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  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    TOC Events Worldwide has announced that H.E Ambassador Alfonso Múnera, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will give a keynote address at the 14th edition of its TOC Americas conference and exhibition, taking place on October 14-16 in Cartagena, Colombia. This will be the first time in Colombia for the pan-Americas’ container […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Commenting today on the release of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for American Infrastructure, Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), said: “AAPA is pleased that ASCE included seaports for the first time in its critical infrastructure Report Card. The inclusion of seaports in […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Rohr-Idreco Dredge Systems Europe has appointed Alex Westendarp Knol as Director of International Sales, located in the Netherlands. Fulco Vrooland, Managing Director of the European Operations, said: “I am delighted to have Alex on board. We have been aggressively expanding our markets to the Far East, Africa and Latin America, next to our traditional European, […]

  • 18 November 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proved it can create a wider beach at America’s oldest seashore resort. Now it will attempt to prove…   By RICHARD DEGENER (pressofatlanticcity) [mappress] Source: pressofatlanticcity, November 18, 2011;

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Two Ellicott 460SL dredges are currently being used in a large tidal marsh restoration project at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. This is one of the largest marsh restoration projects ever in the eastern U.S. The project will restore a highly damaged tidal marsh/barrier beach ecosystem covering about 4,000 acres (1618.7 ha) within […]

  • 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, […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Rosewood Beach was recently named one of America’s 2016 Best Restored Beaches by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. The Rosewood Park restoration project, completed in 2015, involved restoring beach, bluff and ravine ecosystems along a 1,500-foot section of the west shore of Lake Michigan. It was accomplished under the Great Lakes Fishery and […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ellicott Dredges LLC & Rohr-Idreco Dredge Systems, which are owned by Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC, have announced that Ellicott’s Latin American Sales Manager, Andres Borasino, will be adding the Rohr-Idreco deep digging dredge product lines to his area of responsibilities. The three product lines complement each other by offering customers multiple dredging options based on […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Martin O’Malley, joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and private sector partners from Highstar Capital and Ports America Chesapeake, yesterday led celebration of a new 50-foot-deep berth and four supersized container cranes at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The project is part of a larger public-private partnership (P3) agreement that is supporting […]

  • 18 April 2013

    The City of South Haven has authorized Gro America, a dredging contractor, to begin dredging South Haven Harbor. Gro America plans to start work on Monday, April 22. The sequence of work will begin at the North Side Marina, then move to the South Side Marina, Turning Basin, Friends Goodwill Channel and the Black River. […]

  • 3 January 2013

    The Government intends to award two or more contracts pursuant to this solicitation. These contracts shall be Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Military Construction and Support for Others program for Central America and Mexico. However, the Government reserves the right […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and SAAM S.A. (SAAM) have announced that they have successfully created a joint harbor towage operation within the American Continent in Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Panama. The intended partnership, which is between SMIT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boskalis, and SAAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sociedad Matriz SAAM S.A. […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Contractors of America announced late yesterday that the Water Infrastructure Act of 2018/Water Resources Development Act – otherwise known as WRDA 2018 – has overwhelmingly passed the Senate, heading now to the White House for President Trump’s Signature. The Senate voted 99-1 in favor of WRDA 2018. The Bill passed in the US House by […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives recently 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. Commenting this, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Representative Peter King (R-NY) is this year’s recipient of the “Champion of Maritime Award” from the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). The award recognizes those individuals who have displayed “extraordinary dedication and consistent support for the maritime industry.” In announcing the award, Thomas Allegretti, AMP’s president, observed, as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee: […]

  • 31 July 2013

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after President Barack Obama recently highlighted the need for the nation’s port infrastructure to be upgraded with a visit to The Jacksonville Port Authority: “America’s waterways continue to be robbed of the dollars needed to perform maintenance on infrastructure. For years, I’ve advocated […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, leaders of its Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for their efforts in advancing H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The House passed the legislation today by a […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) yesterday praised the leadership of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for releasing the six-year MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (S. 2322) that puts a high priority on freight movement investments. AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle said: “We commend Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA and Chairman of […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals Moin has announced a number of port project updates enabling Costa Rica’s future economic growth. Costa Rica’s exports account for 40% of the Central American nation’s GDP. The Port of Limón-Moin is ranked 13th in Latin America, and 4th in Central America with container volume of 1.09 million TEUs in 2014. Much of Costa […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), along with the Port of Arica, will host the biggest port event in the last 20 years in Chile this week, gathering together Chilean ports and the most important port terminals from Latin America, USA and the Caribbean. EPA’s President, Francisco Javier González, highlighted the relevance of this Congress ( […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly (412 to 4) approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility and strengthens the water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity and economic growth. The House passed the Conference Report to H.R. 3080, the […]

  • 26 March 2010

    Industrial waste from factories, construction site outflow and clean-up projects pose an ongoing challenge to America’s efforts at protecting the country’s water resources. The government is beginning to invest prodigious amounts of time and money into enacting strict regulatory… [mappress] Source:openpr,March 26,2010;

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mobil Satellite Technologies, a satellite network operator and provider of fixed, marine, and land-mobile satellite broadband services, has announced that they have renewed their Master Services Agreement with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD), Americas premier dredger. With this Agreement, Mobil Satellite Technologies will continue to support marine satellite communications infrastructure and service to […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the country’s tugboat, towboat and barge operators, announced its strong support for the Reinvesting in Vital Economic Rivers and Waterways (RIVER) Act of 2013. introduced yesterday by U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). The bill seeks to modernize America’s vital water transportation network and ensure the viability […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and David Vitter (R-LA), chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, for their leadership in advancing S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), through the Senate. The legislation was passed by a vote […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    President Donald Trump last Friday, September 21, signed into law the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, a three-part package called a “minibus” at a signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas, Nevada. The legislation accounts for dredging activities in harbors and channels, important infrastructure […]