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  • 8 May 2012

    The Panama Maritime Authority has announced the approval of a new US$600 million container terminal in Colon at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. According to the JOC , the terminal will be constructed by a consortium of Asian developers under the name Panama Colon Container Port LLC (PCCP), while Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle […]

  • 8 May 2012

      Before government engineers can deepen one of the busiest seaports in the US to accommodate future trade, they first need to remove a US$14 million obstacle from the past – a Confederate warship rotting on the Savannah River bottom for nearly 150 years, the Post Courier reports. Confederate troops scuttled the ironclad CSS Georgia […]

  • 3 May 2012

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck yesterday to tour four Superfund Sites in the sixth congressional district and highlight the success of the program. While at Imperial Oil in Morganville, Pallone and Enck announced the completion of a $50 million contaminated soil cleanup at the site. They […]

  • 25 April 2012

    Acording to Atlanticville, the final phase of the Monmouth beach replenishment project that will also include Sea Bright is expected to begin this fall. The Army Corps of Engineers will begin restoring the north stretch of beach beginning at Cottage Avenue in Monmouth Beach to the northern boundary of Sea Bright. Mayor Susan Howard said: […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Officials with the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today their intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the impacts of implementing a 20-year Dredged Materials Management Plan (DMMP) for the portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) between Port Royal Sound, S.C., and the Georgia-Florida state line. The Savannah […]

  • 24 April 2012

    OCP S.A (Office Cherifien des Phosphates) and ONE (Office National de l’Electricité) of Morocco, have awarded Archirodon the US $ 240 million EPC Contract for lnfrastructure Rehabilitation and Execution Works in Jorf Lasfar Port, 20 km south-west of the city of El Jadida, in Morocco. Jorf Lasfar is a deepwater commercial port located on the […]

  • 24 April 2012
    Vessels

    According to the Panama Logistics News, the first postpanamax dredge in the world, Charles Darwin, is in Panama since early April 2012 dredging the navigation channel of the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal. Darwin’s mission is to broaden and deepen the navigation channel and to perform the maneuverability tests that the postpanamax will navigate […]

  • 23 April 2012

      Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation has reached agreement with International Mining and Dredging Holding Ltd to start a geophysical survey on Exclusive Prospecting Licence 3403 marine diamond concession in Namibia on or about April 28, 2012. Afri-Can has chartered the vessel SP Star from IMDH to carry out a geophysical survey that will cover a […]

  • 23 April 2012

      Orion Marine Group, Inc. has announced it will release its financial results for the first quarter 2012 on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at approximately 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time/4:00 a.m. Central Time. The Company will conduct a telephone briefing at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time/9:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, May 3, 2012, to discuss its […]

  • 18 April 2012

    Sand and stone will provide better protection for rocket launch pads, as well as Commonwealth of Virginia and Navy facilities located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore from the advancing Atlantic Ocean. The construction of a 14-foot-high seawall, as well as a widened beach, at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility’s launch range will help slow erosion along […]

  • 16 April 2012

      An innovative piece of underwater technology has just completed its first trials in the North Atlantic. Ecosse Subsea Systems’ wholly owned subsea trenching system SCAR 1 has just ploughed a 20-metre wide, one kilometre stretch of seabed to the West of Shetland to remove boulders prior to umbilical and pipelay work. Following the initial […]

  • 12 April 2012

    After 15 years of study, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that it had released the final documents for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) for review by state and federal agencies and the general public. “The released study clearly shows that the deepening of the Savannah port will produce powerful economic […]

  • 6 April 2012

    Almost all the sediment-associated chemical concentrations found in 131 of the nation’s rivers that drain to the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts are lower than worldwide averages, according to a new study by the USGS. These coastal rivers are a significant pathway for the delivery of sediment-associated chemicals to the world’s coastal zones and oceans. […]

  • 6 April 2012

    Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, speaking to a regional gathering of Gulf states harbor pilots, called for a “bias for action and a sense of urgency…for increased U.S. investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare and equip U.S. Ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard for increased cargo […]

  • 4 April 2012

    German megaliners, Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd, recently launched a joint weekly service directly connecting the Pacific Northwest to the Mediterranean with International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Terminal 6 in the Port of Portland, Oregon as one of the key stops in the service’s route. The joint service also offers feeder connections to the Far […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 March 2012
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    On March 24th, STX France Lorient yard has floated out the St Pierre trailing suction hopper dredger ordered in July 2010 by STFMO, subsidiary of Sablières de l’Atlantique. Following her keel laying held last September, this floating out is another important milestone in the contract, before her delivery in summer 2012. With this new step, […]

  • 23 March 2012

    Orion Marine Group Inc, a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, is providing its investors an update on the Company’s outlook and end markets. Market Outlook The Company continues to experience uncertain and tough times. The general economic conditions, including anemic Gross Domestic Product growth and delays in Federal spending, has and […]

  • 22 March 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers exemplifies a learning organization by sharing information and experiences, and applying lessons learned. The Middle East District strives to improve processes, communication and other issues directly affecting contractors involved in USACE projects in the Middle East and Central Asia. When the district, on behalf of the Transatlantic Division, […]

  • 11 March 2012

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of Directors announced the appointment of engineer Jorge Luis Quijano as the new Panama Canal Administrator. Mr. Quijano will succeed Alberto Alemán Zubieta, who has been at the helm of the Canal for the past 16 years and whose term will end on September 3, 2012. “We are proud […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Environmental Protection Agency officials have stated that dredging on the Hudson River is not expected to cause any harm to the waterway’s Atlantic sturgeon. Federal officials have declared Atlantic sturgeon an endangered species thus efforts could be directed towards protecting and preserving its habitats including the Hudson River. EPA noted that crews working for General […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (“IDIQ”) contract with the Mobile District of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Orion Marine Group will be on call to perform various dredging projects in both coastal and upriver locations […]

  • 8 March 2012

    A multimillion-dollar beach replenishment project in the Brant Beach is slated to begin on Saturday, reports Press of Atlantic City. Stephen Rochette, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has stated that the contractors, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., of Oak Brook, Ill., will start pumping sand from off the coast of […]

  • 28 February 2012

    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has earnestly asked President Barack Obama to secure more money necessary for deepening the Charleston port and other Atlantic harbors so they can accommodate giant cargo ships following the Panama Canal widening set to be completed in 2014, reports Charlotte Observer. During her meeting with Obama and other governors at the […]

  • 27 February 2012

    The House committee shaping the state’s budget is setting aside $180 million for harbor deepening in a key move to modernize South Carolina’s harbor assets and boost the long-range economic outlook for the state. The South Carolina House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee established the Harbor Deepening Reserve Fund and included $180 million in […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Laura E. (Beth) Williams, P.E., a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, received the 2012 “James Connolly Award” during the Savannah E-Week Technical Training Conference at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Feb. 22, 2012. The conference is held annually in Savannah as part of the nationally-recognized Engineer Week (E-Week) observance. The […]