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  • 10 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A bipartisan group of Great Lakes senators, led by Great Lakes Task Force co-chairs Sen. Carl Levin and Sen. Mark Kirk, wrote to Army Corps of Engineers leaders, urging them to direct additional funding for harbor maintenance projects to reduce a severe backlog of projects in the Great Lakes. The letter, from members of the […]

  • 31 January 2013

    Gov. Rick Snyder’s recognition on the importance of boat harbors to Michigan tourism and local communities last week was good news to state Rep. Greg MacMaster, who has been working to secure dredging funds for the past two years. The Kewadin lawmaker followed up this week by sending a letter to the governor offering to […]

  • 10 April 2012

      Port of Long Beach Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle and Orient Overseas Container Line CEO Phillip Chow signed a $4.6 billion, 40-year lease for the new Middle Harbor container terminal at a ceremony at OOCL’s Hong Kong headquarters on Tuesday, April 3. The inking of the historic agreement was celebrated by officials from the […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council to undertake a “Coastal Sediment Transport Study” across its beaches. Both organisations were keen to invite students from the local University of Hull Scarborough Campus to observe the fieldwork.  The project, awarded via Lot 21 (Coastal Services) of the YorConsult Framework (framework for the procurement of construction […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has made significant progress in finalizing the processes for implementing large-scale restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Approval of this process means council members can begin submitting projects as early as next month, with project-vetting activities taking place later this fall. The Council will invest in specific actions, […]

  • 24 June 2013

    The Port of Tyne is preparing for the arrival of a second gantry crane for its Container Terminal at Tyne Dock in South Shields. The crane is due to arrive by ship on Tuesday (25 June). Coming ‘flat packed’, the £6m, 750-tonnes structure will be assembled piece by piece and is expected to be operational […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    In what amounts to the largest estuary restoration project in the Western United States, leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ San Francisco District have proposed a nearly $175 million plan to help protect the heart of Silicon Valley from catastrophic flooding. It’s a region that is home not only to the giants of […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Louis District Commander Col. Chris Hall met with state and local representatives yesterday in Alton, HI., to discuss current and fixture actions the Coips will take to maintain a safe and reliable navigation channel during low water. The meeting, […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Indonesia, the world’s second biggest contributor to plastic waste in the oceans, is in a state of emergency with regard to waste problems. With 250 million people, around 175,000 tons of waste is produced each day, amounting to 64 million tons per year, according to data from the Environment and Forestry Ministry. “Aware of this […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) yesterday said it commends steps taken this week by President Barack Obama, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and by House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) toward increasing the investment in transportation infrastructure, including needed infrastructure in and connecting to America’s seaports. AAPA President Kurt Nagle […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Committee leaders introduced unprecedented bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, promotes fiscal responsibility, and strengthens the water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth. H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), was introduced in the […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) reacted yesterday to recent statements from Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which indicate that the Mississippi River will be able to sustain navigation through the end of January for towboats and barges at a 9-foot draft, as rock pinnacle […]

  • 23 February 2012

    WWF today challenged the Australian Government’s view that the Great Barrier Reef is being sustainably managed, citing publications showing that coral had declined by up to 50 per cent. As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee prepares to visit Queensland next month, after expressing “extreme concern” at port development and dredging impacts in the World Heritage area, […]

  • 10 November 2010

    Subsea excavation specialist Marin Group has launched the next generation of claycutting tools, taking route preparation technology to a significantly higher level. The Evo Claycutting system ¾ developed and operated by UK-based Marin Group company Marin Subsea ¾ is more powerful, more versatile and much faster to deploy than earlier claycutting equipment and features a […]

  • 16 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week awarded a $57.6-million contract to reconstruct beaches and dunes in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City as part of a joint state and federal partnership that is making New Jersey’s coastline more resilient following Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration announced. The contract, which entails the construction […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Stone Harbor officials have learned that the ongoing beach nourishment project will now involve the entire beachfront. The Borough has successfully negotiated a new agreement that will result in a fully restored beach along the entire community that will be provided at no cost to the municipality. “I am elated that we have been able […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton received three construction bids for the development of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, which once constructed, will be the first facility in the nation designed to support the construction, assembly, and deployment of offshore wind projects. MassCEC received bids from three contractors: Cashman Equipment Corp. of […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation providing $21 million for 58 emergency harbor dredging projects, a move that protects Michigan’s economy while ensuring a safe and enjoyable boating season. Dredging is necessary as water levels in the Great Lakes reach historic lows. The effort is aimed at public harbors and recreational marinas approved by the State […]

  • 11 February 2013

    State-of-the-art fully automated stacking cranes (ASCs) currently being installed at the UK’s new national hub port will increase reliability and ensure smoother, more efficient operations 24 hours a day, even in weather conditions that would force non-automated systems to close. One of the first to view the new equipment being erected was UK Transport Minister […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work on the construction of a new breakwater structure at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, which will transform the port into a true sheltered harbourage, has successfully moved into the third stage of this vital 18-month coastal protection project. Cowes Harbour Commission’s appointed contractors Boskalis Westminster, world leaders in the design and construction of breakwaters, […]

  • 19 April 2012

    The world wants soy, and U.S. farmers have invested in finding ways to get more of it to export markets quicker, easier and cheaper. Two soy checkoff-funded studies examine the challenges and opportunities related to transportation infrastructure. Study: “America’s Locks & Dams: A Ticking Time Bomb for Agriculture” The deteriorating condition of the U.S. lock […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports’ Port of Southampton is ready to handle the biggest ships in the world today and long into the future after a £40 million dredging project. Dredgers have completed a program of capital dredging to deepen and widen the approach channel linking international shipping lanes to the Port. The work ensures ships with […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Lakes Governors applauded recently introduced legislation in Congress that would permanently fix the nation’s dysfunctional funding program to maintain ports and harbors. Specifically, the Governors pledged their support for the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act, H.R. 335, and commended the sponsors for their leadership in introducing this bill. Once enacted, this legislation […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) hosted a very successful and well-attended fifth annual Shifting International Trade Routes , on Jan. 19-20, 2012, presented by the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) , and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). The 1 ½ -day workshop included presentations by leading industry experts in fields such as international trade, […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    RMB Enterprises retires a 16-year old LWT heavy-duty radio remote controlled dredge with an updated LWT design. In 1999, RMB Enterprises purchased their first Liquid Waste Technology, LLC (LWT) radio-remote controlled dredging system. The system was specifically designed to operate in a wastewater lagoon at a steel manufacturing facility in Ohio. After years of dedicated […]

  • 25 June 2012

    The Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project’s (WBDDP) reclamation area at Fisherman’s Landing will undergo extra works over the next month to seal porous sections of the bund wall. The works, carried out under a Transitional Environmental Program issued by Department of Environment and Heritage Protection will be implemented and overseen by the independent Dredge […]