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  • 4 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Children who live and visit the Borough of Stone Harbor are grabbing their yellow hats and acting as official Honorary Inspectors for the Stone Harbor beach fill project that resumed on Wednesday afternoon, July 3rd. The Borough is making free plastic hats available to children who are curious about the large beach nourishment project underway; […]

  • 31 March 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces additions to its fiscal year 2014 program based on the recently approved Work Plan. This additional $17.8 million will be used in 2014 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects throughout the Great Lakes. “We recognize that in this time of economic recovery we […]

  • 14 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The House Appropriations Committee yesterday passed legislation that included more than $80 million in federal funding to protect Maryland’s environment and keep commerce moving through the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore Harbor. The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2021 now moves to the full U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. “The Chesapeake […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin applauded a new agreement that makes the Great Lakes a priority. The House-Senate conference agreement on the Water Resources Development Act for the first time treats the Great Lakes as a single navigational system, increases funding for harbor maintenance, and provides broader authority for the Army Corps of […]

  • 25 June 2012

    Long-delayed dredging of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal might start in September if federal officials approve an agreement for funding, says nwitimes.com. The plan’s approval is in the hands of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said Ellen Gregory, attorney for the waterway district. The Indiana Harbor is located in East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana, […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced legislation that would ensure increased funding for maintenance and operations of federal ports—including Sandusky’s. The Harbor Maintenance Act would ensure that funds deposited in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund go toward maintenance, operations, and construction at federal ports. Sandusky Harbor supports more than 410 jobs and generates an estimated […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that bolster local economies and provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities, the Government of Canada said in its latest release.  With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the government is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbors […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged federal appropriators to allocate $2.32 million in federal funding to dredge the Port of Rochester’s Harbor. This funding has been requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Budget and Schumer vowed to fight to make it an actuality. Schumer is urging […]

  • 6 February 2013

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced legislation that would ensure increased funding for maintenance and operations of federal ports—including Conneaut’s. The Harbor Maintenance Act would ensure that funds deposited in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund go toward maintenance, operations, and construction at federal ports. Conneaut Harbor supports more than 2,000 jobs and generates an estimated […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced the full details of a €17.8m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned fishery harbors and local harbor network. In announcing the initiative the Minister said: “I have set aside €14.9m towards safety, maintenance and new development works […]

  • 9 September 2013

    The Escanaba harbor dredging program is scheduled to commence this week, according to dailypress.net. Regarding this cleanup venture, Jim O’Toole, the Escanaba City Council manager, stated: “Funds for this project have been made available through a grant from the Michigan DNR so there are no local costs.” During the project, the contractor, MCM Marine of […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) led a bipartisan effort in Congress to urge President Barack Obama to include proper funding for America’s ports and harbors in his annual budget proposal for the federal government. “Frankly, our harbors and ports play a critical part in Northern Michigan’s economy. Unfortunately we’ve seen problems with the funding that’s supposed […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, will conduct a two-phase study to better understand difficult wave conditions in Two Rivers Harbor in Two Rivers, WI. During the first phase USACE scientists will position wave gages in and around the federal harbor at Two Rivers to better understand the wave situation. This first phase […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday announced the FY16 Omnibus Appropriations bill, expected to pass Congress this week, will allocate $2.32 million in federal funding to dredge the Port of Rochester’s Harbor next year. This funding had been requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Budget. In […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Peab, one of the Nordic region’s leading construction and civil engineering companies, has been contracted to construct Kapellskar harbor. The client is Stockholms Hamnar by Kapellskärs Hamn AB and the contract amounts to SEK 200 million. To ensure the shipping industry in the Stockholm region and to meet future traffic trends, volumes and vessel sizes […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The US House passed a bipartisan bill that allows the Army Corps of Engineers to develop dredging plans around the country. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree pushed for provisions that were included in the bill that will make it easier to get dredging approved for small harbors like those along the Maine Coast. “Small harbors have significant […]

  • 22 December 2011

    Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) joined the United States Army of Corps of Engineers in announcing $100,000 in emergency funding to dredge the St. Joseph harbor. Over the past weeks, Upton has worked closely with local dock owners, Berrien County officials, and the Corps to reach a solution. The harbor, which is essential to jobs […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs, from the bottom of the New Bedford Harbor is the No. 1 source of airborne PCBs in the neighborhoods surrounding the port, according to new research by the University of Iowa and Boston University School of Public Health. In fact, airborne PCB emissions from the harbor are so […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The silo demolition and harbor dredging projects are both set to begin in Port Stanley this week, according to the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin. The demolition of the silos will take place throughout the month of October, and the dredging of the harbor will continue until spring. With these projects ongoing, the […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $926,000 contract to dredge Oswego Harbor, NY, this summer. The contract was awarded to Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, MI, and includes dredging a total of 175.000 cubic yards of sediment from the federal navigation channel. Dredging will be performed at the harbor mouth, in the outer harbor […]

  • 7 June 2012

    State Representative Al Pscholka has introduced a resolution in the House calling on the federal government to make sure that money in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is properly used. The fund is comprised of tax dollars collected at ports all over the country, and some of those dollars are supposed to go to things […]

  • 22 August 2012

    Sturgeon Bay-based Roen Salvage Co. has won a $2.5 million contract to dredge Green Bay Harbor. According to doorcountydailynews.com, this work will involve dredging 161,000 cubic yards of shoaled material from the harbor and placing it in the Bayport Confined Disposal Facility. Lt. Col. Robert Ellis of Wilmington District, said: “This is an important harbor […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $454,400 contract to MCM Marine, Inc., of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for dredging three southwest Michigan harbors: New Buffalo, Saugatuck and South Haven. “We are pleased to award this contract, which will keep these Harbors of Refuge functional for recreational boaters and anglers, who are […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    As part of the outer harbor dredging portion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, the Dredge Illinois was recently repositioned off Cockspur Island in the main navigation channel of the Savannah River. Dredged material is being placed on Jones-Oysterbed Island. When working further from land, cutter head dredges like the Illinois use a spider barge […]

  • 14 June 2012

    Oak Bluffs harbor management advisory committee is moving forward with significant projects to improve the port. Long-scheduled dredging of the harbor channel is expected to begin this week, according to mvtimes.com. The dredge Currituck, which travels the East Coast working on a number of harbor entrances and channels each year, will clear the channel of […]

  • 25 February 2013

    Thornbury harbor will receive an emergency dredging program early this spring, reports simcoe.com. The cost of this dredging project will be somewhere between $200,000 and $270,000, and will be paid by debt financing. The Thornbury harbor dredging work is scheduled to commence in April and to be wrapped up in May. According to simcoe.com, Councillor […]