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  • 23 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project reached a very important milestone last week with President Donald Trump signing the FY2020 Energy and Water Appropriations bill into law, officially greenlighting $138 million for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project . President Trump included the $138 million in the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget earlier this year, making the project eligible […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. President Donald Trump toured Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike last Friday, as part of a major environmental visit. During his walking tour, President Trump looked at the work being done on the aging dike to improve water quality across South Florida. Joining him were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, along […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. President Donald Trump will visit the Lake Okeechobee area on Friday, March 29, to talk about progress on infrastructure projects on and near the lake, local media reports.  White House Deputy Press Secretary, Judd Deere, confirmed the news, indicating that Trump will tout work on repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike and a long-planned rehabilitation project. […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Florida Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday dismissed President Trump’s proposed budget as it relates to environmental protection, and most crucially, the plan’s glaring neglect of Everglades restoration efforts. U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee L. Hastings, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Charlie Crist, Darren Soto, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala signed the following […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, yesterday announced that they have received $138 million in construction funding for the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project in the President’s Budget. “This allows us to stay on schedule with the deepening. We also received operations and maintenance funds of $19.4 million for Charleston Harbor, $3.9 […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. President, Donald Trump, signed an executive order yesterday to help sea veterans seamlessly transition into the U.S. Merchant Marine. The order is designed to bolster the ranks of the Merchant Marine and increase job opportunities for transitioning troops. Under the order, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security will – over the next year – identify […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    President Donald Trump last Friday, September 21, signed into law the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, a three-part package called a “minibus” at a signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas, Nevada. The legislation accounts for dredging activities in harbors and channels, important infrastructure […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    A Trump Administration proposal to remove certain functions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from the Department of Defense umbrella drew praise last week from Louisiana Republican Congressman Garret Graves. The reorganization – listed in the White House’s release of “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century, Reform Plan and Reorganization and Recommendations” […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    CEOs of six American energy companies yesterday signed a letter addressed to President Donald Trump in support of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP). The letter requests funding for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in an effort to meet surging global […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    President Donald Trump recently appointed Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser as the president of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) and Col. Paul E. Owen as a member of the commission. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the U.S. and vetted by the U.S. Senate. Kaiser is the commander and division engineer of the […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Francis Rooney attended a White House dinner and meeting with President Donald Trump earlier this week, where he stressed the need for including Everglades Restoration as a key component of any infrastructure package brought forward. This message is consistent with a letter that Congressman Rooney sent to the President in February 2017, and with the President’s […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, earlier this week highlighted the disastrous impacts President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could have across New York State, A.G. office said in its announcement.   Standing along the Gowanus Canal, which is a designated federal Superfund site, Attorney General Schneiderman highlighted how […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday sent a letter to President Donald Trump detailing a list of high priority coastal protection infrastructure projects to be considered under the president’s executive order, Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects. Governor Edwards has proposed that the following five integrated coastal protection infrastructure projects for […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced yesterday that it is encouraged by the release of the infrastructure investment outline by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats. According to AAPA, the recognition that ports and waterways play a vital role in the nation’s economy, jobs and supply chain raises hopes for future […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) sent a multi-faceted document to President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team last week. The paper outlines opportunities to, in the words of the president-elect’s campaign, “Make America Great Again,” by strategic investments in seaports and related freight transportation assets, thereby helping U.S. businesses better compete in markets at home […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump plans to build a wall along the Irish Atlantic coast to protect his golf course, Irish Examiner reports. Trump’s Irish firm that operates his luxury Doonbeg Golf Resort is to shortly seek permission for a €10 million plan to place 200,000 tonnes of boulders to prevent further erosion of the course along […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins sent a letter to President Trump and congressional appropriators yesterday, urging them to prioritize Southwest Louisiana’s infrastructure needs and funding for a new I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge. The letter reads, in part, “While our region is the fastest growing in Louisiana and among the top nationally for economic growth, Southwest Louisiana’s […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins has announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior will award Louisiana $155.7 million in GOMESA revenue-sharing funds. The funding, which is derived from offshore energy production, will be used to finance coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana. The State of Louisiana will administer $124,574,775.95, and the remaining $31.14 million will be […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging operations are still underway in Charleston Harbor, ensuring the harbor is maintained for transporting goods in and out of the South Carolina Ports Authority. By 2021, Charleston will have the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet. This will ensure large container ships can access SCPA terminals at any time, regardless of the […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Donjon Marine Co., Inc. is expediting dredging operations at Manhattan Cruise Terminal to make way for the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship USNS COMFORT.  The USNS COMFORT received orders from President Trump to dock in Manhattan as a relief hospital facility for individuals needing hospital care but who are not necessarily infected with COVID-19. According to […]

  • 20 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham has applauded the inclusion of funding for the dredging of Lake Providence Harbor he had previously requested in President Trump’s 2021 budget. “Lake Providence Harbor is Louisiana’s largest inland port in terms of tonnage and among the most important in the nation,” Abraham said. “Every year, around one million tons of […]

  • 16 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (February 10-16, 2020).   Creating Dredging Capacity in Southern Africa Subtech and Royal IHC are taking an important step in the development of dredging capacity in southern Africa.   VIDEO: Spotlight on Dubai Harbor Masterplan Just a stone’s throw from […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Brian Babin has released the following statement after the announcement by the Trump Administration that the Cedar Bayou Navigation District’s Channel Improvement Project has been allocated $32.125 million in the Army Corps Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. These funds will be used to complete the dredging of Cedar Bayou in order to aid […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    More than $188 million in flood risk management work for Northern California were outlined in two separate budget releases on February 10, adding to an already robust Sacramento District workload, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District.  President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal would fund two District projects in his plan […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, U.S. Representative Buddy Carter and the Georgia Ports Authority have applauded President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track. The Administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget recommends $93.6 million to continue work to deepen the Port […]

  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said in their latest release that they have welcomed support in President Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget for two vital U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) competitive infrastructure grant initiatives, known as BUILD and INFRA.  The association also registered strong concerns over significant declines to other federally funded, port-related programs […]

  • 30 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Brian Mast yesterday requested that President Donald Trump include $250 million in funding for Everglades restoration in his FY2021 budget request. This request comes on the heels of President Trump signing into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, which at Rep. Mast’s urging, included a historic $200 million for South Florida Ecosystem […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    At the urging of Florida Congressman Brian Mast, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a critical increase in funding for Everglades restoration. The appropriations package will nearly triple funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, which funds the Everglades Agricultural Area Southern Storage Reservoir Project, from $67.5 million in FY 2019 to $200 million for […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping FY 2020 budget (297 in favor and 120 opposed). If the U.S. Senate passes the Bill on Thursday, and President Trump signs the legislation, then there will not be a government shutdown. In the House approved domestic appropriations bill there is a section titled the […]