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  • 12 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today is providing its investors an update on the Company’s outlook and end markets. Market Outlook While the Company is pleased with the recovery of backlog from the lows reached in 2011 and with recent legislative activity in Washington, dredge utilization […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. has been a marine professional since 1919 with a specialty in marine construction and environmental remediation for inland waterways throughout the United States. Headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, J.F. Brennan works with both government agencies and private owners providing services such as dredging, diving, dam repairs, pile driving, railroad bridge repairs, […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Comparing dredged and undredged sections of the Allegheny River, reduced populations of fish and less variety of aquatic life occurred in areas where gravel extraction took place, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The researchers investigated navigation pools 7 and 8 near Kittanning and Templeton and published their results in the […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    DP World today announced financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the twelve months ending 31 December 2012. DP World Chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem commented; “DP World delivered profit for the year of $749 million following a strong year of operational performance from its global operations, prudent financial management and proactive […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    Developments at Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. in 2011 have to date been in line with expectations. – Revenue growth compared to the same period last year, – Lower fleet utilization rate, – Slight order book decline compared to the end of 2010. Review of operations In the first quarter of 2011 Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. […]

  • 16 September 2013

    This month Jan de Nul Dredging has put into service a third No Limit vessel. The DN97 is the first No Limit 1640 Pro Crewtender having seats for 13 passengers. In the past No Limit Ships Shipyards built two type 1640 survey vessels for Jan de Nul. The vessel, now put into service, will be […]

  • 7 June 2012

    The communities along the New Jersey shoreline have suffered significant storm damages from nor’easters and hurricanes and are at risk to suffer further damages from coastal storms. The project is designed to reduce the damages to homes and infrastructure from the waves, high tides and storm surges associated with these events. Atlantic City and Ventnor […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Protecting the Texas coast from natural and manmade disasters continues to make headlines in local papers as various agencies and organizations work to find solutions to this complex issue – a solution the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will be a part of implementing once a way forward is identified and funded. “There […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., led a bipartisan group of 27 senators seeking legislation to ensure that all funding available in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is dedicated to harbor maintenance projects. The letter asks Senate members of a House-Senate conference committee to strengthen harbor maintenance language included in both the Senate and House versions of […]

  • 19 July 2012

    The President of the United States has named Charleston’s Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project one of the nation’s seven priority infrastructure projects, committing that the project’s study and necessary reviews will be completed by September 2015. The initial list of projects, which is part of the Administration’s We Can’t Wait initiative, is targeted to expedite […]

  • 29 August 2012

    DP World today announced financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the first six months of 2012, reporting profit before tax at $310 million, 12% ahead of the prior period on an underlying basis. DP World Chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, commented: “The past six months has been a challenging period for […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Port of Tauranga has today received final approval from the Minister of Conservation for its plans to widen and deepen shipping channels, to accommodate larger ships. Port of Tauranga Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, welcomed the news, saying the benefits to the New Zealand economy from the ability to accommodate larger vessels would be widespread and […]

  • 6 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has received final approval for its harbour deepening, which will allow the Port of Savannah to more efficiently serve Post-Panamax vessels and lower shipping costs for containerised trade by $213 million a year. Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy issued the Record of Decision Oct. 26, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    IHC Merwede has revealed a healthy net profit margin of 4.1% per cent in 2012 and a positive sales forecast for the year ahead. The company develops and builds innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support services for the dredging, mining and offshore industries, which have been performing well – despite the global economic situation […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    When a river runs through it, there will be opinions aplenty on how to manage that river. And as emeritus geography professor Will Graf knows, science has a lot to offer when competing interests are entrenched in positions that might seem impossible to reconcile. Take the Savannah River. South Carolina and Georgia are engaged in […]

  • 7 February 2011

      Dredging International and MEDCO, have been awarded a contract for mixed dredging and civil engineering works to construct two artificial energy islands, including their service harbours, aimed to provide Abu Dhabi with energy based on facilities for oil drilling, etc. from the previously untapped offshore Satah al-Razboot (SARB) field. Dredging International is part of […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    September 30 marked the end of fiscal year 2016 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District–a year in which the Corps Team of Professionals, alongside its partners, achieved on-the-ground benefits to restore America’s Everglades. The $127 million federal investment in fiscal year 2016 towards Everglades restoration provided essential funding to award critical construction […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Researchers at the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have conducted trials on the river Thames to evaluate a new remote phosphate monitoring technology (Cycle-P) as part of a high-frequency (hourly resolution) monitoring programme that is studying river nutrient concentrations and how they are affected by algal abundance. The monitoring system ran continuously over […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Regulators from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District issued a federal permit to the City of Newport Beach, Division of Harbor Resources on Jan. 10 for maintenance dredging activities in Newport Bay, located in the city of Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif. The permit was issued pursuant to section 10 of the […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    A special monitoring system is helping protect water quality on the Somerset Levels and Moors where a major dredging operation is under way following severe flooding. The system, which was supplied by OTT Hydrometry and installed by Wavelength Environmental, is designed to protect the river ecology by issuing email alerts if water quality deteriorates beyond […]

  • 5 November 2013

    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 three and nine months ended September 30, 2013. Jonathan Berger, Chief Executive Officer stated, “For the three months ended September 30, […]

  • 14 October 2010

    Namibia’s port authority Namport plans to spend R2.7 billion (N$2.7bn) on upgrading the port of Walvis Bay within the next three to four years, says Walvis Bay Corridor Group CEO, Johny Smith. As has been previously reported in PORTS & SHIPS, Walvis Bay is to be expanded with a new container terminal that will double […]

  • 26 March 2012

    Xiangyu Dredging Holdings Limited, the largest privately owned dredging company in China in terms of dredging volume in 2010, has announced the consolidated annual results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) for the year ended 31 December 2011 (the “Reporting Period”). – Revenue of RMB 1,137 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 203% […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has concluded an exceptionally good third quarter. Revenue, adjusted for the sale of the 40% stake in Archirodon, and earnings were higher than in the first and second quarter of 2013 against stable market conditions. The order book increased compared to the end of the first half of the year and […]