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  • 21 August 2012

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it executed an agreement to use more than 10 million cubic yards of sand from the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for coastal restoration projects in Cameron and Lafourche parishes. BOEM signed two separate negotiated noncompetitive leases with the state of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    With a coastline of over 8500 kilometers, 90 per cent of Brazil’s total exports and imports pass through its ports. Many of the country’s major ports and harbors were built over 100 years ago. Keeping shipping lanes open and enabling these ports to accommodate larger vessels with ever bigger loads requires constant dredging, often at […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease to transform a 100-year-old pier on the LA Waterfront in San Pedro into a world-class urban marine research and innovation center called AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. The lease agreement – signed between the Port of Los Angeles and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    A record financial performance during 2013 has enabled Belfast Harbour to commit more than £60m to capital expenditure projects.  The Harbour’s Annual Report has revealed that Turnover rose by 30% to £50.3m whilst Profit before Taxation climbed by 42% to £26.2m during the financial year.  During the period the Harbour also paid over £6.6m in […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal Boskalis, one of the world’s biggest dredging companies, defended its track record in making the case for a proposed phosphate mining project on the Chatham Rise, and is confident the measures it would take to protect the environment would aid recolonization of the area by marine life. The Rotterdam, Netherlands-based company is the proposed […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi (C), participates in the opening ceremony of Khalifa Port in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Seen with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai (L), HH General Sheikh […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    On the 14th of September 2011 Uljanik Shipyard delivered the fourth Self-Propelled Cutter Suction Dredger, named “Niccolò Machiavelli”, to the Luxembourg company Jan De Nul S.A. Capellen G. D. Luxembourg that forms part of the Jan De Nul Group. As a reminder,the first dredger “Ibn Battuta” was delivered to the same buyer at the end […]

  • 6 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    British company Red7Marine has become the owner of Damen’s new Stan Tug 1205, the first in a new ship series which was only just unveiled to the market. Damen Shipyards had decided to show its new tug series at the Seawork Show held in Southampton in mid-June. But already on the second day of the […]

  • 17 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    One of the partners of Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG) Mr. Jelle Prins has provided invaluable insight into Piedroba’s business plans in the following interview with Dredging Today. What can you tell us about Piedroba Consulting Group? Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG) is a Miami based marine infrastructure consultancy firm with an emphasis on dredging operations in the […]

  • 4 October 2011

    Public officials and maritime industry leaders joined together at the Port of Oakland to call on Congress to release funds collected from California’s port customers to improve maritime infrastructure, create jobs and preserve California’s role as an international trade leader. “California’s future as a global leader depends on much needed job creation and economic growth. […]

  • 1 March 2013

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed plan to clean up the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site, the city’s chief industrial waterway located on the south end of Elliott Bay. The release of the sediment cleanup plan marks the beginning of a public comment period. “The Duwamish is Seattle’s river. This plan is the […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A computer model developed, in part, by University of Florida researchers can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly save millions of dollars. Researchers used erosion data following tropical storms and hurricanes that hit Santa Rosa Island, off Florida’s Panhandle, and sea-level rise […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 August 2012

    Jorge Luis Quijano, incoming Administrator for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), will give the opening address at this year’s TOC Container Supply Chain Americas conference, returning for the fourth time to Panama on December 4-6. Quijano, who officially takes up his new role on September 4, was named this March as the successor to Alberto […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]