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Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Coming the heels of City COO Tamara Fountain' announcement that DeepFlex has suspended construction at its facility at the Port of Pensacola. Reuters reports BP terminated contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as the British oil company slashes its exploration budget [...]

Another city project hits snag, this time at port

Another city project hits snag, this time at port

This past week, we reported that the FAA denied the $3.5 million grant request for taxiway and apron for VT-MAE hangar. The city says it has secured money from the state to cover the shortfall. Now COO Tamara Fountain has notified the Pensacola City Council that the DeepFlex project at the [...]

850 Magazine highlights Escambia County-Port, Airport, IHMC, Hospitals, Studers…and more

850 Magazine highlights Escambia County-Port, Airport, IHMC, Hospitals, Studers…and more

850 Magazine has published its Escambia County Journal. Here are the features: Small Town, Big Ideas Top researchers from around the globe come to the institute looking for ways to help machines and people develop a more synergistic relationship. Beyond the Beach It’s more [...]

Pensacola City Council debates Fire Boat House tonight

Pensacola City Council debates Fire Boat House tonight

A stir has been created by a request from the mayor’s office to use sidewalk funds to build a boathouse at the Port of Pensacola for the fire department’s boat. The lowest bidder for construction is Southeastern Construction, Inc. for a total cost of $453,437.61. The city has a grant that [...]

Mayor announces deal with Offshore Inland Marine

Mayor announces deal with Offshore Inland Marine

In December 2012, the city of Pensacola was about to announce a lease agreement with Offshore Inland when the mayor kicked the deal back to the Greater Pensacola Chamber because he thought the terms were too generous. Fast forward to March of this year, Mayor Ashton Hayward sent to the city [...]

Offshore Inland to bring 100 jobs to the Port of Pensacola

Offshore Inland to bring 100 jobs to the Port of Pensacola

WEAR TV 3 broke on its Wednesday evening newscasts that Offshore Inland has reached an agreement with the city of Pensacola to lease a warehouse at the Port of Pensacola and will on adjacent property a facility to construct flexible pipe. The company, which has other locations in Mobile, Ala., [...]

Mayor Hayward and his financial headaches

Mayor Hayward and his financial headaches

The agenda is out for next week’s Pensacola City Council meeting. Dick Barker, city finance director, has included the financial report for the first quarter (Oct-Dec, 2013). The Osceola Golf Course continues to lose money--$119,100 deficit for the first quarter. Usage is down 52 percent from [...]

Mathis out as Port director, Miller appointed as replacement

Mathis out as Port director, Miller appointed as replacement

The City of Pensacola has announced that Amy Miller has been appointed as new Director of the Port of Pensacola, after Clyde Mathis resigned on Monday (Clyde Mathis Resignation11202013_0000). Miller is the first female Port Director for the City of Pensacola. She is the only currently-serving [...]

More on City losses at Port of Pensacola

More on City losses at Port of Pensacola

The daily newspaper followed up on my blog post regarding Northwest Florida Cold Storage and reported that the company is no longer in operation. Derek Cosson, the city's public information officer, said that city has had a letter from the company since November 2012 asking to be released from [...]

NWFL Cold Storage owes $220K, $167K over 120 days

NWFL Cold Storage owes $220K, $167K over 120 days

We have received the Accounts Receivable Aging Summary As of 2/15/13 for the Port of Pensacola. The total receivables are $518,513.96---42 percent of that is due from Northwest Florida Cold Storage. NWFL Cold Storage owes $$219,681, of which $166,854 is over 120 days past due. Let's hope this is [...]

Port of Pensacola still battles past due receivables

Port of Pensacola still battles past due receivables

The Port of Pensacola's account receivables have dropped over the period of Nov. 30, 2012 to Jan. 15, 2013 ---going from $506,939 to $393,107. However, the invoices that are more than 90 days old jumped from $122,186 to $166,854. Three biggest receivables are NWF Cold Storage ($217,637), Halcorp [...]

A Little Fuzzy in the Nebulas

Before authorizing the mayor to execute a $2 million Economic Development Transportation Project Fund Agreement between the city of Pensacola and the Florida Department of Transportation Monday, City Council Vice President Jewell Canada-Wynn had a question: was it “free money.” “Now, [...]

Port as Offshore-Drilling Pitstop?

Port as Offshore-Drilling Pitstop?

The Global 1200 is the latest gargantuan fixture up at Pensacola’s port. It’s a whopper of a vessel, with steel braids of cranes and infrastructure stretching to the clouds. The ship is used to service offshore oil rigs and its looming, industrial hulk of a presence—the skyline of a working [...]

Experts see little hope of Port being moneymaker

Experts see little hope of Port being moneymaker

Expect the debate over the future of the Port of Pensacola to heat up when the Mayor’s Port Advisory Committee and the Pensacola City Council see the latest report from Dr. Rick Harper of the University of West Florida Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development. Economists and [...]

What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

The year was 2005. Pensacola had finished a series of town hall meetings on a proposed community maritime park. Charlie Fairchild, C.C. Elebash and Marty Donovan were working behind the scenes to defeat the project. I actually interviewed Fairchild in July 2005 about the project ("Save Our City," [...]

CMP: Stop the pettiness and bullying

Pensacola had a head start over the rest of North America 451 years ago. When DeLuna founded Pensacola, there was no New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans or Orlando...just Pensacola. When the first settlement failed, it took another 135 years for Spain to comeback to Northwest Florida. By then, [...]

It’s time to end this nonsense

We have two has-beens--scions of old Pensacola--that are out to stop a project that will revitalize downtown Pensacola and, in the process, are trying to become relevant. Marty Donovan is the classic lose-lose personality. He doesn't care about losing as long as everybody loses. Instead of [...]

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