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  • 14 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, have announced that the Dismal Swamp Canal will be closed indefinitely.  The canal, which was closed due to extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew in October, requires dredging, debris and tree removal, and an investigation into reports of shoaling at various locations in the canal. The […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    In 2013, together with Colombian Partner Gómez Cajiao, Royal HaskoningDHV was appointed by the Government of Colombia for the restructuring of the 120km Canal del Dique. The project is now in the final review stage before completion, which is currently scheduled for February 2017. The challenges around the project included restoring and preserving the ecological […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Ellicott Dredges supplied all the cutter suction dredgers used in the original construction of the Panama Canal in 1907. In 1943, the Panama Canal Authority added the Mindi, also built by Ellicott, to their fleet. This dredger was a key component in the physical and economic expansion of the Panama Canal. Throughout the years, Mindi’s […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The cabinet secretary for environment and rural affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has announced over £2.5 million funding for Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales, to make improvements on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (Mon & Brec). The funding will be used to secure the embankments, reduce water leakage and introduce improvements to the […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust announced yesterday that the drop-in event about plans to improve important wildlife habitats and historic features on the Pocklington Canal will take place on 17 November. The event, being held at Melbourne Village Hall, is a chance to understand the improvements that are set to be made to the Pocklington Canal […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started a debris removal pilot project at the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site yesterday. Field personnel will be removing debris from the 4th Street Turning Basin (located at the intersection of 4th St. and 3rd Ave), according to the EPA’s latest announcement. Work is scheduled to continue for 3-4 weeks and these removal operations […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    DEME Group has just released this very interesting video about the progress on the Juliana Canal widening scheme. The depth of the canal bed was brought back to its original 4.9 meters across its entire length, from Limmel to Maasbracht, in 2014. After completion of this phase, DEME started with the widening of the canal, with […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust has just introduced a plan which includes £1.8 million worth of improvements to the historic network of canals across the West Midlands. The work, needed to preserve and protect the 383 miles of waterway in the West Midlands region, is due to start in November and be completed by the […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Pang Kwok Wai, Executive Vice President of HKND Group, and Telemaco Talavera, spokesperson of the Nicaragua Grand Canal Commission, participated in the XV Congress of Civil Engineering held in San Jose, Costa Rica earlier this month. During the event, they made a presentation of the Canal Project to experts and representatives from companies and organizations […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The World Canals Conference, which visits a different waterway destination around the world each year, took place in Inverness from 19th to 22nd September. The event was organised by the hosts, Scottish Canals, on behalf of Inland Waterways International. The conference was based around Eden Court Theater situated on the banks of the River Ness, […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The thousands of boaters visiting the Lancaster Canal each year are set to benefit from improved facilities, as the Canal & River Trust has completed work to rebuild the moorings at Hest Bank. The project has been shaped by The Lancaster Canal Focus Group which is responsible for coordinating the views of local boat owners who […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Ohio EPA and The National Park Service will host a public open house on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, to discuss the results of an environmental assessment regarding the Canal Diversion Dam in the Cuyahoga River. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Happy Days Lodge. The environmental assessment was […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal celebrated yesterday 102 years of successful operations and service to the global maritime community, just one day after welcoming its 100th transit through the expanded waterway. Less than two months following the Expanded Canal’s historic June 26 Inauguration, the Neopanamax vessel Hanjin Xiamen became the 100th vessel to transit the new locks, […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Bangkok’s Bang Na District Office has joined the Royal Thai Navy in the canals dredging project to enhance drainage efficiency, as well as to honor Their Majesties the King and Queen. Dredging activities started in front of the Hydrographic Department, with the office’s Director-General, Charin Boonmoh, inaugurating the event and welcoming participation from Bang Na District […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and the Terrebonne Parish Port Commission have signed an agreement for contribution of additional funds which will result in more dredging and improved channel depth in the Houma Navigation Canal. “Execution of this agreement is a tremendous accomplishment for all involved,” said Col. Michael Clancy, commander, […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following the Expanded Panama Canal’s first month of operations, the Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano last week presented representatives of shipping lines and shipping agents with an update on the operations of the expanded canal. “We are very pleased with the first month of activity at the Expanded Canal,” said Mr. Quijano. “We have […]

  • 17 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a public information and environmental impact statement (EIS) preparation notice scoping meeting for the Ala Wai canal dredging and improvement project on Thursday, July 21. Project components being considered include maintenance dredging of the Ala Wai canal and a portion of the […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Canal & River Trust is making progress with the £1 million worth Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal dredging project. The work on the project that will dredge sections of the 46 mile canal from Tixall Lock in Staffordshire to Falling Sand Lock near Kidderminster started back in March 2016. During this eight-month project approximately 17,500 tonnes of silt are […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After seven years of construction, the Expanded Panama Canal is now officially open for business. The official inauguration was held yesterday, June 26th 2016, with the Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, Panama Canal Administrator and CEO Jorge L. Quijano, together with Canal employees, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, attending the ceremony. The inaugural transit […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The City of Deerfield Beach and the City of Boca Raton recently entered into an agreement to dredge a portion of the Hillsboro Canal, and this dredging scheme is currently underway. The costs for the project have been split between both cities and is also being subsidized by a grant from the Florida Inland Navigation […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has conducted another successful trial transit in the Expanded Canal. The transiting vessel, a U.S.-built crane ship named the Oceanus, was maneuvered through the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks by Panama Canal Pilots Fernando Jaén and Ricardo Varela. The Inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal will take place on Sunday, June 26 […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The existing locks allow the passage of vessels that can carry up to 5,000 TEUs. After the expansion […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Monroe County just completed an air curtain installation that blocks weeds from entering Big Pine Key’s Canal #287, one of the Keys’ 131 “poor”-rated canals. This marks the end of the construction phase of the County’s original $5-million investment in demonstration projects that implemented four different restoration methods – air curtain weed gate installation, organic […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust is carrying out emergency repairs on the Macclesfield Canal at Bollington after discovering a leak during a routine inspection. Temporary dams have been installed either end of a 750-meter section of the Macclesfield Canal between bridges 26 and 27, which has now been drained. After building a special road using ‘bog […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    HKND Group – the company behind the Nicaragua Grand Canal project – has entered into an agreement with RODIO-Swissboring for a detailed physical Soil Investigation Program to be carried out for the Brito Access Channel and Brito Port area on the Pacific side. Also, the company has signed another agreement, this time with CSA Global of Australia, for project management and […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has just released the latest video from the Panama Canal Expansion project. Taken just a few days ago, the picture shows panoramic view of the new Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side. The official opening ceremony of the expanded canal will take place on Sunday, June 26th 2016. According to the ACP, the […]