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  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The mission of dredging harbors and connecting federal navigation channels along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario is the responsibility of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, and is vital to the functionality of the Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS) and the overall U.S. economy. While dredging has been taking place for hundreds […]

  • 26 November 2012

    Two weeks after Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a clear message: “We’re not closing down the New Jersey shore. We’re just going to make it safer. And the Army Corps has the ability to do that,” he declared. That means engineering beaches. Lots of beaches. When planners use the phrase “engineered beaches” they’re […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    WASSP Ltd has today announced the expansion of the company’s senior management with the appointment of Ian McDonald as General Manager. The role is a newly created position and will see Mr McDonald overseeing WASSP’s international sales & marketing strategy for their multibeam sonar products. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Mr McDonald has vast experience in […]

  • 1 May 2013

    Governor Jack Markell, Delaware’s Congressional Delegation of U.S. Sens. Carper and Coons and Representative John Carney (all D-Del.) and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O’Mara announced that as much as $30 million in federal funding has been secured to rebuild Delaware beaches to protect homes, businesses and roads against future […]

  • 5 April 2012

    Peel Ports yesterday identified a programme of actions to tackle the main areas of concern raised in the Mersey Ports Master Plan consultation which took place between June and September 2011. Nine out of 10 respondents to a questionnaire put to the public during the Master Plan consultation came out in broad support of the […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Bor­ough of Avalon has sched­uled a com­mu­nity meet­ing on Sat­ur­day, June 21, to dis­cuss an upcom­ing multi-year dredg­ing project in the com­mu­nity. The meet­ing will be held at the Avalon Ele­men­tary School gym­na­sium start­ing at 11:00am. “This is the largest infra­struc­ture project the Bor­ough has ini­ti­ated since the revi­tal­iza­tion of the Dune Drive busi­ness […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following flooding in early 2014, flood risk management options for Oxford and Abingdon are being reviewed and progressed as the Oxford and Abingdon scheme. Flood modelling completed in 2013, and increased local interest in finding flooding solutions, prompted the Environment Agency to begin a formal review of the Oxford flood risk management strategy recommendations in […]

  • 18 May 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New Zealand marine electronics company, Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) has won an award at the New Zealand Boat Show over the weekend for their WASSP Multibeam Sonar. The Wide Angle Sonar Seafloor Profiler (WASSP) was chosen amongst a number of finalists as the winner of the Most Innovative International Product Award. In choosing the winner, […]

  • 17 January 2013

    A leading coastal scientist has warned that some of the world’s best known beach resorts may not survive projected sea level rises and that problems caused by changing sea levels are compounded by a lack of political will and short-term coastal management initiatives. Professor Andrew Cooper, Professor of Coastal Studies in the School of Environmental […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, Riverkeeper submitted a Notice of Intent to Sue (NOIS) the New York State Thruway Authority, Tappan Zee Constructors and one of its contractors under the Clean Water Act for violating two key conditions of the Thruway Authority’s Section 401 Water Quality Certification, issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for construction […]

  • 27 January 2012

    The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners appointed Jean Banker as Deputy Executive Director at a January Port Board meeting (Jan. 12, 2012) and Chris Chan as Director of Engineering during the December 15, 2011 Port Board meeting. Both are Port employees who were promoted from within the organization. Mr. Chan’s official start date was December […]

  • 10 April 2012

      U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston met with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg for a briefing and tour of the Port of Savannah Monday. “One of the core missions of the FDA is to ensure that the food on our dinner tables and in our school cafeterias is safe to eat,” Kingston said. “That effort includes keeping […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans’ impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how “environmental stressors” stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world’s fresh water. In an article published online December 17 in the Proceedings of […]

  • 11 October 2012

    GVK has welcomed the Australian Federal Government’s approval of its Terminal 3 (T3) Development at the Port of Abbot Point, near Bowen, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EBPC Act). Following a rigorous and thorough assessment process by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC), Australian Federal Environment Minister […]

  • 8 May 2012

    Today marks a milestone in the state’s transition to a new, clear and streamlined approach to the cleanup of contaminated sites – the deadline for those responsible to clean up these sites to enroll in the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program. The LSRP program more efficiently deals with cleanups, many of which have languished for […]

  • 24 January 2012

    The Port of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement on a 40-year, $4.6 billion lease with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) for the Middle Harbor property, in what would be the largest deal of its kind for any U.S. seaport, Port of Long Beach Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle announced Thursday. The lease has […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Progress is on schedule with the Miami Harbor deepening and widening project, including the successful construction of artificial reefs and relocation of about a thousand healthy corals. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and its contractors are at the 35 percent completion mark, with more than one million cubic yards of material safely […]

  • 13 April 2011

    A divided County Commission on Tuesday approved a formal contract with Gritz Development and Construction to provide construction management services on the Hernando Beach Channel dredging project. The firm, headed by general contractor Greg Jarque, has been at the center of a controversy that continued through Tuesday’s commission discussion. Residents questioned the need to spend […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance and Environmental Advocates of New York have filed a lawsuit against New York State officials, seeking to ensure that urgently needed federal Clean Water Act funds will not be illegally used to fund the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction project or for other ineligible projects in the future. The suit was filed […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has a long and respected history of successfully delivering dredging projects at its various ports. For over three decades NQBP has been undertaking dredging programs to ensure the safe navigation of ships and port efficiency. This highly regulated process has been undertaken without significant impacts with the material dredged […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other federal partners, announced that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is adding 11 new locations. In addition, […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Portneuf River Flood Reduction Project, Systems 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, which is operated and maintained by the City of Pocatello, received overall system ratings of “unacceptable” following their most recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers periodic inspection reports finalized on Nov. 16, 2012. This project was originally constructed on Sept. 19, 1967. […]

  • 13 September 2011

    Fitch Ratings has assigned an ‘AAA’ rating to the following Port of Houston Authority, Texas’ unlimited tax limited bonds (ULT): -$49.45 million ULT refunding bonds, series 2011 (AMT/Taxable). The series 2011 bonds are scheduled for negotiated sale on Sept. 20, 2011. Proceeds from the sale will be used to refund outstanding bonds for interest savings. […]

  • 3 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation –  the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition services, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010. Commentary Douglas B. Mackie, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Great Lakes had a […]