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  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Contractors of America announced late yesterday that the Water Infrastructure Act of 2018/Water Resources Development Act – otherwise known as WRDA 2018 – has overwhelmingly passed the Senate, heading now to the White House for President Trump’s Signature. The Senate voted 99-1 in favor of WRDA 2018. The Bill passed in the US House by […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Earlier this week, the Senate passed the first funding bill for the 2019 fiscal year, which involved a provision that would ensure additional money for deep draft navigation projects, including the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Commenting the passage of the first package of 2019 funding bills, U.S. Senator David Perdue said: “Congress has moved one […]

  • 26 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ohio Governor John Kasich visited Cleveland yesterday to sign a bill to protect the health of Lake Erie.  Senate Bill 2 will expand the power of the Ohio EPA but it’s also aimed at helping businesses. The legislation will also strengthen efforts to improve the environment, the governor’s office said. It does so by encouraging […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senate Bill 2, the Ohio General Assembly’s environmental protection legislation, was sent to Governor John Kasich for his signature last week, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) said in its latest announcement.  “Senate Bill 2 will continue efforts by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen policies and regulations that will improve the quality of Lake […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Nigerian Senate will look into the alleged improprieties of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) related to the spending of $3 billion for the dredging of the Calabar, Lagos and Bonny channels 11 years ago. Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, has welcomed the decision of the Senate to look into the activities of the Joint Venture Enterprises […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced the bipartisan Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act has unanimously passed out of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and is now headed to the full Senate for a vote. Senator Gillibrand’s legislation will combine two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Texas Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 28, the Texas Port Expansion Act, authored by Senator Brandon Creighton and co-authored by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, to provide opportunities for investments and enhancements at Texas Ports. “Texas ports are estimated to be responsible for 25 percent of Texas’ gross domestic product,” said Kolkhorst. “Our ports are […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes $10.6 billion in water infrastructure projects across the nation. This bill makes investments in harbor dredging, maintenance of locks and dams, flood control, ecosystem restoration and other water-related priorities around the nation. Additionally, […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has applauded leaders of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Senate’s Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee for their success in advancing S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016.  The Senate passed its version of the legislation yesterday by a vote of 95 to 3. “AAPA commends EPW […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter spoke on the Senate Floor yesterday urging his colleagues to take up and pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). In light of last month’s devastating flooding in South Louisiana, Vitter contends that passing major water infrastructure reforms is timely and crucial. “After last month’s devastating flooding throughout South […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Port Freeport Commission Chairman Ravi Singhania has provided testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports in Austin, Texas. In his testimony, Chairman Singhania described how Port Freeport is positioned to benefit from the Panama Canal expansion, citing “it is the closest deep water port to service the Dallas-Fort Worth distribution centers and is […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rob Portman released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to prevent the Army Corps’ of Engineers from disposing of dredged materials from the Cleveland Harbor Project in Lake Erie without approval by the Ohio EPA.  “The Cleveland Harbor project is vital to all of Ohio and we must ensure that the […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Senate has approved legislation that would prioritize funding for deep-draft harbor and channel dredging for commercial ports like the Port of Gulfport that have been designated as “strategic” to national security, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran said. The FY2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill (HR.2028), approved 90-8 on Thursday, provides $250 million for deep-draft harbor […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Senate yesterday passed a balanced $21.47 billion state budget. The budget provides additional appropriations to the Shallow Draft Inlet Dredging Fund, total estimated funding in FY 2015-16 is at $20 million. It reserves $4 million of that fund for Oregon Inlet dredging needs. While also appropriating $900,000 to the Department of Administration […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Senate yesterday passed the SB 160 (Enhance Safety & Commerce for Ports/Inlets) legislation that will addresses the issue of open and navigable channels at the state’s inlets and ports. Senator Bill Cook, Senator Harry Brown and Senator Michael V. Lee are the primary sponsors of the legislation. The Senate passed the SB 160 […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The peak industry body for the Queensland resources sector said the Senate report into the Great Barrier Reef backs the work that was well underway to improve reef health. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report published 29 recommendations that largely reflected the work of a host of stakeholders on the Reef […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts Senate last week unanimously passed a bill providing for the preservation and improvement of waterways, land, parks and clean energy in the Commonwealth. According to Senator Stan Rosenberg, this legislation, which authorizes a $1.9 billion, 4-year capital plan, among other includes: $1.625 million for a conservation district grant program; $20 million for the design, […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was appointed as a Vice Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, which is a bipartisan organization that works to protect the Great Lakes’ ecosystem and develop the region’s economy. Sens. Stabenow and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) were appointed to the newly created positions and will serve with Co-Chairs Sens. Carl […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following the 412-4 vote in the U.S. House on Tuesday and the 91-7 vote in the U.S. Senate yesterday, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is trumpeting full Congressional approval of the long-awaited and critically-needed water resources development legislation known as H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, or simply WRRDA. Kurt […]

  • 28 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Senate Inquiry into the impact of the Great Barrier Reef from state-owned mega ports. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, welcomed the commitment from the Greens and the Australian Labor Party to assessing the threat to the environment from coal ports being built up and […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Senate has passed the Greens’ proposal for a Senate Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef today. “Our Great Barrier Reef is under more pressure than ever before with an onslaught of mining industrialisation and our inquiry will get all of the impacts out into the open,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are moving for a Senate Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef and are calling on the other parties to support the inquiry. “Our inquiry would examine whether the mounting threats to the Reef are being properly managed or whether pressure from the mining industry, driving the unprecedented industrialisation, will […]

  • 6 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Federal Senate’s strong message to Environment Minister Greg Hunt that dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters is unacceptable. The Senate passed a motion calling on the Abbott Government to revoke its approval of the Abbot Point coal port expansion. The Senate will also vote […]

  • 2 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week, the state Senate passed a joint resolution that would urge Congress to fund a project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam, reports myeasternshoremd.com. “If we don’t address the issues of the Conowingo, all of the other billions of dollars we’re spending aren’t going to have […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus confirmed Senator Mary Landrieu as chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. National and local conservation organizations committed to Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana – […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed a Senate Bill to be introduced by Queensland Greens MP Larissa Waters this afternoon that calls on the Government to acknowledge community views and scientific evidence and to reject the Abbot Point dredging plan. The Bill seeks Senate recognition of concerns from Great Barrier Reef dive operators, charter […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The old parties today voted against a Greens’ Senate motion to refuse the world’s largest coal port being built in the Great Barrier Reef. “With the decision on the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion expected in December, today’s Senate vote was a concerning sign that we’ll be getting coal for Christmas from the Abbott Government,” […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Working to prevent the flooding that has repeatedly caused so much costly damage to communities in the Passaic River Basin, legislation that would allocate $3 million for flood control work was approved by the Senate on Thursday and sent to the governor. Sponsored by Senator Paul Sarlo, the bill, S-1781/A-2675, would re-appropriate $3 million from […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Senate inquiry into the Greens’ bill to save the Great Barrier Reef today recommended no new ports in pristine areas of the reef until a strategic assessment of the reef is completed, but the recommendation comes too late to be acted upon in this Parliament. “Through this Greens initiated inquiry, we’ve finally seen some […]