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  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7065, which provides $32 million, annually, in state funding for the Governor’s $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. The $32 million is an historic step forward in restoring America’s Everglades by improving water quality and water flow. The Governor signed the bill as part of a ceremony at […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The MSC shipping company is to consolidate all its activities in the Port of Antwerp in the Deurganck dock, on the left bank of the Scheldt. The Port Authority board of directors gave the go-ahead for the move yesterday. The transfer is necessary in order to permit further expansion by MSC in Antwerp. The shipping […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord’s turnover for 2012 amounted to EUR 1.676 million (2011: EUR 1,715 million), and net profits for 2012 were EUR 98 million (2011: EUR 118 million). Its order portfolio is well filled, rising to EUR 1.9 billion at the end of 2012. ‘Our net results are in line with our expectations’, says CEO Pieter […]

  • 5 September 2012

    His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, acknowledged the successful completion of Khalifa Port through a formal visit to view operations at the state of the art flagship container terminal, the most technically advanced in the region. The official inauguration of Khalifa […]

  • 11 July 2013

    Col. Christopher W. Sallese relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Col. Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District’s Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas. USACE Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula presided over the ceremony. “It is an honor to […]

  • 11 June 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

      Today, amid great public attention, the DEME Group named and launched its 11,650m³ trailing suction hopper dredger BREUGHEL. The ceremony took place at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. At exactly 2 pm, the ship was successfully launched after its naming by Mrs Bernadette Prignon, President of the […]

  • 1 August 2013

    Orion Marine Group, Inc. (NYSE:ORN) (the “Company”), a heavy civil marine contractor, today reported net income for the three months ended June 30, 2013, of $0.2 million ($0.01 diluted earnings per share). These results compare to a net loss of $5.4 million ($0.20 diluted loss per share) for the same period a year ago. “During […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District officially commissioned its newest shallow-draft dredge vessel – MURDEN – in a ceremony May 29 at the Engineer Repair Yard in Wilmington. The Commissioning Ceremony signifies the acceptance for service and entry of a ship into the active fleet. It is the final and, perhaps most significant, […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that dredging operations are expected to resume tomorrow in the Upper Hudson River. In 2014, dredging will begin south of Schuylerville, New York and proceed south towards Troy. Dredging will also occur in a two-mile section of river near Fort Miller that is not easily accessed by boat. Dredging […]

  • 24 January 2012

    Several years ago, Howard Ruben and a team of other biologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, were performing environmental work along a New Jersey beach that had been newly restored by the Army Corps. “An onlooker approached us and said he had seen a baby sea turtle in the water,” […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has concluded a good third quarter. Revenue and earnings, adjusted to reflect the deconsolidation of SAAM SMIT Towage, are in line with the first two quarters of 2014. At Dredging the possible settlement of a number of old projects mentioned during the presentation of the half-year numbers has taken place. This […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has a long and respected history of successfully delivering dredging projects at its various ports. For over three decades NQBP has been undertaking dredging programs to ensure the safe navigation of ships and port efficiency. This highly regulated process has been undertaken without significant impacts with the material dredged […]

  • 14 May 2012

    Eng Hussain Nassir Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, during a press conference held in municipality conference hall, has announced three prestigious projects approved by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality. Lootah said that the most important project is Dubai Safari Project, […]

  • 5 March 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is leading an ambitious effort to restore the Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Islands, in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The project addresses the vanishing marsh islands by beneficially using clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor deepening project to restore marsh habitat in the Bay. Approximately […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    In advance of debate at the upcoming TOC Americas 2013 conference in Miami, Dr. Asaf Ashar argues that dredging may turn out to be the key factor driving long-term US container port call strategies on both Suez and Panama all-water services. How will Panama Canal expansion impact shipping and port networks across the Americas? This […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator David Vitter (R-LA), EPW Committee Ranking Member, released highlights of the bipartisan, bicameral agreement that was reached late last week on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report. The WRRDA conference report was filed yesterday and is […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Competition Authority has today published a study of competition in the ports sector in Ireland which found competition in port services could be improved. The study was commissioned by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2012. The study looks at how competition is […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In applauding Congress’ passage of the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2014, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) noted that several high priority programs crucial to the safe, efficient, and competitive operation of American seaports are included in the appropriations mix. This includes funding for U.S. DOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) […]

  • 15 March 2012

      Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. achieved a record revenue of EUR 2.8 billion in 2011 (2010: EUR 2.7 billion). Net profit declined to EUR 254 million (2010: EUR 311 million), though it should be noted that the 2010 result included exceptional pre-tax gains of EUR 33.6 million. In spite of the decline in net profit […]

  • 16 August 2012

    Since April, a massive clamshell dredge floating off the marina has collected sand and loaded it onto barges bound for the port of Long Beach, which needs the material for a harbor redevelopment project. Starting Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ multimillion-dollar dredging operation will shift gears. Sediment unearthed by the 2,095-ton Paula Lee […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New funding will support restoration of the Buffalo River and put it on track to be removed from the list of Great Lakes “toxic hotspots” by 2019, the Great Lakes Commission announced yesterday in Buffalo. Nearly $4.7 million is being provided to restore degraded shoreline and create natural habitat at seven sites along the river in […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Every year, hundreds of birds flock to two manmade islands at the edge of Tampa Harbor’s federal navigation channel in Hillsborough Bay. The birds have found the islands, which are posted and protected from trespassers, to provide ideal conditions to safely court, nest, and raise their young. At the moment, though, more than just baby […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Community leaders, private industry, state and federal representatives joined forces yesterday to kick off the next phase of major investment into the restoration of 6.2 miles of the Buffalo River. This internationally recognized project is one of the largest river clean-ups in the country. The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

  • 20 January 2012

    Business Monitor International’s Brazil Shipping Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, shipping associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Brazil’s shipping industry. BMI believes 2012 will be another year of strong growth for Brazilian ports. The sector experienced growth of 7.1% in total tonnage throughput in H111. […]

  • 14 March 2012

    Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the operation of the container terminal of Tolaram [email protected] ICTSI has been selected as the preferred operator for a sub-concession to equip and operate thecontainer terminal on an exclusive basis for a 20 year period, […]

  • 20 April 2011

      Within the last years the interest of the leading global services providers operating in dredging sector to the Ukrainian market has been significantly increasing. Before entering the Ukrainian market a foreign provider should be aware of certain requirements for carrying out dredging activity in Ukraine. One of them – licenses and permits required for carrying […]