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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 […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    DP World Limited announces 26% increase in like-for-like profit for the six months ended 30 June 2013. “DP World is pleased to announce another strong set of first half results in spite of challenging market conditions. We are on track with our substantial investment plan and on schedule to deliver an additional 10 million TEU […]

  • 9 August 2012

    Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), welcomed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and about a dozen federal, state, and local legislators to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, PRPA’s largest cargo facility, on Tuesday, August 7 to laud recent progress of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, and to keep […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    A draft supplemental environmental assessment for repairs to the Ponca State Park backwater site in Dixon County, Neb. is currently available for public review. The EA evaluates the environmental impacts of repairing damages that occurred to the chute during the 2011 Missouri River flood. These repairs are needed to restore the intended habitat function of […]

  • 23 July 2012

    In a milestone highlighting the intensive and full scale tests being carried out before the September 1st launch of Khalifa Port, the only semi-automated container terminal in the region, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and its port operator Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), have announced the historic arrival of the first-ever commercial container vessel to call […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports (ABP) announces that its intermediate parent company, ABP Acquisitions UK Ltd (ABPA), has signed a £70m loan facility with the European Investment Bank. The loan from Europe’s long-term lending institution will be used to fund part of the costs of the further development of the UK’s second largest container terminal at the […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals delivered an increased profit of $223 million ($179m) and a return on invested capital of 14.2% (12.8%), according to the company’s latest interim results. Terminals becoming fully operational and new terminals added to the portfolio supported the 8% growth in volume. More than 80% of EBITDA was generated in growth markets, 41 out […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Town of North Topsail Beach has completed its Phase Five Beach Restoration Project. Approximately 1.25 million cubic yards of sand was dredged from an offshore borrow source approximately ½ mile off the shores of Topsail Island. The dredged material was used to rebuild approximately 3.5 miles of shoreline on the south end of North […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has concluded that the proposed use of alternative sand sources throughout the remaining period of federal participation in the Dade County, Florida Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project will cause no significant impacts to the environment. A recently finalized Environmental Assessment (EA) contains the finding. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 brought together 550 exhibitors and over 10,000 unique visitors in halls 1, 2 & 3 of Amsterdam RAI. The conference and side events attracted over 1,000 delegates. Offshore Energy 2018 kicked off with a memorable Opening Gala Dinner and Awards Show at the National Maritime Museum. Bart van de […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday in Panama City, Vice President Biden and President Martinelli discussed ways to strengthen U.S.-Panama economic cooperation in the context of global commerce and competitiveness. Panama is the fastest growing economy in the region, expanding 10.7 percent in 2012. Panama’s largest trading partner is the United States – accounting for approximately 23 percent of all […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. President Obama’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) included $4.561 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 $28 million in unobligated carryover of funds previously appropriated. “The fiscal 2015 Civil Works budget […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Kongsberg Maritime​ Ltd has introduced a range of new training courses at its Training & Simulation Centre in Westhill, Aberdeen, aimed at the hydrographic survey market. Building on an already established portfolio of Dynamic Positioning, Automation and Acoustic Positioning courses, the new courses will offer participants technical and operational training on established KONGSBERG hydrographic technology, […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Work is well underway on the latest in the long line of cutter suction dredgers built in Italy by Italdraghe SpA , this time in collaboration with Goodchild Marine Services of the UK. This latest dredger to be named ‘Marina Master 8000’ is an innovative design developed from a successful dredger operated for some years […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Diversion Authority and City of Oxbow, ND have approved a finalized “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU), which outlines each organization’s roles and responsibilities regarding the construction of a ring levee for Oxbow. Under the MOU, homes in the Oxbow area would remain within the Diversion Project’s Staging Area, but would be protected from flooding to […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), co-chairman of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition, delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives recently in support of an amendment he introduced to H.R. 4923, the Energy and Water Appropriations Act, 2015. The amendment ensures that H.R. 4923 complies with a provision within the recently-enacted Water Resources Reform […]

  • 7 November 2012

    Important dredging works will begin in Gloucester Docks this November, with a new technique being used for the first time to ensure the water is deep enough for large boats. The dredging operation will remove sediment build-up on the bottom of the docks and is expected to take two weeks to complete. Dredging is vital […]

  • 7 May 2012

    “To understand what the Risk Management Center is, you have to understand risk,” said Dave Carlson, senior program manager of the Eastern Division Corps of Engineers Risk Management Center (RMC). In the most basic definition, Carlson explained, risk is the probability of failure and the associated consequences. The RMC, established in 2009, is a center […]

  • 2 April 2012

      The second World Ports & Trade Summit, which will be held under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi & Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, will take place from April 2 to 4 in Abu Dhabi and includes 3 days of exhibition, high […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just presented the latest update on the Shoreham Adur tidal walls scheme. Work on the project – which is being carried out by the company as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the EA – started in October 2016, and when complete will significantly reduce the flood risk to more than […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups announced a settlement reached in the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project litigation that establishes significant new conservation efforts to help the Savannah River withstand the harm from further deepening, and requires proof that a proposed oxygen injection system actually works before any river dredging can begin. Previously, conservation groups challenged the project in multiple […]

  • 23 January 2012

    DEC, the environmental branch of the Antwerp Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering (DEME) group, has just signed a contract to clean up the Valdemarsviken, Sweden’s only fjord and popular leisure area in the south-east of Sweden. A 30 million Euro contract was awarded to DEME Environmental Contractors (DEC) and involves removing and storing sediments contaminated […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    In his fourth State-of-the-Port Address since taking the helm of the state’s public port system in 2009, the leader of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) highlighted business growth and major progress on key initiatives such as Charleston’s harbor deepening project and the inland port during the Propeller Club of Charleston’s annual event. Speaking to […]

  • 5 March 2014

    U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chris Coons (D-DE) announced that the newly released budget by the Obama Administration for FY 2015 contains $35 million in funding for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, which will allow larger commercial ships to access vital Delaware River ports. This $15 million increase from […]

  • 11 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Amid handshakes, smiles and stories of central Pennsylvania floods, the Baltimore District said farewell to Jim Brozena, the executive director of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, at an awards ceremony on Jan. 9. Over two dozen program managers, engineers and water operations experts gathered in the District’s executive office as Col. Richard Jordan, Commander […]