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  • 11 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) announced today the receipt of several major dredging contracts totaling $60.9 million which will be included in the year-end 2020 backlog number. The awarded work includes: North County Comprehensive Shore Protection Project (Coastal Protection, Florida, $21.2 million); U.S. Naval Station Mayport and Jacksonville Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project (Maintenance, […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Business development

    WEDA’s next webinar, named Houston Ship Channel Widening and Deepening Update, will take place on Thursday, January 14, 2021, from noon to 1 PM EST.  This webinar will be presented by: Charlie Jenkins, Sr. Director, Port of Houston Authority; Captain J.J. Plunkett, Retired. U.S. Coast Guard; Dana Cheney, Vice President, Gahagan and Bryant Associates, Inc.; Neil McLellan, […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Business development

    The U.S. EPA is observing the significant and rapid progress addressing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in New Bedford Harbor during the past several years. EPA’s cleanup work in the harbor has achieved major milestones, resulting in EPA now transferring control of a 5-acre industrial port facility with rail access, formerly used as a sediment dewatering […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Business development

    Encore Dredging Partners (EDP), a newly formed premier specialty dredging and marine infrastructure services firm, has acquired Inland Dredging Company for an undisclosed purchase price. EDP completed the transaction with the support of AV Capital who is the sole financial sponsor of EDP and will continue to support future growth and provide oversight. According to […]

  • 6 January 2021
    Business development

    The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has announced that its flagship event – Dredging Days – has been revamped and given a new focus. CEDA Dredging Days 2021 will be held, end of September/early October 2021, at a new venue to be announced shortly. The CEDA Dredging Days event is well known, in the wider dredging […]

  • 4 January 2021
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Inter RAO-Engineering and FSUE Rosmorport have signed contract for the construction of the new Pionersky terminal in the Kaliningrad Region, reports PortNews. Under the deal, the Russian company will complete the construction of the future international freight/passenger terminal in Pionersky. Last December, Inter RAO (member of Inter RAO Group, Moscow) was announced as the winner […]

  • 30 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. EPA yesterday announced the completion of two multi-million-dollar Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA) projects in Michigan through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). These two projects remediated a total of 23,600 cubic yards of contaminated sediment within the Muskegon Lake and Detroit River Areas of Concern (AOCs), two of 43 areas identified in the […]

  • 28 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Maintenance dredging at the Port of Mackay has been successfully completed on schedule, reports the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation. According to NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin, the hopper dredger ‘Brisbane’ has departed the port after commencing dredging operations earlier this month. “Completing the maintenance dredging on schedule was no mean feat in a […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Tarragona, Spain, recently added the second connection to the new Balears Wharf and is now ready to begin dredging. According to the port, the second connection made between the Llevant breakwater and the caissons of the Port Tarragona’s Balears Wharf gives a highly identifiable appearance to the new wharf. This second and […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    A consultation has been launched for a flood defence scheme at Penketh and Whittle Brooks that could reduce the risk of flooding to 221 properties. The Environment Agency is encouraging residents to share their views on proposals for this £3.3m flood risk management scheme. Peter Costello, Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the Environment […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Equipment

    An electrically driven EDOP150 is currently at work at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, Damen informs. The EDOP has been delivered with gen set and operational container, and will work from an existing work boat. Now the Port of Esbjerg can keep their harbor basins clean and easily accessible for all port traffic, Damen said. […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Technology

    The U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, the Kalamazoo River Natural Resource Trustee Council, and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy have announced entry of a consent decree that requires NCR Corp. to clean up and fund future response actions at a significant portion of the Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site. […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    After 10 years of planning and executing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) completed the second largest restoration project in the history of the National Park Service, the restoration of Ship Island. Ship Island, a barrier island on the western tip of Gulf Islands National Seashore, 10 miles […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Study (DSEIS) of the Port Everglades Harbor deepening project for public review and comment. The DSEIS considers new information, and updates previous evaluations of potential effects on the human environment due to implementation of the Port Everglades project. The Everglades deepening project […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Napier Port, New Zealand, continues to make good progress with their major 6 Wharf project. According to the latest update, despite 5-6 weeks tools down during the Alert Level 4 lockdown earlier this year, this vital piece of infrastructure is on budget and on track to be completed by late 2022. In the recent update, […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Business development

    CEDA Dredging Days 2021, the flagship conference of the Central Dredging Association (CEDA), will take place next Fall, according to the latest news release. “We have listened carefully to feedback gathered from our members and other stakeholders in the world of dredging,” said CEDA. “We are now ready and proud to announce that the Dredging […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Equipment

    Dredge Yard has successfully completed the assembly operations of their new ECO200 electric hydraulic cutter suction dredger (CSD) for a Canadian customer. The cutter dredger dredger was partly fabricated with Dredge Yard partners in the Netherlands and the European Union. The ECO200 CSD has a total installed power of 214 KW and is equipped with […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Business development

    After years in the planning, Eastland Port in Gisborne has received the official go ahead to proceed with two major infrastructure projects. On December 2, the Environment Court advised that they had signed off the resource consents for the rebuild of Wharf 7 and the slipway. “This is the culmination of a process we started […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Hampton, VA, is proposing to construct a beach replenishment (nourishment) project along 3,483 linear feet of shoreline at Buckroe Beach.  Under the plan, a contractor will place sandy beach nourishment material along the channelward side of the existing bulkhead at Buckroe Park, and would extend no more than 465 feet channelward of […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has appointed a consortium comprising Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares, Witteveen+Bos, Metier, and Partners for Resilience to enhance the Mozambican City of Beira’s coastal resilience to extreme climate events. In 2019, Beira was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which killed more than 750 people, damaged 90% of the City’s infrastructure, including the country’s main […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Business development

    Port Freeport hosted USACE Southwestern Division Commander and Division Engineer Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck, Director of Programs for the Southwestern Division Pete Perez, Galveston District Commander Col. Timothy R. Vail, and other USACE officials last week to showcase growth and strategic initiatives being implemented at Port Freeport. This was the inaugural visit to Port […]

  • 9 December 2020

    We are all increasingly sensitive to the need for economic development compatible with environmental protection in managing our behaviour in relation to ecosystems. Approximately 80% of world trade by volume and over 70% of world trade by value is transported by sea and managed from ports around the world. Countries are increasingly faced with the […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced yesterday that they have secured a major increase in federal funding to dredge and maintain federal Great Lakes harbors in the final Water Resources Development Act. The 2020 Water Resources Development Act continues the lawmakers’ commitment to ensuring funding in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is used […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE’s Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck and Galveston District Commander Col. Timothy R. Vail met with the Port of Harlingen administration on December 1. Beck assumed command of the Southwestern Division in June 2020 and was visiting facilities in his division as part of an outreach initiative to improve communication and project […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) have announced that Phase II of the Boston Harbor Dredging Project is now complete – ahead of schedule by nearly one full year. USACE, partnering with Cashman Dredging Inc. and Dutra Group, have worked 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, since July 2018 to complete this second […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Western Australia Premier, Mark McGowan, today officially opened the first of two stages of the transformational Bunbury Waterfront project, the Jetty Road Causeway. The two-year project involved major repairs to the causeway with an additional 31,000 tonnes of rock placed to strengthen the structure. According to the government, the design work will soon commence for […]