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  • 9 May 2012

    The devil is in the detail for Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, with the Government’s failure to extend the successful $200 million Reef Rescue program in this year’s Budget or to review the mass dredging plan which has caused ‘extreme concern’ within the international community. The Australian Greens welcomed the small increase of $8 million […]

  • 12 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the completion of its latest project with state-owned port operator, Indonesian Port Corporation II. BMT has delivered a pre-feasibility study for a possible Greenfield site in the region of Kijing in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    At a legislative markup yesterday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy pressed for increased funding to restore the Mississippi River Delta and the Louisiana coast. The Cassidy amendment, like legislation passed by a key House committee just two weeks ago, amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) […]

  • 22 February 2013

    The new LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to increase the competitiveness of European maritime technology was presented by Vice President of the European Commission responsible for enterprise and industry policy Antonio Tajani, together with SEA Europe, the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association. The new strategy is the result of a close co-operation between the industry, the […]

  • 24 January 2012

    The American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Public and Government Relations Workshop in Houston, Feb. 28-29, 2012, will examine how communications and government relations practitioners can persuasively articulate the value of seaports to community residents, business leaders and policymakers. This includes advocating for port authority property development, investments in transportation infrastructure, and programs geared to […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The federal government has announced that 20 species of coral are now protected as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction. This decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service responds to a 2009 scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking the Act’s […]

  • 12 January 2012

    A government spokesperson stated that the government had already acknowledged in principle of the Royal Act regarding reconstruction after flood – debt of Financial Institution Development Fund. She also elaborated that those two Royal Acts are parts of financial preparation for an investment on water management system and country’s future building. Mrs. Titima Chaiseang, Office […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the USACE to explore alternatives to disposal of dredged sediment in Lake Erie.  The senators called for an independent assessment to determine the practice’s impact on water quality, the ecosystem, and Ohio’s shipping industry. “While […]

  • 21 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Col. Michael C. Derosier assumes command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, at a local ceremony this week. This time-honored traditional Change of Command ceremony will be held at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Point Farms at 11 a.m., Friday, July 23. As District Engineer, Derosier, along with the […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    On February 7, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder released his proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which begins Oct. 1, 2013. Included in the governor’s budget recommendations is $21 million for dredging harbors which is critical to Michigan’s boating, tourism, and shipping industries, and Michigan’s port communities around the state. The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) commends […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    To commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a coalition of local community and conservation advocacy groups working to restore wetlands around the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) released a new report yesterday. The MRGO Must Go Coalition’s report – titled “10th  Anniversary of Katrina: Making New Orleans a Sustainable Delta City for the […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, announced yesterday that it has updated the environmental and regulatory coordinated project plan (CPP) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the CPP includes a comprehensive schedule for completing all environmental reviews and authorization decisions needed […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    In response to the December 6 letter from Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy to Senator Richard Durbin providing an analysis of the impact of additional Missouri River releases to sustain navigation traffic on the Mississippi River, The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) have issued the following statement: […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A further flood funding boost of £500,000 has been proposed for river dredging by Somerset County Council yesterday, and it brings the total proposed by the council to £1m. The Council is planning to up its offer of £300,000 for dredging, and £200,000 for local flood prevention schemes, to a total of £1m – with […]

  • 9 July 2013

    New Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler now has one month to knock back the controversial proposal to dump millions of tonnes of mud in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park near Abbot Point in north Queensland. A decision was due yesterday, but Minister Butler postponed the deadline until the 9th August. “With the threat of […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington took to the Legislature’s Question Period last week, calling on the provincial government to coordinate a long-term dredging plan for the Lower Fraser River. “The economic output of the Lower Fraser River is equivalent in both tonnage, and jobs, to Canada’s St. Lawrence  Seaway,” Huntington said. “This economic engine is […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Last night’s explosive UNESCO State of Conservation Report and draft decisions on the Great Barrier Reef is a slap in the face for the federal and Queensland governments, who must now stop their dredging, dumping and shipping frenzy to avoid the international embarrassment of a World Heritage in Danger listing within 8 months. “This is […]

  • 13 February 2012

    Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers will fund several important projects in the Central Valley this year. $800,000 was awarded for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton project. Additionally, $4,491,720 was awarded for operations and maintenance dredging at the Port of Stockton. “The San Francisco Bay to Stockton […]

  • 13 August 2012

    The World Port Days are being held in Rotterdam for the 35th time. This year, that will be on 7, 8 and 9 September. The festival will take place on the banks of the river Maas in the centre of the city and on the industrial site in the 40-kilometre long port. This year’s theme […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    While speaking at the inaugural function of Vigilance Awareness Week-2013 held by Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI) yesterday, the Police Commissioner, Mr. B. Shivadhar Reddy, IPS, has called for a moral introspection among political and administrative leaders on more effective ways of containing pervasive corruption in society. Even while the laws on various forms […]

  • 14 May 2012

    Recently, ESPO held the 9th edition of its annual Conference in Sopot, the elegant Polish seaside resort town located in between the ports of Gdansk and Gdynia, who were hosting the event. The conference revolved around the theme of port financing and investment, the most important enabling factors behind port development. The conference also devoted […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the country’s tugboat, towboat and barge operators, announced its strong support for the Reinvesting in Vital Economic Rivers and Waterways (RIVER) Act of 2013. introduced yesterday by U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). The bill seeks to modernize America’s vital water transportation network and ensure the viability […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards joined yesterday officials from Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University (LSU), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) to unveil the LSU Center for River Studies that will be dedicated to coastal restoration and river management. The large-scale physical model of the lower Mississippi River […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal HaskoningDHV’s TRICO approach has been selected for a pilot scheme investigating flood management for the 10,000 home Garden Town planned for Wisbech. The pilot project also received the backing of the Dutch government with a 55,000EUR grant from their Partners for Water program which funds innovative water projects around the world. Developed in partnership […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) stood before the shuttered Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Laboratory in Edison, New Jersey, calling for an end to the reckless Republican government shutdown that has left all 100 employees of the lab furloughed. The government shutdown has halted or slowed work on a variety of activities critical to […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    A major project to restore critical estuary habitat along the Snohomish River is underway as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tulalip Tribes of Washington partnership. The Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project will restore tidal access to about 360 acres of historic floodplain. The tribes partnered with several city, state and federal agencies […]