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  • 18 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a SEK 445 million (EUR 41.75 m) loan agreement with the Municipality of Ystad to expand harbor facilities, so that new, larger LNG vessels can access the harbor. The port in the southern-Swedish town is a busy connection point to the Polish Port of Swinoujscie and the Danish […]

  • 4 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Seeking to support coastal resilience, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) committed $6.6 million through the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) to support two Ducks Unlimited shoreline protection projects in coastal Texas. The GLO granted $4.5 million in support of a living shoreline project at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and $2.1 million for […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In the latest edition of their Terra et Aqua magazine, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) put a special spotlight on the challenges of optical backscatter monitoring in mixed sediment environments. Optical backscatter instruments (OBS) are very popular instruments for measuring suspended sediments in the field. In this IADC article, an analysis is given based […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urged the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, R.D. James, in a letter, to fairly consider Florida’s critical water infrastructure projects in its Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan. The letter also specifically conveys Rubio’s readiness to work with the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Two flood alleviation schemes backed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee, at their meeting Wednesday, 3 January, will help reduce the risk of flooding for hundreds of homes and businesses across Leeds City Region, and protect land for new development. The Natural Flood Management Program and Wyke Beck Valley Project will be developed with […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has just announced its readiness to stand and support its Dutch affiliate Nautilus NL/FNV Waterbouw as it resists plans by marine services and dredging company Boskalis to ditch and replace 20 crew members on five vessels. According to ITF, the latest plans would lead to the likely removal of […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Members of the Providence Working Waterfront Alliance yesterday testified before the House Committee on Finance in strong support of Budget Article 16, Section 4. According to the Working Waterfront Alliance’s release, this legislation would appropriate $10.5 million for the construction of a new Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) Cell critical to the upcoming maintenance dredging of […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB), together with the Governments of New Zealand and Vanuatu, has provided additional financing of $18.48 million, $4.65 million, and $1.6 million respectively to the Vanuatu Interisland Shipping Support Project. According to the ADB, the project is upgrading domestic port facilities, expanding regular and reliable shipping services to the provinces, and improving […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) announced yesterday his selection to several key subcommittees that are critically important to the 36th District of Texas. On the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Babin will serve on the Highways and Transit Subcommittee; the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee; and the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. “As a […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The EU’s TEN-T Programme will back with almost €3 million studies on a better connection between the northern Adriatic ports and the main rail and inland waterways networks in the region. The studies will focus on improving the hinterland access of the sea ports of Trieste, Venice (Italy), Koper (Slovenia) and Rijeka (Croatia) and the […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) yesterday issued the following statement announcing that she will continue serving as a Co-Chair of the Congressional Boating Caucus for the 114th Congress and welcoming new Co-Chair, Representative Patrick Murphy (FL-18): “I believe that we must do more to protect and maintain our nation’s waterways, which is a goal I […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    EU’s TEN-T Programme will support with over €850,000 development studies for the Port of Linz. The project aims to increase the port’s capacity to receive larger inland water, rail and road transport flows. The Port of Linz, located in Austria’s third largest city, is an important intersection of continuously increasing international freight flows between inland […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The cost of the Lake Limboto dredging program in Gorontalo province could reach Rp11 trillion, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “This lake needs to be dredged to reduce its sediment. Moreover, the lake is now covered by water-hyacinth that can make the lake shallow,” said President Jokowi during the inspection of the dredging operation at […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Speaking at the contract signing between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and Ifremer on Tuesday, November 18,  Secretary-General Nii Allotey Odunton said the new contract marked the beginning of a new era in what has been a productive relationship between Ifremer and the ISA. He said the contract being signed was also a pioneering contract […]

  • 16 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week awarded a $57.6-million contract to reconstruct beaches and dunes in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City as part of a joint state and federal partnership that is making New Jersey’s coastline more resilient following Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration announced. The contract, which entails the construction […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls announced officially, on September 26th in Arras, the government’s commitment to the building of the Seine-Nord Canal linking the Greater Paris area with the major ports of northern Europe, including Dunkirk Port. This long-awaited project is estimated to be worth around €4 billion, and will be funded by the European […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The peak industry body for the Queensland resources sector said the Senate report into the Great Barrier Reef backs the work that was well underway to improve reef health. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report published 29 recommendations that largely reflected the work of a host of stakeholders on the Reef […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    At the North Adriatic Ports Association’s assembly, held on 17th July in Koper, the Presidents of NAPA ports were acquainted with the recent decision of the TEN-T’s (Trans European Transport Network) Financial Board to financially support projects which NAPA members. These projects focus on the development requirements of the Northern Adriatic ports, including their rail […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congress finalized the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) last week, solidifying critical provisions for the South Carolina Ports Authority initiatives, including the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project. “We applaud Congress for their demonstrated commitment to our nation’s competitiveness through the passage of WRRDA,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “This bill is critical […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) said Minnesota waterways and shipping infrastructure will get much-needed upgrades under the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which passed the Senate recently and now heads to the President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. The measure includes many bipartisan provisions Franken fought for, including increasing dredging […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell has welcomed UNESCO’s acknowledgement of the progress the Queensland Government has made in ensuring the Great Barrier Reef remains on the World Heritage List. Mr Powell said that UNESCO released its draft recommendations to the World Heritage Committee overnight and they would be considered by the World Heritage Committee in […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman David W. Jolly (FL-13) recently called on members of the U.S. House to support the Senate version of the recently-passed Water Resources Reform and Development Act that would extend the federal authorization of the 50-year ongoing renourishment project in Treasure Island, Florida. Beach renourishment funding in Pinellas County also provides for the district’s economy […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week, Congressman Tim Bishop led a bipartisan effort to safeguard funding for the National Estuary Program (NEP). He and Congressman Frank LoBiondo were the authors of a letter to the House Appropriations Committee that asked for equal funding for all 28 programs funded by the NEP. Estuaries have been shown to be some of […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) is keen to back scientific research and actions which improve the future of the Great Barrier Reef. NQBP said that the focus on the debate about dredging has taken necessary focus and investment away from the real issues impacting the Great Barrier Reef and action to preserve the Reef […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. President Barack Obama included more than $15 million in critical funding for SC Ports Authority projects, including the Post-45 harbor deepening project, in his fiscal year 2015 budget. “The Administration has included funding for the SCPA’s deepening project in its budget for three consecutive years,” said Bill Stern, SCPA Board Chairman. “We’re deeply appreciative […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), co-chair of the bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force, announced an additional $2.2 million in fiscal year 2014 to complete a full dredging of the Port of Rochester and an additional $350,000 to complete a full dredging of Irondequoit Bay. This funding is in addition to the $1.2 million originally allocated […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has applauded yesterday’s announcement of a major state government campaign to promote the facts surrounding management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “It is literally the time for a line to be drawn in the sand,” said Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche. “Queensland’s reputation is […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    It is necessary to revive the training of dredging specialists in Rostov-on-Don, said Aleksandr Attar, Director of Saint-Petersburg branch of Ekohidrotechnika, at the Forum of Dredging Companies, organized by media-group PortNews. He noted that the only educational institution to train dredging specials in Russia, Rostov nautical school named after Sedov, ceased enrollment for dredging specialization […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) recently helped lead a bipartisan effort in Congress to press the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure Northern Michigan’s ports and harbors are properly maintained due to their importance to Michigan’s economy. “Frankly, this issue is about jobs in Northern Michigan. Many of our communities up here depend on their […]