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  • 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 […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal that 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 expected […]

  • 24 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Regional Environmental Specialist Janelle Stokes couldn’t have been more pleased when she learned she would be presenting an overview of the district’s beneficial use program to a group of visiting Louisiana State University students who are just as interested in dirt as she is, and on their way […]

  • 8 June 2012

    The Los Angeles Harbor Commission today certified the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed expansion of Berths 302-306 and approved the project that will modernize the container terminal operated by long-time tenant Eagle Marine Services, Ltd., a subsidiary of ocean carrier APL. Due to begin in late 2012, the two-year marine terminal redevelopment project […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Business & Finance

      On 19 October 2011, a first milestone in the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal was reached. At 9.40 am, the Administración del Canal de Panama (ACP) flooded the first section of the newly excavated lock lanes on the Pacific Side. The excavation works close to the Centenario Bridge are executed […]

  • 15 December 2010
    Vessels

    The naming and launching ceremony for the 5,000m³ gravel trailer VICTOR HORTA took place on 15 December 2010 at the Verenigde Scheepswerf Heusden shipyard in Heusden, The Netherlands. IHC Merwede is building the ship for DEME Building Materials, part of the DEME Group (Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV). The ceremony was performed by Mrs […]

  • 11 June 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

      Today, amid great public attention, the DEME Group named and launched its 11,650m³ trailing suction hopper dredger BREUGHEL. The ceremony took place at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. At exactly 2 pm, the ship was successfully launched after its naming by Mrs Bernadette Prignon, President of the […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, Great Lakes reported revenue of $238.9 million, net income of $2.7 million, and adjusted EBITDA of $33.4 million. During the second quarter, Great Lakes won $121 million, or 60%, of the […]

  • 14 September 2011

    Water quality has been a central theme in a redevelopment project that began with the creation of the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation in April 1987. This article will examine the role that water quality has played in the remarkable transformation that has taken place in Cardiff and explain how monitoring technology has developed to the […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    On December 27, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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 […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study, published earlier this week in the American Geophysical Union’s online peer-reviewed journal Earth’s Future. The findings appear in the […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve Suffolk County’s application for hazard mitigation grants that would help support the Northeast Branch Nissequogue River Restoration Project. The project will mitigate recurring groundwater flooding that impacts residents and businesses around Miller’s Pond and the Northeast Branch of the Nissequogue River. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined state and local elected officials and members the state’s maritime industry, yesterday held a signing ceremony for legislation that creates the Connecticut Port Authority which will act as a quasi-public agency to market and coordinate the development of the state’s ports and maritime economy. The legislation was passed unanimously by […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced that MWH Global, a leader in wet infrastructure projects and programs, including water, hydropower and civil infrastructure, has been selected to receive an Autodesk BIM Experience Award. The firm is being honored for using a Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, together with Autodesk […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 November 2012

    The construction of Maasvlakte 2 is still on schedule and the first phase is close to completion. After the ‘back door’ was closed on 11 July 2012, contractor PUMA (Boskalis and Van Oord) will open the ‘front door’ next weekend. That is when the Yangtzehaven cut-through will start. The temporary inland lake that was created […]

  • 25 June 2012

    Equipment orders, software programming and initial construction have forged ahead at APM Terminals’ new 2.7 million TEU annual throughput capacity terminal with a brief presentation and inspection tour held today on land recently reclaimed from the sea at the Maasvlakte 2 site at the Port of Rotterdam. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2014 […]

  • 12 November 2013

    In the course of a press panel discussion in Hamburg hosted by Port of Hamburg Marketing, port and business representatives from centres along the Kiel Canal and the Hamburg Port Authority jointly called for the reconstruction without delay of the fifth lock chamber and the renovation of the two existing large lock chambers at Brunsbüttel. […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has awarded a $10 million contract to Weeks Marine of Cranford, N.J., to place approximately 600,000 cubic yards of sand along Rockaway Beach in areas where erosion is most critical as part of near-term coastal restoration efforts taking place at previously constructed coastal storm risk reduction […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    With the release of President Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), representing seaports in the United States and throughout the Americas, stated there are both positive and concerning aspects of the budget pertaining to ports and the efficient and secure movement of freight. In regard to modernizing and maintaining America’s […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As GE works with EPA to evaluate options for dredging and backfilling in the land-locked area (the stretch of river south of Thompson Island Dam and north of Fort Miller Dam) a modified approach has been identified that revises the original plan described in a December 2013 project fact sheet. Last year, GE announced preliminary […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray yesterday broke ground on the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, which will become the first port in the United States equipped to support offshore wind turbine deployment. The new terminal will solidify Massachusetts’ role as a leader in clean energy and energy efficiency. “Investing in infrastructure just […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), on behalf of its United States member seaports, expresses both encouragement and disappointment over the funding levels and programmatic changes in federal port-related programs that were proposed yesterday in President Obama’s FY 2015 budget. While the President’s budget proposal included funding for a new National Infrastructure Investment […]

  • 13 November 2017

    by Nonius Engineering Semenov, PhD, Chief Engineer, Nonius Engineering Ltd. The Nonius Engineering Company’s mission is to take hydro technical works to an absolutely new level on account of means for automation, monitoring and positioning of vessels, as well as to optimize all operating procedures both afloat and underwater. The Company’s Mission Statement is “Smart […]

  • 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 […]