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  • 10 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement regarding the U.S. President Obama’s budget that makes significant reductions to the Lake Okeechobee dike system and Everglades projects. “Last year, Florida communities experienced a rainy season that exposed the short comings of the federal government’s inaction in funding projects to protect South Florida estuaries,” said Governor Scott. […]

  • 2 August 2013

    A final report on sick fish in Gladstone Harbour says flooding – not dredging – was the main cause of the problem, reports gladstoneobserver.com.au. Some scientists, environmentalists and commercial fishermen have blamed suspended dredging sediments for a prolonged disease outbreak affecting seafood, turtles, dugong and other marine life, but Gladstone Ports Corporation and government scientists […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    PortMiami is working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to ensure that the deepening of the Port is completed on time while continuing to protect the environment. “DEP has worked closely with PortMiami staff to ensure we are operating on schedule and with the appropriate […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    After Gov. Rick Scott’s January 2013 announcement of state and local funding to complete the Mile Point project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), JAXPORT and the St. Johns Bar Pilot Association hosted media aboard a pilot boat to view the Mile Point project area. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday commended the nearly 700 people who have gathered in Milwaukee, Wis., for Great Lakes Week. Great Lakes Week participants will collaborate on strategies and focus efforts to restore and protect one of the world’s greatest treasures: the […]

  • 4 November 2012

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor is scheduled to begin the annual dredging of the federal navigation channel in Grays Harbor Nov. 5. Removal of about 770,000 cubic yards of material will begin in the inner harbor near Aberdeen, Wash., extending to the middle of the harbor. The Corps’ Seattle District awarded a $4.25 […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure last week held a subcommittee hearing entitled “Water Resources: The Role of the Public and Private Sectors.” During the hearing, Senator Edward J. Markey, of Malden, Massachusetts, discussed the dredging of Boston Harbor and coastal resilience issues. Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite Commanding General […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    During our first Dredging Today Conference, held last month in Amsterdam, we took an opportunity to talk with Mr John Mackenzie, Business Development Director at National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) from Abu Dhabi. ‘Middle East perspective on business climate trends’ was the main topic of Mr Mackenzie’s presentation. He said that the whole Gulf Region (UAE, Saudi Arabia, etc) […]

  • 9 July 2012

    The dredger David Church whilst operating within Dover harbor picked up what is believed to be an old World War II explosive. Dover Coastguard has been coordinating with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Portsmouth and with the Dover Port Authority, to have the explosive taken to a remote area and detonated. Tony Chester, […]

  • 8 November 2012

    The dredging program has officially commenced Wednesday at the Fort Moultrie Dock, reports abcnews4.com. This project includes removing of approximately 17,000 cubic yards of material from the mentioned area. Rick Dorrance, chief of resource management for Fort Sumter, stated: “So we were able to leverage our very small project with other Corps of Engineers bigger […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board approved a resolution signing on as the local sponsor of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) and affirming the District’s financial capability for the project. Regarding this, Governor Rick Scott issued a following statement: “We’re committed to restoring and protecting water quality for families along the St. […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Phase five of the North Topsail Beach (NC) shoreline restoration project continues according to schedule. According to the latest update, work zone currently extends between 139 S Permuda Wynd and 310 Seashore Drive (approximately between Sta. 617+00 to Sta. 606+00). Tigerhole Landscaping continued conducting rock picking operations within the constructed berm area between 3010 Island Drive […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Demolition works on the $22 million Shute Harbor restoration project in the Whitsundays will begin this month following the damage caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC) Debbie, announced today the Queensland Government. Funding for the harbor project is provided through the joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Arco Dee’ has picked up an unexploded World War Two shell during its work off Selsey, the Shoreham Herald reports. “At 10.20 yesterday morning the UK coastguard received a report from a vessel that they dredged up some possible ordnance,” a spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. “It was metal in appearance, […]

  • 6 June 2012

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (Maritime Administration, “MARAD”) has recently picked Ellicott’s Wisconsin yard for a $550,000 grant to support innovation and further enhance efficient manufacturing of dredges. Ellicott’s selection was noteworthy for two reasons: – First, in winning this award, Ellicott was one of just twelve shipyards selected out of over 120 applicants nationwide […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott visited JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal last week to discuss his plans for investing further in state transportation and seaport projects during the coming year. Scott recently proposed a $10.8 billion transportation budget, including $176 million for Florida ports. The governor was joined by JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor, members of the International […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    There were cheers all around when the final load of sand to form the base for Brisbane Airport’s New Parallel Runway was pumped onto the runway site over the weekend – some two months early. Julieanne Alroe Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director said collaborative project management and detailed planning contributed to the […]

  • 21 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    A canal dredging work along Bang Krasan in Ayutthaya, Thailand, is nearing its completion and is set to be wrapped up by April 30, the Bangkok Post reports.  The project, inspected by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon yesterday, is about 98% completed. Bang Krasan is a 2.2-kilometer canal in Ayutthaya’s Bang Pa-in district that channels […]

  • 27 April 2012

    Governor Rick Scott signed into law a $70.8 billion dollar spending plan for Florida during an event in St. Johns County. The General Appropriations Act for FY 2012-13 provides nearly $22 million for statewide beach management projects. The Legislature provided funding for the top seven beach projects of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s local […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Florida Governor Rick Scott joined Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad and JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor yesterday at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The governor announced his plans for a historic $8.8 billion Department of Transportation budget in the coming year. The budget request will include nearly $139 million for […]

  • 20 August 2012

    On Friday, Governor Rick Scott attended a groundbreaking ceremony on the first 10-acres of a new 52-acre container terminal at the Port Manatee’s Berth 12. “Florida is making the investment needed to get our ports ready for the expansion of the Panama Canal, and these investments will result in more logistics and manufacturing jobs in […]

  • 18 May 2012

    JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson was one of 25 business leaders from around the U.S. participating in an economic roundtable discussion led by Governor Rick Scott and Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolis. Anderson took the opportunity to thank the governor and senate president for their leadership in promoting port infrastructure investment during the last two Florida […]

  • 15 November 2012

    The $28 million SANDAG beach replenishment project along the San Diego coastline will continue today, reports fox5sandiego.com. The project began in early September and will replenish beaches from Oceanside to Imperial Beach. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of November 7, an incident involving efforts to clear a clogged onshore pipe occurred at the […]

  • 3 May 2013

    The Presque Isle Marina dredging program is scheduled for May 6, 2013, reports uppermichiganssource.com. This area will be closed for boaters until July 1. Regarding this closure, Jon Swenson from the Marquette Parks and Recreation Office, said: “Unfortunately this is the price of progress in order to get things in better shape, boaters, we’re asking […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today called for changes to prohibit people with coal and gas interests from sitting on the Great Barrier Reef’s management board, and backed calls for the Abbott Government to pause port approvals until the inquiry into conflicts of interest is completed. “Big coal and gas should get their hands off the Reef, […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A $120 million upgrade to the Port of Cairns is closer thanks to the finalization of the state’s consideration of the Environmental Impact Statement for the project. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, today announced the state’s independent Coordinator-General has approved the port upgrades with very stringent reef safeguards. Mr Dick […]