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  • 19 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    When it comes to communications on a ship, the ideal situation for crew members is when their shipboard communications, such as e-mail, the Internet, telephone and other applications, work much the way they do in their offices on land. This is an area that Product Manager, Defense Wide Transmission Systems, or PdM DWTS, part of […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River begins its fourth year, environmental groups – Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Riverkeeper, and Scenic Hudson – continue to watch General Electric (GE) closely to ensure that the river remains on target to be restored to a cleaner state as soon as […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the Corps’ and U.S. Army’s 238th birthday with an awards ceremony, June 13, to recognize an Employee, Engineer, Regulator and Supervisor of the Year, as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation. “The Corps’ and Army’s 238th birthday allows […]

  • 19 April 2012

    EPA has issued an enforcement order to AVX Corp. to implement the ongoing cleanup work at New Bedford Harbor, including dredging PCB-contaminated sediment from the Harbor and disposing the dredged sediment to an appropriately licensed off-site facility, into a confined aquatic disposal cell in the Harbor, and into confined disposal facilities to be built along […]

  • 11 July 2012

    Congressman Cedric Richmond introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012-Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to dredge the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal can access the River. In addition, the bill creates a […]

  • 27 June 2012

    Congressman Cedric Richmond introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012-Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to dredge the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal can access the River. In addition, the bill creates a […]

  • 6 June 2012

      The Corps’ flawed final analysis shows that the proposed deepening of the Savannah River would be a $650 million waste of valuable public resources and leave the river forever dependent on giant mechanical lungs, according to comments submitted yesterday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The law […]

  • 12 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    Developments at Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. in 2011 have to date been in line with expectations. – Revenue growth compared to the same period last year, – Lower fleet utilization rate, – Slight order book decline compared to the end of 2010. Review of operations In the first quarter of 2011 Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 July 2012

    Orolia, a group specialized in positioning, navigation and GPS timing equipment and systems for critical operations today announced the acquisition of Boatracs Inc., a maritime information solutions provider for the commercial marine industry (fishing vessels, dredgers, tugs, barges, training vessels, rescue boats, oil platform service vessels, etc..). The Boatracs acquisition is part of the group’s […]

  • 24 February 2014

    In January 2014, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division and New York District to receive various updates regarding the Corps’ efforts post Hurricane Sandy and observe the significant progress of the New York and New Jersey Harbor Deepening Project. “Given […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A computer model developed, in part, by University of Florida researchers can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly save millions of dollars. Researchers used erosion data following tropical storms and hurricanes that hit Santa Rosa Island, off Florida’s Panhandle, and sea-level rise […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Congresswoman Corrine Brown passed an amendment to H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013, to authorize funding for improved navigation at Jacksonville Port’s Mile Point. Congresswoman Brown made the following statement: “As a senior member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Corps of Engineers, I have served […]

  • 13 April 2011

    A divided County Commission on Tuesday approved a formal contract with Gritz Development and Construction to provide construction management services on the Hernando Beach Channel dredging project. The firm, headed by general contractor Greg Jarque, has been at the center of a controversy that continued through Tuesday’s commission discussion. Residents questioned the need to spend […]

  • 14 May 2012

    Eng Hussain Nassir Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, during a press conference held in municipality conference hall, has announced three prestigious projects approved by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality. Lootah said that the most important project is Dubai Safari Project, […]

  • 5 March 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is leading an ambitious effort to restore the Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Islands, in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The project addresses the vanishing marsh islands by beneficially using clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor deepening project to restore marsh habitat in the Bay. Approximately […]

  • 29 July 2010

    A new report released today on the 100th day of the BP oil disaster details short- and long-term strategies for the Obama administration to make coastal Louisiana less vulnerable to future oil spills and hurricanes, including negotiating with BP for a $5 billion down payment on expected payments for natural resource damages. The report by […]

  • 19 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    Highlights first half year 2010 · Net profit € 123.9 million (1H 2009: € 102.7 million) · Revenue € 1,135 million (1H 2009: € 989 million) · SMIT activities contribute to first half year earnings · High fleet utilization · Order book at € 3.3 billion Outlook for 2010 · Continued strong performance with 10-15% […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    The third quarter at Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. was in line with the 2011 first half, putting Boskalis on track to close the year in line with expectations with a net profit of € 230-250 million. Revenue in the third quarter was slightly higher than in the first two quarters of the year. At the […]

  • 11 July 2013

    Col. Christopher W. Sallese relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Col. Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District’s Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas. USACE Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula presided over the ceremony. “It is an honor to […]

  • 30 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) will take a 20 percent shareholding in Chatham Rock Phosphate and assume a seat on the board, in a world-first for the undersea mining industry. It is the first time a major dredging company has taken a substantial equity position in an undersea mining project. Boskalis has been issued shares […]

  • 7 September 2010
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    A new custom-built cutter suction dredger destined for the Panama Canal has been launched by IHC Merwede on Monday 6 September. The 12,000kW vessel has been designed and built by IHC Beaver Dredgers at its Sliedrecht shipyard in The Netherlands for the Panama Canal Authority* (ACP – the Panama Government’s autonomous agency). QUIBIÁN I was […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today, at a community meeting in Saratoga Springs, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency will report on the Superfund cleanup, of a toxic chemical called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the Hudson River, that is significantly ahead of schedule. Environmental groups, business leaders and elected municipal officials say that with time and capacity to spare, General […]

  • 18 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. realized a good result in the first half of 2011, with net profit coming in at € 114.1 million on revenue of € 1,250 million (first half of 2010: € 123.9 million and € 1,135 million respectively). Compared to the end of 2010 there was a decline in the order book […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    By David Pitt, Naval Architect at Offshore Ship Designers In the wake of the well-documented downturn in the oil and gas markets in recent years, an increasing number of platform supply vessels (PSVs) are currently under-utilized or languishing in lay-up, most notably in the US Gulf Coast region. Various proposals have been made for the repurposing of […]