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  • 21 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced earlier this week that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved more than $48 million for eight new projects, which focus on the restoration and conservation of Alabama’s natural resources. “Alabama’s Gulf Coast is of great ecological importance to our state, and it is imperative we protect and […]

  • 10 May 2010

    Crews labored through the weekend to cordon off the entrance to Mobile Bay with a containment boom fence in a novel bid to safeguard America’s ninth-largest seaport from the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 15 August 2012

    Alabama’s Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced a new project agreement with Austal USA that will see the shipbuilder add up to 1,000 new full-time jobs in Mobile. The Phase V Agreement is a five-year, $5 million agreement that will help Austal continue its workforce expansion efforts. As part of the agreement, the company will […]

  • 23 October 2015

    Governor Robert Bentley announced that Alabama has agreed to a settlement of USD 20 million with Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, which owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when it exploded in Gulf of Mexico causing the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.  “The State of Alabama suffered tremendous environmental and economic losses because of the […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Alabama, a southeastern U.S. state, has agreed to a settlement with Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc., which owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig destroyed in the catastrophic explosion and fire which occurred in April 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. In the explosion, 11 men aboard were killed and more than 3 million barrels of […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor Kay Ivey last Friday announced that on March 29, 2019, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council approved Alabama’s State Expenditure Plan for Gulf Coast recovery. This plan, developed by the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC), proposes 28 activities for the Spill Impact Component of RESTORE funding (also known as Bucket 3) for a […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Container shipping majors COSCO Container Lines (CSCL) and Hanjin Shipping have launched a new joint Gulf of Mexico Express (GME) service at the beginning of June. The companies’ first call in the new weekly, direct container shipping service between the Port of Mobile and key ports in Asia, was scheduled for June 6, at APM Terminals Mobile, Alabama. The new […]

  • 23 June 2009

    An official visit by the Governor of Alabama to Austal’s Western Australian shipyard has underlined the mutually-beneficial relationship that exists between the two parties.The visit by Governor Bob Riley allowed Austal to recognise the State of Alabama’s support during the establishment of its US shipyard, which over the past 10 years has grown to become […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals Mobile will add two new super-Post Panamax STS cranes and expand the container yard by 20 acres as part of a USD 40 million infrastructure investment to meet growing demand in the US Southeast. APM Terminals Mobile has a current annual throughput capacity of 350,000 TEUs with two Post-Panamax cranes now in service. The addition […]

  • 8 December 2014

    Corridor Clean Fuels opened Alabama’s largest compressed natural gas station in Dothan.

  • 2 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and Alabama Steel Terminals, LLC (AST) dedicated a new USD 36 million steel coil handling facility at the US Port of Mobile. Located on the Alabama State Port Authority’s main docks complex, the new rail, truck and barge served facility was constructed behind ASPA’s Pier D2 berth on a 40-foot deep […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    In a message delivered to a group of state leaders touring the Port of Mobile recently, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby detailed the importance of expanding Alabama’s only deep-water port, Yellowhammer News reports. “The deepening and the widening of the Port of Mobile is a once-in-a-lifetime economic development opportunity,” Senator Shelby said. “This project has the […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $274,300,000 for the Port of Mobile in its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) Work Plan, officially providing the resources to dredge Alabama’s premier port, according to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. The funding – which accounts for the full federal share of the project cost – will initiate and […]

  • 18 July 2011

    New ship construction will be returning to the site of Alabama’s most famous shipyard, officials with BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards … By Dan Murtaugh ( [mappress] Source:, July 18, 2011;

  • 8 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently awarded nearly $24 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to four new projects in the state of Alabama. The projects, developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, are designed to remedy harm and reduce the risk […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is seeking public comment on the Council’s proposal to amend its FPL in order to approve implementation funding for the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), specifically for restoration of a portion of Twelve Mile Creek, Alabama. In 2015, the Council approved $358,000 in planning funds for this […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Power, in partnership with its parent company, Southern Company, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), yesterday announced grants supporting restoration efforts along two important waterways in Central Alabama: the Cahaba River and Village Creek.  The grants are funded through the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program. Five Star provides funding to […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Walter F. George Lake Project is closing public access to both the Alabama and Georgia-side dikes to repair damage resulting from Hurricane Michael. Closure started yesterday, beginning with the Alabama side of the dike. The Georgia side will close (with an announcement via WFG Lake Project’s Facebook […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) has just released awards for the nation’s best restored beaches. Among this year’s best restored beaches is the Dauphin Island East End Beach in Alabama. The Dauphin Island East End Beach and Barrier Island Restoration Project was a non-federal project which combined recreation, habitat protection and storm […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Government agencies, research institutions, and conservation groups are another step closer to creating a streamlined process for Alabama and Mississippi residents and contractors looking to protect against shoreline erosion without the use of harmful bulkheads and sea walls. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama, Weeks Bay Reserve, Alabama Department of Conservation and […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Alabama State Port Authority and the National Port Administration of Cuba signed a five-year, cooperative agreement to collaborate in port and cargo marketing studies and strategies, engage in promotion and exhibition activities, and share data. “We are seeing increasing demand for normalized trade between the United States and Cuba, and it is our goal […]

  • 21 April 2015

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (Trustees) and BP have identified approximately $134 million in ten projects to be included in the next proposed phase of early restoration.  This milestone comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The 10 proposed projects would benefit sea turtles, birds […]