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  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw, along with Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Representative Kevin Brady, sent a letter recently to Acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor requesting FEMA’s swift approval of the City of Houston’s new San Jacinto river mouth bar dredging plan. While FEMA has already completed its initial debris removal mission, sediment brought […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Missouri Governor Michael Parson has joined the Missouri Soybean Association in support of dredging the lower Mississippi River and securing the federal funding necessary to capture that benefit for Missouri and other states connected to the Mississippi River and tributaries. “Missouri and other states that export products such as soybean and corn rely upon this […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the fiscal calendar nears 2020, officials at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to close the books by month’s end while taking a glimpse back at the past year’s accomplishments. Fiscal year 2019 saw a record $88 million in work within the district’s civil works mission. Projects ranged from its maintenance […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, yesterday announced $1.06 million in funding over three years for 10 projects under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative (GLPI), the Government of Canada informs. The funding is part of the additional investment of $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative announced in Budget 2017. Projects […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has just reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. Chief Executive Officer Lasse Petterson commented, “The first quarter of 2019 was an exceptional quarter driven by strong project performance, resulting in net income from continuing operations of $20.5 million and an adjusted EBITDA from continuing […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. As of December 31, 2018, GLDD concluded that it intends to sell the Environmental and Infrastructure (“E&I”) business during the first half of 2019. Based on this decision, this business has been classified as an […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Armstrong, located in the North Okanagan of the Canadian province of British Columbia, said in their latest release that an approval to perform maintenance work on Meighan Creek was granted recently by the Provincial Government.  Homes along Meaghan Creek were flooded the last two years, with 2017 being the heaviest flooding. The […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Senator John Hoeven recently spoke with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Deputy Director Russ Vought, urging for the inclusion of the Red River Valley’s flood protection project in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request. The senator stressed the significance of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issuing a permit for the […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel yesterday announced that they were successful in securing an authorization for the Mamaroneck-Sheldrake River project in the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA). The project, once complete, will include the construction of retaining walls and a diversion culvert, and will enable the deepening […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader yesterday strongly urged federal officials to support a flood protection feasibility study for Portland. The Oregon lawmakers said that their request comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised concerns about the prospects for a Portland […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has showed his support for the state’s water ports – including the Port of Corpus Christi – in a recent letter to Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In the letter, Abbott urged the Corps to advance funding […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) has called on the European Commission to give greater recognition to the key role of Europe’s regions in tackling the challenges of climate change. At its General Assembly in Helsinki in October, CPMR and its member regions presented a series of bold proposals to make the EU’s Adaptation Strategy and Clean Energy […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    A new study conducted by The Nature Conservancy and funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) helps land managers and agencies identify “coastal strongholds”. Because of their unique topographies, elevations and landforms, these areas give threatened habitats in Delaware a chance to escape rising sea levels and continue to provide vital services to […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week to prioritize the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project.  The project, which will deepen the 36-mile ship channel to 52 feet (MLT) Mean Low Tide from the current 45 feet MLT, is critically important to the people of Texas, America’s […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    UniSite Group, a Ningbo based company involved in dredging, land reclamation, offshore projects, marine, mechanical engineering and green remediation projects, has reported very busy start of 2017 business year, taking an active part in a lot of projects all over the world. During this period, the Chinese company supplied a significant amount of shipbuilding parts […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, joined by local elected officials and environmental advocates, hosted a press conference yesterday, calling for full support of the Long Island Sound Program and National Estuary Program to ensure both are fully supported and funded in the upcoming appropriations process. “One of our natural treasures, the Long Island Sound, is […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday urged the Acting Secretary of Army Civil Works to approve an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release critical funds to dredge the Ogdensburg Harbor. Last dredged in 1984, the Ogdensburg Harbor is still in desperate need of deepening, which will ease congestion, reduce shipping […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has commented on the Federal Administrative Court’s ruling regarding the dredging of the lower and outer stretches of the river Elbe, HHLA informs. “Following the lengthy proceedings and in light of the stark competition between the major European ports, I would have hoped for a […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lessons learnt from last winter’s floods have helped build a new approach so the nation is better prepared and more resilient to flooding, according to the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Improved rain and flood modelling, a significant increase in new temporary flood defenses and greater protection to infrastructure were all outlined […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Chair and Directors of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) met in Weipa last week in recognition of the port’s role in supporting the Queensland economy. “Along with our CEO Steve Lewis, and indeed everyone at NQBP, we are committed to the sustainable growth and development of the Port of Weipa, to ensure the region […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has invited the local government units, civic groups and residents to join hands in reviving the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS). “Everything goes down to the river. For the dredging to be successful, we must stop the source of the pollution. Everybody, especially the communities in the said areas, must help […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    With the approaching rainy season, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado urged concerned government agencies today to fast track the repair and rehabilitation of Bustos dam as well as the dredging of major rivers in Bulacan. Alvarado said that the Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has already started dredging the heavily silted river of the Labangan […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany has spearheaded a letter with 121 of his House colleagues urging the House Appropriations Committee not to cut allocations from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) and hold the funding at the FY16 level. In response to signing the letter Congressman Boustany said: “For every foot of sediment we allow to […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. During the quarter, Great Lakes won $218 million, or 37%, of the domestic dredging bid market, with the Delaware River deepening and the Corpus Christi LNG projects representing a significant portion of the awards. At September 30, […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) strengthened cooperation with Colombia in the field of integrated water management last week. During the visit, she was accompanied by a delegation representing fifteen Dutch companies. In addition to expanding existing good relations, the aim of the mission was to provide a clearer picture of what the […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    As Governor Jay Inslee begins a nine-day trip to South Korea and Japan, the Alliance for NW Jobs & Exports urged him to make increased export capacity – particularly the pending construction of terminals in Bellingham and Longview – a vital part of the trip’s itinerary. “In his own words announcing the trip, the governor […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    State Senator Paul Formica testified in support of a recently released plan to dredge Connecticut’s waterways at a public hearing that was held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New London last week. “At stake is about $9 billion in economic activity a year and 55,000 jobs. Long Island Sound plays a major […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Lisa Murkowski yesterday succeeded in leveraging her position on the Energy and Waters Appropriations Subcommittee to deliver resources in the 2016 funding bill that will initiate or maintain infrastructure projects in Alaska.   The appropriations bill, which passed the full Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday, will fund studies, research, port projects and energy innovations that will […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Georgia Ports Authority marked strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.  “The additional cargo attracted to Georgia speaks to the reliability and ease of doing business in this state,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “More freight moving through […]