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  • 13 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz inaugurated King Abdullah Port earlier this week, during his visit to King Abdullah Economic City, the Saudi Arabia’s State News Agency (SPA) reports. The new port was established on the basis of an ambitious vision that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia needs a world-class port, […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Cowes Harbor Commission (CHC) has issued dredging and works licences to Red Funnel granting permission for construction operations to commence on the new Red Funnel lay-by berth at East Cowes. This follows the relevant approvals having been accorded to Red Funnel by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and the Crown Estate. According to CHC, the […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    A meeting on the Port of Long Beach Deep Draft Navigation Feasibility Study and Channel Deepening Project, a joint effort between the Port of Long Beach (POLB) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate potential improvements to the harbor, will take place this week, on February 13. The purpose of the meeting is […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has announced that construction is complete on the Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing project in Cameron Parish. Located west of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near the Gulf of Mexico, this project used dredged sediment from the Gulf of Mexico to create and nourish approximately 600 acres of […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Boston Harbor Now will hold their Harbor Use Public Forum later this month, a conversation focused entirely on the future of Boston’s working port.  Jill Valdes Horwood, Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy will present the latest report produced by the planning and policy team: Recommendations for the Future of Boston’s Working Waterfront(2019). During the meeting, the […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coastal wetlands along North Carolina provide more than 3000 square miles of aesthetically pleasing vegetation. They provide food and habitat for several species of animals, and are critical as nurseries for a variety of marine species.  These wetlands help filter pollutants from storm water runoff, and protect or reduce inland damage from constant wave action, […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mackley has successfully completed a project to maintain the structural integrity of the harbor arm in the historic town of Hastings on the Sussex coast. The scheme, carried out on behalf of Hastings Borough Council, is designed to provide two important functions – to protect and retain the beach to the west, and protect the […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (NECL), the flagship entity of the Indian multinational conglomerate Navayuga Group, has formally kicked off the development of Machilipatnam Port, located on the east coast of the country. Hon. Chief Minister Shri N Chandrababu Naidu today laid the foundation stone for this new green-field, all-weather multi-purpose port. “Machilipatnam is one of the […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, CPRA Board Chairman Chip Kline, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) secretary Shawn Wilson and OCD Director Pat Forbes joined elected officials and levee direct leaders from Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes yesterday to flyover the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System. The tour also included the Larose to Golden Meadow […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and West Dorset District Council have partnered up to work on new multi-million pound sea defenses at West Bay, Bridport, West Dorset. West Dorset District Council Planning Committee last month unanimously approved the proposal to install new sea defenses at East Beach and West Beach. The beach defenses protect 148 residential properties, […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Plans to reduce the risk of tidal flooding to more than 500 Gosport, Hampshire, homes have taken major steps forward, the Gosport Borough Council said in its latest announcement.  The council is planning to improve sea defenses at three sites – Forton, Seafield and Alverstoke. The projects are being run on behalf of the council by […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    In 2017, UAE-based port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports signed a 35-year concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, under which Fujairah Terminals, a new operational arm of Abu Dhabi Ports was established, with over AED 1 billion earmarked for infrastructural investment. Commercial operations at Fujairah Terminals were officially kick-started in September 2017 as […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Canterbury City Council announced yesterday that their ongoing sea defense project to help protect Herne Bay from flooding is nearing completion. The £2.8 million scheme, which started back in September 2018, has seen 11 new timber groynes successfully installed to the west of the pier at Lane End, 2,000 tonnes of granite rock delivered […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Senator Debbie Mayfield has filed Senate Bill (SB) 446, titled Coastal Management, to help keep Florida’s pristine beaches preserved by addressing erosion control and sand management. The bill revises the criteria used by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to prioritize coastal restoration projects based on need and importance. According to an official announcement, […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    A public forum to discuss plans to dredge Nauset Estuary will be held next week, February 7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Orleans Senior Center, Orleans, MA. The Orleans Citizens Forum will host the event that will provide an update on the newly-formed Orleans Dredge Advisory Committee. A panel of speakers will discuss technical, […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Boats will return to the Grantham Canal stretch for the first time in 90 years after the dredging project is completed, reports the Canal & River Trust. The dredging works are taking place through a joint partnership with the Trust and Grantham Canal Society, with funding made possible thanks to the People’s Postcode Lottery. The project complements a separate […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has announced details of a €35.7 million Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned harbor network. Commenting on the initiative the Minister said: “This €35.7m capital investment package in our six Fishery Harbor Centers and other fisheries related marine infrastructure represents […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Virginia Port Authority are proceeding with design measures to expand Norfolk Harbor’s shipping channels, which will improve navigation and energize the national, state and local economy. The “Wider, Deeper, Safer” dredging project will deepen the Inner Harbor channels to 55 feet, Chesapeake Bay’s Thimble Shoal Channel to 56 […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Cottrell Contracting Corporation, from Chesapeake, Virginia, has won a $12.7 million contract for maintenance dredging operations in Georgia and South Carolina. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received, according to the latest U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) release. Work will be performed in Jekyll Island, Georgia, and Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, with an estimated completion […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    With work nearly complete, Team Van Oord said in its latest release that they are entering the final phase of the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme. The Shoreham scheme is being carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Adur District Council and West Sussex […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Suffolk County (NY) waterways are now much safer for boaters travelling throughout the Long Island following the completion of the county 2018-2019 Priority Waterway Dredging Program. The County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday, Jan. 21, that the Department of Public Works has now completed dredge work in seventeen priority waterways across six towns to ensure safe passage […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is seeking public comment for its draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020. Three public hearings are scheduled across the coast to present the draft plan and to receive public comment; two additional public hearings are scheduled on the west and east side of the Atchafalaya Basin to hear […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) last week announced the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Resilient Communities program in partnership with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has partnered with NFWF since 2012 to develop and implement grant programs to support the health and resilience of communities across the United States facing […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Barnstable County has just released this short video of their new dredger, M/V Sand Shifter and the work currently being done in Cotuit Bay. “Our dredge crew works tirelessly in all kinds of weather to maintain our waterways, providing savings to our towns,” the county stated in its latest release. At the moment, the dredge crews […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    At yesterday’s monthly board meeting of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), sediment diversions lead Brad Barth announced that the agency will expand the study for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion from 35,000 to 75,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Scientists and engineers hired to analyze the project have concluded that expanding the study […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun on a large restoration project to develop the habitat at the Clark Island wetland owned by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). The property includes a coastal wetland on the Hay Bay shoreline, which will be strategically excavated to create open-water habitat for fish in eight pools with a series of connecting channels. The […]