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  • 13 February 2014

    As the Environment Agency continues to take action around the clock to reduce flood risk across the South East, communities are being warned to expect more flooding as further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next few days across the region. With more widespread heavy rain expected across the South East throughout the rest of […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    With the signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 earlier this year, many people expected construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) to start immediately. However, several actions need to take place before construction can occur. “Environmental monitoring ranks high in the hierarchy of actions that must take place before […]

  • 14 December 2012

    The Georgia Ports Authority on Friday unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG), making the GPA the first in North America to introduce this cleaner and more efficient method of operation. The new technology reduces fuel consumption by an estimated 95 percent. “This transition to electrified RTGs is an important milestone for the […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Every year, Senator Levin prepares a report summarizing his key legislative activities. Regarding the protection of the Great Lakes and the environment, some of the Senator Levin’s accomplishments are: Restoring the Great Lakes Led effort to help secure funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an inter-agency initiative that works to clean […]

  • 20 February 2012

    Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, reports that two major financial developments related to the Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening Project will assure continued work on this critical regional economic development project in the months to come. After years of planning and preparation, the project to deepen the Delaware River’s main […]

  • 11 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is nearing completion of a comprehensive evaluation of seven federally-constructed levees in Alice, Freeport, Lynchburg, Matagorda, Port Arthur, Texas City and Three Rivers, Texas, as part of the Corps’ Levee Safety Program. Using state-of-the-art technology and consistent risk methodologies, the inspections will allow Corps experts to properly […]

  • 21 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges was formally installed on Sept. 15 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) chairman of the board for 2011-12. Mr. Bridges accepted his new chairmanship duties at a membership meeting in Seattle during which the entire slate of 2011-12 officers was inducted as part of AAPA’s 100th […]

  • 29 September 2011

    Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank yesterday announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast. These awards are funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Louisiana Coastal Protection […]

  • 13 May 2010

    While driving alongside Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula, MS, the average person would never know that just six months earlier the majority of that beach didn’t exist. It’s hard to imagine a beach was just created out of nowhere, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mike Hooks, Inc., and Gulf Sand & […]

  • 28 June 2012

    In yesterdays interview, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, gave an overview of the Delaware River Deepening Plan. “The Delaware River is a vital artery that powers much of the commerce in the Pennsylvania-Delaware-New Jersey corridor. Cargo vessels carrying everything from fruits and vegetables to construction materials travel these waterways daily. The ports contribute to an estimated […]

  • 5 June 2012

    The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Environment and Water to boost cooperation and coordination between both parties as part of the efforts made by ADPC to launch the first phase of Khalifa Port, the region’s first semi-automated port, in the last quarter of 2012. […]

  • 17 October 2012

    Fisherman Zhang Qiulin said he has been anxious following the dramatic decrease of water levels on Poyang Lake over the last two weeks, despite the fact that the area is still in its rainy season. Zhang said he fears a repeat of last year, when a historic drought killed many fish in Poyang, located in […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of nearly $35 million for strategic port projects across Florida that will be recommended to the Legislature for the upcoming legislative session. The additional investments will be included in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Work Program. Governor Scott made the announcement at the American Association of Port Authority’s […]

  • 20 February 2013

    In spite of the “water no get enemy” mantra that is plastered across the blue and white pipelines of Lagos, Nigeria is in danger of falling short of targets it set more than a decade ago to provide clean water and sanitation to the majority of citizens. However, increased government funding for water management and […]

  • 19 September 2012

    Peel Ports yesterday named international property and infrastructure group Lend Lease as principal contractor for Liverpool2, its new £300m deep-water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool. The landmark terminal, which will bring some of the world’s largest container ships to the Mersey, will be open for business in 2015. Located in the River Mersey, […]

  • 25 July 2012

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has created a team to work with local, state and federal partners in developing environmentally responsible and economically feasible dredging strategies for the Port of New York & New Jersey to promote commerce and protect the harbor estuary, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. Shipping channels of […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DredgePumps designs, engineers and constructs dredgers worldwide. This Dutch based company specializes in stationary electrically powered deep suction dredgers, cutter suction dredgers and booster stations for applications such as mining, dredging of reservoirs as well as maintenance of small ports. In addition to being an example of clean technology, electrically powered suction dredgers can be […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced more than $3 million to help restore the St. Louis River Area of Concern. EPA will provide $2.2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds and MPCA will provide an additional $1.1 million through the Minnesota Clean Water Fund. The money will […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The proposed £650 million tidal lagoon has taken another step forward with the announcement that formal consultation will begin on Thursday 4 July 2013 with a series of public exhibitions throughout Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. With the £2million community share offer open until 15 July, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc has published their statement […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On December 27, 2012, the EPA announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal, which includes removing some of the contaminated sediment and capping dredged areas. The proposed plan also includes controls to prevent raw sewage overflows and other land-based sources of contamination from compromising the cleanup. The cost of the cleanup plan is […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that four major New York coastal protection projects worth over $1 billion dollars will receive full federal funding, after a month long campaign led by Schumer. The Sandy relief bill that was signed into law required only that the feds pick up 65% of the project cost, but that […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget for fiscal 2014 (FY14) includes $4.826 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $100 million in unobligated carryover of funding appropriated prior to fiscal year 2013. “The fiscal 2014 Civil Works […]

  • 17 September 2012

    An ambitious project to salvage Kashmir’s lifeline river Jhelum has started to yield positive results with the Jammu and Kashmir government maintaining that the flood threat triggered by recent incessant rains subsided due to ongoing conservation measures in the river in north Kashmir. Jhelum which is a main source of irrigation in the Valley has […]

  • 18 October 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $6.5 million in grants to state and local agencies, and non-profit organizations to restore water quality and wetlands throughout the San Francisco Bay watershed. Grants range from $75,000 to $1.5 million and will support ten projects that prevent pollution, restore streams and tidal marshes, and manage floodwaters in […]

  • 4 October 2011

    Public officials and maritime industry leaders joined together at the Port of Oakland to call on Congress to release funds collected from California’s port customers to improve maritime infrastructure, create jobs and preserve California’s role as an international trade leader. “California’s future as a global leader depends on much needed job creation and economic growth. […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Construction is now underway on Liverpool2, Peel Ports’ £300 million in-river container terminal which will enable post-Panamax vessels of up to 13,500 TEU to call directly at the Port of Liverpool. A dredging operation to remove one million cubic metres of material from the seabed will be launched today by Sir Bobby Charlton and Kenny […]