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  • 12 January 2012

    “Dewey Beach replenishment project has been completed,” stated Maria Sadler, environmental scientist with Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Some points of the Dewey beach have been expanded from 100 feet to upwards of 300 feet, said Bill Brown, the acting town manager. “It’s substantially more than it was,” Brown stated. “The tourists […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills into law by Senator Isadore Hall, III, which will modernize and diversify development at the Port of Los Angeles and surrounding communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. California’s ports and harbors are major contributors to the state’s economy, employing tens of thousands of workers, investing billions […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on August 29, 2013, regarding the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: “Eight years ago, Louisiana suffered a devastating blow, with lives lost, families separated and property damaged. On this anniversary, we are reminded of those losses and resolved to completing our recovery. “We must do our […]

  • 1 October 2012

    During the campaign for his third term, Senator Bill Nelson stated that he’s been working hard to secure JaxPort’s economic future. “The port of Jacksonville is a big economic engine for Northeast Florida,” he told WOKV. Nelson noted the Panama Canal Expansion, which is projected to be finished by the end of 2014, and said: […]

  • 26 September 2012

    Although the $38-million dredging project was completed in January, the Sydney Harbour still cannot receive larger ships. Jim Wooder, chairman of Sydney Marine Group and former project manager of the dredging, said: “Creating a new chart could be completed within two months but moving the lights will take longer. It is not clear how much […]

  • 28 February 2013

    In the Union Budget proposals for the financial year 2013-13 Five inland waterways have been declared as National Waterways. Announcing this in the budget proposals tabled in the Lok Sabha today Union Finance Minister Shri P.Chidambaram said the Minister of Water Resources will move a Bill in Parliament to declare the Lakhipur – Bhanga stretch […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Bill Keating has announced that a $300,000 award has been granted to Marshfield for the Green Harbor dredging project. “Green Harbor is key to the economy and vitality of Marshfield and the entire South Shore,” said Representative Keating. “This funding is essential to protect and better prepare our community for the severe storms we […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance

     Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week to introduce Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Director Steve Cochran for a hearing on America’s water infrastructure needs and challenges. Cassidy warned that even as Louisiana is losing land by the minute, the federal government’s outdated and inefficient […]

  • 9 August 2012

    On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially began dredging on the Clearwater Pass. During this so-called “Eight and Ten-foot Dredging Project”, between 30,000 and 70,000 cubic yards of sand will be removed from the federal channels. According to tbnweekly.com, the dredged sand will be placed to the north of Pier 60 and west […]

  • 18 October 2012

    The long-awaited dredging project on the Housatonic River is scheduled to begin by the end of October, and should last about one month. Bill Rock, chairman of the Stratford Waterfront and Harbor Management Commission, stated: “For 13 years we’ve been working on this.” The project includes removing of 50,000 cubic yards of silt from the […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Ports Council released the following statement from Bill Johnson, chairman of the Florida Ports Council and port director for PortMiami, on Governor Scott’s commitment of $38 million to the JAXPORT Mile Point Project. “Governor Scott has demonstrated an unprecedented commitment to Florida’s ports. Florida’s 15 ports work together seamlessly to create a system […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) joined twelve of his colleagues from Great Lakes states in sending a letter to leaders of a House-Senate conference committee considering major water resources legislation, asking them to include funding for vital Great Lakes navigation projects as they resolve differences between House and Senate bills. In the letter, Portman and […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Illinois Senator, Pamela Althoff, yesterday announced that the Fox Waterway Agency may soon receive the financial assistance needed to manage the Fox River and Chain O’Lakes’ dredging issues.  Charged with maintaining and removing sediment from the Fox River and Chain O’Lakes, Senator Althoff said that one of the Fox Waterway Agency’s biggest challenges is getting […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The draft Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, released today, does nothing to stop the onslaught of dredging and dumping already applied for along the Reef’s coast and the mass export of coal through the Reef to exacerbate climate change, say the Australian Greens. “The plan ignores the fact that exporting millions of tonnes of coal […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Research & Development

    A strategy that protects the Great Barrier Reef, grows jobs and sustainably develops the state’s port network has been released today. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Queensland Ports Strategy outlines 18 actions that will provide a rigorous, systematic approach to balance economic development with protection of […]

  • 23 July 2010

    Missing out on federal funds for dredging of the Saginaw River would have a serious impact on the river’s condition for shipping within two years, said the chief of operations for the Detroit District Army Corps of Engineers. Wayne Schloop said a nearly $4.2 million chunk of federal funds U.S. Rep. Dale E. Kildee, D-Flint, […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last week, the Port of South Louisiana and the parishes of St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James, collectively known as the River Region Economic Development Initiative (RREDI), were host to the annual River Parishes Economic Development Breakfast in Washington, D.C. At the event, Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Congressmen Cedric Richmond, Garret […]

  • 22 April 2012

    Congresswoman Lois Capps hailed the passage of a bipartisan measure based on legislation she helped introduce last year to keep the harbors dredged. The proposal came in the form of an amendment to H.R. 4348, legislation regarding federal highway, transit and other transportation programs, and would protect funding for regular maintenance and dredging of the […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is focusing on three key priorities for the 2016 Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, in advance of it being finalized by a House-Senate conference committee. The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved its version of the bill (H.R. 5303) on September 29 by a vote of 399 to 25, while […]

  • 20 February 2012

    Congress has approved $4.16 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge McKellar Lake. This accounts for the largest dollar amount ever set apart for dredging of the McKellar harbor. Approximately $2.8 million came from a disaster relief bill and $850,000 was received for repair damage inside the mouth of McKellar Lake. Valero […]

  • 12 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to begin a Holden Beach replenishment project, free of charge and compliments of the federal government, reports StarNews Online. Sand from an area two to three miles offshore of Oak Island will be dredged and placed on Holden Beach which has been devoted to replenishing its beachfront […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ahead of the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the first “Sandy Infrastructure Inventory” of the historic $17 billion investment of federal Sandy aid funding to date, that has gone towards resilient green infrastructure, transportation, coastal protection and municipal infrastructure. That number is likely to rise close to $25 billion […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga (R) has been named 2014 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing workers and industries dependent on shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. The award is presented annually by the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF) to a legislator who has helped advance shipping on the […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (D-IL) visited Grand Tower yesterday to personally assess the situation in Grand Tower. “Faced with the federal deficit and shrinking budgets, we’ll have to fight for every dollar to repair these critically important levees. This tour provided me with an update on the situation in Grand Tower, and insight into my […]

  • 30 March 2012

    Through the Highway Bill,  the House of Representatives is attempting to un-freeze funds from the Harbor Maintenance Fund. The Administration has frozen these funds, which have historically been managed by the Army Corps of Engineers and have been used to dredge larger ports. Late last week, several Senators crafted a letter urging the Senate to […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Legislature of the Virgin Islands, during a special session held on July 21st, approved a Coastal Zone Management permit to dredge off the St. Thomas for larger cruise ships and legislation allowing the Virgin Islands Port Authority refinance bonds to save interest and fund the port improvements. Bill No. 30-0443, sponsored by the Senate President […]