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  • 29 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Major General John Peabody, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division and President of the Mississippi River Commission, describes water as “the perfect engine of destruction. If it finds a weak spot in your defenses, it will attack that weakness relentlessly.” Public safety is always the number one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will close additional portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) due to ongoing construction associated with the rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike. On May 1, the portion of trail between John Stretch Park and South Bay is scheduled to close. The closure will likely remain […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens congratulate the bravery of Greenpeace activists, who boarded a loaded coal ship in the Great Barrier Reef to raise awareness of the damage coal exports are doing to the Reef through climate change and shipping. “The Great Barrier Reef is too precious to be treated as a coal and gas highway for […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V. (Van Oord) deliver the first stage of Maasvlakte 2 to client Port of Rotterdam Authority today: on schedule, on budget and in accordance with the quality requirements specified. PUMA, the joint venture of the two contractors, started the expansion of the port […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Certain low-risk, small-scale developments in the marine area will soon be exempted from licensing under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Amendment) Order 2013 comes into force from 6 April 2013 so activities including sediment and other scientific sampling, removal of objects accidentally deposited on the seabed and small […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The National Safety Week is being observed at the Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI). On this occasion, Capt. D.K.Mohanty, Chairman and Managing Director of the corporation hosted the safety flag and administered the pledge to all the employees at the corporate office. In his inaugural address,CMD stressed upon the importance of safety in workplace […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S.-flag shipping on the Great Lakes provides efficient, safe, and environmentally sound transportation services to industries that are the backbone of the American economy finds a report released on February 12 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (“MARAD”). The U.S.-flag Lakes fleet is “competitive with other modes of freight transportation in the movement […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Minutes of Discussion has been signed between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) for granting of Grab Hopper Dredger Machine. This support under Japanese Grant Aid Scheme will strengthen the maintenance dredging capacity at the fishery harbors under purview of the Ceylon Fishery Harbors Corporation (CFHC), Sri Lanka. The […]

  • 7 January 2013

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has  warned about the impacts on the highly vulnerable Great Barrier Reef as a result of massive port development planned by the Queensland Government. Plans to expand current and build new ports will affect the feeding and breeding ground of the Reef’s unique species and result in thousands more ships […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    An amendment to a legal agreement between the Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the Port of Seattle (Port) will speed cleanup of the Lora Lake Apartments site in Burien. The amendment provides for preparation of a draft Cleanup Action Plan in 2013. This work is anticipated to allow cleanup to begin in 2014. Ecology seeks […]

  • 17 December 2012

    The boating accident in the Darwin Harbour left two people injured; a man and a 3-year-old child, according to ntnews.com.au. “It appears the vessel they were travelling in has entered an exclusion zone and struck the outlet pipe for a large dredging machine near the new Marine Supply Basin at East Arm Wharf,” said Senior […]

  • 7 December 2012

    Local authorities in Russey Keo district inspected village homes along the banks of the Tonle Sap yesterday after residents refused compensation from the sand-dredging company they say is causing their homes to collapse into the river, claiming the amount is too small. Villagers said the official visit, which comes on the heels of an official […]

  • 21 November 2012

    Deltares is performing tests in the Atlantic Basin (wave current basin) to study the suction effects of passing ships on ships moored in a port. The aim of these tests is to make ports safer. Especially in narrow passages, the suction effects of large vessels can lead to large problems: breaking mooring lines, damage to […]

  • 15 November 2012

    The $28 million SANDAG beach replenishment project along the San Diego coastline will continue today, reports fox5sandiego.com. The project began in early September and will replenish beaches from Oceanside to Imperial Beach. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of November 7, an incident involving efforts to clear a clogged onshore pipe occurred at the […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    At approximately 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of November 7, an incident involving efforts to clear a clogged onshore pipe occurred at the Fletcher Cove worksite in Solana Beach. There were no injuries as a result of the accident. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company immediately shut down work on the project to assess the […]

  • 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% […]

  • 8 November 2012

    After the explosion of an onshore pipe at the Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach on Wednesday evening, the replenishment project was halted. SANDAG spokeswoman Colleen Windsor stated: “Fortunately no one was hurt and a full investigation has been launched to find out the cause of the accident.” SANDAG, which is coordinating the $28.5 million Regional […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals has become a Charter Member of the Campbell Institute of the U.S.-based National Safety Council. “We see our membership in this internationally known safety advocate as a very natural extension of our own dedication to Safety Culture throughout the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, and we look forward to working together with other […]

  • 24 October 2012

    After the contractors dredging Yarmouth Harbour accidentally cut through cables, power supplies to a swing bridge have been cut, reports BBC. Peter Hayward, Isle of Wight Council manager for highways and transport, said: “The council is working closely with the harbour commission to make sure repairs are carried out as soon as possible.” This dredging […]

  • 28 August 2012

    On Saturday evening, another barge grounding occurred near Greenville, Mississippi. According to Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Robert Anderson, a barge ran past buoys marking the Mississippi River shipping channel. This accident closed the Mississippi River to shipping. There are currently several dredgers working to clear the channel. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, August 28, 2012; […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals’ profit for the Q2 period was affected by a varied regional performance, with West Africa region and some terminals in Asia demonstrating double digit growth rates, whereas volumes in most European terminals were below Q2 2011. As mentioned in the 2011 annual report, the increased presence in these growth areas also increases the […]

  • 10 August 2012

    Working around the clock, five dredgers directed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are battling extreme low-water conditions along the Mississippi River to keep commercial navigation moving on America’s super highway. With dredgers moving rapidly from one trouble spot to another to keep up with dynamic low water operational demands, the Corps is also […]

  • 22 July 2012

    Salvage operations for the 110-foot Dredge Barge Arthur J and 38-foot Tug Madison, began at first light this morning. The two vessels sank Thursday morning in Lake Huron off the shoreline of Lakeport State Beach. The cause of the accident is unknown, and the Coast Guard is investigating. The Captain of the Port Coast Guard […]

  • 20 July 2012

    The Coast Guard is coordinating the response to a sunken dredge and capsized tugboat in lower Lake Huron early Thursday morning. There were no injuries reported, but a 500-foot diesel sheen has been reported. The Coast Guard was notified that at 4:35 a.m., the motor vessel Arthur J., a 110-foot dredge, sank and the motor […]

  • 10 July 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., yesterday celebrated the passage and signing of the RESTORE Act with a five-stop coastal Louisiana tour to highlight the positive impacts of the new law on the state’s parishes and local communities. The RESTORE Act, which was introduced by Sen. Landrieu and will dedicate 80 percent of BP penalties […]

  • 2 July 2012

    Keeping waterways open for the safe navigation of vessels is no easy task – even for seasoned U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ boat operators who brave the elements year round to collect essential hydrographic survey data that is used to help determine dredging cycles. To ensure operators incorporate safety while working to provide a safe […]