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  • 15 October 2012

    Low water levels that are restricting shipping traffic and causing barges to run aground are causing concerns at Kingsville Harbour. Nelson Santos, the Kingsville mayor, believes that, in dealing with the harbour problems, unresolved ownership questions should get priority, reports blackburnnews.com. “That area is still owned, I believe, by the federal government. That’s an area […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    A £50,000 coastal defense repair scheme at Portaferry Road in Greyabbey is officially underway, the Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure said in its latest release. The scheme will greatly improve the structural stability of the existing seawall and thereby lessen the risk of undermining the carriageway of this important A Class Road on the Ards Peninsula […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Boaters now have improved access to the lower Willamette and Columbia rivers now that a dredging project at Scappoose Bay Marine Park is complete, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Prior to the project, boats were grounding out in the channel at low tide. The channel was deepened around the boat ramp and […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbour Board’s £30 million redevelopment of Torry Quay, completed earlier this year, has received an Improving Sustainability Award from CEEQUAL. The Project Team for the development, which included Aberdeen Harbour Board, Arch Henderson and McLaughlin & Harvey, were praised for various aspects of the project including the re-use of 78% of the total on-site demolition waste as fill […]

  • 27 July 2012

    For some 20 years the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has been organising international seminars on dredging and reclamation in venues from Singapore to the Netherlands to South America. Over a 1,000 professionals from all parts of the world have benefited from these seminars, improving their ability to understand the intricacies of dredging projects. […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Cutting process on an IHC Beaver 50 cutter dredger. The IHC Beaver® 50 is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and special design features including: – A Cutter Special® pump which combines a large ball passage with high suction performance and high efficiency, – One single diesel engine providing efficient power supply for all energy consumers such […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Northwest Seaport Alliance Managing Members Tuesday approved a $52 million that will be invested in Seattle and Tacoma terminal improvements. The investments include purchase of four more container cranes to join four others already on order for Husky Terminal in the South Harbor. The Alliance also approved an additional $2.9 million in improvements at Terminal […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    During a special meeting on January 12, at City Hall, the North Myrtle Beach City Council will consider a Resolution describing the proposed Cherry Grove Canals Dredging Project improvement district and improvement plan. The proposed Resolution will also identify the proposed project time schedule, estimated cost of improvements, and the amount of those costs to be derived from assessments, […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Three Birmingham-area waterways will see environmental improvements, thanks to grants from the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program. Turkey and Village creeks in Jefferson County and Shoal Creek in Shelby County will benefit from the grants, which will help reduce erosion and aid water quality, among other improvements. “These projects will engage multiple organizations, […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appropriations for fiscal year 2014 provide more than $150 million for Sacramento District flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration work in California. The appropriations fund projects through September 2014, the end of the federal fiscal year. Funded projects include: Sacramento area: • Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway Project construction: $66.4 […]

  • 19 November 2012

    With upgrades that include a larger ramp and pier, and a repaved parking area, boaters in Talbot County may have noticed that the landing at Oak Creek received a major makeover. The Talbot County Department of Public Works, with help from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services, successfully renovated the boat launch […]

  • 26 March 2012

    ABPmer has been commissioned by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to develop a 3D water quality model of the Forth Estuary. The model, once validated, will provide SEPA with a suitable tool to assess options to address and mitigate water quality issues as they arise. As Scotland’s environmental regulator, SEPA has a duty to […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has pledged £5 million towards a project to upgrade Scrabster Harbor, close to the Dounreay nuclear site in the north of Scotland, aimed to improved its capacity to receive cruise ships and vessels working in the offshore oil and gas industry. According to their announcement, the improvement work is likely […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration announced recently $905,000 in awards to support local culvert replacement projects that improve municipal infrastructure and river health. The grants are provided by the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) through its Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance grant program. “Our administration is proud to support cities and towns across […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work to improve flood defenses in parts of Skipton town center in North Yorkshire are set to start in September and local residents and business owners are being invited to a drop-in meeting to see how it will affect them. Four sites in the town center have been targeted for improvements as part of the […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Long Beach City Council has approved the next phase of the Colorado Lagoon’s restoration, to further enhance the ecological value of the Lagoon through the creation of additional aquatic resources. The restoration project will establish new aquatic resources and essential fish habitat through balanced hydraulic dredging and filling of the Lagoon site. The floating […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Foreshore Technology, a UK based designer and manufacturer of dredge monitoring systems and software, has released version 5 of their DredgeMaster product range. The new version contains a whole suite of new features to help improve productivity. “New calibration routines have been added to make it much easier for the operator to calibrate the machine […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced the capital construction proposal for the next fiscal year (FY 2016), which includes millions in funding for projects in Southeast Louisiana. The proposal was submitted to the Legislature in the form of House Bill 2 and includes several investments in higher education and infrastructure projects. Governor Jindal said, “This year […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) said Minnesota waterways and shipping infrastructure will get much-needed upgrades under the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which passed the Senate recently and now heads to the President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. The measure includes many bipartisan provisions Franken fought for, including increasing dredging […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Kier has agreed a new £25m per annum contract with the Canal & River Trust to carry out important engineering and construction works on the nation’s 200-year-old canal network. The National Engineering & Construction Contract (NECC) will initially run for six years, with options to extend up to a maximum of 10 years. This longer […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    At the annual Brunswick State of the Port event Tuesday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director, Curtis Foltz, discussed an ambitious capital improvement plan for Brunswick terminals. “In order to ensure efficient processing of cargo, our capacity must remain higher than current demand,” Foltz said. “To that end, we will be improving Brunswick facilities serving each […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Canada said in their latest release that Graham’s Pond Harbor will soon see some critical repairs, aimed to improve services and benefit the local economy in the community of Gaspereaux. Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. “With […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $1.3 billion fiscal year (FY) 2018/19 annual budget for the Port of Los Angeles. The budget focuses on priorities set out earlier this year in the Port’s revised 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, which calls for a focus on growth-supporting infrastructure; security, supply chain efficiency and sustainability; improved financial performance […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Significant structural changes will be made to the groynes at Port Geographe as the State Government implements the recommendations of a three-year study and detailed computer modelling investigating excessive seagrass accumulation and erosion at the Busselton site. Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the $28.15million project would modify the shape and length of the western breakwater; […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract to improve interior drainage for Trapp Canal on the west bank of Jefferson Parish. The project, which is part of the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA), will reduce the risk of damages from a rainfall event that has a chance of occurring […]