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  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration announced recently $905,000 in awards to support local culvert replacement projects that improve municipal infrastructure and river health. The grants are provided by the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) through its Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance grant program. “Our administration is proud to support cities and towns across […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), Angola’s sovereign wealth fund, plans to invest $180 million in a new port in Cabinda, Angola. This investment will create the first deep sea water port in Angola and it will be built in two phases, FSDEA said in its announcement. Phase one will result in a 630 meter long […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The University of Rhode Island has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to be one of two primary partners, along with Jackson State University, in the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The selection, which could result in funding in excess of $2.5 million, […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced the capital construction proposal for the next fiscal year (FY 2016), which includes millions in funding for projects in Southeast Louisiana. The proposal was submitted to the Legislature in the form of House Bill 2 and includes several investments in higher education and infrastructure projects. Governor Jindal said, “This year […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx last week. The meeting consisted of 25 members of the House of Representatives Port Caucus. “Southern Illinois sees a high volume of river traffic due to its placement between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers,” said Enyart. “It is important that we discuss […]

  • 20 July 2012

    U.S. Congressman John Barrow, along with the rest of the Georgia delegation,  praised the Administration’s decision to expedite federal review of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Since joining Congress, Congressman Barrow has been active in securing funds to modernize and expand the port. “This is great news, not just for Georgia, but for the […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that Union Beach and the Middlesex County Utilities Authority will be receiving more than $2.8 million in federal funding for continued projects as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) via the Sandy aid package Pallone fought for in […]

  • 12 September 2013

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe announced a new 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant at Great Lakes Week in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will receive more than $1.5 million for several Milwaukee Estuary and Great Lakes projects. “The Great Lakes are critical to our economy and support millions of […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced it provided $16 million in equipment financing to the Dutra Group, Inc. The funds refinance existing debt used to support the company’s marine fleet. Headquartered in San Rafael, CA, the Dutra Group focuses on dredging and marine construction along the west coast, and produces and distributes aggregate materials to […]

  • 25 December 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began placing dredged material from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Causeway to Bastrop dredging project on Placement Area 62 following completion of work at PA63. “We are aware that many fishing enthusiasts and recreational boaters had intended to enjoy this area of the bay during the holiday season […]

  • 25 July 2012

    BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT), a subsidiary of the international engineering, maritime and risk management consultancy, BMT Group Ltd, is now an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. This year, the company rolled out a Quality Management System that has been determined to meet the requirements of the internationally-recognized quality standard. The certification, granted by Det Norske […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The State Bond Commission has approved $7.5 million for the dredging of North Cove on the Connecticut River. The funding, from the state’s Grants-In-Aid program, will go toward improvements to ports and marinas, including dredging and navigational direction. “This is a smart investment for our town,” said Rep. Devin Carney, R-Old Saybrook. “Dredging the North Cove […]

  • 8 June 2012

    The Los Angeles Harbor Commission today certified the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed expansion of Berths 302-306 and approved the project that will modernize the container terminal operated by long-time tenant Eagle Marine Services, Ltd., a subsidiary of ocean carrier APL. Due to begin in late 2012, the two-year marine terminal redevelopment project […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Senator Debbie Mayfield has filed Senate Bill (SB) 446, titled Coastal Management, to help keep Florida’s pristine beaches preserved by addressing erosion control and sand management. The bill revises the criteria used by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to prioritize coastal restoration projects based on need and importance. According to an official announcement, […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), the master developer of ports and industrial zones, has won the Lloyd’s List “Port Operator of the Year” award at the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards. Amongst all shortlisted candidates, ADPC managed to convince the jury with its sustained commitment to operational efficiency, ease of business and […]

  • 16 March 2012

    APM Terminals has opened a Hong Kong office to further expand its partnerships with Asia-based customers when making global network decisions on port calls and inland routing. “We want to be more of a resource partner with intelligent solutions rather than just a vendor. So we’ve beefed up our client teams with people who have […]

  • 14 March 2012

    Caterpillar Inc. today announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Sumter, South Carolina, that will nearly triple the square footage. The facility currently produces small hydraulic cylinders used in a variety of Cat® products. The additional capacity will bring the production of large hydraulic cylinders from the company’s Joliet, Illinois, facility to Sumter. Once […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy, has achieved a net result of €6.3 million for 2014, a significant improvement compared to a €3.4 million net loss in 2013. The company’s goal of profitability before growth has been achieved through a strong focus on developing and maintaining leading market positions in a […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Sunshine Coast-based dredging, civil contracting and marine civil company Hall Contracting is celebrating its expansion within the international market, having recently opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hall Contracting Managing Director Cameron Hall said as the first Hall Contracting branch to open outside of Australian borders since the company’s Fiji office some years […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week US Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, won the contract to build American Construction Co., Inc.’s newest vessel, a 242’ x 54’, 4,050 cubic yard, split hull dump barge. The barge was designed by The Glosten Associates of Seattle, WA and features an advanced sealing mechanism to safeguard environmentally sensitive areas from potential leakage. […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The state’s revised 50-year comprehensive Coastal Master Plan to protect and restore Louisiana’s endangered coast, was heard by the Louisiana Senate Natural Resources committee, along with the Fiscal Year 2018 annual plan for project expenditures in the upcoming state fiscal year. Both plans were approved and will await a hearing on the Senate floor when, […]

  • 17 February 2011

    Environment and Sustainability Minister Jane Davidson has launched the consultation Sustainable Development for “Welsh Seas: Our approach to marine planning in Wales” to seek views on national plans for the inshore and offshore marine areas of Wales. The Marine and Coastal Access Act requires the Assembly Government to plan, and issue the required licences, for […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Van Oord has successfully completed an impressive ground improvement project for Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) with the help of Coda Octopus real time 3D sonar, the Echoscope. The project, which started in 2014, involved the reclamation of 65 million cubic meters of sand and extensive soil improvement. Part of the scope was the construction of revetments and […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Deltares and the Dutch consultancy and engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV have revealed details of the Flood and Inundation Management Project for Ho Chi Minh City. The concept is that the city itself will be protected by dikes but controlled flooding will be permitted in outlying areas. In the first instance, a small ring-dike will be […]

  • 25 July 2012

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has created a team to work with local, state and federal partners in developing environmentally responsible and economically feasible dredging strategies for the Port of New York & New Jersey to promote commerce and protect the harbor estuary, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. Shipping channels of […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has committed $425,000 to the city of Aventura for a restoration project to reduce pollutants reaching the northern portion of Biscayne Bay. The project will connect two storm sewer networks to reduce flooding in the area and will also install exfiltration trenches — a treatment technology that reduces pollutant […]