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  • 8 January 2012

    A waterway that links the heart of South America with the Atlantic Ocean could grant an outlet to the sea to landlocked Paraguay and Bolivia…   By Philip Iglauer (koreatimes) [mappress] Source: koreatimes, January 8, 2012;

  • 16 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presented its 2015 Dredger of the Year Award to Michael Miller Gerhardt II at the organization’s annual Summit and Expo held at Westin Hotel in Houston, Texas, June 22-25, 2015. This annual award is presented to a member of the WEDA community who has provided exceptional service to the organization […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Speaking on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Port of Cleveland President and CEO, William Friedman, will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) today, in a hearing titled America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges. Mr. Friedman’s testimony, which will focus on issues related to navigation infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement, […]

  • 20 July 2012

    U.S. President Barack Obama recognized the importance of seaport-related infrastructure by announcing seven projects of national and regional significance which will benefit from aggressive federal permit decision-making and review schedules. Each of these projects directly support America’s seaports and their ability to move freight efficiently to reduce costs to consumers, create jobs, and help America’s […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

     The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade association founded in 1912 that represents over 130 port authorities in the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, recently announced a video named ‘Let’s Fix the Harbor Maintenance Tax’ (HMT). According to the Association, America’s ports are denied full funding through […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The week of 19 March 2018, set maritime related records in Washington, DC, the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) said in their latest announcement.  The U.S. Maritime industry visited the largest number of Congressional offices in the nine-year history of the annual Congressional Sail-in. The Omnibus spending bill approved by Congress and signed by President […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment released yesterday. The Corps and the Port of Seattle have agreed on a tentatively selected plan of -57’ Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) for both the East and West Waterways. This depth will […]

  • 12 September 2011

    Antwerp Port Authority has expanded its presence in South America with the appointment of three new representatives: Fernando Bustamante, German Calderon and Henrique Machado Rabelo. Together they will make the advantages of Antwerp as a port better known throughout South America, and will strengthen existing contacts. Each of the new representatives will exploit his own […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Continuing the trend of greater attention being paid to America’s seaports in the national media, among policymakers on Capitol Hill and top officials within the Administration, President Obama included ports and port-related legislation in his State of the Union address last night, making it the second year in a row he has specifically referenced ports […]

  • 31 August 2012

    Jorge Luis Quijano, incoming Administrator for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), will give the opening address at this year’s TOC Container Supply Chain Americas conference, returning for the fourth time to Panama on December 4-6. Quijano, who officially takes up his new role on September 4, was named this March as the successor to Alberto […]

  • 8 April 2013

    Colliers International released its third North American Port Analysis report which examines evolving trade patterns resulting from the upcoming Panama Canal expansion in 2015. The report’s theme, “CapEx or Capsize,” underscores the idea that cities need to spend the capital to upgrade their ports, or risk “capsizing” their economies. Report author, KC Conway, notes that […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Executive Board of Van Oord has appointed two new Area Directors. Ronald Schinagl, the present Area Director America & Africa, will be the new Area Director Netherlands from 1 September. He succeeds Jan Schaart who will be retiring at the end of 2016. Mark Roelofs, the present Area Manager North & Central America, has been appointed […]

  • 31 January 2012

    Diversified PSU BEML is eyeing south-east Asia, Africa and South America markets for supplying earth moving equipment for the mining sector…   (livemint) [mappress] Source: livemint, January 31, 2012; Image: bemlindia

  • 14 June 2012

    The Port of Long Beach was named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia at the 2012 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai. It is the 15th time in the past 17 years that the Port of Long Beach has been recognized as the best on the continent by importers, exporters, […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development announced it will recommend to draw a record $1 billion from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to maintain America’s federal navigation channels and related infrastructure: “I commend the Senate for taking […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration Project in Boston, Massachusetts, recently received the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America’s Alliant Build America Award, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, said. The 3.5 mile long Muddy River is a small waterway located in the Boston metropolitan area. Most of the […]

  • 11 April 2014

    American Rivers named the Middle Mississippi River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are at a critical tipping point,” said Eileen Fretz Shader of American Rivers. “Cutting off the Mississippi River’s connection with its floodplain would destroy critical fish […]

  • 20 June 2012

    Underwater technology specialist Tritech is expanding its global reach with a new office in Houston, Texas. Tritech North America will focus on developing new opportunities in the North American region and establishing closer working relationships with its OEM partners and customers. Opening in the company’s 21st year in business, Tritech North America now offers full […]

  • 19 May 2011

    Peruvian President Alan García said Tuesday that the port of Callao has become South America’s main trade hub, as it is the deepest inland p… (livinginperu) [mappress] Source: livinginperu, May 19, 2011;

  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has lauded H.R. 2028, the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that passed last week, together with two bi-partisan amendments included in the bill. Of particular interest to AAPA is the portion of the bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the Port of South Louisiana released its annual figures from 2012 making it the largest tonnage port in the country. Last year, the port moved almost 279 million tons of cargo, an increase of roughly four million tons from the previous year, […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following an announcement by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and CEO Kurt Nagle lauded the leaders of these committees for championing legislation that moves the nation closer to a final water resources bill to spur […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Officials from the Port of Long Beach and the Panama Canal Authority on Tuesday, December 4, renewed an agreement that promotes more trade between Latin America and the U.S., and facilitates the exchange of ideas for seaport engineering, dredging and environmental practices. With the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding –first signed in December 2010 […]

  • 17 January 2011

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a contract from Ocean Reef Island Inc to construct an artificial island off the coast near the residential area of Punta Pacifica in Panama City. The project, with a contract value of approximately € 55 million, is already underway and the project is expected to be completed mid […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    IHC America – part of Royal IHC – has been awarded a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a spud system with Weeks Marine Inc. According to IHC, the innovative spud system will be installed on the J.S. CHATRY, a newly-built cutter suction dredger (CSD) that will be operating in coastal areas and large sea […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Illinois-based Mid-America Dredging has won a $1 million contract for the Tulsa Port of Catoosa dredging project, the Tulsa World reports. The contract was awarded by the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority at its January meeting. According to the port operations manager, Brad Banks, the Catoosa dredging scheme is set to start by March 1 […]