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Dredging 2015 Conference Scheduled for October (USA)

Dredging 2015 Conference Scheduled for October (USA)

PIANC USA and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute (COPRI /ASCE) today announced that the Dredging 2015 Conference will take place in Savannah, Georgia, October 19-22, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency on the riverfront in the Downtown Historic District. Organizers expect more than 600 dredging experts from around the world to gather at this […]

SELC: S729 Bill Fails to Protect People (USA)

SELC: S729 Bill Fails to Protect People (USA)

The coal ash bill issued by a conference committee of the N.C. General Assembly failed to require cleanup of 10 coal ash sites across North Carolina by allowing Duke Energy to leave its polluting coal ash in unlined, leaking pits at 10 of 14 sites, announced the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). The bill leaves […]

Panama Canal: Officials Discuss Future Trends in Maritime Industry

Panama Canal: Officials Discuss Future Trends in Maritime Industry

Within the framework of the centennial celebration, the Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano received a Maersk Line delegation led by Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Liner Business, to provide an update on the Expansion Program and discuss the future trends in the maritime industry. Administrator Quijano updated Maersk executives on the progress of the […]

Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project Wins EPA Award

Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project Wins EPA Award

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in […]

USA: Dredging to Bring Benefits to Town of Oak Island

USA: Dredging to Bring Benefits to Town of Oak Island

According to the Town of Oak Island’s press release, funding for the Lockwood Folly River’s Eastern Channel dredging program has received a critical piece from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will provide the town at least $1.1 million for the $3.5 million project. “I am […]

FDEP: USACE Faces Penalties for Damaging Corals

FDEP: USACE Faces Penalties for Damaging Corals

In response to numerous permit violation complaints and threats of litigation regarding the Miami Port dredging project, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) performed site inspection dives on July 22 and 23, 2014. A 39 page FDEP report issued on August 18, details significant coral mortality and habitat destruction caused by silt generated from […]

Savannah River Dredging – Science Has Lot to Offer (USA)

Savannah River Dredging – Science Has Lot to Offer (USA)

When a river runs through it, there will be opinions aplenty on how to manage that river. And as emeritus geography professor Will Graf knows, science has a lot to offer when competing interests are entrenched in positions that might seem impossible to reconcile. Take the Savannah River. South Carolina and Georgia are engaged in […]

Plaquemines Parish: Very Productive Dredging Industry Day

Plaquemines Parish: Very Productive Dredging Industry Day

Plaquemines Parish Government hosted a Dredging Industry Day at the Belle Chasse Auditorium on Thursday, August 14. The parish will be going out to bid on Reach B-2 from Fort Jackson to Venice on vegetated ridge projects in Plaquemines. The project will allow for enhanced flood protection to reduce levee overtopping and the creation of […]

APM Terminals Reports Good Second-Quarter 2014

APM Terminals Reports Good Second-Quarter 2014

APM Terminals delivered an increased profit of $223 million ($179m) and a return on invested capital of 14.2% (12.8%), according to the company’s latest interim results. Terminals becoming fully operational and new terminals added to the portfolio supported the 8% growth in volume. More than 80% of EBITDA was generated in growth markets, 41 out […]

Dredge Yard Gears Up for Upcoming AAPA Congress in Argentina

Dredge Yard Gears Up for Upcoming AAPA Congress in Argentina

Dredge Yard, dedicated to the dredging and mining industries, will take part at the Latin American Congress of Ports annual meeting that will be held in less than a week in Puerto Iguazú in Argentina. The company’s objectives are to showcase its latest innovations in realm of dredging and mining equipment, to exchange the ideas and experiences […]







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