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  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    In a report provided to conservation groups pursuant to their settlement agreement with Santee Cooper, the utility reported that during 2014 it removed 164,000 tons of coal ash from its unlined lagoons at its Grainger facility on the Waccamaw River in Conway, South Carolina.  At its rate of coal ash removal during the last six […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Ports Authority handled 133,011 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, in September, increasing its FY2014 first quarter total volume by 3.3% over the same period last year. From July through September 2013, the SCPA moved 413,818 TEUs. Total exports for the quarter reached 216,680 TEUs, a 4% increase for the Port over the […]

  • 23 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Representative Mark Sanford released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Project Partnership Agreement with the South Carolina Ports Authority last week, which officially starts the construction phase of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening project.  “I’m pleased that the Charleston Harbor Deepening project is entering into a new phase, […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dredge Ellis Island, which is the largest hopper dredger in the U.S., is currently removing limestone from the entrance channel of the Charleston Harbor, as part of the Post 45 Deepening project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has just released this amazing photo of a skimmer on the dredger, removing water […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is making great progress with the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel dredging project. President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority, Jim Newsome, has just released a photo of the backhoe dredge “New York” digging away in the Charleston Entrance Channel. According to him, the dredge will be joined this weekend by […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Southport Marina Manager Hank Whitley announced yesterday that a third full round of maintenance dredging has been performed recently at the marina, providing a water depth of 8 feet at low tide. This will allow Southport Marina to serve owners of deeper draft boats. Historically, the marina has been able to provide a water depth of 6 […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Business & Finance

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, with expertise and resources from Cottrell Contracting of Chesapeake, Va., recently completed the first portion of a dredging pilot project in the Jekyll Creek/St. Simons Sound area. The pilot project seeks to find environmentally viable, cost-effective and beneficial uses for “pluff mud,” a silty, watery type […]

  • 2 April 2012

      Folly Beach, also known as “The Edge Of America” is in need of renourishment. According to abcnews4.com, toward the initial environmental engineering work $400,000 was approved for the project, but Folly Beach still needs another $15 million so the work on developing the construction fund could start. “Construction funds actually puts dirt on the […]

  • 29 November 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has introduced plan for the Savannah Harbor DMCA 14A Back Dike Raising, Jasper County, South Carolina. The scope of work for this project includes the raising of one containment dike of the dredge material containment area (DMCA) 14A. The containment dike, also known as the back dike, […]

  • 26 January 2012

    In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, 111 members of the South Carolina House of Representatives rebuked Gov. Nikki Haley and the SCDHEC Board, which supported a permit allowing the State of Georgia to dredge the Savannah River to deepen port facilities in Savannah. A bipartisan bill sponsored by Charleston Reps. Leon Stavrinakis (D) and Jim […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The probability of hurricane-induced coastal change on sandy beaches from Florida to New York has been assessed for the first time in two U.S. Geological Survey studies released yesterday. The two reports, one assessing the coastline from Florida to North Carolina, the other from Virginia to New York, can function as part of a “virtual […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    When a river runs through it, there will be opinions aplenty on how to manage that river. And as emeritus geography professor Will Graf knows, science has a lot to offer when competing interests are entrenched in positions that might seem impossible to reconcile. Take the Savannah River. South Carolina and Georgia are engaged in […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has presented an update on the new Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Terminal which is being built on the old Navy Base in North Charleston along the Cooper River. According to SCPA, the new terminal is on track to open in spring 2021, marking the first new container terminal to open […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More than half of the American public lives within 50 miles of a beach, but as sea levels rise, the coastal habitats that protect the communities are increasingly at risk, according to the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi’s latest release. Dr. David Yoskowitz, Associate Director and Endowed Chair for Socio-economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is currently involved in the planning phase of a beach nourishment effort in the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach) of Horry County, South Carolina. USACE said that the authorized project requires the construction of separate protective beach in three separate reaches, North Myrtle Beach (Reach 1), Myrtle Beach […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Duke Energy announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund to benefit waterways across North Carolina and South Carolina. The fund will also be used to improve waterways downstream from Duke Energy operations that flow into neighboring states. In addition to the Water Resources Fund, Duke Energy is investing $500,000 in enhancements to […]

  • 12 July 2012

    Charleston’s Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project is expected to be completed sooner and cost less, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Charleston District shared yesterday during an update to stakeholders. According to the Corps, the deepening project’s feasibility study, initially expected to be completed in five to eight years, is now expected to be finalized […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Amid the burgeoning Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Col. Marvin L. Griffin assumed command of the Savannah District at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on June 19. It was a fitting tribute as the ceremony was held just blocks away from CSS Georgia recovery efforts currently underway near Old Fort Jackson. Distinguished guests, family members and district […]

  • 31 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has just announced the receipt of several major dredging contracts totaling $83 million. The awarded work includes: Charlotte/Sarasota Regional Beach Project (Coastal Protection, Florida, $30.5 million); South Atlantic Region Harbor Dredging (Maintenance, Georgia and North Carolina, $13.9 million); Chester, Pennsylvania Modification Project (Capital, Pennsylvania, $13.7 million); Hunting Island […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Georgetown County is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge two marinas, five channels, and an area around a public boat ramp in South Carolina. According to the Charleston District notice, the permit is for maintenance dredging of the Parsonage Creek and Main Creek at a location southeast of U.S. Highway 17 Business. This […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget once again includes funds to continue Charleston’s Post-45 Harbor Deepening, a project designated last year by the Administration as one of its priority infrastructure projects. Released yesterday, the fiscal year 2014 budget includes a $1.165-million allocation to continue the considerable progress on the project’s feasibility study, now at its midpoint. “We are […]

  • 19 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (August 13 – August 19, 2018).   PHOTO: Boston Harbor Dredging Project in Full Swing Cashman Dredging of Quincy, Massachusetts, has just published a photo from the ongoing dredging operations at the Boston Harbor.   Damen DOP350 Cleaning the Randle Reef […]

  • 11 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

      Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (March 5 – March 11, 2018).   PHOTO: Hopper Dredger Pallieter Working in Borsele Beach nourishment is a soft alternative to hard coastal defenses and protects against flooding and erosion by dissipating the wave energy.   Fijian Ministry of Waterways […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging operations are still underway in Charleston Harbor, ensuring the harbor is maintained for transporting goods in and out of the South Carolina Ports Authority. By 2021, Charleston will have the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet. This will ensure large container ships can access SCPA terminals at any time, regardless of the […]

  • 22 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (November 15-22)   Largest Ever Mandurah Dredging A record amount of sand has been moved in the annual campaign to provide safe navigation at Mandurah Ocean Entrance and to widen Town Beach.   Jasper Ocean Terminal JV Signed The Georgia […]

  • 8 November 2012

    Jeffrey E. Miles was named Deputy Executive Director for Operations of the North Carolina State Ports Authority by Tom Bradshaw, Executive Director. “In my brief time with the Authority, I have grown to depend on the operational expertise Jeff provides our ports and our customers. He is leading the development of our strategic plan, working […]