INDUSTRY NEWS

The Advocate: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Long-Sought Plan to Replace Industrial Canal Lock Moving Forward
Earlier this year, the Corps put forward a tentative plan to replace the Industrial Canal lock with a 900-foot-long, 110-foot-wide and 22-foot-deep shallow-draft lock. The waterway is used by commercial as well as pleasure boats to provide protected passage inside the Gulf coastline. Read more.

Energy.gov: U.S. Department of Energy Authorizes Eagle Maxville Small-Scale Liquefied Natural Gas Exports
With the tremendous increase in domestic natural gas production, the United States is transitioning to become a net exporter of natural gas in 2017. Eagle Maxville will contribute to those 2017 exports from the existing Maxville facility with authorization granted on Friday. Read more.


FREIGHT LOGISTICS

BBC: Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp Meger Confirmed
The Indian and German companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine their European steel operations in a 50-50 venture. Read more.

Reuters: Valero Shuts Units at Port Arthur Refinery After Fire
Valero Energy Corp shut a coker and may close other units at its 335,000 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, following a fire. Read more.

PortTechnology.org: South Florida Ports Open After Irma
The US Coast Guard cleared Port Everglades and Port Canaveral to open on September 12, 2017 by 12:00 pm for restricted operations including cruise ships, and by 8:00 pm for all vessels. Read more.

COMMODITIES

SupplyChainDive.com: Supply Chains Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Recent initiatives show truckers do more than just move freight for many companies — they often also help make the supply chain more efficient. Read more.

The Post and Courier: Port of Charleston Greets Its Biggest Ship as Dredging Deal Hits New Milestone
The Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that its local office awarded the first construction contract for the long-planned deepening of Charleston Harbor. Read more.

Progressive Railroading: Patriot Rail and Diversified Port Holdings Combine Businesses
"In the past DPH and Patriot have partnered in providing solutions to our customers," CEO John Fenton said. "The combining of the businesses will enable us to further enhance service delivery for our customers while increasing our cost competitiveness." Read more.