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  • 26 November 2012

    Two weeks after Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a clear message: “We’re not closing down the New Jersey shore. We’re just going to make it safer. And the Army Corps has the ability to do that,” he declared. That means engineering beaches. Lots of beaches. When planners use the phrase “engineered beaches” they’re […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    In advance of next week’s one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Interior and local officials at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey to announce that $162 million will be invested in 45 restoration and research projects that will better protect Atlantic Coast communities from future powerful […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Capt’n Ray made its way into Charleston Harbor on a sultry August afternoon. Like many other vessels entering the harbor, she was headed to one of the South Carolina State Ports Authority’s terminals to take on some cargo. But the cargo Capt’n Ray was picking up wasn’t containers or BMW’s. It was actually picking […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Houston Authority Executive Director, Roger Guenther, in his first meeting since being named to the post, characterized January’s numbers as “a very exciting start to the new year” with operating revenue of more than $20 million. Guenther cited across-the-board increases in all major areas of cargo as the driver behind a 3-million-ton […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley spoke at the Oregon Coast Economic Summit last week, highlighting his work for Oregon’s coastal communities and promising to keep pushing to maximize funds for small port dredging, a major driver of local coastal economies and an important source of jobs. Merkley also received recognition from the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio, last week introduced H.R. 440 the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already-collected fees to maintain U.S. federal ports and harbors. Currently, the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collects more revenue from shippers than Congress has appropriated […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company LLC Dredge Alaska completed dredging operations Sunday night at the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 over the Oregon Inlet in Dare County. “I want to sincerely thank all of the hardworking NCDOT crews and the dredge crews for […]

  • 20 September 2013

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today unanimously approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth. H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The peak representative group for Queensland minerals and energy companies has released its latest fact sheet focusing on shipping, ports and co-existence with the Great Barrier Reef. The fact sheet is the latest component in the ‘Working Alongside the Great Barrier Reef’ public awareness campaign launched last month by the Queensland Resources Council. Its release […]

  • 3 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Federal Highway Administration has approved a post-Superstorm Sandy infrastructure protection project to construct and install four miles of steel sheet piling to be driven deep into the beaches in Mantoloking and Brick to safeguard Route 35 and nearby homes and businesses from future catastrophic storms, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner (DEP) Bob Martin announced. […]

  • 31 January 2014

    Sunergy, Inc. announced that Dredgemaster, David Price, has managed to get all three company dredges in Sierra Leone ready for operations and is locating them in three separate productive gold and/or diamond operations. He has also arranged for two new additional dredges to be deployed in Liberia under the recently acquired 1,000 acre mining agreement […]

  • 23 March 2012

    Work on extending operational areas at the Port of Kiel’s Norwegenkai Terminal has now been completed. Construction was officially brought to a close at a ceremony yesterday involving the State of Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister of Economics, Science and Transport, Jost de Jager, the Mayor of the Federal State Capital of Kiel, Peter Todeskino, and Dr Dirk […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration recently announced the completion of the third in a series of pilot projects designed to gauge the effectiveness of beneficially reusing silt and sand dredged for navigation improvement projects to restore degraded salt marshes as protective buffers against severe storms, while enhancing habitat for wildlife. The latest project restored 10 acres of […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, clarified last week additional work that it plans to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. “We look forward to serving our community and Nation in executing the high priority […]

  • 27 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Sierra Gold is engaged in the exploration and development of gold and diamond properties in West Africa. The Birimian greenstone belt of West Africa has had a long history of gold mining and prospecting. The region has been one of the fastest gold producing areas worldwide. Mining operations: •SGCP currently has one dredge in operation […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today provided an update for investors on the company’s outlook and end markets. Market Outlook The company remains encouraged about the second half of 2014 and beyond, as positive developments in its various end markets continue. As expected, utilization of some […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Damen Marine Components (DMC) has developed a pioneering nozzle production method bases on a single weld seam on the inner side of the nozzle. This makes the process much more efficient and environmentally friendly. The new Nozzle Spinning Machine can deliver nozzles up to 4.5 m at short notice. Based in Hardinxveld in the Netherlands […]

  • 28 January 2014

    DP World’s Jebel Ali Container Terminal 3 (T3), inaugurated yesterday by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is set to be the world’s largest semi-automated facility. With 19 highly sophisticated automated quay cranes and 50 automated rail mounted gantry (RMG) yard […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    A major milestone in implementing the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District’s master plan took place Friday with the port closing on the purchase of 550 acres just south of Myrtle Grove. The property includes nearly 1.5 miles of prime Mississippi River frontage in an area where industrial expansions are already underway. The closing was […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 includes roughly $123.8 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. Along with an updated total of $128.1 million included in the recently released USACE work plan for fiscal 2016, this funding allows Philadelphia District to continue to […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    New York State has formally objected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed plan to designate one or more dredged material disposal sites in the Eastern Long Island Sound. Following an examination of the plan by the state’s Department of State, New York has found that the EPA’s plan is inconsistent with New York State coastal […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    For the quarter ended March 31, 2015, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) reported revenue of $174.6 million, net loss of $8.4 million, and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $4.4 million. Total contracted backlog at quarter end was a record $741.2 million. “In the first quarter of 2015, we were awarded $208 million, or 84% […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The concept of a test facility for innovative temporary flood defence barriers has proven so successful that within its first year the location of Flood Proof Holland in Delft, the Netherlands had to be expanded. The test facility was officially reopened on 3 July and now accommodates six stand-alone floodable ‘mini-polders’ for real life testing […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly (417 to 3) approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth. H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner and Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today announced the NSW Government will provide $2.5 million for the long-term navigational dredging of Swansea Channel. “The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering on its promises and rebuilding regional infrastructure neglected by the former […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Martin O’Malley, joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and private sector partners from Highstar Capital and Ports America Chesapeake, yesterday led celebration of a new 50-foot-deep berth and four supersized container cranes at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The project is part of a larger public-private partnership (P3) agreement that is supporting […]