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  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives has just approved comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation that addresses the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other water resources infrastructure. The House passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act on a bipartisan basis by a vote of 360 to 61, sending the bill to […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers and traders of marine fuels and lubricants, announced that the North American bunker market faces significant regional changes and challenges in coming years. In addition to planned regulatory change, the company believes that the US’s impending energy independence, as well as the widening of the Panama Canal, […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    At the yesterday’s Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum at Nicholls State University a recurring theme emerged – Louisiana’s coastal communities will survive the rising tide as local governments have taken extraordinary measures to save the state’s disappearing coastline. During the event, hosted by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove and Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District Executive Director Reggie Dupre, […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Geosynthetics & Coast 2015, the Third International Workshop on Geosynthetics and Modern Materials in Coastal Protection and Related Applications, will be held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, from 2-4 December 2015. The workshop is being organized by Anahuac Mayab University and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. Geosynthetics & Coasts 2015 will convene experts from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Brian Babin has released the following statement after the announcement by the Trump Administration that the Cedar Bayou Navigation District’s Channel Improvement Project has been allocated $32.125 million in the Army Corps Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. These funds will be used to complete the dredging of Cedar Bayou in order to aid […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, principal investing and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group yesterday announced an agreement to form Macquarie Development Corporation, an investment corporation that will invest equity in pre-construction infrastructure development projects in Latin America. Macquarie Capital will partner with foundation shareholders China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) and Banco Modal and expects […]

  • 13 February 2012

      The President of Argentina, HE Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has met HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, together with a high-level delegation, to discuss further enhancing mutual cooperation. Present at the meeting were also UAE Ambassador to Argentina, Mohammed Essa Al Qattam Al Zaabi, and Argentina Minister of Tourism Mr. Enrique Meyer. […]

  • 23 August 2012

    PEMA, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, has announced the agendas and preliminary speaker panels for its 5th and 6th State-of-the Industry Forums. Taking place on 1 October 2012 during TOC Container Supply Chain Middle East in Dubai, and 4 December 2012 at TOC Container Supply Chain Americas in Panama, the educational forums will once again […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    APM Terminals and fellow Dutch-based global terminal operator, Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), announced the completion of the purchase of a 29% share in APM Terminals Callao by TIL through the acquisition of Callao Port Holding B.V. APM Terminals assumed operational control over the Callao facility in July 2011 under a 30-year concession together with the […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement yesterday to commend U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana for bringing awareness to the dredging needs of the nation’s waterways with his work in the U.S. Senate: “America’s ports and harbors continue to suffer from a lack of proper dredging. The RAMP Act […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua. The path of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans will cut through Lake Cocibolca (aka Lake Nicaragua), Central America’s main freshwater reservoir and the largest tropical freshwater lake of […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    In the context of the Inter-American Committee (CIP) Secretariat’s Capacity Building Program, the Organization of American States (OAS) and Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG) have decided to partner with the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina to offer an Executive Dredging Seminar on November 14-15. This day-and-a-half Seminar is geared toward Port CEO’s, General Managers, Executives, Engineers, […]

  • 8 July 2010

    The private operators of Argentina’s Zarate port terminal have signed a loan agreement for up to US$14mn with the Inter-American … [mappress] Source: Business News Americas, July 8, 2010;

  • 2 July 2012

    With congressional passage last week of MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) says elements in the two-year, $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill elevate the priority of freight movement in a way that constitutes major progress in recognizing the value of America’s seaports and freight […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dredging the Texas coast is not just an operations and maintenance function for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District. USACE plays a key role in America’s well-being by providing a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable waterborne transportation systems. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, March 12, 2013

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) sent a multi-faceted document to President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team last week. The paper outlines opportunities to, in the words of the president-elect’s campaign, “Make America Great Again,” by strategic investments in seaports and related freight transportation assets, thereby helping U.S. businesses better compete in markets at home […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Leaders representing organizations from more than 20 states gathered in St. Louis two days ago to announce the release of a first-ever Report Card for the entire Mississippi River basin, which stretches across all or part of 31 U.S. states and covers more than 41 percent of the continental United States. The leaders were part of […]

  • 19 April 2012

    Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) yesterday released the following statement applauding a decision by America’s Great Waters Coalition to declare the Hudson Estuary as one of the nation’s “Great Waters.” The designation recognizes the river’s national importance and increases support for the river’s restoration. “I initiated the Hudson River Estuary program, and fought for three decades […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) hosted members of the media on a site visit of its Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project last week. This restoration scheme is located on private land along the GIWW, serving as a model of cooperation for helping to save America’s WETLAND for future generations. The site […]

  • 4 October 2010

    DP World has announced the inauguration of a new $500 million port in Peru, which is set to be one the biggest ports on South America’s … (constructionweekonline) [mappress] Source: constructionweekonline, October 4, 2010;

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bechtel, a global leader in planning, designing, and building port and marine projects, has been selected by LIGTT Project Company LLC to provide management services for the pre-construction of the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal. The innovative new cargo transfer terminal off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast will be the largest deep-water port in the United States […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Council for Dredging & Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS), a subset of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), is holding its quarterly meetings with industry stakeholders and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Earlier this week, the CDMCS Pipeline Task Force huddled for several hours discussing a path forward on pipeline safety. The dredging workload […]

  • 22 August 2012

    WEDA Eastern Chapter Regional Workshop will be held from October 9-11 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach. The theme of this year’s conference is “Partnering for the Future of America’s Maritime Infrastructure and Access to the World’s Markets”. The WEDA program begins Tuesday at 1:00 PM and concludes Thursday at noon. An icebreaker reception […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    House and Senate Committee leaders yesterday announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation, which could be considered on the House floor later this week. The announced text of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 includes four titles. Title I authorizes proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works activities for port, waterway, […]