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  • 24 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The City of Newcastle Council has been directed to prepare its Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Stockton as an urgent matter of priority. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said that the Council has been given until June 30 this year to complete its CMP to address the issue of erosion at Stockton Beach. “Last […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Central Coast Mayor, Lisa Matthews, is calling out the politics being played on the waterways by the Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch. “We waited five months for the NSW Government to approve a funding grant to support the Central Coast Council’s dredging program, an announcement that was made […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, has signed the Chief’s Report for the Flagler County, Fla., Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. The report outlines the national benefits of the project, including reduced risk of storm damage to coastal infrastructure and improvements to eroding beach conditions. With […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has formally adopted an aggressive 10-year restoration plan, known as a basin management action plan or BMAP, covering Lake Okeechobee. The long-term restoration plan was carefully developed through a series of public meetings that included environmental groups, agricultural interests, local governments as well as the public. The plan identifies […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has signed a long-term port facility agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to use some of the world’s largest bulk cargo vessels to import raw materials through Khalifa Port. With this agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will be able to develop the port to become the first in the Gulf capable of directly […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Having reviewed the State Audit Office report, the FPRA have come to the conclusion that previous FPRA objections highlighting three main aspects, defined as incompliant with the legal enactments by the report, were not taken into account. According to the State Audit Office report, the FPRA implemented the projects that do not comply with the […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new resource about Fire Island, N.Y. is now at the fingertips of coastal managers, planners and the public that will be useful for understanding and predicting future change on the island. The United States Geological Survey created the public website that details a decade’s worth of research that focuses on changes to the beaches […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced last week the commencement of a cash tender offer, subject to the terms and conditions described in the Tender Offer Documents, to purchase any and all of the $275 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 7.375% Senior Notes due 2019. GLDD intends to purchase the 2019 Notes in […]

  • 8 August 2012

    Dredging work has been carried out as part of a major initiative to deepen a channel used by leisure boats in Walton Backwaters. Harwich Haven Authority (HHA) organised the operation west of Stone Point over two days and initial survey results indicate it has been successful.Further surveys will be required to cover a wider area […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Victorian Coalition Government will lease the operations of the state-owned Port of Melbourne, to help fund a record state-shaping infrastructure program for Victoria. Treasurer Michael O’Brien and Minister for Ports David Hodgett said commercial advice received from the port scoping study had recommended a medium-term lease of the Port of Melbourne as the most […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has emphasized the role of public-private partnerships in promoting sustainable development and long term action at UNCTAD’s World Leaders’ Investment Summit in Geneva, attended by heads of state, government and leading executives of global companies. Speaking at the event, themed ‘Investing in sustainable development: Vision and policy […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first pile for a new seawall was sunk yesterday in Jakarta, Indonesia, marking the start of work on a major coastal protection project on the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) project, which is aimed at countering the effects of soil subsidence and rising sea levels. The project was made possible in part by […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Duke Energy’s North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, yesterday spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company’s response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash incident and its near-term and longer-term actions to address coal ash across the state. “Duke Energy is committed to working with policymakers and regulators to […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An independent compilation of knowledge about the effects of dredging and sediment disposal on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area has found the impacts will differ, depending on the location, timing, size and type of dredging and disposal activity. The Dredge Synthesis Report was produced by a 19-member panel of experts, brought together through […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    A contractor for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is set to begin work on an interim project to protect Cumberland County’s East Point Lighthouse – an icon of the Delaware Bay region and the state’s second oldest lighthouse – from storm surge and flooding.  The $460,150 project will be implemented by Cape […]

  • 22 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (September 16-22, 2019).   Van Oord and Shell Testing the Use of Biofuel Together with Shell, Van Oord is testing the use of biofuel on its fleet with the aim of achieving a 70% emission reduction by 2050 compared with […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Hermes Infrastructure have signed an agreement to invest approximately £1.6 billion (C$2.9 billion) in Associated British Ports (ABP). According to the agreement, CPPIB and Hermes Infrastructure will acquire at least 30% stake in ABP and may acquire a further 3.33% subject to pre-emption rights. The transaction is conditional on customary […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    New York State has formally objected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed plan to designate one or more dredged material disposal sites in the Eastern Long Island Sound. Following an examination of the plan by the state’s Department of State, New York has found that the EPA’s plan is inconsistent with New York State coastal […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland’s Townsville City Council is seeking comments on a draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) that will provide long term options to manage erosion issues at Horseshoe Bay. The draft Horseshoe Bay SEMP has been open for community feedback on Council’s website for two weeks and closes on Sunday. Townsville City Council’s Environmental Health […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Investing in ‘green infrastructure’ like restoring floodplains or wetlands to bolster flood prevention not only generates more environmental and socio-economic benefits, especially in the long term, but also lowers the amount of financial investment needed to defend against damaging floods. This is the conclusion of a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report published yesterday, which […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. “Reducing CO2 emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2 emitted by the fleet and equipment in the Netherlands will be an important step towards achieving this ambition,” Boskalis said. Commenting the latest […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has received unanimous approval by a senior government panel to move forward with the final state and agency review on the Flagler County, Fla., Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction (HSDR) Project. The Civil Works Review Board, which convened in Washington D.C., received a detailed presentation from the Jacksonville […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new, long-term approach to coastal management in England is urgently needed given the expected impacts of climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said in their latest announcement. “Climate change will almost certainly cause sea levels around the UK to increase by 1 meter or more at some point in the future, and […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Denbighshire County Council, supported by the Welsh Government’s Coastal Risk Management Program, has drawn up plans to install rock armoring and increase the height of the sea wall along the promenade between Splash Point and the slipway adjacent to Rhyl Golf Club. Construction is expected to take 18 months and start during 2019, subject to […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 2016 Leonardo da Vinci prize has been awarded to Van Oord. Mr A. Aboutaleb, the Mayor of Rotterdam, presented the prestigious international prize for family businesses to CEO Pieter van Oord. Since 2011, Les Hénokiens, an international association of family businesses older than two hundred years, in collaboration with Château du Clos Lucé in […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    A Victoria Latin America Doctoral Scholarship will allow Isabela Cabral from Brazil to study long-term coastal erosion at the Center for Ocean Engineering, Science and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology. Ms Cabral (photo), from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, is one of only four high performing PhD students from Latin America to receive the […]