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  • 28 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Broome will be open to cruise ships around the clock in time for the start of the cruise ship season in mid-October, with dredging underway this week. The $15.3 million channel optimization program will allow 24-hour access for cruise ships, which currently need to berth at irregular hours due to navigational hazards. […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutra Group has launched its new 6,000cy Hydraulic Dump Scow built in Corn Island Shipyard, Grandview, Indiana. The launching ceremony took place on August 20, 2019. Following the launching, christening and commissioning of the Dump Scow ES15, the vessel will finish sea trials and additional testing this week. Next week the ES15 will head to […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Last week, the keel laying of the two custom-built 29,190kW heavy-duty rock cutter suction dredgers for the Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA), took place at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel. The vessels, named MOHAB MAMEESH and 26th OF JULY, will have an overall length of 147.4 meters and provide a maximum dredging […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    IADC today announced third nomination running to receive the Safety Award 2019 award – Van Oord and Boskalis agree: MedAssist gives needed medical support to ships at sea. The MedAssist Skills Application provides offline step-by-step instructions for basic medical skills and procedures on board a ship when there is no doctor present or the ship […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. today released half-year results for the period ending 30 June 2019, reporting total revenue of €1.27 billion. The company realized a net profit of €1.3 million in the first half of the year (H1 2018: negative €361.4 million). According to Boskalis, revenue in the first half of the year increased 8.6% compared […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work is underway on a £2 million scheme to refurbish the flood defense embankment in Stansgate, Essex, offering a higher level of protection to people living nearby, informs the Environment Agency. The work is taking place along a stretch of coastline west of the Stansgate Abbey Road, north of Steeple, and is expected to last […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, in coordination with USACE St. Paul District, is deploying the Dredge Dubuque to perform critical dredging on the Ouachita-Black River in Louisiana starting in late August. The dredge will remove shoaling in the navigation channel caused by significant high-water events on the Ouachita-Black River during 2019. This […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of South Australia’s Department for Environment and Water said in its latest release that the regional and outer metropolitan councils can now apply for funding to repair, conserve and enhance SA coastline.  The grants, known as the Regional Coast Protection Fund, will provide $4 million funding over four years to help regional and […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Port Houston attended the Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Summer Stakeholder Partnering Forum with local industry members and Corps representatives at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus earlier this week.  During the event, Executive Director of Port of Houston Authority, Roger Guenther, provided remarks on behalf of the Texas Ports Association as well as […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    As part of Project Ireland 2040, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, announced the signing of a €14.7 million capital works contract to deliver a 120m long quay development and associated works at Smooth Point, Killybegs Fishery Harbor Centre, Co. Donegal. Commenting the signing of the contract with contractor ABCO/Fugro […]

  • 9 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has confirmed Mr. Rabindra Kumar Agarwal, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping, to be a keynote speaker at their Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference which will be held on 18 October 2019 in New Delhi, India. At the event, Mr. Agarwal will address the economic developments in […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and Congressman Garret Graves have found a solution to move forward on the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project, they announced earlier this week. The project will dredge, widen and upgrade 66 miles of waterways in the East Baton Rouge Parish critical […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Western Australia today announced that the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina design will include a four lane boat ramp, doubling the original size of the boat launching facility, following strong community feedback. “Feedback from boat users and the Port Hedland community has seen the original two-lane ramp replaced with a four-lane option which […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Royal IHC handed over the custom-built 2,300m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) LESSE to Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging on Friday, August 2. The vessel, built at IHC’s partner yard MTG Dolphin BV in Bulgaria, is based on the success of IHC-built TSHDs ALBATROS and MAHURY (delivered in 2013 and 2015 respectively). After successful […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    VolkerStevin, alongside joint venture partners Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, has been awarded five new contracts as part of the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) £1 billion Framework to reduce flooding across the UK. Work has already begun on the following projects, aimed to improve the lives of communities and the wider environment: Oxford Flood […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, yesterday signed the recommended plan to restore approximately 216 acres of the Middle Rio Grande bosque. If authorized, this project will improve hydrologic function in this area by constructing high-flow channels, willow swales, and wetlands, and restores native vegetation and […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has called on the Commonwealth Government to work with State and local governments to manage coastal erosion across the country. The State Government today released a comprehensive report outlining the scope and scale of coastal erosion across Western Australia, and potential options for managing areas of risk. The report itself […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority has received $18 million from New York State (NYS) for freight-related projects, part of a $206 million overall investment by the state, the Watertown Daily Times reports.  This funding is the final piece of funding needed to start a project that includes dredging of the St. Lawrence River to […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Most maritime infrastructure projects are required to undergo vigorous environmental and cultural or social impact assessments before they are given permission to proceed. These evaluations look out for evidence demonstrating avoidance, minimization or mitigation of impacts in the preparation, actual construction and post-construction phases. Juan C. Savioli, Head of the Coastal and Estuarine Department DHI […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ study of potential improvements to the Houston Ship Channel is nearing completion, Port Houston informs.  The study, that began in 2015, has been conducted in partnership with Port Houston and has examined the feasibility and national benefits of various widening, deepening and other improvements for the channel. According to […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The sea trials of the 2,300m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) LESSE have been completed successfully, informs Royal IHC. According to the shipbuilder, during the trials, the vessel and its dredging equipment were thoroughly tested in all conditions. The LESSE was built by IHC’s partner yard MTG Dolphin BV in Varna, Bulgaria. She will be […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) has just reported a net loss of $1.6 million ($0.06 diluted loss per share) for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. According to Mark Stauffer, Orion Group Holding’s President and Chief Executive Officer, the second quarter revenues increased both year-over-year and sequentially as ORN’s Marine business delivered an improved […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    DC Industrial NV-SA/Group De Cloedt has become a member of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC). Commenting the latest news, René Kolman, Secretary General of IADC, said: “We are pleased to welcome DC Industrial NV-SA/Group De Cloedt as our new member.” “As IADC, we aim to promote the industry as an innovative industry with […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Lasse Petterson, the second quarter was another active period for GLDD, marking their fourth consecutive quarter showing improvement in both revenue and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations when comparing to […]

  • 30 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy has granted conditional approval for Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Clinton Vessel Interaction Project. According to the government, the approval was given to GPC to dredge approximately 800 000m³ from the existing Clinton channel and dispose the dredged material in the Western Basin Reclamation Area in Gladstone, Queensland. […]

  • 30 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Sabine-Neches Navigation District (SNND) have signed the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) to begin the construction of the Sabine-Neches Waterway Channel Improvement Project (CIP). Construction of the deepening project is expected to begin in late September, said USACE. “The role that the Sabine-Neches Waterway plays in providing […]