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  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw yesterday pointed to JAXPORT and Northeast Florida military bases as two areas to receive a boost under the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, will support the legislation to fund federal government operations through the remainder of this fiscal year […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s House Appropriations Committee has approved House Bill No. 2, the state’s Capital Outlay bill, the Restore the Mississippi River Delta reports.  The bill annually provides the funds for constructing projects across the state, projects that are needed more than ever because they provide jobs and stimulus to local economies. An amendment was added in […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study – a three-year, $3 million federal study to develop a feasible peninsula-wide coastal storm risk reduction plan – was released last month. In recognition of the importance of this project and circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the standard 30-day comment period was already expanded to the […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. today released half-year results for the period ending 30 June 2019, reporting total revenue of €1.27 billion. The company realized a net profit of €1.3 million in the first half of the year (H1 2018: negative €361.4 million). According to Boskalis, revenue in the first half of the year increased 8.6% compared […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The 2,500 tonnes cutter ladder of DEME’s most powerful cutter suction dredger (CSD) Spartacus has been successfully installed at the Caland Canal in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. According to DEME, the 57m long cutter ladder is by far the strongest and most sophisticated ever built. The cutter ladder houses the power driving equipment for cutting the […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    DEME Group has just released this amazing photo of a giant piece of technology that will be installed on their powerful cutter suction dredger (CSD) ‘Spartacus’. “The 2,500 tonne cutter ladder is by far the strongest and most sophisticated ever built,” said DEME in its announcement. The ladder houses the power driving equipment for cutting […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) yesterday reported 6.4 percent year-over-year container volume growth, with a record 2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled in 2018. “Last year marked the third consecutive calendar year of record TEU volume for SCPA. The Port moved 199,701 TEUs in December alone, a 9.2 percent increase over December 2017 […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Four projects that support freight movement on Minnesota’s waterways received a total of $5 million in grants through the state’s Port Development Assistance Program, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced yesterday. The program will help one project in the Twin Cities metro area and three projects in Greater Minnesota improve the transportation system and support […]

  • 4 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s State Legislature on Friday passed SCR1, a resolution approving the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the state’s blueprint for coastal restoration and protection activities. The master plan prioritizes $50 billion in coastal restoration and risk reduction activities over the next 50 years to address the state’s increasingly severe land loss and sea level rise. “The […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following a detailed tender process, Forth Ports, owner of the Port of Dundee, has appointed Southbay Civil Engineering to deliver one of the largest investments in the history of the port. “Forth Ports is investing more than £10 million to create a new quayside with an industry-leading “heavy lift” capability, coupled with a significant onshore […]

  • 14 November 2016

      By Obbe van der Meer, Sales Engineer at HK International Jiangsu Haixin Heavy Industries Shipyard (JHHI) is finishing the construction of their biggest Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) until now. With an impressive total capacity of 6.500 m³/h this unique vessel requires the biggest and strongest high efficiency pumps in the market. Keeping these demanding […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives joined more than 150 experts to discuss flooding in the nation’s capital at Gallaudet University, on September 8, 2016, marking the first flood summit of its kind in Washington. The summit occurred the week of the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Fran that engulfed Washington in 1996. The 2016 Flood […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin have sent a letter calling on Federal Emergency Management Director Craig Fugate to fix Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Town of Ocean City, Maryland and follow the federal government line established by the USACE. FEMA’s incorrect map has caused property owners to face exorbitantly high flood […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Main Board of Forth Ports has toured the proposed new £10 million quayside development at the Port of Dundee where site survey works are now underway. The privately funded investment will result in the development of the quayside at the East end of the port, connecting to the existing Prince Charles Wharf. Upon completion, […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Forth Ports Limited announced today (17 February, 2016) plans to make the largest investment in the history of the Port of Dundee. The port owner is to invest more than £10 million to create a new quayside with an industry-leading “heavy lift” capability, coupled with a significant onshore operational area. The privately funded investment will […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia said the final Reef 2050 plan, released two days ago, includes a number of good initiatives but the $100 million in new funding announced by the federal government falls short of what’s required to halt the Reef’s decline and remove the threat that it is listed ‘World Heritage in danger’. The joint Australian/Queensland Government blueprint […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    As government authorities prepare for the possible severe effects of typhoon “Ruby” in many areas of the Visayas this weekend, the Department of Public Works and Highways in Western Visayas (DPWH Region 6) has reassured a jittery populace that the multibillion-peso, 4.75-kilometer-long Jaro Floodway of the Iloilo Flood Control Project will be up to the […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The big dredger looks menacing as it towers over the houses next to it. Children run around the ship, playing and seemingly unaware of the tragedy that placed it there. Somebody has nonetheless scribbled a message on the ship’s hull, which tells a different story: Stupid Yolanda. The dredger was home to Bartolome and his […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland families have heard firsthand how the Queensland Government will help protect the Great Barrier Reef through a strategy to use dredge material from port development on land, rather than conventional sea-based disposal methods. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney told a public meeting in Bowen that the […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Ports Authority has reported 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million, 20.7 percent over the organization’s financial plan. From July through June, the SCPA posted operating revenues of $164.1 million, an increase of nearly 17 percent over the previous fiscal year. FY2014 expenses totaled $149.9 million. “With the Port’s aggressive capital plan […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman. Appointed to the GPA board by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2012, Walters previously served as vice chairman. The new vice chairman will be James L. “Jimmy” Allgood, while A.J. “Joe” Hopkins III will serve as […]

  • 5 March 2014

    A major milestone in the development of the new DP World terminal at India’s premier gateway port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, was achieved with the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone by the Honourable Minister of Shipping Shri GK Vasan. The ceremony at the Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal site was held in the presence of […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    For 31 days, a rusting dredging ship tossed by Typhoon Haiyan 100 metres inland into a coastal shanty town was home for seven-month-pregnant Rosita Pica and her family. Along with 38 other families, they shared cramped spaces inside the vessel that was also home to many dead bodies. The stench of decomposition mixed with the […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA) calls for an immediate moratorium on all port development in Fitzroy Delta and Keppel Bay after the release of a new video revealing the dangers of barge to ship coal loading, known as transhipping, proposed for the exposed waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. KAFDA […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The strong growth in interstate visitors to Queensland revealed in the National Visitor Survey released today can only be maintained or grow if the state’s premier natural attraction is protected, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Great Barrier Reef sustains a $6 billion tourism industry and more than 60,000 local tourism jobs. […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens welcome the Australian Conservation Foundation’s acknowledgement today that the Greens have the strongest set of policies on protecting the natural environment. “We welcome this recognition of our strong environment policies from the Australian Conservation Foundation, which follows endorsement by WWF and the Australian Marine Conservation Society for our Great Barrier Reef policy,” […]

  • 11 July 2013

     A new inland port agreement signed today by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services will create and expand international markets for regional business. The agreement, which ensures a direct 200-mile rail route to and from GPA’s Garden City Terminal in Savannah, will serve as a gateway to Southwest Georgia and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 June 2013

    Congressman Tim Bishop and state and local officials representing East Hampton Town announced that federal funding to begin the process of rebuilding heavily-eroded beaches of the South Fork, including Montauk, has been approved by the federal Office of Management and Budget as part of the implementation of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Fire […]