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  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The 52-foot Charleston Harbor Deepening Project was recommended to Congress for authorization this week, continuing the project’s historic momentum through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) planning process. Known as the Record of Decision, the recommendation signed by Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy is the official notification to Congress that […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Financial closure for the upgrading of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) is expected to take place by the end of March, with handover of the facility to port concessionaire, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), to occur simultaneously, reported the Jamaica Information Service.  Speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 13, Transport, Works and Housing […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Canonsburg Lake Restoration and Improvement Committee and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced yesterday that a long-awaited project has begun to improve the aquatic ecosystem of Washington County’s Canonsburg Lake, which has been adversely impacted in recent years by sediment buildup. Allison Park Contractors, Inc., has been awarded a $1.1 million contract for […]

  • 8 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Starting this month, crews under contract of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, will begin dredging roughly 2.6 million cubic yards of material from the Baltimore Harbor and Channels navigation project via a $25.6 million contract awarded this past fall. This dredging is being performed to ensure continued safe navigation in and out […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Practical completion of the $3 million Whisper Bay Breakwater and Boat Ramp Project has been achieved, with the facility to be open for public use from Monday, 11 January 2016, according to the Whitsunday Regional Council. Mayor Jenny Whitney said that the civil works for the breakwater and causeway were completed before Christmas, with the site […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Brightlingsea Harbor Commissioners (BHC) has announced formal plans for a long term dredging and saltmarsh creation program designed to improve and maintain harbor depths and regenerate the vital intertidal saltmarshes in Brightlingsea Creek. The build up of mud is a natural occurrence and dredging is therefore one of BHC’s key responsibilities. Such dredging requires careful planning, […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Clacton’s new £36 million coastal protection scheme is proving effective under the strain of recent severe weather conditions, according to the Tendring District Council. The coastline has been battered by strong south-easterly winds for around a week and the 23 new fish tail groynes from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven have reduced the action of the […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has renegotiated its contract with the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to permit restoration of beaches in Sea Isle City, Strathmere, and southern Ocean City. GLDD had just finished a major beachfill in these communities this fall when a major storm hit and severely eroded the beaches. […]

  • 4 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    East Gippsland Shire Council will begin trial dredging at Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp in early 2016. The dredging is part of the shire’s operations and maintenance environmental management plan for the boat ramp. Chris Waites, Director of Operations, said that the cutter suction dredge will be a key component of maintaining access to the […]

  • 4 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance work will begin at the end of January on the Manu Bay seawall in Raglan to avoid any further erosion occurring. Waikato District Council Service Delivery Manager, Tim Harty said that the seawall had been constructed in the 1960s and routine maintenance was necessary to make sure the impact from sea swells did not […]

  • 31 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, an 18,000-TEU megaship named in honor of one of America’s founding fathers, is expected to call at the Port of Oakland today, making it the largest container ship of this capacity ever to call at any port in the United States. The vessel, operated by France-based shipping line CMA CGM, […]

  • 29 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    A section of Southsea seafront has been closed while work is carried out to repair coastal defenses, according to the Portsmouth City Council. An area directly behind the Pyramids Center has been cordoned off following the breakdown of part of the sea wall. Portsmouth City Council is working with the Environment Agency and East Solent […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Environment Minister Mary Polak and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone have issued an environmental assessment certificate to Rio Tinto Alcan for the Terminal A Extension project in Kitimat. The decision was made after considering a review led by British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office. The ministers have issued the certificate with legally enforceable conditions that […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that the Panama Canal Expansion project is now 96 percent complete. In line with this, ACP CEO/Administrator Jorge L. Quijano provided a next-step update at an industry event held last Friday in Panama City. “We are very close—only four percent remains to complete the project,” Quijano said. “An expansion […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Without dikes and coastal dunes around two thirds of the Netherlands would be flooded by the sea or its rivers. In 1995, high water levels in the river Rhine became so critical that more than 250,000 people were forced to leave their homes. As a result, the ‘Room for the River‘ Program was established, between […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is initiating a Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement concerning navigational improvements to Manatee Harbor in Manatee County, Florida. Alternatives to be considered include deepening up to minus 43 feet, and lesser increments will also be considered. Widening the channel will also be evaluated. The dredged material is expected to be […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Jeff Merkley has announced that the omnibus spending bill expected to pass the Senate and the U.S. House this week includes a provision that will help strengthen Oregon’s small ports and make sure that small ports in America receive their fair share of funding. The omnibus spending bill includes $48 million for small ports, […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday announced the FY16 Omnibus Appropriations bill, expected to pass Congress this week, will allocate $2.32 million in federal funding to dredge the Port of Rochester’s Harbor next year. This funding had been requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Budget. In […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its partners celebrated the recent start to dredging and marsh restoration near Avalon, N.J. during a ceremony hosted by the borough on December 11. The project began in late November and involves dredging approximately 50,000 cubic yards of sediment from shoals in the federal channel of […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The City of Santa Cruz, CA is scheduled to begin a second sediment disking in the San Lorenzo River Flood Control Project between the Highway 1 and Water Street bridges today. This work is intended to improve the flood carrying capacity of the river in anticipation of predicted extreme winter storms. The scheme, approved by […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    More than £5 million is to be spent on a project to stabilize cliffs along the coastline at Clacton and Holland-on-Sea, according to the Tendring District Council. Over £2 million of the money has come from a major Coastal Protection Scheme along a 5 kms stretch of the same coastline being completed under budget and […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    A $31 million segmented breakwater project at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge was approved at the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection Restoration Act (CWPPRA) meeting on December 10. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), which owns and manages Rockefeller, will use the funding to construct and maintain 2.5 miles of breakwater structure initially with the potential […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The latest stage of the transformation of Walthamstow Wetlands into the largest wetland nature reserve in London will see the creation of new reed beds to help preserve water quality and improve wildlife habitats. The wetlands site will remains one of Thames Water’s biggest sources of supply for London’s drinking water and is the largest […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Rockport’s project to repair and improve the upper Pigeon Cove stone breakwater and the harbor entrance breakwater has officially begun. Work at the Upper Breakwater includes construction of an access road along the breakwater for resetting and replacing stone and base material at discrete damage sections along the structure. The work also includes […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission unanimously approved a variance this week enabling the N.C. Ports Authority to go ahead with the Port of Wilmington dredging project, according to CRC Chair Frank Gorham. The present 1,200-foot turning basin at the Port of Wilmington will be expanded to 1,400 feet so the port can service vessels in the New […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    A contract for $1.75 million has been awarded to Western Contracting Corporation of Sioux City, Iowa for repairs to a backwater site located within the Ponca State Park boundaries in Dixon County, Neb. Work is expected to begin in January 2016 and will include excavation and discharge of accreted Missouri River sediments, placement of earthen […]