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  • 1 September 2011

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is urging the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction… (portworld) [mappress] Source: portworld, September 1, 2011.

  • 10 April 2007

    On Monday, April 16th, the first matches of the Louis Vuitton Cup are scheduled to begin and for the first time in the 32nd America’s Cup, the teams are fighting for their lives. By May 7th, only four of the 11 challengers will remain, seven having been eliminated from further competition.

  • 3 July 2007

    Alinghi won the 32nd America’s Cup on Tuesday afternoon on the waters off Valencia. The Swiss Defender won its fourth consecutive race in dramatic fashion, to win the Match 5-2. This final race of the America’s Cup was befitting of what has been the closest, most exciting America’s Cup in recent history. Emirates Team New […]

  • 2 July 2007

    On Tuesday afternoon, Alinghi successfully defended the America’s Cup for the Société Nautique de Genève with a thrilling one second win in Race Seven over Emirates Team New Zealand. Alinghi wins the 32nd America’s Cup Match by a 5-2 score.

  • 22 June 2007

    Alinghi, the Swiss team built by Ernesto Bertarelli, will start its defence of the America’s Cup on Saturday afternoon. Alinghi faces the Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the America’s Cup Match on the waters off Valencia, Spain. Racing is scheduled to start with a warning signal at 14:50 local time. The forecast is for […]

  • 5 July 2007

    Michel Bonnefous, CEO of America’s Cup Management, on whether Valencia or another city will be selected to host the 33rd Cup: ‘Today we have a natural relationship with Valencia and Spain, and obviously we are discussing extensively the renewal of Valencia as a venue, but we haven’t reached an agreement so far. I imagine if […]

  • 20 May 2015

    America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) welcomed the passage of Texas S.C.R. 32 resolution.

  • 28 April 2005

    South Africa are the first of eight challengers for sailing’s most prestigious trophy, the America’s Cup, to build a new boat. Team Shosholoza’s RSA-83 hull, unveiled in Cape Town, is the first America’s Cup boat to be designed and built in South Africa, the Cup website announced. The hull, sporting distinctive Shosholoza graphics inspired by […]

  • 23 April 2007

    With the arrival of the America’s Cup all that has changed and young families and old couples regularly crowd the port area to watch the yacht racing or simply lap up the glitz and glamour of the new harbour and all the bars that have sprung up. Valencia has spent about 500 million euros ($NZ927 […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Seattle-based cruise company Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on Aug. 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The 99,500-gross-ton ship is scheduled for delivery in February 2016. The […]

  • 21 November 2007

    Italy’s Mascalzone Latino sailing team announced on Tuesday that they will be taking part in the 33rd America’s Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Valencia in 2009. “Mascalzone Latino launched its challenge,” the team, which represents the Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia of Naples, said on their Web site (

  • 12 December 2016

    America’s first offshore wind farm entered commercial operation today. “The Block Island Wind Farm is now operational, the first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid,” Deepwater Wind stated via social media this evening (12 December). According to recent media reports, the wind farm should have entered full commercial operation with four […]

  • 9 April 2007

    Zapatero, visited Port America’s Cup today accompanied by the Minister of Public Works, Magdalena Álvarez, the President of the Regional Government, Francisco Camps, and the Mayoress of Valencia, Rita Barberá.

  • 22 March 2007

    Today marked the official hand over of Port America’s Cup from the Consorcio Valencia 2007. This was a symbolic act that marks the end of construction works that began in the Port of Valencia in 2004. Port America’s Cup is now ready to host the decisive season of sailing’s greatest competition, with racing beginning on […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vice President Joe Biden was joined yesterday by Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at America’s Central Port in Granite City to mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The port’s new South Harbor is being funded in part […]

  • 8 April 2008

    In light of the current dilemma regarding Alinghi and Oracle disagreement on a Match date, Sebastien Destremau decided to speak with one of the most successful maxi multihull builder/designer’s in the World, Gilles Ollier from Multiplast who openly insists ‘It is impossible to build a 90 ft multihull in less than 8 months!’

  • 10 August 2006

    Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive 10 a.m. Friday in Boston. The Eagle will offer free public tours Friday and Saturday while moored at the Integrated Support Command, located at 427 Commercial St. Tours of the 295-foot three-masted sailing vessel will be available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday […]

  • 20 June 2014

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) reacted to news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized Cameron LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, to site, construct, and operate a natural gas liquefaction and export facility at the site of the company’s LNG receipt terminal in Hackberry, LA. Boustany said: “LNG is America’s […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, has just released this picture of an amphibious digger constructed by Oliver Evans for the Philadelphia Board of Health in 1804. This was probably the first wheeled vehicle to move under its own power in America and the first mechanically powered dredging apparatus to operate in the Delaware‬ […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced a major grant to Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) under the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) of $3.9 million.  With this grant, Restore America’s Estuaries will manage a competitive sub-award grant program to support projects that protect and restore coastal ecosystems and their watersheds, including associated water quality […]

  • 23 November 2005

    BMW Oracle Racing and Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia are ready to begin building the first of their two new America’s Cup boats.

  • 4 January 2007

    One of the architects of London’s successful Olympic bid is to try to win the America’s Cup, the oldest sporting trophy in the world, and bring it back to British shores for the first time since 1851. Sir Keith Mills, founder of the Air Miles and Nectar loyalty card businesses, is to sink up to […]