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  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Kongsberg Mesotech’s M3 Bathy System, an entry-level survey system for shallow-water bathymetric applications, is now officially designated compliant with IHO S-44, a reference standard for companies engaged in hydrographic surveying, marine engineering or nautical charting. The IHO compliance consists of various criteria including vertical accuracy and target detection standards. In order to assess IHO-S44 compliance, […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, awarded an initial $23.4 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock of Oak Brook, Ill., earlier this month to construct the second phase of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) Stabilization Project. The second phase includes sand placement in the area of Robert […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today responded to the Great Barrier Reef policy announcement from the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) as totally inadequate. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the community was expecting a strong commitment from the LNP to protect the Reef but their policy failed to deliver. “The […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The month of January begins a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC). Incorporated in May 1965, the association brought together 60 participants of 38 international dredging contractors from 12 countries. Dredging has always been an invisible industry: the work is done underwater, low-keyed, pragmatic and highly technical. Deeper […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is shaping as a key issue this election as members of the public go to meet with candidates to impress upon them the importance of protecting the Great Barrier Reef from over-industrialization, announced the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Gemma Plesman, Great Barrier Reef campaigner with AMCS, said that people have taken […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    House Democratic leaders have appointed U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan to four key subcommittees that direct the nation’s air, rail, highway, water and pipeline safety policies. As the only member of the Minnesota delegation on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Nolan will serve on the following subcommittees:   – Highways and Transit, which has […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Memaloose Point dredging project has officially started, announced Tillamook County Parks Department. At the January 8th meeting, the board approved a grant to Tillamook County to dredge Memaloose Point Boat Launch. This facility has been dredged numerous times in the past and Tillamook County agreed to a Marine Board staff recommendation to obtain special surveys […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    A leading urban regeneration specialist, with strong links to the North West of England, has been appointed to chair the North West Partnership, announced the Canal and River Trust. Bob Pointing will take on the voluntary leadership role with the charity this month and chair his first bi-monthly partnership meeting in March. “Bob will now lead […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DEME’s Dredging International has started the land reclamation works of the Phase II project on the Maldives island Hulhumalé. The project will add another 240 ha of new land to the island. The works include borrowing offshore sand and pumping it ashore. The required volume, around 6 million m³ of sand, will be borrowed in […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Recharged and rejuvenated beaches at Holland on Sea will reopen to the public tomorrow following the completion of phase one of a £36 million coastal protection scheme. The beaches have been closed off for safety reasons while the work has been undertaken by contractors. Tendring District Council (TDC) has now taken possession of the sands […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hamble Point Marina maintenance dredging operations will start during the week commencing 26 January 2015. Depending on the weather, the expected completion date for these works is 13 February 2015. The dredger will then return to the Royal Southern Yacht Club to complete the dredging in this area. The estimated completion date for this […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work is underway on the long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers project to construct T-groins and place sand in the community of Sea Gate west of the West 37th Street Groin in Coney Island. Crews working under a $25.2 million contract are first carrying out the stonework portions of the project, which includes the construction of four […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister for the Environment and Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, today announced that construction work will commence on the $15 million redevelopment of Portarlington Pier. Works on stage 1 of the $15 million Portarlington Safe Harbor development are expected to start in the first week of February, with completion of the new pier by mid-2015. […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    To examine international trade trends, viewpoints and perspectives from a truly intermodal perspective, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) will co-sponsor a special conference on January 29-30 in Tampa.  Hosted by Port Tampa Bay and presented in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), AAPA’s “Shifting International Trade […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Two public meetings on the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project (SRBPP) have been successfully held in West Sacramento and Colusa, CA. A series of four workshops have been scheduled to inform and seek comments from the public on the SRBPP, a joint flood risk reduction effort between the district and the state’s California Central Valley Flood Protection Board to repair critical erosion […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society today called on the Queensland Resources Council to stop campaigning for taxpayer’s money to be used on dredging and dumping projects in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche today expressed disappointment on the 4BC radio news that the ALP was not going […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia yesterday welcomed Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s comprehensive and ground-breaking policy package to tackle the decline of the Great Barrier Reef. In particular, WWF said the new commitments to protect the Fitzroy Delta near Rockhampton and to prevent the dumping of dredge spoil on the fragile Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, were a positive […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in a fragile state and must be protected from the additional pressure posed by the fast-growing risk of port expansion, dredging and dumping, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said the report prepared by NRM bodies into the impact of […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    New research shows $784 million is needed to improve Great Barrier Reef water quality, even before new the coal mines and ports, supported by the major parties, are built. “Even though the Reef is already struggling, the Newman Government is set to make its water quality even worse,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a decision by the Queensland Labor Party for stronger protection for the Great Barrier Reef and its wetlands. At the launch of Labor’s Queensland Election campaign today, leader Annastacia Palaszczuk promised: – Not to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands near Abbot Point; – Not […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Futures conferences have become a key event for the marine and coastal community interested in environmental and sustainability thinking applied to a variety of issues. It is a two day review of events and views on the future on marine and coastal topics and has taken place annually in January since 1994 in London. The […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Tyne has appointed the main contractor for the £25 million extension of Riverside Quay, the Port’s multifunctional deep-sea facility at South Shields. The main contract for over 300m of quay work includes a 125m quay extension, an upgrade of 118m of existing quay and 90m of quay wall renewal at the former […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the USACE to explore alternatives to disposal of dredged sediment in Lake Erie.  The senators called for an independent assessment to determine the practice’s impact on water quality, the ecosystem, and Ohio’s shipping industry. “While […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance dredging of the Rye Harbor has been scheduled to begin on January 19th 2015, reported today the Environment Agency.  Hydrodynamic dredging is expected to last for 7 days, working day and night, and will be completed using a pump barge under the control of a small tug unit. The dredging will take place at the following locations:   […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ first public workshop on the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project will begin today, January 14, at 4:00pm in the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, West Sacramento. The release of the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project (SRBPP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) is not only a major milestone, but also a […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a decision made by the Australian Labor Party to end taxpayer funding support for the Adani coal mine and port project that will require dredging in the Great Barrier Reef waters and dumping in its precious wetlands. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director said that […]