For many years, Violet Dock Port had owned and operated a docking facility that stretched along a mile of the Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. As a private business, Violet was in economic competition with the local Port Authority, which also owns and operates riverfront property.
In 2007, the Port Authority took an interest in Violet’s land and tried to negotiate a purchase, but those negotiations failed.
Delfin LNG has applied to construct, own and operate an offshore deepwater port export facility located approximately 50 miles south of the Texas/Louisiana border in the Gulf of Mexico.
Emaar Economic City, a big Saudi real estate firm, has started operations at the country's first privately owned port and will more than triple investment in the facility over the next five years, the company's chief executive said.
An 11 mile stretch of the Mississippi River has been closed due to low water levels amid the nation’s worst drought in more than 50 years. The US Coast Guard has said that 97 boats are now awaiting passage along the closed stretch...
Marathon Petroleum Corp. is unable to load oil from a barge dock on the Mississippi River at Wood River, Illinois, which may depress Canadian oil prices if repairs are lengthy.