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  • 27 April 2012

      U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced Committee approval of $119 million in funding for New Jersey projects in the Fiscal Year 2013 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The legislation provides $68 million to complete the channel deepening project that will allow bigger […]

  • 15 October 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Hague, Netherlands – APM Terminals has signed a 25‐year concession agreement for the operation of the Port of Monrovia in Liberia, having been named the preferred bidder for the port management and modernization project last March. The now formalized agreement for the port’s privatization will result in the investment of $120 million USD in […]

  • 14 February 2012

      The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2013 (FY13) includes $4.731 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, said, “The fiscal 2013 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    In his fourth State-of-the-Port Address since taking the helm of the state’s public port system in 2009, the leader of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) highlighted business growth and major progress on key initiatives such as Charleston’s harbor deepening project and the inland port during the Propeller Club of Charleston’s annual event. Speaking to […]

  • 20 December 2013

    In their October meeting last year, CEDA’s Environment Commission (CEC) said goodbye to three of its very active members. They are stepping down form the Commission due to their approaching retirements from their day jobs. We have enjoyed working with them very much and therefore would like to pay tribute to their great work for […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded a $7.3 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill., to place approximately 600,000 cubic yards of sand along the beach at Coney Island in the area of the previously constructed coastal storm risk reduction project there. The work […]

  • 4 June 2013

    A NEW law regulating the dredging of sand from the seabed stalled yesterday over fears that low-paid labourers could be made scapegoats. Shura Council members refused to approve the draft bill due to concerns that wealthy businessmen behind the illegal practice could escape punishment. It has now been referred to the council’s public utilities and […]

  • 14 December 2012

    The Georgia Ports Authority on Friday unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG), making the GPA the first in North America to introduce this cleaner and more efficient method of operation. The new technology reduces fuel consumption by an estimated 95 percent. “This transition to electrified RTGs is an important milestone for the […]

  • 5 June 2013

    Congressman Tim Bishop and state and local officials representing East Hampton Town announced that federal funding to begin the process of rebuilding heavily-eroded beaches of the South Fork, including Montauk, has been approved by the federal Office of Management and Budget as part of the implementation of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Fire […]

  • 16 September 2013

    This month Jan de Nul Dredging has put into service a third No Limit vessel. The DN97 is the first No Limit 1640 Pro Crewtender having seats for 13 passengers. In the past No Limit Ships Shipyards built two type 1640 survey vessels for Jan de Nul. The vessel, now put into service, will be […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., led a bipartisan group of 27 senators seeking legislation to ensure that all funding available in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is dedicated to harbor maintenance projects. The letter asks Senate members of a House-Senate conference committee to strengthen harbor maintenance language included in both the Senate and House versions of […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    A major milestone in implementing the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District’s master plan took place Friday with the port closing on the purchase of 550 acres just south of Myrtle Grove. The property includes nearly 1.5 miles of prime Mississippi River frontage in an area where industrial expansions are already underway. The closing was […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Meeting during a time when some are calling for sharp cuts in government spending despite the obvious needs to the nation’s infrastructure, members of the MTD Executive Board pledged to work to gain proper funding of vitally important maritime programs. As the board noted in several statements during its 2013 winter meeting in Buena Vista, […]

  • 8 May 2012

    Today marks a milestone in the state’s transition to a new, clear and streamlined approach to the cleanup of contaminated sites – the deadline for those responsible to clean up these sites to enroll in the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program. The LSRP program more efficiently deals with cleanups, many of which have languished for […]

  • 12 January 2012

    A government spokesperson stated that the government had already acknowledged in principle of the Royal Act regarding reconstruction after flood – debt of Financial Institution Development Fund. She also elaborated that those two Royal Acts are parts of financial preparation for an investment on water management system and country’s future building. Mrs. Titima Chaiseang, Office […]

  • 10 February 2012

      U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will provide $22.1 million in additional funding for major waterways in Louisiana. The decision comes after Sen. Landrieu and the Louisiana congressional delegation urged the Corps to provide the necessary investments in underfunded waterway projects in Louisiana. This announcement by the Corps […]

  • 15 November 2010
    Vessels

    The Belgian dredging, marine engineering and environmental group DEME ordered in June of this year, at the IHC shipyards, a new trailing suction hopper dredger with a hopper capacity of 11.650 m3 and a powerful self-propelled sea-going rock cutter dredger with a total installed output of 28.000 kW. The keel laying of both vessels took […]

  • 20 February 2012

    From the Irish town of Wicklow, to the countries of Nigeria, Oman, Dubai, Australia, Ghana and the U.S., people around the world gathered Feb. 2, 2012 to celebrate the importance wetlands play in sustaining the environment. The day marked the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, […]

  • 8 December 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Sietas is to be the first German shipyard to develop and build a jack-up vessel used for offshore wind farm installation. The order, which was signed today in Hamburg, comes from prestigious Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord, working on dredging, offshore and marine engineering projects worldwide. In addition, Van Oord has placed an option for […]

  • 23 July 2010

    The city administration’s failure to overhaul the city’s poor sewerage and drainage systems has resulted in the rising phenomenon of localized flooding across the city. Some spots along Jl. RE Martadinata, Jl. Yos Sudarso, and Jl. Lodan Ancol, all in North Jakarta, are perennially flooded even during the dry season. They are located in the […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On December 27, 2012, the EPA announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal, which includes removing some of the contaminated sediment and capping dredged areas. The proposed plan also includes controls to prevent raw sewage overflows and other land-based sources of contamination from compromising the cleanup. The cost of the cleanup plan is […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Senator Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, the newly-elected state senate district representative, and new chair of the Senate Resources Committee, may have uncovered a solution to allow dredging to take place in certain flood-prone streams and creek beds, and thus significantly help the Seward area’s flood prevention efforts. The issue came up during the first town hall […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) will host an Informational Open House on Tuesday, June 10 on Coney Island to explain an upcoming $35 million construction project. The primary purpose of the proposed […]

  • 14 September 2010

    China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (“CHEC’’) and Sundance Resources Ltd (“Sundance”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to establish the scope, cost and delivery programme for the proposed bulk materials port at Lolabe, Republic of Cameroon. The Port is needed to support Sundance’s Mbalam Project in Cameroon […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that four major New York coastal protection projects worth over $1 billion dollars will receive full federal funding, after a month long campaign led by Schumer. The Sandy relief bill that was signed into law required only that the feds pick up 65% of the project cost, but that […]

  • 23 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded a $25.6 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill., to place approximately 2.5 million cubic yards of sand in Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach as part of an emergency shore protection project which repairs and restores previously constructed […]