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  • 4 June 2013

    An innovative Broads restoration project has been commended at a prestigious national awards ceremony. Work to restore an eroded reed bed and spit of land at Salhouse Broad using dredged sediment from the nearby river was celebrated at the 2013 Water Renaissance Awards in Birmingham on Thursday 30th May. The Broads Authority project beat 30 […]

  • 4 June 2013

    A NEW law regulating the dredging of sand from the seabed stalled yesterday over fears that low-paid labourers could be made scapegoats. Shura Council members refused to approve the draft bill due to concerns that wealthy businessmen behind the illegal practice could escape punishment. It has now been referred to the council’s public utilities and […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The preparatory work for large infrastructure projects often consumes an extraordinary amount of time, money and human resources and is not particularly cost-effective. Some of this inefficiency is caused by traditional procurement methods which bring contractors into the process after many key decisions have been made. Often clients and consultants make design decisions with insufficient […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Wreck Pond, which has long plagued residents and beach goers in southern Monmouth County, will receive much needed funding for a federally-led study to identify the best way to combat the significant hazards associated with drainage problems at the pond, said Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) who represents Spring Lake and the surrounding area. Smith, who […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    On May 14, CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. won the bid for Lot SG-03 of Phase 1 of the ZDT coal terminals in the Binhai zone of Yancheng Port in Jiangsu Province, with a contract value of 252 million yuan and a construction period of 504 days. With a total investment of 3.5 billion […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of more than 32 miles of levees along the Sacramento River’s east bank and levees along both sides of Cherokee Canal as unacceptable. The Sacramento District conducted a periodic inspection of the three Cherokee Canal levee systems in March and April of 2011, […]

  • 1 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Jebel Ali Port, the leading port in the Middle East has won the trophy for Best Seaport in the Middle East for the 19th year in a row. DP World’s flagship has been voted the “Best Seaport – Middle East” at the 27th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA 2013). Four ports from the […]

  • 31 May 2013

    Hamburg Port Authority AöR has awarded the Port of Dradenau land reclamation contract to Josef Möbius Bau-GmbH. This development program includes filling of the intermediate bearing silt Dradenau harbour area by installation of wet sand and silt. The Dradenau reclamation project also consists of balancing the mud surface (about 7,000 m) by filling sand (about […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Havenbedrijf Rotterdam NV has announced a tender for the construction of a container terminal quay at the Rotterdam area. The work consists of supplying and applying a combined wall (about 300m including wing walls), delivery and installation of the anchoring, carrying out concrete work, supply and installation of inhibition, and construction and led work. This […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the signing of an agreement with Yang Ming, a marine transport company, to extend its lease at the Port of Los Angeles for an additional nine years. Yang Ming’s current lease at the West Basin Container Terminal ends in 2021; with this agreement, it extends to 2030 and represents additional Port […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of two Putah Creek levee systems near Davis as unacceptable. The Sacramento District conducted periodic inspections of the two systems between Dec. 12, 2011 and Jan. 12, 2012. The California Department of Water Resources, which maintains both levee systems, was invited to accompany […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of revival and restructuring of the Dabhol project, M/S GAIL INDIA Ltd and M/S NTPC Ltd have formed a joint venture company, named Ratnagiri Gas & Power Private Ltd (RGPPL) to complete the balance work at the power plant and LNG terminal. The entire facility is located Anjanvel, Dabhol, about 340 km by […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced the tenth in this highly-regarded series of specialist conferences: Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2013. Known for offering the best international forum for the discussion of the latest developments as well as informed debate – every event in the ‘Breakwaters’ series has ensured that advances in coastal […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Cromarty Firth Port Authority are showcasing their port expansion plans this week at the 2013 All Energy exhibition in Aberdeen. The £20million expansion is now “shovel ready” and will see the Port expand by 9 acres and includes the creation of a deep water quay capable of handling vessels up to 160 m in length. […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    As directed by Congress with the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act of 2013, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientists and engineers launched a collaborative study May 28 to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast. According to the Act, the study […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to comment from today to June 30, 2013, on draft documents related to final cleanup work at the Cap Sante Marine site in Anacortes. Most cleanup work is already done at the site between 11th and 13th streets east of Q Avenue on the Fidalgo Bay […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups announced a settlement reached in the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project litigation that establishes significant new conservation efforts to help the Savannah River withstand the harm from further deepening, and requires proof that a proposed oxygen injection system actually works before any river dredging can begin. Previously, conservation groups challenged the project in multiple […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Continuing its growth trajectory, container volume in the Port of Charleston was up nine percent in April compared to the same month last year, with 134,718 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled at the port’s two container terminals. April 2013 represented a more than 17 percent increase from the same month two years ago. “Our volume […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel accepted the settlement agreement between all parties involved in the mediation over the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in an order that dismissed the federal litigation pending against the proposed deepening of the harbor channel. “We appreciate the patience and persistence of former Congressman Spratt and federal Magistrate Hendricks who […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced a plan for various small construction projects within the boundaries of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. The Huntington District Corps of Engineers intends to procure up to two indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contracts for various small construction projects within the boundaries of the Great Lakes […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Turkish Container Terminal (TCEEGE), operated by Grup Marítim TCB, continues its strategic plan for technological innovation by adding an ECH (empty container handler) to its equipment, increasing the speed, safety and environmental sustainability as compared to the reach stackers used until now. Furthermore, the company has begun to extend part of the Terminal close […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, at the home of Katherine Graves & Tom Ryan, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to swiftly investigate flooding along the Grassy Sprain Brook in Yonkers and provide the best mitigation strategies to prevent future flooding into this residential neighborhood. Up […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, a coalition of local residents, grassroots environmental and clean-energy activists asked the Oregon Court of Appeals to put the brakes on a Oregon Department of State Lands’ dredging permit that paves the way for the Port of Coos Bay to export dangerous liquefied natural gas (LNG) or coal and other bulk commodities to Asia. […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Two citizen-science investigations profiling heavy metal exposure in seabirds using their feathers have both indicated that the southern end of Cockburn Sound, and in particular Mangles Bay, may be providing the conditions for mercury bio-accumulation in the marine food-chain. According to Dr Nic Dunlop, Environmental Science & Policy Coordinator with the Conservation Council (WA), ‘both […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7065, which provides $32 million, annually, in state funding for the Governor’s $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. The $32 million is an historic step forward in restoring America’s Everglades by improving water quality and water flow. The Governor signed the bill as part of a ceremony at […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has identified the expansion of Port of Colombo to cater the increasing demand of services in the international shipping industry. After comprehensive studies the proposed development in South of Colombo Port was identified essential. This entire infrastructural development project is called “Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP)”. The proposed Colombo South […]