Research & Development

Environmental Monitoring for SHEP Starts

Environmental Monitoring for SHEP Starts

With the signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 earlier this year, many people expected construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) to start immediately. However, several actions need to take place before construction can occur. “Environmental monitoring ranks high in the hierarchy of actions that must take place before […]

BOEM: Evaluation of Sand for Future Coastal Resilience

BOEM: Evaluation of Sand for Future Coastal Resilience

As a part of President Obama’s continuing commitment to help coastal communities recover from Hurricane Sandy and promote resilient coastal systems, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts signed a two-year cooperative agreement totaling $200,000 to evaluate sand resources. The cooperative effort will enable BOEM and Massachusetts to conduct research […]

Fraser River in Need of Dredging

Fraser River in Need of Dredging

In order to prevent future flooding of the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, and ensure economic prosperity and growth of the whole region, infrastructure of Fraser River must be improved, managed and maintained. According to the latest report on the Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River, released by the Metro Vancouver and Chambers of Commerce, “to […]

Loan Secured for Abidjan Port Expansion

Loan Secured for Abidjan Port Expansion

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has arranged a EUR 200 million syndicated bridge financing facility for Cote d’Ivoire’s state-owned Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA) to enable the company expand facilities at the Abidjan Port. According to the agreement signed by PAA and the participating banks in Cairo and Abidjan, Afreximbank and Société Générale Cote d’Ivoire will […]

BBT Project Based on Mitchell Ports’ Minimal Dredge Model

BBT Project Based on Mitchell Ports’ Minimal Dredge Model

Mitchell Ports has established a new project company known as Hay Point Exports (HPE) to progress a proposed transhipping terminal for the export of coal at the Port of Hay Point. This proposed project is referred to as the Bowen Basin Terminal (BBT) project and will require extensive assessment under both Commonwealth and State legislation, requiring […]

The Netherlands: Deltares Introduces Global Flood Risk with IMAGE Scenarios

The Netherlands: Deltares Introduces Global Flood Risk with IMAGE Scenarios

Many developing countries have no adequate tools for an efficient flood risk management. With the increasing availability of large scale datasets, and new generations of weather and flood forecasting models, tools for assessing floods risk at the large scale are currently being developed. Recently, Deltares developed Global Flood Risk with IMAGE Scenarios (GLOFRIS). Increase or […]

Greens Alarmed by Coal Port Proposal in Great Barrier Reef

Greens Alarmed by Coal Port Proposal in Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Greens are alarmed by a proposal submitted to the federal government to build a coal port less than 50 metres from homes near Mackay and to load the coal from barges into ships offshore in the Great Barrier Reef. “Now the big mining companies want to use the Great Barrier Reef as a […]

Ohio EPA Seeks Public Input on Draft Water Quality Report for Upper Scioto River

Ohio EPA Seeks Public Input on Draft Water Quality Report for Upper Scioto River

An Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the upper Scioto River watershed is available for public review and comment. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until August 4, 2014. Stream data was collected throughout the watershed in 2009 and 2011. The draft report includes conclusions from the data analysis and […]

USA: Senator Ritchie Secures Funding to Start Port of Ogdensburg Dredging

USA: Senator Ritchie Secures Funding to Start Port of Ogdensburg Dredging

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced that she has secured $200,000 in special state grant funding to start dredging at the Port of Ogdensburg. “The future of Ogdensburg’s deep water port is at risk from 30 years of silt build up that makes docking more difficult, dangerous and costly,” said Senator Ritchie. “This funding helps kickstart […]

Umea and Vaasa Form Joint Company Kvarkenhamnar

Umea and Vaasa Form Joint Company Kvarkenhamnar

The owners of the respective harbours, municipalities of Umeå and Vaasa, have agreed to set up a joint company, Kvarkenhamnar AB. The new entity with head office in Umeå will take over port management from the Swedish and Finnish local governments as from the 1st of January, 2015. Kvarkenhamnar AB will be owned 50/50 by […]







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