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Finance Committee recommends further amendments to ProvPort tax agreement

PROVIDENCE – After initial accusations that the prior Providence City Council rushed to pass a controversial tax agreement with the city’s main port operator,...

Proposed ProvPort tax, lease agreement extensions advance despite public protest

PROVIDENCE – Controversial extensions to the tax and lease agreements with the operators of Providence's industrial port received preliminary approval from a city panel...
OPEN PATH: Linda Perri, a longtime resident of the Washington Park neighborhood in Providence, stands at a narrow public access point on the Providence working waterfront that she and other residents fought to establish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SHADES OF GREEN: Can Providence’s working waterfront be both livable and...

Owning a home near the water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least not for Linda Perri, who lives a mile west...
CAUTION SIGNAL: Fred Mattera, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, warns of the potential for loss of life and loss of vessels because the 1-mile-wide transit lanes allocated for traveling around wind turbines don’t provide enough room to safely maneuver vessels in high winds and storms when visibility is low. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

POWERING UP: Offshore wind sector gains momentum despite pandemic

Stark white walls, blank computer screens and empty desk chairs weren’t what the executives at Denmark-based wind-energy firm Orsted had in mind when they...
FOREIGN FOCUS: Richard W. Pinto Jr., CEO of the Rhode Island International Trade Center in Providence, says the center focuses on bringing foreign companies into the United States via Rhode Island and is working with about a dozen foreign companies in Ireland, Italy, Canada, Spain, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. businesses partner overseas, but state’s trade-zone designation has yet...

Cargo ships carrying components for Block Island Wind Farm’s enormous wind turbines arrived regularly at Providence’s port in 2015 and 2016, when the wind...

Logistec enters cargo-handling agreement with Waterson Terminal Services

PROVIDENCE – Cargo-handling services company Logistec Stevedoring Inc. has entered into an agreement with Waterson Terminal Services LLC, operator and manager of ProvPort, to...
HANDS-ON APPROACH: Chris Waterson, left, general manager of Waterson Terminal Services at the Port of Providence, speaks with Gabriel Spych, services supervisor. In the background is the Nikos N, out of Chennai, India, carrying hand-cut cobblestones from India. Waterson said every WTS customer receives hands-on management on a day-to-day basis.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Adaptability yields growth

Waterson Terminal Services LLC formed less than a decade ago, a new company that combined the business interests of two previous founders and worked...
ICE MELT: The Elizabeth River, out of Hong Kong, offloads 60,000 tons of salt at the Port of Providence. The salt is sourced from the interior of Egypt and is used as ice melt. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. bids to become a statewide foreign trade zone. Who will...

Rhode Island, which sometimes is at a disadvantage trying to lure or expand business because of its small size, now hopes to use that...
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