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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 […]

  • 1 June 2012

    Dredging and capping of contaminated sediments in Onondaga Lake is set to begin this summer, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced at an event in Syracuse yesterday. The $451 million Superfund remediation project has undergone five years of design and engineering, with preparation for dredging and capping now underway. […]

  • 21 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    GE announced today strong fourth-quarter 2010 earnings from continuing operations (attributable to GE) of $3.9 billion, or $0.36 per share, up 33% from the fourth quarter of 2009. Revenues grew to $41.4 billion for the quarter, the company’s first positive growth in nine quarters. “GE ended 2010 with three consecutive quarters of strong earnings growth,” […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    JAXPORT Board Chairman Joe York and CEO Brian Taylor joined U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw, State Representative Lake Ray and U.S. Army Corps Commander and District Engineer Alan Dodd in announcing that the port’s two critical harbor improvement projects, Mile Point and deepening, are moving forward. Here’s what government, industry and local […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott held a press conference call with Florida port leaders to discuss the importance of Florida’s ports during the ongoing negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) regarding their contract, which is set to expire Saturday, December 29th. Governor Scott said, “We are together on this […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Jan. 14, 2013 Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of $38 million in state and local funding to complete Phase II of the TraPac Container Terminal project at JAXPORT. The investment enables JAXPORT to jump-start the final phase of fixing the navigational problems in the St. Johns River at Mile Point from its previously […]

  • 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, […]

  • 20 November 2013

    South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome focused on growth, investment and harbor deepening in his message to nearly 700 maritime and business leaders at the State of the Port, an annual event hosted by the Propeller Club of Charleston. In his fifth address since joining the state’s public port system, Newsome highlighted […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The developments at Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in 2013 to date are in line with expectations. • Revenue higher than in the same period last year; • Good fleet utilization; • Order book stable compared to year-end 2012; • Dockwise acquisition finalized; integration process started. DEVELOPMENTS Boskalis realized a higher revenue in the first […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Reps. Steve Israel (D–NY) and Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to protect Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship and Restoration Act will advance the protection and restoration of this key estuary. They were joined by local environmental groups, including the New York and Connecticut […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Kiel successfully maintained its sound handling result in 2013. With a performance of 6.32 million tons the result for the previous year was even slightly surpassed by 12,000 tons resp. 0.2 %. The ferry lines form the backbone of the port’s business, rising up to 5.1 million tons (plus 1.3 %) and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]