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  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A loud debate in Congress over the future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is underway. Without congressional action, Ex-Im will be unable to provide new loans or guarantees to American exporters after its charter expires on September 30, according to uschamber.com. “In other words, Ex-Im will be forced to close its doors if Congress doesn’t […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Van Oord, a Rotterdam based dredging and marine contractor, placed an order for two trailing suction hopper dredgers earlier this year. The vessels will be constructed at CNN LaNaval Shipyard in Sestao, Spain with delivery dates scheduled for 2017. The order is part of Van Oord’s continuous investment program. The new dredgers will have a […]

  • 22 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    “Understanding the ecosystem is essential. It not only helps mitigate potential negative impacts, but also improves and enhances the wider project environment – something that each dredging project should seek to achieve”, emphasized one of the lessons of the CEDA-IADC’s course “Environmental Aspects of Dredging” course leader Gerard van Raalte. The Training Course, jointly developed […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a “man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding.” The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of […]

  • 11 October 2012

    GVK has welcomed the Australian Federal Government’s approval of its Terminal 3 (T3) Development at the Port of Abbot Point, near Bowen, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EBPC Act). Following a rigorous and thorough assessment process by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC), Australian Federal Environment Minister […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In a split decision, the Fourth District Court of Appeal has upheld the Coastal Commission’s conditions on two property owners’ reconstruction of a seawall in Encinitas after it was destroyed in a storm, including limiting the new seawall’s permit to a 20-year term. The majority ruling by Presiding Justice Judith McConnell is written much like […]

  • 3 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    All sea routes lead to the port of Hamburg – the largest port in Germany and second biggest in Europe – on 7-10 September for the biennial Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology (SMM) international trade fair. IHC Merwede will be taking its place on Stand 300 in Hall B4 as one of the leading exhibitors […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host the 92nd Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) meeting on September 1-3, 2015, at the district’s headquarters building in Galveston, Texas. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the U.S. Gulf region’s engineering challenges with nature, and nature-based systems to enhance the resilience of coastal […]

  • 12 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that two contractors named to remove rock pinnacles at Thebes, Illinois are en route and are expected to arrive on location on December 13 and 17, respectively. The Corps says it is “cautiously optimistic we can start blasting next week” after it meets with the contractors and reviews […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers is asking Congress to exempt a controversial harbor-dredging project in Savannah, GA, from state permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA) — a move that would short-circuit contentious litigation over the permits, and bar EPA from vetoing them. It is the Corps’ second move this year to exempt such […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced his plans to designate more than $350 million in coastal dollars, including $55 million from FY18 surplus dollars to Louisiana’s coastal trust fund.  Within those surplus dollars, $15 million will be allocated to effectively restore the funds previously swept by the previous Administration. Edwards also committed $30 million […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, yesterday announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $67.5 million in FY2017 appropriations funding to support flood control, navigation and other projects throughout Mississippi. The additional $67.5 million brings total Army Corps funding in the state to more than $136.9 […]

  • 27 February 2012

    The House committee shaping the state’s budget is setting aside $180 million for harbor deepening in a key move to modernize South Carolina’s harbor assets and boost the long-range economic outlook for the state. The South Carolina House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee established the Harbor Deepening Reserve Fund and included $180 million in […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Gladstone Ports Corporation believes Dr Matt Landos final report titled ‘Investigation of the causes of aquatic animal health problems in the Gladstone harbour and near-shore waters’ is in direct conflict with the growing mountain of scientific and circumstantial evidence showing no links between dredging and disease in fish. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) Chief Executive […]

  • 20 January 2012

    Business Monitor International’s Brazil Shipping Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, shipping associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Brazil’s shipping industry. BMI believes 2012 will be another year of strong growth for Brazilian ports. The sector experienced growth of 7.1% in total tonnage throughput in H111. […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Komatsu Hybrid HB215LC-1 hydraulic excavator will be showcased at Bauma 2013. It is now available in Europe and worldwide, with more than 1900 Komatsu hybrid excavators owned by customers and millions hours of field operation logged in. With an operating weight of 21.220 kg and bucket sizes ranging from 0.8 m³ to 1.05m³ the […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have announced the completion of the beach and dune portion of a $57.6 million project to construct beaches and dunes in Cape May County. DEP Commissioner Bob Martin and Lt. Col. Michael Bliss, Commander, Philadelphia District of USACE, were joined this morning by […]

  • 8 July 2012

    Members of the recently appointed Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority (KLHA) met with approximately 27 key state and Federal officials in Kalamazoo, Mich., on June 28, 2012 to discuss the dredging challenges facing the Saugatuck-Douglas harbor. The intent of the meeting was to fully brief these officials on the conditions within the harbor and engage their […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Over 300 industry guests gathered at the Port of Liverpool yesterday to toast the launch of Peel Ports’ landmark deep water container terminal Liverpool2. Sir Bobby Charlton and ‘King’ Kenny Dalglish pushed the button on the start of dredging and launched a dazzling display of fireworks over the site of the new terminal in the […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Hamburg was the first continental European port of call on the maiden voyage of the CMA CGM Marco Polo. The mega-ship, with a capacity of 16,020 standard containers, is being handled at the HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai. The French shipping company CMA CGM sets great store by Hamburg because of its geographic location and hinterland […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Florida’s shorelines saw a flurry of activity during 2012. The state experienced several storm systems that caused erosion impacts to a host of federal beach projects. In addition, a few beaches saw new sand placed on their shores as a result of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging projects. Storm season is always an active […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    With the beginning of the summer beach season a few days away, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) has just released its much-anticipated annual list of the nation’s best restored beaches. This year’s list provides representation from the west, east, Great Lakesand the Gulf coasts. The 2016 winners are: Babe’s Beach, Galveston, TX; Rosewood […]

  • 16 July 2012

    Last Saturday 14 July at 11h30, the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger ‘Bartolomeu Dias’ was launched at Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. shipyard in Pula (Croatia). The ‘Bartolomeu Dias’ is a sister vessel of the ‘Pedro Álvares Cabral’ that was launched in the beginning of this year, also at this shipyard in Pula. After the successful investments between […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following a tour of Olcott and Wilson harbors, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) joined with state and local leaders to highlight the urgent need to maintain and protect local harbors along Lake Ontario’s south shoreline. Collins highlighted the important role these harbors play in the region’s economy and the need for continued and consistent harbor maintenance. […]

  • 13 February 2013

    Registration opening for WODCON XX  is now announced on its website. CEDA/WEDA/EADA Members will be honoured a special member fee. Early bird registrations are available until 15th March 2013. Experts representing manufacturers, universities, research institutes, consultants, contractors, port & harbour authorities, government agencies and public authorities working in the dredging and related fields are invited […]