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  • 4 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Last Saturday the cutter suction dredger “Susanna II” was baptized and handed over to its owner, dredging contractor Verboon Maasland. All members of the Verboon team were present with their families to celebrate the completion of the vessel. After the required speeches and the bottle of champagne against the hull, the Verboon employees made use […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Tony Abbott’s planned one-stop-shop for development approvals, announced today to begin in Tasmania, is code for fast-tracking damaging mega projects across the country, say the Australian Greens. “Tony Abbott plans to remove the vital layer of federal approval that protects our most important environmental assets, which was first put in place to save the iconic […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    New Jersey will receive $25.3 million in federal grants, including $7.1million for state-led projects, to help protect coastal communities from future storms through state or local projects using science-based solutions. The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) yesterday announced $102.7 million in competitive matching grants for 54 projects in 12 states and the District of Columbia […]

  • 26 June 2012

    State officials announced Muskegon County’s White Lake is one step closer to environmental recovery. Designated as a federal Great Lakes Area of Concern in the late 1980s due to severe environmental damage primarily from industrial activities, the White Lake AOC is one of 14 coastal sites around Michigan benefitting from focused environmental restoration work as […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A remote control boat equipped with a SonTek M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) has been employed with HydroSurveyor software to create a 3-dimensional map of a damaged (and still submerged) flood barrier, following serious damage that took place during last December’s storms. Data from the survey enabled the Environment Agency to act swiftly and effectively […]

  • 5 March 2012

    Nearly 8,000 children of all ages played in the Mississippi River and learned to navigate the Mighty Miss Feb. 25-26, 2012 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River participated in Engineer Week at the St. Louis Science Center. The children got their hands […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports’ Port of Southampton is ready to handle the biggest ships in the world today and long into the future after a £40 million dredging project. Dredgers have completed a program of capital dredging to deepen and widen the approach channel linking international shipping lanes to the Port. The work ensures ships with […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (Both D-Del.), outspoken advocates for the Port of Wilmington and the jobs it creates for Delawareans, announced on Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers’ work plan will include approximately $20 million in additional funding for the remainder of FY 2013 to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel, […]

  • 9 April 2012

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes recently announced major steps in the effort to improve two Michigan rivers on the national Areas of Concern list. Michigan has 14 Areas of Concern – Great Lakes coastal waterways where historic pollution has significantly degraded the ecosystem. Each site is defined by specific Beneficial Use Impairments, conditions […]

  • 1 November 2013

    The Nature Conservancy has begun work to reconstruct Half Moon Reef, a once-massive oyster reef that has virtually disappeared over the last century in Matagorda Bay, one of the largest estuaries and most productive fisheries in Texas. During November and December, crews will install three miles of limestone reef rows to create a 45-acre reef, […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week closed its public comment period on a proposed new nationwide permit (NWP) for living shorelines projects, a proven alternative to hard infrastructure such as seawalls and bulkheads, which use natural materials to reduce erosion, storm runoff and habitat loss.  The Pew Charitable Trusts supports the proposed nationwide […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Prepared by its working group on Adaptive Management (AM), the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has published a new paper which aims to further the debate on AM, as an important tool, in managing dredging and reclamation projects in an environmentally friendly manner. Entitled ‘Integrating Adaptive Environmental Management into Dredging Projects’ the paper covers objectives for […]

  • 4 November 2013

    Manmade coastal flood habitat set to double in next 12 months. The country’s largest ever coastal flood realignment scheme is completed today  in Medmerry, West Sussex. The £28 million Medmerry scheme will protect 350 properties, two holiday parks and a water treatment works from coastal flooding, in addition to providing 180 hectares of habitat for […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The Port of Dover, together with its international partners Mott MacDonald and Buchan Group announced that it has been successful in securing a significant contract to guide the major future development of three ports managed by Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd (TIPC). Having established strong relationships with TIPC, cemented through the signing of a Memorandum […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) joined U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to fund critical operations and maintenance of the nation’s harbors, including the Delaware River. The Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013 (S.218) would require funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund be spent for their intended purpose of maintenance and operations […]

  • 31 March 2011

    U.S. Congressmen Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana) and Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) today encouraged Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen to use all funds collected by the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) for FY 2012 dredging of the nation’s ports, harbors and waterways. Maintenance dredging is required to maintain authorized […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals announced that CRP has been granted a mining permit in respect of its phosphate project on the Chatham Rise. The permit is the first granted under the amended Crown Minerals Act which came into force on 25 May this year. The approval of a Mining Permit for Chatham Rock Phosphate […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Three winners of the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) annual Archaeology Awards have recently been announced. The Awards recognise best practice in applying an archaeological reporting protocol developed in partnership between the industry and English Heritage. Mark Russell, Director BMAPA, said: “Staff working in the marine aggregate industry, at wharves or on board dredgers, […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano discussed with maritime industry leaders the impact of the Expansion and the role it will play in trade between Asia and Latin America. “We believe the expanded Canal will have a significant impact in many segments of the market,” Quijano said during his presentation in Sea Asia 2013 held […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Chatham Rock Phosphate’s shares today reached a new high price of 46c, double that of two weeks ago, on the back of several key milestones. The company’s market capitalisation at that price is nearly $59 million, compared with $22 million before the issue of about 30 million shares on 24 September to Royal Boskalis and […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    DP World Southampton marked another milestone yesterday when the world’s largest container vessel – the CMA CGM Marco Polo – made its European maiden call to the port. Commissioned last month (November), the vessel has a capacity of 16,020 TEU (twenty foot-equivalent units)and is 54m wide and 396m long, making it 51m larger than the […]

  • 25 April 2011

      EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, announced that its Dynalectric Los Angeles subsidiary has been awarded a contract to install the electrical systems for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, Piers D, E, and F, at the Port […]

  • 9 August 2013

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined today by Congressmember Bill Pascrell, Jr., New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan, Mayor of Lyndhurst Robert Giangeruso and other dignitaries as she announced that work has begun to remove approximately 20,000 cubic yards of highly […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is announcing that the long awaited dredging of three Lake Ontario harbors is on track to happen next year. Collins says the Army Corp of Engineers now has the funding it needs to perform maintenance dredging in Oak Orchard, Olcott and Wilson harbors. Dredging removes built-up sediment that, over time, narrows […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on a proposed legal agreement with the Port of Port Angeles for cleanup of the K Ply site. People can learn more about the proposal during an Oct. 22 presentation and open house. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Olympic Medical Center in […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The long-awaited $25 million southern Monmouth County beach replenishment project kicked off yesterday with a ground-breaking ceremony on Manasquan Beach. Hurricane Sandy caused severe beach erosion along the five-mile stretch of the project. The massive beach re-nourishment work to repair and restore the beach to better than pre-Sandy conditions starts tomorrow. “I was here on […]