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  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Sandbridge Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project’s 2020 renourishment cycle kicked off sand-borrow and placement operations earlier this month. The project is crucial in lessening storm-damage risk to this section of Virginia Beach’s infrastructure, according to USACE. “The nourishment project at Sandbridge is a critical project for both the Corps and the city of […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Waterman and residents on the tiny, sinking island of Tangier worry every time the winds blow through the fishing community at more than 30 miles per hour. The island, located in the Chesapeake Bay just below the Maryland and Virginia border, is sinking and eroding away – a dilemma that’s expedited by churning storm waters. […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    From Florida to Maine, one unique vessel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ maritime fleet earns its “indispensable” reputation 363 days a year by dredging dangerous shoaling in shallow draft federal channel inlets: hopper dredge Currituck. The Currituck recently spent three days dredging the federal channel at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, Va., and […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the contract for the Sandbridge Beach replenishment project to Weeks Marine, of Camden NJ. They were the low bidder with a bid of $15,350,000, all inclusive, to place 2 million cubic yards of sand along the five-mile beach from Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to the Dam […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with state officials and local business leaders  to announce that the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park has now moved up to become the 7th largest auto importer in North America. Based on figures for 2011, more than 150,000 automobiles were imported at the Port during the year, and […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The color-coded depth maps of the navigation channel lined each the top of table – each map in front of a stakeholder who wanted the same thing as the person in the next seat. The Corps of Engineers map wasn’t necessary for Chad Saunders. He knew the depths. And he knew what was needed. “My […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Lasse Petterson, the second quarter was another active period for GLDD, marking their fourth consecutive quarter showing improvement in both revenue and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations when comparing to […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with this week’s approval by the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. “The project’s inclusion in the bill clears the path for The Port of Virginia to become the […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    With the theme “Planning for the future: Challenges and Opportunities“, this week’s Mid-Atlantic Waterways Conference was great place for professionals from the government and industry to meet and discuss the future of the maritime community.  While many of the issues discussed are common across all segments of the national maritime community, many topics were uniquely […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following an 18-month, $12.4 million reconstruction project, the heavy lift cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal is stronger than ever and now ranks as one of the nation’s highest-weight-bearing-capacity docks. The recently completed infrastructure project more than doubled the pounds-per-square-foot capability of JAXPORT’s Berth 31 to 1,800 and increased its pounds-per-axle rating, or […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., has appointed six members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving a range of services and products that support navigation and coastal resilience. “Providing coastal communities, boaters, and the commercial maritime industry with timely, reliable, accurate, and authoritative information is […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port Canaveral has completed the deepening of the West Turning Basin, which now allows deeper draft access to the port’s container cargo facility operated by GT USA at North Cargo Berth 5 and 6. The 6-month project, worth $7.5 million, deepened the West Turning Basin to the authorized depth of -43 feet plus 2 feet additional […]

  • 24 August 2012

    PortMiami and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed the construction agreement that will allow the Deep Dredge project to go out for bid. The Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) was executed on August 21, 2012. “The project agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the final step prior to advertising for the […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      Homes in Central Anglia, which covers Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and surrounding areas, will be better protected from floods thanks to an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion national flood defense program in England announced by the government today. £47 million is set to be invested in Central Anglia alone where new flood defense schemes will help protect […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance

     An $18 million project to restore sand to 3.5 miles of beaches, from Port Canaveral’s Jetty Park to south of Cocoa Beach Pier, is moving forward.  Dredging and beach fill works, conducted by Norfolk Dredging, resumed on December 30 and will continue mostly uninterrupted through April, excepting rough seas and equipment maintenance. Beach fill placement […]

  • 21 December 2012

    Twelve companies from eight states have contracts for a total of up to $500 million in dredging for the Army Corps of Engineers. Orion Marine Construction Inc., Tampa, Fla., (W912EP-13-D-0003); Cavache Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (W912EP-13-D-0004); Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company L.L.C., Quincy, Mass., (W912EP-13-D-0005); Cottrell Contracting Corp., Chesapeake, Va., (W912EP-13-D-0006); Great Lakes Dredge […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), during the gala dinner of its triennial international conference in Miami (WODCON) last week, presented four Environmental Excellence Awards in two categories, Environmental Dredging and Dredging for Coastal Reinforcement. The First Prize for WODA’s Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Dredging was presented to the Project Team for Boeing’s […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) have released a Request for Expressions of Interest (R.E.I.) for the development of its Southport Terminal Complex, located on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. The R.E.I. invites respondents to submit development concepts for the following sites in the Southport Complex: the Southport Marine Terminal (119 acres); […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo District Survey Team conducted project condition surveys (PCS) for the Alaska District in Southeast Alaska from June 5, 2017 through June 16, 2017, covering the Aurora and Harris harbors in Juneau, and the North Harbor in Petersburg.  The Buffalo District Survey Team has provided similar survey services assistance […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Vice President Joe R. Biden, Jr. will deliver the  keynote address on Wednesday , November 12, at the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) 103rd Annual Convention and Expo in Houston, hosted by the Port of Houston Authority. Vice President Biden is a strong proponent of America’s ports, as evidenced by recent visits to […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Two schemes completed by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency were acclaimed at the 2016 ICE East of England Merit Awards ceremony in Newmarket on 15 September. The Whittlesey Washes Reservoir scheme received a Merit Award in the ‘Team Achievement’ category, while the Happisburgh to Winterton sea defenses received a Merit Award […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    MP Henry Bellingham saw for himself last week the emergency repairs carried out by the Environment Agency to shingle flood banks at Heacham and Snettisham. He toured the damaged sea defences at Shepherds Port, Snettisham and Heacham Dam with the Agency’s area manager Julie Foley and operations staff. The importance of the shingle bank as […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District in Portsmouth and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, last week completed a joint project that dredged and re-marked the Quinby Creek waterway in Accomack County. The USACE-led dredging project, completed by Cottrell Contracting Corporation, increased the depth of the approximate 7,200-foot federal navigation channel that connects […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A five-mile hurricane protection and beach renourishment project in Sandbridge is complete. The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, partnering with the city of Virginia Beach, Va., completed a $13.35 million project, including the dredging and placement of approximately 2 million cubic yards of sand along public beachfront from Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Environment Minster Rebecca Pow MP and Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd, joined local partners last Friday (January 10) to mark the start of work on an innovative £40 million project to upgrade vital flood defenses in Great Yarmouth. The work, which is expected to complete next year, will upgrade the level of protection from […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    It was just before midnight when the Corps dredge Currituck’s crew, sailing back from a project site on Bennet’s Creek, saw the sky light up. As the dredge chugged toward the Monitor Merrimack Memorial Bridge Tunnel on Sept. 16, a red flare spiraled into the night sky like a fire work off to the west. […]