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  • 3 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site, a major industrial waterway that includes the mouth of the Duwamish River on the south end of Elliott Bay. As part of the cleanup plan, the Washington State Department of Ecology will continue leading source control efforts […]

  • 30 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dunkerque-Port has produced its strategic plan for the 2014-2018 period. This major document sets out the main guidelines and the procedure for implementation of the Port’s development policy over 5 years, following on from the first strategic plan of 2009-2013 and its financial trajectory. It also prepares the future for longer-term projects. This strategic plan […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    EPA has completed its review of site cleanups at 22 Superfund Sites and 3 Federal Facilities across New England by conducting Five-Year Reviews of each site, as required under the Superfund statute. EPA conducts evaluations every five years on previously-completed clean up and remediation work performed at Superfund sites and Federal Facilities listed on the […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Every fall, Chris Ransome & Associates (CRA, Inc.) and Orion Marine Group sponsor an annual seminar to raise awareness for maintenance dredging in ports, harbors and waterways such as the Houston Ship Channel. With more marine construction underway and new docks coming online in Texas, there are many challenges that the private industry of the […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A highly anticipated stage of the £36 million Clacton and Holland on Sea Coastal Protection Scheme started yesterday, with the first beach recharge to create new sand and shingle beaches. The recharge hails an exciting new stage in the project, as the beaches start to take shape. The hopper dredger vessel ‘Causeway’ has sailed to […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The new Educational Activities Commission of CEDA had their first meeting last week. In a constructive meeting, the Commission, chaired by Prof. Cees van Rhee of the Delft University of Technology, discussed what role CEDA should / could play in increasing the pool of well-trained dredging specialists across its region (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and how to […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The 38 meter dredger Johanna Josephine almost sank last week after hitting a submerged pile near GDF Suez power plant in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. In the morning of November 19th 2014, just as the vessel was about to unload its cargo of stones, the Johanna Josephine hit the submerged piling and started to sink. Due to the hull breach, the Johanna […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Finally, after year and a half of waiting, date for the beginning of construction work on the Nicaragua Grand Canal project has been revealed. Work on the $50 billion worth Canal that will link the Atlantic and the Pacific is set to begin on December 22nd after feasibility studies have been approved. “We are ready […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The EU’s TEN-T Program will invest over €750,000 for development studies for a new harbor at Nigg Bay in Aberdeen, Scotland. The harbor is to support the existing Port of Aberdeen with a view to a significant traffic growth forecast. The busy Port of Aberdeen handles around 8,000 vessel arrivals and 5 million tonnes of […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has tested a new type of floating willow mattress. It keeps the reed marsh that develops on top floating for longer than the present ‘sinking’ reed marshes. The new type provides better wave attenuation than the older structure. As a result, these floating reed marshes help to defend shores and therefore improve flood protection, ultimately generating savings […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Work is about to start on a brand new hub for small businesses at a prime location on the banks of the Tyne. The £1.9 million project at Swans – the former Swan Hunter shipyard site in Wallsend – will transform part of an existing office block to create new and flexible business accommodation, including […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., an integrated marine company offering comprehensive services in shipbuilding, shiprepair and conversion, shipchartering and dredging engineering, reported revenue of S$68.5 million and net profit attributable to shareholders of S$3.0 million for the three months ended 30 September 2014. Total Group revenue of S$68.5 million for 1QFY2015 was 53.8% lower year-on-year (yoy) compared […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first section of a new go-to manual released yesterday, called the Funding Strategy guide, is aimed at helping U.S. port authorities plan and pay for critical infrastructure projects. Developed in collaboration between the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD), PFM Group of Orlando, Fla., and a […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    VolkerStevin, working with subsidiary companies VolkerBrooks and VolkerGround Engineering, have together successfully completed stabilization works to the bank of the River Don in Doncaster. The built embankment separating the South Yorkshire canal and River Don at Wheatley Cut, has a long history of instability. Over the end of 2012 and early 2013, rapid slope movement […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports’ Port of Southampton is ready to handle the biggest ships in the world today and long into the future after a £40 million dredging project. Dredgers have completed a program of capital dredging to deepen and widen the approach channel linking international shipping lanes to the Port. The work ensures ships with […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    As a part of the 100th anniversary, celebrating the opening of Houston’s Ship Channel, Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria led the ceremony where hundreds gathered to pay homage to early leaders’ vision for a deep-water port. Hundreds of guests, including elected officials, members of the International Longshoremen’s Association, Houston Pilots, U.S. Coast Guard, current and former Port […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wahkiakum County is about to receive the necessary permit to finish the berth and channel improvements for its new Columbia River ferry.  The announcement was welcomed by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and Senator Patty Murray, who teamed up when Wahkiakum County asked for help in obtaining the U.S. Army Corps permit as quickly as possible. The County is […]

  • 11 November 2014

    U.S. Senator Patty Murray yesterday delivered remarks at the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) Conference to discuss steps the next Congress can take to promote trade and global competitiveness. Murray called for both parties to build on bipartisan work done this year on the budget, appropriations, and other issues, and work across the aisle […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    River repairs to severe bank scours along the Mississippi River at Fair Landing will lead to enduring improvements to the vital commercial artery. The narrow bend along this reach of the river now passes one-way traffic under normal conditions, the ongoing repairs and future improvement work will allow two-way traffic to pass. The U.S. Army […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Near constant communication between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section of the lower Mississippi River (miles 632–635) near Fair Landing, Ark., and 30 miles south of Helena, Ark., with most delays less than 10 hours. The […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Three Danville organizations will join forces to provide an opportunity to lean more about the Dan River’s current health and long-term regional water quality issues. An informative panel discussion scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 14 to explore the topic ”After the Spill: Our Future.” The program, presented by The Garden Club of Danville, Gabriella […]

  • 8 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

                    NMDC Dredger Al Mirfa Enters Suez The official commencement of the Suez Canal Expansion Dredging Contract is now one step closer with the arrival of the first Consortium dredger, the National Marine Dredging Company’s ‘Al Mirfa’.   Dutch, Egyptian MoU Signed Egypt and the Netherlands have signed […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord (TVO) is pioneering an alternative method of repairing damaged riverbanks which is new to the UK, but has been used in Japan for many years. The Kyowa Filter Unit is designed to give protection from scour damage to riverbanks, shorelines, bridges and other structures, while […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The big dredger looks menacing as it towers over the houses next to it. Children run around the ship, playing and seemingly unaware of the tragedy that placed it there. Somebody has nonetheless scribbled a message on the ship’s hull, which tells a different story: Stupid Yolanda. The dredger was home to Bartolome and his […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Arab National Bank (ANB) and Huta Marine Works have inked a loan agreement in the amount of $692.8 million, under which ANB will finance the construction and development of the King Abdullah Port project in Saudi Arabia. According to Robert Eid, managing director and CEO, “This deal is part of the bank’s continuous efforts to establish a distinctive footprint in […]