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  • 22 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Marine construction company Docks of the Bay from Irvington, VA, has started survey work at the mouth of Jackson Creek in Deltaville prior to the dredging operations. According to the local news provider, Southside Sentinel, Jackson Creek dredging project is scheduled to begin within the next couple of days. The company has already delivered all necessary equipment that […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District Commander, Col. Patrick Kinsman, signed the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Design Agreement at the District headquarters yesterday. The executed agreement is a prerequisite to the release of Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan funds and is the next step following last year’s Chief’s Report and authorization in the […]

  • 20 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Boskalis Consortium Bags Singapore Port Expansion Contract Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development.    Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer” The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, issued a task order to dredge portions of the James River federal navigation channel during the next few months. As part of the three-year, $12 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract with Cottrell Contracting Corporation, work began on Saturday, July 26 under a $3.2 million task order to […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) Board of Commissioners has awarded Accomack and Northampton Counties a total of $385,000 to complete pre-dredge surveys at two locations. The VPA Board met Thursday, May 21, to determine allocations for the first year’s Waterway’s Maintenance Fund (WMF) Grant Program awards. Northampton County has been awarded $197,000 for dredging the […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Norfolk Dredging of Chesapeake, Virginia, last Friday won a $9.65 million Craney Island Eastward Expansion contract. The contract – awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District – calls for the mechanical dredging of the top layer of soil material, including debris, to a depth of 4 feet below the mudline within a portion […]

  • 23 March 2012

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—representing the interests of seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere—this week during its Centennial Spring Conference board of directors meeting in Washington, D.C.—elected Armando Duarte-Peláez as its next chairman of the board. Mr. Duarte- Peláez’s one-year term will begin the last day of AAPA’s 101st Annual Convention in Mobile, Ala., […]

  • 21 September 2012

    AAPA Chairman Testifies Before Senate Committee on Water Resources Development Act; Testimony emphasizes importance of investment in waterside infrastructure. Jerry Bridges, the American Association of Port Authorities’ Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, testifying today on behalf of AAPA before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, stressed […]

  • 28 March 2011

      At its annual Spring Conference on March 21, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)-representing the interests of seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere-elected Jerry A. Bridges, executive director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA), to serve as the international trade association’s 2011-12 chairman of the board. Mr. Bridges is slated to be installed as […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) hosted a very successful and well-attended fifth annual Shifting International Trade Routes , on Jan. 19-20, 2012, presented by the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) , and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). The 1 ½ -day workshop included presentations by leading industry experts in fields such as international trade, […]

  • 19 April 2012

    The U.S. House Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, has approved its fiscal 2013 funding bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including a $1 billion draw from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for maintaining America’s deep-draft navigation channels and harbors. This would be the largest regular annual appropriation for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals’ result for the period was affected by the slowdown in the major Asia-Europe trade lane, which affected port volumes and results in most of the larger terminals in both Asia and Europe. Positive developments in Africa and Americas secured overall volume growth. The global container terminal market measured in TEU increased by 4% […]

  • 21 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges was formally installed on Sept. 15 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) chairman of the board for 2011-12. Mr. Bridges accepted his new chairmanship duties at a membership meeting in Seattle during which the entire slate of 2011-12 officers was inducted as part of AAPA’s 100th […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16. “But we still […]

  • 27 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (October 22-28, 2018).   Port of Virginia One Step Closer to Deeper Channels The Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with this week’s approval […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have applauded Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development funding legislation, by a bipartisan vote of 90-8. The first of 12 appropriations bills providing discretionary funding for the federal government, the bill provides funding for projects under the direction of the U.S. Army […]

  • 2 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott delivered the following testimony before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Waters Resources and Environment about programs he would like to see included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 – authorization legislation for programs operated and projects completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: “I […]

  • 13 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (October 7 – October 13, 2019).   Nieuwe Waterweg and Botlek Dredging Work Wraps Up The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority last week celebrated the completion of the deepening of the […]

  • 30 October 2013

    The House of Representatives has approved a major infrastructure investment bill authored by the leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which strengthens the water transportation network that West Virginia coal exports and jobs depend upon. H.R. 3080, “The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013,” authorizes significant investment in the Nation’s network of […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The new edition of the Latin American Congress of Ports will take place in the Convention Center of the Conrad Hotel in Punta del Este, Uruguay, through November 6th to 9th, 2017. Convened by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Latin American Delegation in partnership with the Administración Nacional de Puertos of Uruguay (ANP), […]

  • 21 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Water Enters New Suez Canal Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mamish announced yesterday that water has entered the New Suez Canal waterway from the northern and southern entrances of the Canal. He added that this is a historical moment for the country. Read More   VIDEO: Dredging for Eko Atlantic City Off the coast of […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The effort to make The Port of Virginia the deepest and safest port on the U.S East Coast continues to advance as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday issued its critical, final authorization to move ahead with the Wider, Deeper, Safer project. According to the Port, the Army Corps’ Chief of Engineers’ Report is […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    According to the latest AmericasBarometer survey, the Panama Canal Authority is considered one of the most trusted institutions in Panama. The survey is coordinated by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Panama Canal has a 69.8% trust index, right below the Catholic and […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), last Friday announced the receipt of a combined $87.3 million in awarded work across four projects, including the $47.2 million award for the Post 45 Foot Charleston Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging. The scope of work for Charleston I includes excavation of approximately 6.1 million cubic yards of material […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has begun dredging approximately 5.5 million cubic yards of material from six channels associated with the Baltimore Harbor, ensuring continued safe navigation for vessels going in and out of the Port of Baltimore. The Corps awarded two contracts worth up to approximately $56.2 million to Great Lakes […]