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  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Representatives Don Young and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell have introduced the bipartisan Shovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2020. This legislation authorizes $3 billion for shovel-ready resilience projects to help bring back jobs lost by COVID-19 and boost the climate resilience of the coastlines. “Alaskans know how important the ocean is to our fishing industry […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has introduced legislation with Senators Roy Blunt, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Chuck Grassley, Josh Hawley, Pat Roberts and Ben Sasse to overhaul the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ process for managing water resources projects along the lower Missouri River system. The Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program Act, cosponsored by all of the […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved Assemblyman Jay Webber’s legislation (A3804) creating a fund to preserve New Jersey’s second largest lake. “Greenwood Lake is a great natural, economic, and recreational resource for New Jersey, supplying more than 3 million of our residents with drinking water daily,” said Webber. “Establishing annual funding dedicated to this essential […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    DSC Dredge, a Reserve, Louisiana, based dredge manufacturer, hosted a Colombian delegation from the ports and rivers authorities on Thursday, June 20th. During their visit to Louisiana, this group spent time learning more about inland waterways, river ports, and how the dredging operations support these works. According to a DSC’s official announcement, the U.S. Commercial […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio, last week introduced H.R. 440 the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already-collected fees to maintain U.S. federal ports and harbors. Currently, the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collects more revenue from shippers than Congress has appropriated […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced new green legacy for £2.6 billion flood and coastal risk management program. According to the release, the Environment Agency reported a set of new supplier arrangements and partnerships which will increase efficiency, value for money and the green legacy of its £2.6bn capital investment program. The program aims to […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Senator Debbie Mayfield has filed Senate Bill (SB) 446, titled Coastal Management, to help keep Florida’s pristine beaches preserved by addressing erosion control and sand management. The bill revises the criteria used by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to prioritize coastal restoration projects based on need and importance. According to an official announcement, […]

  • 12 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works (EPW) has accepted Senator Tim Kaine’s provisions to start new flood-resilience projects that would protect Tangier Island and Coastal Virginia.  The EPW Committee’s draft of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act includes two provisions that will result in roadmaps for new resilient infrastructure – a broad plan for the […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP) received additional support from bipartisan Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation in a recent letter sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging that more funds be designated to it this year. U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, Mike Conaway, Chairman […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is again calling on federal officials to allocate funding for an emergency dredging of Hampton Harbor. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen led a letter yesterday with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster, to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The South Carolina congressional delegation has requested the highest level of funding possible for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project in the Fiscal Year 2018 Army Corps Work Plan. The letter was signed by South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and U.S. Representatives Mark Sanford, Joe Wilson, Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Ralph Norman, James […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) said in their latest announcement that they had a very successful Washington, DC fly-in this past week.  It was a good and solid effort made by all to demonstrate the resolve of the U.S-Flag dredging industry, DCA said. “I am pleased with the success of this fly-in to Washington, […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Legazpi City Government has just announced plans to purchase heavy dredging equipment for the desilting and year-round maintenance of all the river channels, including those in interior villages.  The City Mayor, Noel E. Rosal, said that the maintenance of the rivers would be included in the city administration’s solid waste management program. He said […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Harbor Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) for the development of the Gelegele Seaport and other transport infrastructure in the state. The Gelegele project will include the development of the seaport that will serve as the gateway for exporting manufactured […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney, Paul Tonko, Nita Lowey, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Eliot Engel wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week calling on Administrator Scott Pruitt to initiate further dredging to clean up PCBs in the […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    All seven members of Oregon’s congressional delegation yesterday urged federal environmental officials to support the prompt transition of the Portland Harbor Superfund site from the prolonged study phase to active cleanup. The letter from U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Representative Dave Reichert yesterday introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reform the outdated Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Reform Act of 2017 would make sure all of the money collected through the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) each year is returned directly to ports in order to […]

  • 4 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s State Legislature on Friday passed SCR1, a resolution approving the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the state’s blueprint for coastal restoration and protection activities. The master plan prioritizes $50 billion in coastal restoration and risk reduction activities over the next 50 years to address the state’s increasingly severe land loss and sea level rise. “The […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme will play host to a number of industry visits this spring/summer, starting with a delegation from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) later this month, reports Mackley. A number of ICE Student Committee members are currently on secondment at Gatwick Airport and will visit the Shoreham site for a tour/presentation […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Illinois Senator, Pamela Althoff, yesterday announced that the Fox Waterway Agency may soon receive the financial assistance needed to manage the Fox River and Chain O’Lakes’ dredging issues.  Charged with maintaining and removing sediment from the Fox River and Chain O’Lakes, Senator Althoff said that one of the Fox Waterway Agency’s biggest challenges is getting […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The City of Minot’s flood protection efforts received a significant funding boost this week, as the North Dakota Legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation providing $193 million for flood control projects within the city. “It’s incredible to have this funding secured,” said City of Minot City Manager, Tom Barry. “With this bill, the […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    St. Johns Riverkeeper filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in federal court last week against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regarding the proposed St. Johns River harbor deepening project.  In April 2015, the Record of Decision was issued approving the USACE’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the JAXPORT proposal to […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Lee Zeldin today introduced legislation to support the restoration of Long Island Sound through 2020. The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act combines two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their previous authorization […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Paul Ansah, the acting director general of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA), inspected the Tema Port expansion site earlier this week. During the visit, the GPHA team toured the offices of Meridian Ports Services where they were hosted by the CEO of MPS, Mohammed Samara. Mr Samara informed the delegation that 750 meters of […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Members of the Providence Working Waterfront Alliance yesterday testified before the House Committee on Finance in strong support of Budget Article 16, Section 4. According to the Working Waterfront Alliance’s release, this legislation would appropriate $10.5 million for the construction of a new Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) Cell critical to the upcoming maintenance dredging of […]

  • 10 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka has taken an emergency action to halt large-scale land reclamation carried out illegally in two separate locations in Dandugama, Ja-ela, under the direction of President Maithripala Sirisena.  After received a complaint lodged by the locals, President Sirisena instructed the chairman of the Central Environmental Authority to investigate the incident and […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    At the request of Mr. Graham McAllister, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District’s Navigational Branch Chief, Ellicott Dredges recently hosted a facility tour and brief presentation of their various capabilities. The tour included a walk-through of the Engineering Department and overview of the advanced engineering and design tools used by their multi-disciplined engineering […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Flanders Investment & Trade Agency and the Brussels Export & Investment Promotion Agency with the support of East Flanders province (Belgium) will lead an economic delegation to Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Breaking News. The delegation with over 40 company members will arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on December 4-7 and in Hanoi […]