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  • 26 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. members of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) have increased confidence that their key priorities will be addressed after passage of an omnibus spending package to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018, AAPA said in its latest release. The spending bill contains funding for a number of AAPA’s top infrastructure and intermodal priorities, […]

  • 4 March 2013

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after recently sending a letter to President Barack Obama seeking the President to address dredging and harbor maintenance needs for America’s ports and harbors: “Keeping America’s ports and harbors properly maintained and operating at maximum efficiency continues to be a primary goal of […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden will visit America’s Central Port along the Mississippi River in Granite City today. This visit will mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and highlight the need for continued investment in infrastructure to create jobs and grow the economy. “I’m pleased Vice President Joe Biden is […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, has just released this picture of an amphibious digger constructed by Oliver Evans for the Philadelphia Board of Health in 1804. This was probably the first wheeled vehicle to move under its own power in America and the first mechanically powered dredging apparatus to operate in the Delaware‬ […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    September 30 marked the end of fiscal year 2016 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District–a year in which the Corps Team of Professionals, alongside its partners, achieved on-the-ground benefits to restore America’s Everglades. The $127 million federal investment in fiscal year 2016 towards Everglades restoration provided essential funding to award critical construction […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced a major grant to Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) under the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) of $3.9 million.  With this grant, Restore America’s Estuaries will manage a competitive sub-award grant program to support projects that protect and restore coastal ecosystems and their watersheds, including associated water quality […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold this week a hearing to examine new approaches to speed the delivery of critical water infrastructure projects, the U.S. House of Representatives said in their latest release.  The testimony heard at the hearing will help inform the committee’s work as it considers a new Water Resources […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vice President Joe Biden was joined yesterday by Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at America’s Central Port in Granite City to mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The port’s new South Harbor is being funded in part […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    For assisting communities after devastating storms and leading vital civil works projects throughout 14 states in the Northeast, the Army recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians assigned to the New York District, North Atlantic Division, Thursday, during a ceremony at the Pentagon. Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presented the Meritorious […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 15th edition of TOC Americas will take place at El Panama Hotel in Panama, from 13-15 October, 2015. Jorge Quijano, CEO, Panama Canal Authority, has been announced as a keynote speaker at this annual forum for maritime container trade, transport and port professionals doing business in North and Latin America. The combined impact of expanded […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Qingzhou Julong Environment Technology Co. Ltd., a Qingzhou City based manufacturer and supplier of dredging equipment, recently delivered another set of dredging equipment to Latin America. One portable cutter suction dredger Julong-CSD2006 and 300 meters of discharge pipelines were shipped to Latin America in December, 2018. “Only one truck trailer can transport the dredge from […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx yesterday visited the Wando Welch Terminal to discuss the facility’s upcoming wharf improvement project, which received a 10.8 million dollar Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant in September. “The future is a choice, and Charleston will seize the opportunities the future holds by preparing […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following introduction of the Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and CEO Kurt Nagle commended the senators’ commitment to improving America’s infrastructure, saying initiatives like the BRIDGE Act are vital to strengthening America’s […]

  • 8 July 2013

    SANY America recently hosted customers and dealers at its first 2013 open house event at the company’s North American headquarters in Peachtree City. On display were the first SANY SCC8150 crawler crane and the first SRC885 rough-terrain crane to arrive at SANY America’s headquarters, as well as other recently introduced SANY cranes and excavators. Prospects […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Speaking at the Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo: Building the Americas conference in Miami, APM Terminals Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Christian Moller Laursen observed that economic and population growth rate projections for Latin America have not yet been matched by the port and transportation infrastructure investment needed to accommodate the increased logistics and […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration yesterday announced the availability of $9.5 million in grant funding for the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). “Marine highways are an efficient and cost-effective option for moving freight and passengers in America,” said Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The AMHP supports the increased use of the nation’s navigable […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waterking, a Dutch manufacturer of amphibious equipment, said in its latest announcement that they successfully delivered a dredging set for a ministry of agriculture in South America earlier this week. According to the release, the equipment is purchased for the dredging operations on the drainage channels. As part of the agreement, Waterking also arranged a […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced an investment to help develop the Mid-America Port along the Mississippi River in Quincy. The investment will help complete the planning phase for the estimated $80 million intermodal port project that will supply the world market with Illinois products. “The Mississippi River forms our entire western border and is one […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Puerto Rico Government is looking for a major international port operator to partner with on the development of the Port of the Americas, located in Ponce, on the southern coast of the island. The Port of the Americas site sits on over 300 acres, located just 5 miles from Mercedita Airport, representing a tremendous opportunity for […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Over 500 participants are due to attend tomorrow’s TOC Americas conference in Cartagena, Colombia and discuss the changing face of trade flows and logistics in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Senior executives from North and Latin America’s will unite in Cartagena, Colombia for the 14th annual TOC Americas conference and exhibition that will […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), yesterday said: “AAPA was extremely pleased that President Obama mentioned the value and need for ‘modern ports to move our goods’ in his State of the Union address last night. AAPA applauds the president’s inclusion of America’s ports and the need he […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement yesterday after voting to provide necessary levels of funding for harbor maintenance and dredging for America’s ports, harbors, and waterways: “South Louisiana is home to some of America’s largest ports and most used waterways. I have met with many vessel operators and companies […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Latin American Delegation of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is working on the newest edition of the Latin American Congress of Ports that will take place in the city of Arica, Chile, from November 30th through December 3rd this year. Every year more than 400 port leaders and international experts make this […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after Vice President Joe Biden attended a ceremony yesterday at the Port of Baltimore discussing the need to invest in America’s waterway infrastructure: “I am pleased Vice President Biden acknowledged the crucial need to invest in America’s waterway infrastructure. Earlier today, he voiced […]

  • 30 March 2012

    Last week, the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), the national nonprofit trade association for the dredging industry, sent a letter to House leadership in support of the RESTORE Act – legislation that would ensure that oil spill fines are used for gulf restoration. “The RESTORE Act appropriately allocates 80 percent of the Clean Water Act […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Contractors of America’s (DCA) Board of Directors has selected the Honorable William P. Doyle, Sr. as its new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  William Doyle currently serves as a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission having been unanimously confirmed twice by the U.S. Senate as a Presidential Appointee, and remained […]