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  • 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 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will receive an $18.5 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) to complete the engineering and design of the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex in Terrebonne Parish. Once constructed, the HNC Lock Complex will provide several […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Senator Richard Shelby yesterday voted to approve the first of two comprehensive appropriations packages that together contain all 12 Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) appropriations measures, H.R. 1865.  The legislation, which passed the Senate by a vote of 71-23, contains funding for various Alabama priorities. “Completing the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations process is good news […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    A $31 million segmented breakwater project at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge was approved at the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection Restoration Act (CWPPRA) meeting on December 10. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), which owns and manages Rockefeller, will use the funding to construct and maintain 2.5 miles of breakwater structure initially with the potential […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The recently awarded maintenance dredging project for the Brazos Island Harbor (BIH) Jetty and Entrance channels in South Texas is about to begin, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District. Weeks Marine Inc. won this $6.5 million contract and will perform maintenance dredging of the BIH Jetty and Entrance channels. The contractor is required to remove approximately […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $5,774,000 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., for the maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel in Matagorda and Calhoun counties, Texas. “Shoaling in the Matagorda Ship Channel can be unpredictable and maintenance dredging of the channel is required annually to […]

  • 1 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    More than ever dredging is in the news. Be it the land reclamation projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi or the cleanup actions in the Gulf of Mexico and China, or the urgency of coastal protection against rising sea levels in this time of climate change. All are reasons why governments continue to invest in […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) took a major step forward in its plans to develop the next generation of Deepwater port facilities at Port Fourchon, thanks to an agreement signed by the Edward Wisner Donation Trust granting GLPC a lease of over 900 acres of property immediately south of the port. Also, this week, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2010

    More than ever dredging is in the news. Be it the land reclamation projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi or the cleanup actions in the Gulf of Mexico and China, or the urgency of coastal protection against rising sea levels in this time of climate change. All are reasons why governments continue to invest in […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    NOAA and its federal and state trustee partners urged the public to provide comments on a draft plan to restore the Gulf after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan outlines and describes 44 proposed restoration projects, totaling approximately $627 million. The plan was released by the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the […]

  • 27 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released its 2019 Year in Review outlining the agency’s accomplishments in coastal protection and restoration. According to CPRA, the past year saw the advancement of 108 coastal projects including 33 projects either completed or in construction. 2019 also marked the first year of construction utilizing both […]

  • 10 November 2011

    After 18 months of sustained effort to clean the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon accident, the U.S. Coast Guard’s federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) has approved the shoreline clean-up completion plan, paving the way for restoration work. Under the plan, the FOSC will determine which shoreline segments have completed the active […]

  • 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, […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Ship Channel could be the first port complex on the Gulf Coast to reach a depth of 50 feet now that the Director’s Report has been signed by the Army Corps. Elected officials and industry leaders have long worked to increase the channel’s depth to 50 feet, which is the same depth […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    CH2M has announced the creation of the first natural infrastructure project in partnership with Shell Pipeline Company LP along the Ship Shoal corridor in Blue Hammock Bayou.  This innovative new project was designed to enhance pipeline integrity and safety, reduce infrastructure costs and protect and preserve the environment, said the company in its release. Blue Hammock Bayou […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 7-18, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District, said in its latest announcement.  Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Government agencies, research institutions, and conservation groups are another step closer to creating a streamlined process for Alabama and Mississippi residents and contractors looking to protect against shoreline erosion without the use of harmful bulkheads and sea walls. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama, Weeks Bay Reserve, Alabama Department of Conservation and […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port Manatee’s Berth 9 is now able to accommodate heavier loads thanks to completion of a reconstruction project in concert with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). At a dedication ceremony last week, officials cut a ribbon signaling the formal opening of the fortified 625-foot-long berth, which can now handle uniform loads of as many […]

  • 29 July 2010

    A new report released today on the 100th day of the BP oil disaster details short- and long-term strategies for the Obama administration to make coastal Louisiana less vulnerable to future oil spills and hurricanes, including negotiating with BP for a $5 billion down payment on expected payments for natural resource damages. The report by […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) has formally entered in to an Assumption of Maintenance Agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers to extend the reach of the federally-maintained channel in Bayou Lafourche. “This agreement is the culmination of over five years of work to demonstrate to the Corps and the nation the benefits […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and Plaquemines Parish Government have signed a Project Partnership Agreement for construction of the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program. The project will use sediment obtained from operation and maintenance of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico project […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has denied a Department of the Army permit application, requested by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, to construct a county park with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico. If constructed, the proposed project, called SunWest County Park, would have impacted nearly four acres of […]

  • 28 June 2011

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, joined by U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley , convened an official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force on Monday in Galveston, TX. This was the fifth public meeting of the task force, which […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Heavy rains in the state of Veracruz, Mexico between September and October of 2010 led to the overflow of the Jamapa and Cotaxtla rivers. This caused flooding and major damage in the surrounding urban areas, particularly in the municipalities of Medellin and Boca del Rio, south of the city of Veracruz, in the Gulf of […]