States National Marine Sanctuaries

 

 

 

 

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