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Archive for the ‘Seaports’ Category

America’s Infrastructure is Key to Good Jobs, Economic Security and Quality of Life

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

Written by Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO
Previous generations built an American infrastructure that was the envy of the world. Since then, we’ve been coasting on the wise investments made decades ago. Now it’s our turn to step up and rebuild that foundation so future generations can have the same opportunities we had…The path forward is not easy or pain free. There are no silver bullets, and ignoring our problems will not make them go away. Yet, while legislators wrestle with responsibly funding the necessary investments, the cost of inaction continues to rise.

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Oakland, CA: Port of Oakland Time Lapse

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Oakland, CA: Port of Oakland Time Lapse

A day (or two) in the life of the Port of Oakland. Located in San Francisco Bay, the Port of Oakland is the USA’s 5th busiest container port, and handles over 2 million 20-foot cargo containers every year.

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Port of Long Beach, CA from the Air: State of the Port

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Port of Long Beach from the Air: State of the Port

A look at the Port of Long Beach, CA from the air, as shown during the Port’s annual State of the Port event on Jan. 29, 2015.

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Jacksonville, FL: Florida’s Number One Container Port

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Jacksonville, FL: Florida’s Number One Container Port

Jacksonville Florida, home to one and a half million people, is Florida’s number one container port…The city’s location along the nation’s rail and highway network make Jacksonville a natural gateway…The Jacksonville Port Authority, known as JAXPORT, offers shippers access to more than 120 million square feet of distribution center and warehousing space, including 31 million cubic feet for refrigerated cargo.

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Boston, MA: Tidal Flows and Waste Systems

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Boston, MA: Tidal Flows and Waste Systems

With the separation of Boston’s antiquated Combined Sewage system, the city has paved the way for direct recreation and experience of its greatest asset, Boston harbor. This video proposes a series of elevated and sunken land forms to register the tidal current through the stratified ecologies of the intertidal zone. Within the center of a sloped approach, bowl-like landforms trap the retreating water to create artificial tide pools.

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From Mine to Bridge: Boston’s Steel Infrastructure

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From Mine to Bridge: Boston’s Steel Infrastructure

Steel is inherent to the Boston waterfront landscape. Transportation infrastructure such as bridges are essential to ease circulation throughout the harbor. These bridges are all made of steel. Where did this steel actually come from? From Mine to Bridge explores the supply chain of steel, from ore mining, to stock piling, manufacturing, and construction.

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Seattle, WA: Seawall Project Snapshot Video

Friday, August 1st, 2014
Seattle, WA: Seawall Project Snapshot Video

Concrete shafts provide additional structural support to certain sections of the new seawall. Watch as the Seawall Project team installs one of these drilled shafts south of Colman Dock.

For more information, visit http://www.waterfrontseattle.org/seawall

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Block Island, RI: How Offshore Wind Affects the Fish

Friday, June 13th, 2014
Block Island, RI: How Offshore Wind Affects the Fish

Deepwater Wind discusses their research alongside commercial fishermen in Rhode Island, ensuring that their offshore wind installations will benefit everyone.

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Long Beach, CA: The Dive Team’s New Boat

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Long Beach, CA: The Dive Team’s New Boat

The Port’s newest addition to its small fleet of vessels, the LCM8 Sea Force. POLB is excited to have this boat for the use of the dive team and for emergency and disaster response.

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Critical Issues in Transportation

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
The freight transportation system must adapt to a projected 80 percent growth in gross domestic product in the next 25 years.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
The United States depends on transportation to compete globally and to help revive a sluggish domestic economy. Individuals depend on transportation not only to get to work but to shop, socialize, and access health care, among other goals (1). For all of its benefits to the nation and individuals, however, transportation imposes large costs—lost time in traffic congestion, deaths and injuries from crashes, demand for imported petroleum, and the release of greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of pollution.

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