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  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage. “Our deepwater ports are powerful economic engines for the state of Georgia and the nation,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “GPA’s great performance over the […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today elected James L. Allgood as new chairman. Allgood, who will assume his new responsibilities July 1, is replacing outgoing chairman James Walters. “With our harbor deepening under way, the infrastructure investments we’re making on terminal, and the improvements to road and rail connections we’re building in […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic over the first two months of the fiscal year, the Georgia Ports Authority has made a strong start to FY2015. For July and August, the GPA moved 595,711 twenty-foot equivalent container units, up 12.9 percent or 68,246 TEUs compared to the same period last year. Both months […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    On the heels of a state-federal agreement allowing the Savannah Harbor deepening to begin, the GPA has posted nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic for the first quarter of the fiscal year. “September’s outstanding cargo volume continued a trend of double-digit growth,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Important investments in infrastructure, including the […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director, Curtis Foltz addressed more than 1,300 attendees during the 2014 State of the Port address, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Savannah, Ga. and reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of strong growth at the GPA. “Record growth at our ports, […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman. Appointed to the GPA board by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in 2012, Walters just completed his first one-year term as chairman, having previously served as vice chairman. “At a time of unprecedented growth and the […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman. Appointed to the GPA board by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2012, Walters previously served as vice chairman. The new vice chairman will be James L. “Jimmy” Allgood, while A.J. “Joe” Hopkins III will serve as […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah to serve a second term as chairman of the board. Jepson was first appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008 and previously served as vice chairman. The new vice chairman will be James A. Walters, and Stephen […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalizing coordination on managing offshore sand resources. BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank and James C. Dalton, Corps Director of Civil Works, signed the agreement for the two agencies. According to BOEM, this MOU will enhance […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Land and Water Group has announced its winning of the coveted Construction News Specialist Award 2015. The Parrett and Tone Dredging Project was selected for the prize in the ‘over £2 million category’. The ceremony, held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, was attended by nearly 800 people from over 90 shortlisted businesses representing […]

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  • 21 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) is celebrating the first anniversary of its innovative jetting system having successfully completed 12 contracts since launching the revolutionary new method. The high velocity jet significantly increases the soil-cutting abilities of JFSE’s excavators as the system – which utilities central jets instead of the standard side positioned jets – can […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Subsea excavation specialist James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), a part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has introduced new centrally-located jetting systems to its mass/controlled flow excavation (M/CFE) equipment spreads. “The high velocity water jet, designed, developed and patented by JFSE, facilitates the excavation of soils previously considered too dense to excavate using traditional mass/controlled […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Excavation specialist James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) has just launched the innovative new MultiROV system which reduces the services required from a vessel as it needs no stabilizing tuggers or clump weights. On-board thrusters allow movement and heading control which increase the operational window and productivity, JFSE said. The system’s configuration means it can be […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Fisher and Sons plc has announced the launch of James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), the new trading name and brand of the sole dedicated mass flow excavation (MFE) service provider worldwide. The launch follows a period of growth and development in James Fisher’s MFE business over the last 15 months that commenced with the […]

  • 13 September 2012

    The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) from consulting firms to draw up a Maputo port gateway and freight corridor strategy. According to engineeringnews.co.za, this strategy would form part of a coordinated approach focused on the Maputo port and transport corridors development. The Maputo corridor links the landlocked […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    IHC Lagersmit BV, a subsidiary of IHC Merwede, has changed its name to IHC Sealing Solutions BV. This change, which came into effect on 6 July, is the result of the continued international growth that the company has experienced in recent years. Additionally, the company’s focus has shifted in past decades from the manufacture of […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Laura E. (Beth) Williams, P.E., a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, received the 2012 “James Connolly Award” during the Savannah E-Week Technical Training Conference at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Feb. 22, 2012. The conference is held annually in Savannah as part of the nationally-recognized Engineer Week (E-Week) observance. The […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Suffolk County Department of Public Works has requested Department of the Army (DA) authorization to perform dredging, with ten-years maintenance and placement of all resultant dredged material at designated beach placement areas. The project is located in James Creek and Great Peconic Bay; and the Great Peconic Bay shorelines northeast and southwest of the […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) has been named to the U.S. House conference committee for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Regarding this, Congresswoman Corrine Brown made the following statement: “I am pleased to be selected as one of twelve House conferees for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act as we work with the […]

  • 18 November 2013

    House Speaker John Boehner appointed Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) to the bipartisan Conference Committee for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Last month, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed WRRDA with a vote of 417 to 3; sending the legislation to conference with the Senate-passed companion bill. The House and Senate Conferees will […]

  • 7 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (April 1-7, 2019).   Work on the Afsluitdijk Project Kicks Off Today Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, today (April 1) marked the official start of works on the Afsluitdijk project.   Cottrell Wins $21.8 Million […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Garret Graves was named Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on January 23. The Subcommittee oversees water resources development and regulatory programs administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency. As Chairman, Graves will play an expanded role in shaping legislation to […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Maintaining adequate water depths in all ports is an ongoing and expensive process, and at Shoreham Port, the Tug Adurni is used constantly to rake material away using a plough towed behind the tug. The Marine Team at Shoreham Port were recently tasked with finding ways to the make the plough, more efficient and productive. […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Controlled flow excavation (CFE) services expert James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) – part of James Fisher and Son plc – has developed a low draft, lightweight excavator. The SP2000 ULD will primarily be used for shallow water excavation and shore pull works including trench maintenance during pull-in operations, post-trenching and backfilling. The tool, which is […]