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  • 24 February 2012

    Developing a love and respect for the open seas came naturally to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Small Craft Operator Joe Vernier, a Galveston, Texas, native, who spent much of his youth recreating along and exploring the Gulf of Mexico. So it’s not any surprise that Vernier chose a career that would enable […]

  • 10 February 2014

    Congressman Tim Bishop, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Colonel Paul E. Owen, New York District Commander of the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, visited the site of the on-going dredging project at Mattituck Inlet. The project, which began last month, will address the erosion of the beach to the east of the inlet and the […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing maintenance dredging of the Pawcatuck River, Little Narragansett Bay, and Watch Hill Cove Federal Navigation Project (FNP) in Westerly, Rhode Island, and Stonington, Conn. The state of Rhode Island is the local sponsor for this proposed work. The authorized Federal navigation project provides for […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Washington Department of Ecology was awarded $2.2 million in grant funding by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support three critical coastal wetland projects in Washington state. Washington was one of 12 states and Puerto Rico to receive funding under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program. “The projects selected for the grant […]

  • 1 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited has announced that, on 29 December 2012, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, China Merchants Holdings (Djibouti) FZE it entered into a share purchase agreement with, among others, Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority, to acquire 23.5 % of the issued share capital in Port de Djibouti S.A. at a […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., introduced the Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports (DREDGE) Act of 2013 in the Senate and House to direct the Corps of Engineers to achieve, operate and maintain a 50-foot channel from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    For every $1 invested in deepening, $24 will be returned to the economy, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) said in their latest announcement named ‘Harbor Deepening Facts’. According to the official statement, JAXPORT currently supports more than 130,000 jobs throughout the region and creates $26 billion in economic impact every year, with local jobs associated with […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    A dredging program, set to remove approximately 2 million cubic yards of material from shipping channels leading to the Port of Baltimore, officially started yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District informs. According to USACE, the work is part of the regular maintenance of the multiple channels that go from the mouth of […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    An explosion under the Festac Link Bridge yesterday killed one person and left another seriously injured. The impact of the blast left the body parts of Pius Oladele, head of the sand dredgers association in the area, flying in different directions. Emergency rescue officials, who arrived minutes after the noon incident, used shovel to scoop […]

  • 11 October 2012

    The Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) had two successful navigational trials to test the port access and turning basins for 15,500 TEU vessels. The first trial was on the “Eleonora Maersk” arriving from the Suez Canal’s North Bound Convoy, with a draft of 14.9 m. She berthed alongside before safely re-joining the convoy to continue […]

  • 10 August 2012

    More than 3 million cubic yards of newly deposited sand is protecting the launch pads and critical infrastructure at the Wallops Island NASA flight facility. Three dredges from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock created the buffer between the structures on the island and the Atlantic Ocean. According to Paul Bull, a NASA project manager, the […]

  • 16 August 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sheboygan area officials joined forces to kick off the final dredging work and habitat restoration projects needed to remove the Sheboygan River “Area of Concern” from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. EPA has targeted up to $57 million for […]

  • 16 August 2011

    “The dredging of the Cagayan river is a very laudable project since it will benefit not only the province of Cagayan but the whole region,” stated Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) Chair and Nueva Vizcaya Governor Luisa Lloren Cuaresma during the recently concluded meeting of the Regional Development Council-IDC. According to Cuaresma dredging is an excavation […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work on the construction of a new breakwater structure at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, which will transform the port into a true sheltered harbourage, has successfully moved into the third stage of this vital 18-month coastal protection project. Cowes Harbour Commission’s appointed contractors Boskalis Westminster, world leaders in the design and construction of breakwaters, […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, including a leading environmental practice, is part of a team selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office to perform sediment remediation of the Buffalo River in Buffalo, N.Y. AECOM will support the prime contractor, Environmental Quality Management, Inc., in […]

  • 9 May 2012

    International diversified resource company Astra Resources PLC, through its joint venture in the Cagayan River Construction and Development Corporation (CRCDC) will begin the dredging of its Philippine iron sands project in late 2012. Through its subsidiary Astra Philippines Pty Ltd, Astra beneficially owns ninety percent (90%) of the joint venture company CRCDC, a Philippine registered […]

  • 26 June 2012

    State officials announced Muskegon County’s White Lake is one step closer to environmental recovery. Designated as a federal Great Lakes Area of Concern in the late 1980s due to severe environmental damage primarily from industrial activities, the White Lake AOC is one of 14 coastal sites around Michigan benefitting from focused environmental restoration work as […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Washington Trust’s Commercial & Industrial Lending Group has provided $7.5 million in both short- term and permanent financing to Quonset Development Corporation of North Kingstown, RI for a dredging project to increase the channel depth and expand shipping capabilities at the Port of Davisville in Quonset Business Park. Approximately 260,000 cubic yards of sediment will […]

  • 26 April 2012

    Perfect sailing weather awaited the Old Dominion University sailing team, but they chose instead to remain ashore on the banks of the Elizabeth River — just long enough to celebrate the grand opening of their new sailing pier. Flanked by friends and guests, ODU officials and its project partners, Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of […]

  • 17 September 2010

    Plum Island residents take note: “Dredging to begin… Expect noise and light,” proclaims the flashing lighted sign by Salisbury Beach State Reservation. The message is one that will soon resonate with some Plum Island neighbors across the way. No, aliens aren’t invading – the sign is a reminder to residents and visitors that the project […]

  • 19 July 2012

    Shipping in the Houston-Galveston area is expected to increase tremendously with the expansion of the Panama Canal, but the region needs to be sure it is ready to meet the coming tidal wave of new business opportunities, says a Texas A&M University at Galveston professor. William Merrell, holder of the George P. Mitchell Chair at […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Senate’s passage of the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) has cleared the way for construction to begin on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The House passed identical legislation on Tuesday. Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz called the bill’s passage a critical milestone. “This action is an […]

  • 21 February 2013

    After a three-month absence, HMS Bristol is back where she belongs – at the foot of Whale Island – after being moved to a new berth. Tugs moved the veteran destroyer to her new berth, created to allow larger vessels to use the nearby international port. Shielding their eyes against the bright February sun, workers […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared on Monday at the Conservative government’s royal commission into trade union governance and corruption. Paddy Crumlin, MUA national secretary and president of the ITF, confirmed that while […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Jody Farhat, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, testified Wednesday in St. Joseph, MO. before the Committee on Small Business of the United States House of Representatives, chaired by Missouri Congressman Sam Graves on “Missouri River Management: Does it Meet the […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The local government has readied a massive flood control mechanism so as not to have a repeat of the worst floods that it experienced the past two successive years, the Balanga City mayor announced Monday. Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III admitted it would be a gigantic undertaking but it could be made possible if the […]