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  • 6 April 2012

    Almost all the sediment-associated chemical concentrations found in 131 of the nation’s rivers that drain to the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts are lower than worldwide averages, according to a new study by the USGS. These coastal rivers are a significant pathway for the delivery of sediment-associated chemicals to the world’s coastal zones and oceans. […]

  • 6 April 2012

    Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, speaking to a regional gathering of Gulf states harbor pilots, called for a “bias for action and a sense of urgency…for increased U.S. investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare and equip U.S. Ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard for increased cargo […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Developing a love and respect for the open seas came naturally to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Small Craft Operator Joe Vernier, a Galveston, Texas, native, who spent much of his youth recreating along and exploring the Gulf of Mexico. So it’s not any surprise that Vernier chose a career that would enable […]

  • 23 February 2012

    The Coastal Conservation Association Texas recently announced a $500,000 matching grant to initiate a new push in generating the funding to open Aransas County’s Cedar Bayou and Vincent Slough. After decades of negative impacts from siltation and low water flows, an estimated $6.5 million effort will be required to open the vital connection from Mesquite […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Commentary Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Berger said, “We finished 2011 with a solid fourth […]

  • 19 February 2012

      On any given day, ships carrying cargo from Mexico to China pull into one of the 28 ports along the Texas coast to deliver imported goods ranging from coffee to cars – a maritime industry that generates $135 billion in economic value to the state and creates nearly one million jobs. With Texas ports […]

  • 7 February 2012

    Leni Gas & Oil plc today announces a short delay to the start of drilling operations at the Eugene Island Field in the US Gulf of Mexico. The current operator of the Ocean Columbia jack-up rig at Eugene Island-51 has had difficulty in withdrawing the legs from the seafloor. Silt jetting and dredging operations are […]

  • 1 February 2012

    Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry announced recently that Steven Cernak, Port Director and Chief Executive Officer for Port of Galveston, has been selected as Chief Executive/Port Director for Broward County’s Port Everglades Department. Cernak will replace Phillip C. Allen, who is retiring on February 3, 2012, after leading Port Everglades since 2006. Cernak’s start date […]

  • 16 January 2012

    The Mississippi River is the highway to the vast central portion of the United States. Many of the commodities and goods produced in the heartland of the United States are brought to world markets via the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond to the world economies. Likewise, important products are transported from […]

  • 2 January 2012

    Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard issued a final order Thursday approving the permit to restore the beach on Okaloosa Island. Vinyard’s decision gives Okaloosa County permission to complete the $12 million restoration of 2.9 miles of public beach. The controversial project would add about 913,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from […]

  • 30 December 2011

    The expansion of the Panama Canal has created a highly competitive environment between US ports on opposing coasts. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California are the most active shipping ports in the United States and serve as the integral link between Asian goods and the America marketplace. But as the Panama […]

  • 21 December 2011

    Dockwise Ltd. today announces twelve new awards totaling USD 55 million, of which six, to the value of more than USD 15 million, are for execution in Q4 2011. The remaining contracts are for execution in 2012 and 2013. Furthermore the company has entered into a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Keppel of Singapore for […]

  • 19 December 2011

    United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., secured critical funding for flood control, dredging and other major Corps of Engineers maintenance priorities for Louisiana’s waterways – including the Mississippi River – as part of year-end spending legislation that passed the Senate. This legislation has already passed the House and now goes to the President to […]

  • 15 December 2011

    Funding from BP’s $1 billion early restoration agreement will accelerate restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico. State and federal Trustees today unveiled the first set of early environmental restoration projects that are proposed for funding under the landmark agreement BP Exploration & Production, Inc. (BP) signed with the Trustees in April 2011. The eight […]

  • 12 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Reef Subsea AS announced yesterday that they have acquired from Rotech Group 100% of their Rotech Subsea group of companies headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland. With this friendly and strategic acquisition, Reef Subsea creates a world leader in Seabed Dredging and Mass Flow Excavation services with offices in the main subsea markets of the North Sea, […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Business & Finance

      Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, today reported financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2011. Commentary Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Berger said, “We were very pleased with […]

  • 25 October 2011

    The idea of re-establishing a pass to the Gulf of Mexico near Navarre is getting new life from the Air Force… By Louis Cooper (pnj) [mappress] Source: pnj, October 25, 2011

  • 19 October 2011

    The Port of Corpus Christi and the Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday. The Tianjin Port Authority hosted a delegation of the Port of Corpus Christi, led by City of Corpus Christi Mayor Joe Adame, for the official signing of the MOU. The cooperation alliance between Port Corpus Christi and […]

  • 18 October 2011

    Following years of planning and construction, Port Manatee’s nearly 1,600-foot-long Berth 12 received its first ship three days ahead of its scheduled dedication Oct. 20th. The 492-foot long M/V Sea Brave made the maiden call at the mammoth Berth 12 at 11 a.m. Oct. 17th, following certification by the Tampa Bay Pilots Association Oct. 5th, […]

  • 3 October 2011
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition services, today announced eight new contract awards totaling approximately $180 million. The awards include a coastal restoration project in Louisiana, port deepening work in New York’s Ambrose channel and six […]

  • 29 September 2011

    Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank yesterday announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast. These awards are funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Louisiana Coastal Protection […]

  • 15 September 2011

    The Panama Canal Authority joined the Port in Corpus Christi yesterday at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center to celebrate the Port’s 85th anniversary and sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work with one other to promote trade opportunities. With cotton as its first cargo, 85 years ago Port Corpus Christi opened its […]

  • 13 September 2011

    Fitch Ratings has assigned an ‘AAA’ rating to the following Port of Houston Authority, Texas’ unlimited tax limited bonds (ULT): -$49.45 million ULT refunding bonds, series 2011 (AMT/Taxable). The series 2011 bonds are scheduled for negotiated sale on Sept. 20, 2011. Proceeds from the sale will be used to refund outstanding bonds for interest savings. […]

  • 10 August 2011

    ULSTEIN has established a new company, Ulstein IDEA Equipment Solutions. This company will take over the activities of former IDEA Heavy Equipment b.v, a Dutch company that ULSTEIN has cooperated with in recent years. Ulstein IDEA Equipment Solutions will be engaged in the development and manufacturing of innovative mission and interface equipment on board vessels, […]

  • 16 June 2011

    A grounded oil tanker on the Mississippi River has been freed from the mud where it got stranded about 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.   (wdsu) [mappress] Source: wdsu, June 16, 2011

  • 11 June 2011

    Longboat Key’s highly erosive North End, which only one month ago the churning waters of the Gulf of Mexico within feet of condominiums… BY STEPHEN REID (lbknews) [mappress] Source: lbknews, June 11, 2011