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  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tom Reed is in the district this week talking about local water infrastructure projects supported by a bill recently passed in the house with strong bipartisan support. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) supports projects like navigation improvements, combating invasive species, flood protection and environmental restoration. The bill passed the House 417 […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    JAXPORT Board Chairman Joe York and CEO Brian Taylor joined U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw, State Representative Lake Ray and U.S. Army Corps Commander and District Engineer Alan Dodd in announcing that the port’s two critical harbor improvement projects, Mile Point and deepening, are moving forward. Here’s what government, industry and local […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Union Grove Lake restoration will shift in to high gear when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources adds the 105-acre lake to its lake improvement planning in 2014. Union Grove Lake has long been on the radar for a lake improvement project. In April 2008, the DNR used EPA section 319 funding to hire a […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queensland’s rivers will receive a boost, with Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps set to announce a $300,000 grant to the River Improvement Trusts (RIT) Annual Works Program at their Annual Dinner in Airlie Beach today. This announcement comes less than a month after Minister Cripps announced $479,000 in special one-off grants to repair […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Volga Lake in Fayette County can attend a meeting Oct. 17. Citizens are encouraged to bring questions and ideas to improve the lake to the meeting for discussion. Volga Lake is on the state’s list of impaired waters for high levels […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The 37th Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of Dredging Corporation of India Limited was held today in Siri Fort Cultural Complex, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi. “The first and second of the three state of the art trailer suction hopper dredgers of 5500 Cu.M hopper capacity each ordered have been delivered and joined the […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet approved $150 million in bond proceeds which will finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has programmed $150 million in projects to receive bond proceeds for FY 2014 which will be issued by the Division of Bond […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges sediment from the bottom of the Savannah river to maintain the depth of the shipping channel, all that material goes to a dredge material containment area (DCMA), commonly known as a dredge disposal area. The Corps’ Savannah District maintains seven active DMCAs along the South Carolina side […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a contract to replace two water control structures in Herbert Hoover Dike as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract Aug. 30 for $31.8 million to Thalle Construction Company of Hillsborough, N.C. The contract […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is set to start building an earth embankment that will improve flood protection from the sea at Easton Broad, Suffolk. The work, which will be carried out in stages over several years, will see a 400 metre long, 2.5 metre high bank built across the existing reed-bed. The new bank will act […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF stated that the ‘Fight for the Reef’ campaign has seized on a new report on the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef as further evidence that the practice of dumping dredge waste should be banned. The Improved Dredge Material Management for the Great Barrier Reef Region report is one of a number […]

  • 9 August 2013

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a total of $260,000 to two organizations for work that will improve water quality in Onondaga Lake and the Onondaga Lake watershed. The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) has used a $200,000 EPA grant to hire an Onondaga Lake Watershed Coordinator for a two-year period. […]

  • 7 August 2013

    All boat ramps in the Bundaberg region, some extensively damaged during the January floods, will be reopened by Christmas thanks to a cash injection from the Newman Government. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli today confirmed more than $500,000 had been set aside to repair the Kalkie, Burnett Downs and Woodgate boat […]

  • 29 July 2013

    ADPC has announced the next steps in its plans to support the growing cruise business at Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi. Figures for 2012/2013 show a total of 96 vessel calls and 155,000 passengers visited Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi last season. Increasing the cruise business to the city is one of Abu Dhabi’s main tourism-related targets […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will host two meetings to describe improvements planned for the Westport Island Reach of the Mississippi River. The reach is just east of Elsberry, Missouri and west of Hardin, Illinois. In the interest of convenience to residents and businesses in the area, meetings are planned for […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Construction work will begin this week on improvements to the 4.2 kilometres of the flood defences on the River Parrett between Willow Bridge near Stathe and Monks Leaze Clyse, near Combe. The works will involve raising sections of the right bank of the River Parrett between Allermoor Spillway and Beazley’s Spillway by up to 200mm […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Cabinet Committee on Investment directed various security agencies to adhere to the timeline of 12 weeks already approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security, for grant of security clearances for port infrastructure improvement projects. In the year 2012-13, 32 projects were awarded resulting in capacity addition of 136.75 MTPA and involving an investment of […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A module has been added to the XBeach flow model. For the first time, it will be possible to accurately determine the effect of passing ships on river banks that are not straight. Other models can only calculate the interaction between ships, wave movements and the bank for straight banks with vertical walls. An accurate […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Joint Commission advised the governments of Canada and the United States, by letter dated April 15, 2013, that it will implement this year an improved plan for regulating Lake Superior outflows at Sault Ste. Marie. The new plan, Lake Superior Regulation Plan 2012, provides additional benefits compared to current regulation, especially during extreme […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressmen Rodney Davis and Bill Enyart yesterday met with officials at America’s Central Port to share concerns over how Mississippi River water levels can impact local industry and pledged to work together to protect good jobs. Responding to Southern Illinois’ extreme weather conditions – from this past year’s record drought to potential flooding this spring- […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mott MacDonald is providing consultancy services for a project that will improve flood defences and drainage in coastal areas in Bangladesh, benefiting 150,000 households (1 million people). The project is being funded by the Dutch government as part of the Netherlands Development Cooperation. Over half the population of Bangladesh’s coastal areas live below the poverty […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Language authored by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., to improve funding for maintenance of the nation’s harbors was included this week in a water resources bill approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The text of the Harbor Maintenance Act, which Levin introduced earlier this year, was included in the Water Resources Development Act […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The net result of the Port of Rotterdam Authority for 2012 was almost €228 million. Compared to the net result of 2011, this represents an increase of nearly € 33 million (+17%). This is a result of more lease income as well as additional port dues. The operating expenses dropped slightly due to effective cost […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The objective of the Fujian Meizhou Bay Navigation Improvement Project for China is to improve the capacity of the main navigation channel in Meizhou Bay and enhance the management capacity of Meizhou Bay Harbor Administration Bureau (MBHAB). There are two components to the project, the first component being Improvement of main navigation channel. This component […]

  • 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 […]