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  • 14 May 2012

    Eng Hussain Nassir Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, during a press conference held in municipality conference hall, has announced three prestigious projects approved by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality. Lootah said that the most important project is Dubai Safari Project, […]

  • 5 March 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is leading an ambitious effort to restore the Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Islands, in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The project addresses the vanishing marsh islands by beneficially using clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor deepening project to restore marsh habitat in the Bay. Approximately […]

  • 5 December 2011

    CEDA Dredging Days 2011, the most recent edition of CEDA’s prestigious series of conferences has proved once again that it is the place to be for all professionals who want to stay abreast of dredging’s latest developments. In an excellent, inspiring atmosphere some 280 experts from over 20 countries from all over the world spent […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, have reached a settlement with AVX Corp. for $366.25 million plus interest regarding the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site, in New Bedford, Mass. The settlement paves […]

  • 24 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Regional Environmental Specialist Janelle Stokes couldn’t have been more pleased when she learned she would be presenting an overview of the district’s beneficial use program to a group of visiting Louisiana State University students who are just as interested in dirt as she is, and on their way […]

  • 8 June 2012

    The Los Angeles Harbor Commission today certified the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed expansion of Berths 302-306 and approved the project that will modernize the container terminal operated by long-time tenant Eagle Marine Services, Ltd., a subsidiary of ocean carrier APL. Due to begin in late 2012, the two-year marine terminal redevelopment project […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Business & Finance

      On 19 October 2011, a first milestone in the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal was reached. At 9.40 am, the Administración del Canal de Panama (ACP) flooded the first section of the newly excavated lock lanes on the Pacific Side. The excavation works close to the Centenario Bridge are executed […]

  • 15 December 2010
    Vessels

    The naming and launching ceremony for the 5,000m³ gravel trailer VICTOR HORTA took place on 15 December 2010 at the Verenigde Scheepswerf Heusden shipyard in Heusden, The Netherlands. IHC Merwede is building the ship for DEME Building Materials, part of the DEME Group (Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV). The ceremony was performed by Mrs […]

  • 1 April 2011
    Business & Finance

    IHC Merwede develops and builds innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support services for the dredging, mining and offshore industries. These markets have remained relatively stable in recent years and are now showing signs of growth. As a result, IHC Merwede has been able to maintain its revenue and increase its profitability. The company is […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    MTG, an international company specialized in the design and production of systems for earth moving machinery, has had a very busy 2015 so far. The company has recently introduced its latest solutions for the dredging market at the Europort exhibition in Rotterdam. That’s why we decided to do an interview with Ana Cabezas, the Key Account […]

  • 11 July 2013

    Col. Christopher W. Sallese relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Col. Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District’s Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas. USACE Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula presided over the ceremony. “It is an honor to […]

  • 20 November 2012

    Tema, Ghana’s largest port, has made global headlines recently over the “crippling disruptions” caused by an impounded Argentinean military ship blocking a busy berth. The obstruction has come at an inopportune time for Tema, where activity should be ramping up to the peak pre-Christmas period. It also highlights the importance of ongoing efforts to enhance […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    While others build gleaming edifices, sleek vessels, flashy vehicles or exquisite sculptures, the Dredged Material Management Office fashions scrupulously crafted, durable relationships and sensible consensus, turning bad-news misconceptions into a quarter-century of good-news sustainable performance. It’s a beautiful trade-off when one person’s discarded sediment becomes another creature’s beach nourishment or enhanced habitat for fish and […]

  • 22 November 2012

    The construction of Maasvlakte 2 is still on schedule and the first phase is close to completion. After the ‘back door’ was closed on 11 July 2012, contractor PUMA (Boskalis and Van Oord) will open the ‘front door’ next weekend. That is when the Yangtzehaven cut-through will start. The temporary inland lake that was created […]

  • 22 January 2011
    Vessels

    Congo is getting a very special meaning for the DEME-Group (Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering), since the new flag ship of the DEME-fleet is being named ‘Congo River’ and since only recently DEME signed a contract with the Régie des Voies Maritimes (RVM) of Congo for dredging works to be executed on the Congo river. […]

  • 20 December 2013

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Thruway Authority and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) have closed on a $1.6 billion low interest loan from USDOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program to support the New NY Bridge project. The TIFIA loan is the largest in the history […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The color-coded depth maps of the navigation channel lined each the top of table – each map in front of a stakeholder who wanted the same thing as the person in the next seat. The Corps of Engineers map wasn’t necessary for Chad Saunders. He knew the depths. And he knew what was needed. “My […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vortex International Ltd, a New Zealand based supplier of dredging equipment, tools and dredge systems, has had a busy and exciting 2016. Couple of days ago, we took the opportunity to have a quick chat with Mr Joe Goodin, Managing Director of Vortex International, who provided us with invaluable insight into the company’s latest activities, the […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Avalon Bor­ough Coun­cil voted unan­i­mously on Wednes­day evening, April 10th, to approve a new study that will exam­ine fea­si­bil­ity of a groin field and other pro­tec­tive mea­sures that would pro­vide greater resiliency for the Bor­ough during future coastal storm events. The res­o­lu­tion to award the con­tract for the study was approved by a unan­i­mous […]

  • 22 June 2012

    As construction workers maneuver bulldozers and spread sand to restore the degrading marsh island, Yellow Bar Hassock in Jamaica Bay, N.Y., their work is being closely observed by an area resident. “For the past few months we’ve seen him on the site. He just keeps doing his thing,” said Melissa Alvarez, a Senior Project Biologist […]

  • 4 May 2012

    The Department of Justice and Ohio Attorney General have reached a proposed settlement of claims for injuries to natural resources caused by past releases and discharges of hazardous substances into the lower Ashtabula River and Harbor in northeast Ohio. The consent decree, valued at approximately $5.5 million, was filed today in the United States District […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG), a Miami-based marine infrastructure consultancy firm with an emphasis on dredging, has reported revenue growth in 2017. Dredging Today caught up recently with Piedroba partners, Jelle Prins and Luis Prieto y Munoz, to discuss the impact they project for 2018. DT: Can you update us on the progress you have made […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined state and local elected officials and members the state’s maritime industry, yesterday held a signing ceremony for legislation that creates the Connecticut Port Authority which will act as a quasi-public agency to market and coordinate the development of the state’s ports and maritime economy. The legislation was passed unanimously by […]

  • 5 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    At the start of 2019, Luc Vandenbulcke took the reins of DEME Group. A civil engineer employed for 21 years within the group, he has noteworthy qualifications: he cofounded and led DEME’s fastest growing subsidiary company which specialized in hydraulic engineering projects and offshore wind farms. His track record is directly applicable to his new […]

  • 16 February 2012

      U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push for the Harbor Maintenance Act, which would free up critical dredging funding for Port of Oswego, to be included in a key infrastructure bill that is currently moving through Congress. This legislation would free up badly-needed funds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) must […]

  • 7 February 2012

    The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority officially opened the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, providing public access to a unique 88-acre urban wildlife habitat. The Preserve is a man-made peninsula on the Lake Erie shoreline and a haven for a variety of migratory birds, butterflies and animals. Located at the northern end of Martin Luther King Jr. […]