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  • 2 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    One of the world’s largest non self-propelled cutter dredger vessels, which is also one of the largest of all cutter dredgers in the world with 5200 kW of cutter power, will feature Wärtsilä engines, both to generate power and to drive the dredging pump. The ship has been designed by the Design & Research Institute […]

  • 1 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal yesterday celebrated its 15 year anniversary under the leadership of the Panamanian Administration. During this period, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has proven its ability to efficiently operate the waterway, while providing a crucial service to global maritime trade and contributing to Panama’s development.   A Cutting-Edge Canal Since 1999, the Canal […]

  • 31 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Board of Directors this week formally approved the development and construction of a transshipment port in Panama’s Corozal region. Upon completion, the port will have the capacity to handle more than five million TEUs within a 120-hectare area at the Canal’s entrance to the Pacific. The project is now awaiting the final […]

  • 30 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Westport Department of Public Works has announced that a request to extend the weekday construction hours until 10 p.m. for work related to the dredging of the Compo Marina basin has been approved. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ permit for the dredging stipulates that in-water work must be completed by Feb. 1, 2015. […]

  • 25 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    This winter, Morpeth homes and business are better protected than ever from the threat of flooding from the River Wansbeck. Construction of new flood defenses in Morpeth town centre, as part of the multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme, is now complete. Since early 2013, contractors working on behalf of the Environment Agency and Northumberland County […]

  • 25 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Iran has announced the designation of Mellat Bank that will finance China for the expansion of Phase II of Shahid Rajaee Port, and a credit for this project from the Iranian Government, stating that investments in Phase III of this port were initially estimated at around […]

  • 24 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The 4,360 TEU capacity Sealand Eagle became the first container vessel to call the new Maasvlakte II expansion of the Port of Rotterdam. Sealand Eagle made the short journey from the existing APM Terminals Rotterdam terminal to the deep-water quay at the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II terminal to reposition empty containers as part of […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC), exclusively for Dredging Today, looks back at 2014 and forward to 2015 when it will celebrate its 50th anniversary. IADC is the global umbrella organisation for contractors in the private dredging industry. As such IADC is dedicated to not only promoting the skills, integrity and reliability of its […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Transportation Secretary James T. Smith, Jr., last Friday praised U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for her hard work to deliver funding for key Maryland transportation projects as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 that passed Congress last weekend and signed by President Barack Obama. […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Considering the importance of local waterways, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Rogelio L. Singson issued Department Order No. 139, Series of 2014 setting the guidelines on all river dredging activities for flood-control projects and quarrying purposes. “We have to implement our flood-control projects in a way that we can achieve positive impact and […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) has announced that the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) has been awarded $233,600 to further develop research and educational programs to ensure that New Jersey coastal communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change, as well as future storms.  Sea Grant is a nationwide network administered through 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 […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council to undertake a “Coastal Sediment Transport Study” across its beaches. Both organisations were keen to invite students from the local University of Hull Scarborough Campus to observe the fieldwork.  The project, awarded via Lot 21 (Coastal Services) of the YorConsult Framework (framework for the procurement of construction […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Three months after its last delivery, Fugro has received the third of a series of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen on December 12th 2014. Like her sisters, Fugro Frontier is a compact, diesel-electric FOCSV designed for a variety of tasks. However, Fugro Frontier has benefited from tailoring to the […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has extended the public comment period for the draft Martis Creek master plan update and accompanying environmental assessment by two weeks, meaning comments can now be submitted for consideration until January 3, 2015. The master plan, which guides the management of natural and cultural resources and development […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Jack Kingston and Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson applauded new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the government spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend. The 2015 Appropriations bill includes $1.52 million in construction funding that will keep this vital economic infrastructure project on track. To ensure this money […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    APM Terminals has signed a two-year $6.23 million contract with Amsterdam-based NV Nuon Energy for the supply of environmentally-sustainable wind-generated electricity to power the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II cranes and container handling equipment. The new deep-water terminal, scheduled to receive its first commercial vessel call later this month, will be the world’s first container […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In order to stop future flooding of the Jamapa and Cotaxtla rivers in Veracruz, Mexico, the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) recently decided to execute an emergency project for the purpose of cleaning, de-silting and preventing further flooding in those rivers. The project required a total of eight cutter suction dredges, all manufactured by […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Queensland Government will consider building two new dams and raising Wivenhoe Dam to better protect Brisbane and Ipswich families from major flood events. Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle today released the results of a wide-ranging prefeasibility study looking at potential options to improve the flood defenses of the two cities. “South-east Queensland will experience […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the Omnibus spending bill including $1.1 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), an increase of $100 million over last year’s allocation, has passed in both the House and Senate. The bill has cleared Congress and will head to the President’s desk for his final […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Major renourishment project aimed to restore dunes that were hit by the winter storms has been underway at Sandy Neck. Each year, high winds and waves cause damage to the front dune at Sandy Neck, and sacrificial sand is put in place to protect the parking lot and shoreline. About 5,500 cubic yards of sand was […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New detached Cowes Breakwater, delivered by Cowes Harbour Commission, unlocks the harbour’s potential and creates catalyst for investment and job opportunities. CHC appointed Boskalis Westminster to undertake construction of the new £7 million detached breakwater for Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The protection provided by the Cowes Breakwater has now enabled the planned marina […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A decision on Chatham Rock Phosphate’s marine consent application is expected to be announced on or before 30 January 2015. The Decision-making Committee hearing CRP’s application today officially closed the hearing. Once closed the DMC has 20 working days to consider its decision which would mean the decision would be given on or before 30 […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The discovery of an early 18th century cannon during work on the Miami Harbor Deepening Project was certainly an exciting moment for crew members of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) LLC Company.  Their discovery was made in August while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contractor was working at the seagrass mitigation site […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the Omnibus spending bill – a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $1.1 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), an increase of $100 million over last year’s allocation. The Harbor Maintenance […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In early 2014 the Somerset Levels and Moors experienced widespread flooding, particularly within the Parrett and Tone river catchments. The Environment Agency estimated there were more than 65 million cubic meters of floodwater covering an area of 65 square kilometers. Residents of Northmoor (Moorland, Chadmead and Fordgate) had to leave their homes at the height […]