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  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives has sent another clear signal that it is committed to ending the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes. An amendment to the Energy & Water Appropriations bill mandates that the Great Lakes Navigation System gets the 10 percent of increased funding for dredging that is promised in the Water Resources […]

  • 25 February 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has noted the findings of Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s probity inquiry into the potential conflicts of interest of two members of the board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society, said the Marine Park […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino, the regional director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 7, has cautioned police personnel against the use of unnecessary force while keeping the peace at the controversial “black sand mining” issue in Tanjay City. In a telephone interview, Chief Supt. Constantino admitted that he is not quite familiar with […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Thirteen Great Lakes Senators yesterday have sent a letter to key legislators who will lead the House/Senate conference on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act urging them to include provisions that will bring more Federal dredging dollars back to the Lakes and break the dredging crisis’ stranglehold on shipping on the Fourth Seacoast. Years […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have taken up legislation that could end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes. H.R. 335 and S. 218 would require the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (“HMTF”) to spend what it takes in each year for dredging on dredging. Currently, the HMTF spends only one of every […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The dredging crisis on the Great Lakes will again dominate Lake Carriers’ Association’s efforts in 2013. LCA’s 2012 Annual Report released yesterday stressed that inadequate dredging took a real toll on Great Lakes shipping in 2012. “The drought has pushed water levels on Lake Michigan and Huron to record lows,” the Association noted. “The water […]

  • 19 November 2012

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Tom Harkin joined their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calling on them to take immediate action to prevent the scheduled reduction in water releases from the Missouri River. The lawmakers also asked the Corps to remove impediments to navigation by demolishing rock […]

  • 13 November 2012

    Last week, the various groups warned President Aquino of a looming “Battle of Manila Bay” against “large-scale and destructive land reclamation” in the Manila Bay, reports punto.com. “If his administration through the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) will insist in pushing 38 reclamation projects that would cover 26, 234 hectares of coastal waters along the bay, […]

  • 30 July 2012

    Many dredgers belonging to the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) are non-operational, reports thehindubusinessline.com. The DCI is also unable to recover payments from clients such as Sethusamudram Corporation Ltd, Kolkata Port and others. The recognised union made the allegation in a petition submitted to the Parliamentary Committee on Assurances which visited the DCI as part […]

  • 20 June 2012

    New research released yesterday shows dredging is to blame for Gladstone Harbour’s environmental crisis, and should prompt the federal government to finally step in and protect the World Heritage listed area and the communities which rely upon it. “Gladstone Ports Corporation keeps claiming that tides or the flood is to blame for the harbour’s toxic […]

  • 15 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed her concerns over the flood crisis in the South of Thailand while instructing related agencies to monitor the water levels and find protective measures to ease the plight of southern residents. Ms. Yingluck has instructed the Thai National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage to consult with the Ministry of […]

  • 13 June 2012

    The Prime Minister has assured the public that the government will not allow the repeat of last year’s flood crisis in 2012. During the 4-day official trip to inspect state-initiated flood prevention projects, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that the water resource management policy in 2012 will focus on achieving a balance between water retention […]

  • 6 April 2012

      In Bolou-Ndoro, Ebeberegbene and other communities, in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, concerns started to arise after the Federal Government canal dredging project was discontinued. Protestants from the Eberegbene and other communities forced the company to stop their works. The people claimed that the project could have a negative impact on them. […]

  • 14 March 2012

    The first independent scientific investigation of the marine life contamination in Gladstone harbour still hasn’t prompted the Government to suspend the likely cause of the ecological crisis –mass dredging and dumping, Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters said today. “This is the very first scientific study not conducted by the Queensland Government or the […]

  • 14 November 2011

    The Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) could be heading towards a crisis similar to the one faced in 2008 with only three dredgers deployed in the…   By Jayanta Gupta (timesofindia) [mappress] Source: timesofindia, November 14, 2011;

  • 21 October 2011

    The Cebu City Water Crisis Management Team has recommended widening the existing creeks to solve the problem of floodings in the city… By Rene U. Borromeo (philstar) [mappress] Source: philstar, October 21, 2011;

  • 24 August 2011

    The Cochin port may not be able to pay salaries to its 3200-odd employees after December if the present crisis at its Vallarpadam Internatio… By T Ramavarman (timesofindia) [mappress] Source: timesofindia, August 24, 2011;

  • 19 August 2010

    Fisherfolk and residents in Laguna today scored a Belgian company for trying to block the P18.5-billion Laguna Bay Rehabilitation Project…  (philstar) [mappress] Source: philstar, August 19, 2010;

  • 19 May 2010

    Toledo, OH – Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar (D) and Al Franken (D) have cosponsored legislation that will end the dredging crisis on the… [mappress] Source: wdio, May 19, 2010;

  • 9 February 2021
    Technology

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Nicholls State University have announced that Duplantis Design Group has been hired to design the Coastal Center.  This announcement officially sets in motion the facility formation phase of the $14.5 million project. Announced in 2019 by Gov. John Bel Edwards, the planned 33,000-square foot building should go […]

  • 5 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    After 1,037 days of hard work, Sokhna’s Second Container Terminal Project, undertaken by China Communications Construction’s subsidiary CHEC in the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone of Egypt, has been wrapped up. This port hydraulic project mainly included dredging, backfilling, construction of the wharf structure, revetment, substation and related supporting facilities. According to China Communications Construction, […]

  • 3 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will join the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, an important committee assignment for Michigan.  Senator Stabenow has worked closely with this committee, which impacts many high-priority issues for Michigan including the Great Lakes,fisheries, wildlife, water quality, transportation and other infrastructure. The committee oversees the Army Corps of Engineers and has […]

  • 27 January 2021
    Business development

    Despite global economic uncertainties and health pandemic, the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) registered a strong terminal growth in 2020. The Malaysia’s largest container terminal said in their latest release that they accomplished record-breaking 9.8 million TEUs (Twenty Equivalent Units) total throughput last year. The record represents an increase of more than 8% growth at […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Coffs Harbor boat ramp will be a key beneficiary of the NSW Government’s $205 million maritime stimulus to kick-start the economy and create local jobs. Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, said that $4 million will go to upgrading the Coffs Harbor boat ramp, dredging the boat ramp basin, extending the breakwater to […]

  • 7 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Included in the $1.3 trillion spending package recently passed by the House of Representatives are a number of key provisions championed by California Congressman Jerry McNerney to tackle the climate crisis in addition to addressing the stability and modernization of America’s energy and water systems. Among the funding secured by the Congressman are several national […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has updated the status and shared the implementation timeline of the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion on the Federal Permitting Dashboard. The update indicates that the expected release of the draft environmental impact statement for this project will be November 2022, and a record of decision is expected by February 2024. […]