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  • 6 December 2013

    APM Terminals Apapa hosted a reception today in honor of Pacific International Lines (PIL) which this week surpassed the milestone of one million TEUs handled through the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network for the year. Based in Singapore, PIL operates globally with a fleet of 191 vessels representing a total capacity of 373,000 TEUs, currently […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has concluded that the proposed use of alternative sand sources throughout the remaining period of federal participation in the Dade County, Florida Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project will cause no significant impacts to the environment. A recently finalized Environmental Assessment (EA) contains the finding. The […]

  • 3 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    SOUTH AMERICAN MINERALS, INC. has been advised that its wholly owned subsidiary North American Resources Ltd. Inc. (NARIL), has formed a Limited Partnership for the purpose of purchasing a Cutter-head dredge and associated equipment to be placed in operation on the 25 square mile concession on which NARIL currently operates four hydraulic suction dredges in […]

  • 3 October 2012

    North America Western Asia Holdings announced that it has entered a formal agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Transportation and the General Company for the Ports of Iraq to modernize Maqal Port, a historic port located in Basra’s urban center on the Shatt al Arab waterway. As part of the agreement, the American company will invest […]

  • 26 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    In an announcement from Governor Cuomo on December 20, a study reviewing sediment and fish testing from the Department of Environmental Conservation confirms that the Hudson River PCB Cleanup is not complete. General Electric’s remediation efforts have not met cleanup goals and the remaining PCB contamination continues to pose a threat to public health and the environment, reports the Hudson […]

  • 22 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a very important seawall reconstruction scheme took place on September 14 at Cape Lisburne, USACE’s Alaska District reports. The seawall serves as a buffer of protection between the Chukchi Sea and the runway at a remote radar site near Point Hope. Lt. Col. Penny Bloedel, deputy district commander […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) announced recently that the Town of North Topsail Beach is a winner of its 2014 Best Restored Beach Award. “ASBPA created the Best Restored Beach award in 2001 as a way of highlighting the value of America’s restored beaches,” said Harry Simmons, mayor of Caswell Beach, N.C., […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The seemingly simple question of what governs the shapes of river channels has been a longstanding challenge for geologists and civil engineers. A new study led by scientists at University of California, Santa Cruz, shows that the amount of sediment a river transports is a key factor in determining river channel geometry and the size […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a $10.8 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant for the rehabilitation of the Wando Welch Terminal project. This is just out of 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia that will receive a total of approximately $600 million from the Department of Transportation’s discretionary grant program. Maritime […]

  • 16 February 2012

      HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, together with a high-level delegation, has inspected progress on the first phase of the terminal operator’s Embraport project, the largest Brazilian private multi-modal port terminal in the city of Santos. The first phase of Embraport (Empresa Brasileira de Terminais) is scheduled to be completed in 2013. […]

  • 5 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

      Official responsibility for the administration and management of Terminal Muelle Norte, (the North Terminal) at the Port of Callao, Peru, was assumed by APM Terminals in a ceremony held on July 1st in Callao. With the final documents signed, the APM Terminals banner was raised, and stevedores set to work on the eight vessels […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Tom Carper has highlighted significant Delaware wins in the bill America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) – a major bipartisan, bicameral water infrastructure bill that Senator Carper co-authored along with Senators John Barrasso, Ben Cardin and Jim Inhofe. “This infrastructure bill delivers for Delaware and families across our country, and I’m proud […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2015 Spring Conference of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will take place in Washington, D.C., on April 20-21, 2015. The two-day event will include member-only meetings of port directors, regional port delegations, and five of AAPA’s 13 technical committees (Cruise, Executive, Finance, Maritime Economic Development and Public Relations). Among the U.S. government […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a full committee hearing entitled, “The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and the Need to Invest in the Nation’s Ports.” The hearing is scheduled for 10:00am EST in 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. This is the first hearing on legislation that may be included in […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Randall S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the following statement regarding the conference report on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act by the U.S. Senate: “Yesterday’s release of the conference report on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) represents a major victory in providing […]

  • 20 April 2012

    The Los Angeles Harbor Commission unanimously adopted a five-year strategic plan for the Port of Los Angeles for 2012- 2017. The plan focuses on three key result areas, or KRAs – competitive operations, strong relationships and financial strength. It maps out the Port’s priorities, objectives and various initiatives for developing infrastructure, enhancing overall competitiveness, growing […]

  • 15 May 2012

    With Congress considering drastic cuts to national clean water protections, and rivers nationwide facing threats from natural gas drilling, pollution, and new dams, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. American Rivers named the Potomac River, known as ‘the nation’s river’ as it flows through the capital, the most endangered […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Douglas B. Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) from 1995 to 2011, passed away on September 11, 2019.    Doug also served in many leadership roles at the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) including Association President several times. He and his brother Don followed in their footsteps, Doug working […]

  • 8 May 2012

    According to BN Americas, the Spanish company Acciona is eyeing a potential project to expand Mexico’s port of Veracruz. Guillermo Jiménez, the Acciona Mexico director, said: “We’re very interested in the potential expansion of Veracruz port. It’s a very important project.” The proposed US$3.04bn initiative entails expanding the northern area of the port by 500ha […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Jeff Merkley has announced that the omnibus spending bill expected to pass the Senate and the U.S. House this week includes a provision that will help strengthen Oregon’s small ports and make sure that small ports in America receive their fair share of funding. The omnibus spending bill includes $48 million for small ports, […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Operadura Portuaria Centroamericana SA de CV (OPC) has signed a contract with China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) for the first phase of the expansion of the Specialized Container and Cargo Terminal in Puerto Cortes, Honduras. The first phase covers the construction of a 350-meter long berth with a controlling depth of 15.5 meters, two trestles […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The US District Court Judge of Columbia, Mr Beryl A. Howell, on December 31, 2013 dismissed a case against Ghana and Conti Group that won the bid to dredge the Korle Lagoon field by TJGEM. TJGEM, a construction company in the United States of America sued the above named individuals and entities in the District […]

  • 4 June 2012

    On the 24th May 2012 the USA Congressional staff delegation visited Klaipėda State Seaport Authority. Delegation stayed in Lithuania from the May 21st to May 25th. While visiting Klaipėda the delegation members were received on board of the ship flying the flag of the USA “„Maersk Arkansas”, later the staff delegation visited the premises of […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded yesterday a “Dear Colleague” letter to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Appropriations that was signed by 22 senators, urging appropriators to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), passed in May. That letter, together with a […]

  • 11 July 2011

      U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana), testified Friday on H.R. 104 – The Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act at the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing. The bill, introduced by Boustany, ensures funds brought into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for their intended purpose […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented IMS Dredges with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. During the awards ceremony Secretary Pritzker gave special […]