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  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The head of North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) stated that the Great Barrier Reef is not under threat by proposed port development. In an opinion piece (see below), NQBP chief executive Brad Fish says port operations and shipping in the marine park are well regulated and the scale of the activity is minor compared to […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Welcome to the second DredgingToday.com Podcast, with our host Rosie Moth of RedMeters.com.  In this episode we will be discussing the global dredging perspective with the Secretary General of the International Association of Dredging Companies, Rene Kolman, and Technical Consultant Murray Leach. The problems that are facing dredging on a global scale, ‘environmental and sustainability issues’ as one of the major obstacles in dredging, the Jones Act in the USA, dredging regulations, etc, are just some of the topics covered in this edition of […]

  • 9 August 2012

    His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has reviewed the progress made at the megaproject Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) at Taweelah. This came during an in-depth presentation made at the Crown Prince’s majlis […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Paradip Port Trust and GAIL (India) Ltd. for setting up of a LNG Terminal in Paradip Port Trust. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan said that as a part of capacity augmentation programme of Paradip Port, it is proposed to construct an offshore […]

  • 13 June 2011

    EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined today in Fort Edward, New York by Representative Maurice Hinchey, Representative Paul Tonko and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens to mark the start of the second and final phase of the Hudson River cleanup that began on June 6, 2011. During this […]

  • 11 October 2012

    Governor Pat Quinn yesterday visited the East Peoria riverfront to announce the innovative Mud-to-Parks program, which makes use of soil dredged from the silt-choked Illinois River to build a new park on Lake Michigan. Sixty barge loads of sediment dredged from the Illinois River at East Peoria are traveling 163 miles to the old U.S. […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Chris Masingill, Federal Co-Chairman Delta Regional Authority, has announced its Winter Briefing: The Lifeline of America, The Heart of the Delta. “The nation’s ongoing drought has dropped river channels to unsafe levels, exposing traffic to previously unseen hazards, including destructive rock pinnacles, narrowing waterways, and sandbars. Last week, President Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Tom […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to clean up contaminated river sediment at the Grasse River Superfund site in Massena, New York. Past industrial activities have contaminated the river sediment with polychlorinated biphenyls. PCBs are probable human carcinogens that build up in the fat of fish and mammals, increasing in concentration as […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Pat Quinn visited an old steel mill site to showcase the final phase of the innovative Mud-to-Parks program, which makes use of reclaimed topsoil dredged from the Illinois River to create a new park near Lake Michigan. Mud-to-Parks is a component of Governor Quinn’s Millennium Reserve Initiative to restore habitat, rehabilitate brownfields and create […]

  • 21 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges was formally installed on Sept. 15 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) chairman of the board for 2011-12. Mr. Bridges accepted his new chairmanship duties at a membership meeting in Seattle during which the entire slate of 2011-12 officers was inducted as part of AAPA’s 100th […]

  • 6 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Texas Gulf Coast is a national treasure from both an economic and environmental standpoint. Attracting millions of tourists to the coastline annually, the Texas Gulf Coast also serves as an important hub for fishing, provides habitat for millions of migratory birds and is home to four of the top 10 ports in the nation, […]

  • 5 December 2011

    CEDA Dredging Days 2011, the most recent edition of CEDA’s prestigious series of conferences has proved once again that it is the place to be for all professionals who want to stay abreast of dredging’s latest developments. In an excellent, inspiring atmosphere some 280 experts from over 20 countries from all over the world spent […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, today reported financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Berger said, “The dredging division performed well this quarter, […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Norfolk Rivers Trust has installed a remote river monitoring station that has been tracking water quality and flow before and after river restoration work at an area of ecological importance on the River Nar. Rising in chalk hills to the east of the village of Tittleshall, the river flows south for 2.5 km until […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s coastal basins need help, the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reported at the biennial State of the Coast Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center yesterday. During a panel discussion led by CPRA Operations Chief Ignacio Harrouch, officials also said that much has been done in each of the basins, and […]

  • 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 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Genoa is one of the major Italian seaports in the Mediterranean sea. With a trade volume of 50 million tonnes and 2-million TEUs, it is the busiest port of Italy by cargo tonnage. Genoa Port covers an area of about 700 hectares of land stretching along the coastline, with 47 km of maritime ways and 30 km of operative […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Demag Cranes has announced the launch of its International Dry Bulk Competence Centre with the aim of further expanding the company’s activities in this sector. The centre is located in Banbury, United Kingdom, and will offer customers a complete bulk-handling product family ranging from mobile harbour cranes, portal harbour cranes and floating cranes to hoppers, […]

  • 28 February 2012

    As of this week, the Spokane region has a formal organization to lead efforts to find and reduce toxic compounds in the Spokane River. Thirteen governmental agencies, private industries and environmental organizations have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that forms the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force. Members of the task force include representatives of […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that dredging operations are expected to resume tomorrow in the Upper Hudson River. In 2014, dredging will begin south of Schuylerville, New York and proceed south towards Troy. Dredging will also occur in a two-mile section of river near Fort Miller that is not easily accessed by boat. Dredging […]

  • 12 April 2012

    After 15 years of study, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that it had released the final documents for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) for review by state and federal agencies and the general public. Following the report, some officials made these comments: Rick Gabrielson, Director of International Transportation, Target and […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Patrick Administration announced nearly $1.3 million in funding to reduce risks associated with coastal storms, erosion and sea level rise through natural and nonstructural approaches called green infrastructure. The funding for this  first ever round of Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience Pilot Grants was made available through Governor Deval Patrick’s $50 million investment in […]

  • 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 […]