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  • 20 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The UK-based Port Evoluation Management (Port-Evo) will invest $25 million in the next year to develop and operate the under-construction river-based Rupayan Container Terminal in Bangladesh. The deal signed on December 17. with Rupayan Port & Logistics Services at the Westin hotel in Dhaka, will make Port-Evo a partner of the country’s first private inland […]

  • 2 December 2012

    Congressman Tim Bishop, NYS Senator Ken Lavalle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that work to replenish the badly-eroded beaches West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI) and Tiana Beach began on Friday using sand dredged from Shinnecock Inlet. The work includes a previously-approved project to restore the beach at WOSI to its pre-Hurricane Irene condition by adding […]

  • 24 May 2012

     WESTREC Marinas’ Fernandina Harbor Marina, announces that its Manager, Joe Springer, has received the designation of Certified Marina Manager (CMM) from the Association of Marine Industries at their International Marina and Boatyard Conference in January. “CMMs represent the elite in the marina and recreational boating industry. They value true personal and professional excellence and strive […]

  • 27 August 2012

    A total of 17 levee systems in or near Sacramento, Stockton, Chester, Knights Landing and Gustine are now ineligible for federal rehabilitation assistance after a temporary agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state of California extending eligibility for deficient levees expired in June. The Corps informed the California Central Valley Flood […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Rotterdam is expanding to meet the growing demand to accommodate large cargo vessels. The construction of Maasvlakte 2 (MV2) started in September 2008. One of the licensing conditions is the monitoring of the underwater sound produced during its construction, with an emphasis on the establishment of acoustic source levels of the trailing […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The President’s proposed fiscal 2020 Civil Works Budget released March 12 includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program. The overall Civil Works Budget includes $2.308 billion for commercial navigation; $1.011 billion for flood and storm risk management; $249 million for recreation; $187 million for aquatic […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands.  “Wetlands are part of the foundation of our nation’s water resources and are vital to the health of waterways and communities that are downstream,” said Ken Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator […]

  • 20 March 2012

    “As a country emerging from the shadows of terrorism into a bright, prosperous future, Sri Lanka has many challenges to face and many opportunities to exploit“, stated Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He expressed these views today (March 20), delivering the keynote address as Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released its “Sustainable Solutions to America’s Water Resources Needs: Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018” that articulates five goals that will guide USACE into the future. According to the USACE director of Civil Works, Steven L. Stockton, “This strategic plan presents USACE’s commitment to responsibly develop the Nation’s water resources, while protecting, […]

  • 7 August 2012

    When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system. A coordinated water management operation of Barkley and Wolf Creek Dams on […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    In Mike Hooks Dredging Company v Marquette Transportation Gulf-Inland, LLC the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently explored Inland Navigational Rule 9, the rule for navigating in a narrow channel, and its relationship to The Pennsylvania rule in connection with an allision that occurred on the Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana. Facts The dredge Mike […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    State workers and contractors cleaning up storm debris in Barnegat Bay are entering “what could be the biggest chunk of the project” as they move toward clearing new shoals and sandbars left by superstorm Sandy, a top state environmental official said recently. The goal now is to have most of that dredging done by June […]

  • 20 March 2012

    The first stage of a two-phase project to remove dioxin-contaminated and cancer-causing sediments from the lower Passaic River, adjacent to the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in the Ironbound section of Newark, has begun yesterday. Tierra Solutions, current owner of the former Diamond Alkali site, under federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supervision, is initially targeting removal […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    With the Sandy anniversary a day away, the de Blasio Administration has announced continued progress on the City’s OneNYC resiliency program that will prepare neighborhoods, economy and public services to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change and other 21st century threats. Some projects include dunes to protect coasts; storm water management and […]

  • 24 September 2013

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has today announced a reorganisation of its Humber ports and the retirement of ABP Port Director Southampton, Doug Morrison. The reorganisation on the Humber will bring ABP’s operational and commercial teams under one umbrella. Currently separated into two directorates covering Hull and Goole on the north bank of the river and […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) accredited the greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). The federal levee system will be represented on the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) as reducing risk within Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Plaquemines parishes. FEMA issued the accreditation following a formal and […]

  • 8 April 2013

    Colliers International released its third North American Port Analysis report which examines evolving trade patterns resulting from the upcoming Panama Canal expansion in 2015. The report’s theme, “CapEx or Capsize,” underscores the idea that cities need to spend the capital to upgrade their ports, or risk “capsizing” their economies. Report author, KC Conway, notes that […]

  • 12 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that two contractors named to remove rock pinnacles at Thebes, Illinois are en route and are expected to arrive on location on December 13 and 17, respectively. The Corps says it is “cautiously optimistic we can start blasting next week” after it meets with the contractors and reviews […]

  • 18 May 2012
    Equipment, Technology

    At 2012, Ibercisa will continue to emphasize the advantages of electrically driven deck equipment, definitely one of the big technological advances in this field. The electronic system will greatly affect a vessel’s efficiency and running costs by reducing fuel costs. Ibercisa will also give special attention to equipment for the Offshore & AHTS sector as […]

  • 16 May 2012

    His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, has congratulated the newly-elected President of Senegal, His Excellency Macky Sall, and conveyed to him DP World’s commitment to continue contributing to Senegal’s economic growth through DP World Dakar, developed and operated by the global marine terminal operator. The Chairman, accompanied by His Excellency Jamal Majid […]

  • 30 May 2013

    Robert Moses State Park and the Jones Beach State Park boardwalk are open for the 2013 summer park season. Among the most heavily visited parks in the state park system, Robert Moses and large sections of Jones Beach have been closed since October due to severe damage from Superstorm Sandy. Destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy […]

  • 6 April 2012

    The second World Ports and Trade Summit in Abu Dhabi concluded on Wednesday April 4, highlighting the need to tackle accelerated growth requirements of the industry keeping in mind mounting concerns relating to sustainability. The participants at the Summit were in consensus about achieving a strategic vision for the long-term development of the industry being […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Federally-required inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District have shown a need for Salt Lake County, Utah, to address important maintenance issues of the levee systems along the 12-mile Surplus Canal. The canal, which was upgraded by the Corps in 1960, drains Jordan River water into the Great Salt Lake. The Sacramento […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    A year to the day since issuing a severe flood warning to a community in Hampshire the Environment Agency has announced that it has strengthened a flood wall and significantly reduced local flood risk. On 20 December 2012, residents in Wallington, near Fareham, had to be evacuated from the village after the River Wallington rose […]

  • 20 December 2013

    U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3), Joe Courtney (D-CT-2), and Jim Himes (D-CT-4) announced $7,532,001 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program for the restoration, protection, and maintenance of flood plains in Connecticut affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working now to transform its civil works program, improve performance and responsiveness, increase customer satisfaction, and improve the reliability of the nation’s water infrastructure. Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, provided that update before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, during a Feb. […]