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  • 18 June 2012

    The Queensland Government has reaffirmed its support for the Great Barrier Reef announcing all financial commitments for improving its water quality are on track to be delivered. Premier Campbell Newman said the Government was dedicated to restoring the Reef’s health. “The Great Barrier Reef is a Queensland icon, worth around $5 billion a year to […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Planning is underway to deliver $3.3 million in vital coastal infrastructure improvements in the Clarence river region, Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis announced this yesterday. Mr Humphries said $1 million is being invested in the Yamba Boat Harbour including upgrades to mooring, catwalks, revetment wall and replacing piles […]

  • 29 November 2012

    The Canal and River Trust has announced plan to make improvements to a number of weirs on the Regent’s Canal, making them even more efficient during periods of heavy rain. They are proposing to give the existing weirs crenulated edges, which will increase surface area and allow higher volumes of water to flow over them. […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The USACE, Galveston District, will host two public scoping meetings on May 17 and 19, 2016, to inform the public about the proposed study to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Houston Ship Channel 45-Foot Expansion Channel Improvement Project (HSC ECIP).  “The purpose of the study is to examine the feasibility of improving […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Removal of the second and largest of three dams from the Raritan River in Somerset County, which will help open up a 10-mile stretch of the middle and upper portions of the river to fish migration for the first time in more than a century, has started this morning, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has announced tender for redesign and improvement works of the South Ro-Ro Quay and the Fuel Quay at the Port of Ibiza. The budget for the tender is €9,181,44.96, and the maximum execution period has been set to 15 months. The work will be carried out in two […]

  • 25 April 2012

    APM Terminals takes an unusual organizational step to further improve its safety culture: The Hague-based global port and inland operator, often highlighted and awarded as safety leader in the industry, has decided to assign one of its most experienced and trusted executives as an internal Safety Activist. This organizational step, previously unseen in the port […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District will prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment (EA) for the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project. The largest container vessels calling at West Coast ports today have roughly twice the capacity of those that served the ports just five years ago. In order to remain […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Dredge Yard unveiled its redesigned website this week, featuring major enhancements to its popular site. The new website’s appearance is fresher, with many new pictures collected from all Dredge Yard offices, foundries and machine shops. Dredge Yard supplies several dredging components needed for the dredgers and dredge pipe lines. Those dredge components are designed by […]

  • 14 December 2012

    With unanimous approval of a new ground lease by commissioners, longtime Port tenant Columbia Grain, Inc. will continue to grow export volumes at its Terminal 5 facility for at least another 25 years. Columbia Grain is a leading world grain exporter located in Portland since 1978. “We are excited to extend our Terminal 5 ground […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Equipment, Technology

    Eighteen European partners are joining forces to develop a toolkit for making coasts less vulnerable to flooding and the impact of floods. The new toolkit provides policymakers with concrete instruments and methods for enhancing protection of their coast from the dangers of sea flooding, coastal erosion and sudden floods caused by rainfall. Deltares in coordinator […]

  • 18 January 2013

    This week marks the beginning of dredging work in the Tuncurry Channel, near the entrance to Wallis Lake. The state government has chipped in $27,000 towards the project, which will help improve navigation for recreational and commercial boaters. 5,000 cubic metres of sediment will be removed from the channel over the coming week. [mappress] Source: […]

  • 12 February 2013

    Boaties will be the winners with a new $750,000 permanent dredging pipeline to be installed at the entrance channel to Mooloolaba Harbour. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the pipeline, which would be submerged under the river, meant dredging will now have little impact on vessel traffic in and out of the harbour. “A contract […]

  • 22 March 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers exemplifies a learning organization by sharing information and experiences, and applying lessons learned. The Middle East District strives to improve processes, communication and other issues directly affecting contractors involved in USACE projects in the Middle East and Central Asia. When the district, on behalf of the Transatlantic Division, […]

  • 14 January 2011

    The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will vigorously pursue the improvement of major ports in the country this year with more efficient, … By EDU LOPEZ (mb) [mappress] Source: mb, January 14, 2011;

  • 10 March 2010

    Levels of PCB contamination in the Hudson River are far greater than first estimated and General Electric’s dredging operation must improve before the next phase of the toxic cleanup starts in 2011, according to a new report from federal regulators… [mappress] Source:lohud,March 10,2010;

  • 27 August 2012

    Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell tomorrow will lay the foundations for the long-term health of Gladstone Harbour and surrounding catchments. Mr Powell will meet with representatives of industry, Gladstone Regional Council and commonwealth government and research organisations to invite them to join the Queensland Government’s proposed Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership. “I look forward […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2020 for USACE Civil Works, the Army Corps’ New England District said that they are looking for continued operations and funding in FY 2020 that starts on October 1, 2019. In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding for the operation and maintenance of the 8 […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, has received an application for a permit for the Sand and Warm Creeks Confluence Improvements Project. According to the Corps, the applicant, San Bernardino County Dept of Public Works proposes to convert approximately 2692 linear feet of the Sand Creek and Warm Creek from open, primarily soft-bottomed trapezoidal […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As part of efforts to improve public amenities on the Port of San Diego’s waterfront, the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project is now under construction. This project is an important grant-funded upgrade for the Shelter Island Boat Launch, and represents the culmination of years of planning and public outreach, reported the port. According […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $7 million in funding for improvements to the Minutemen Causeway in Brevard County’s Cocoa Beach. These improvement projects will help protect the health of the Indian River Lagoon by reducing nutrients and treating stormwater runoff. “Funding for these important Minutemen Causeway improvement projects helps us to […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Options for improving long-term water quality in the ACT and Murrumbidgee River catchment are now on display for community comment. “Initial water monitoring and research has identified a range of potential options to improve water quality in each of six priority catchments across the ACT,” ACT Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell said. Federal Parliamentary […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) has just released the latest update on the new coastal defenses being built as part of the North Portsea Island Coastal Flood Defense Scheme. According to the update on coastal improvements at Tipner Lake, the piling work between the Mountbatten Centre and Spinaker Drive is now complete. “The next stage of construction […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    People from Niutao and Nanumanga, outer islands of Tuvalu, rely heavily on shipping operations for the supply of life’s necessities but also to prepare and respond to a crisis or emergency, according to Deltares’ latest announcement. New maritime infrastructures are expected to improve livelihoods for the local population and the resilience of Tuvalu’s maritime sector, […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Stage two of the NSW Government’s $1.68 million dredging program at Yamba is currently underway, Nationals Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, announced today. “This work will improve boating safety and navigation in the Clarence River at Yamba,” Mr Gulaptis said. “Stage 1 was completed in 2016 and saw around 18,000 cubic meters of sand dredged […]

  • 16 September 2013

    The vitality of the nation’s waterway system impacts everyone by generating employment and allowing for the efficient delivery of goods. The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced legislation authorizing improvements, including JAXPORT’s Mile Point project, deemed necessary to keep our ports and waterways thriving. Completing the Mile Point project is the […]