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  • 31 October 2013

    Yesterday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Maryland Senator Ben Cardin joined the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to announce the recipients of $9.2 million in grants for restoration and outreach initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s six states and […]

  • 6 May 2013

    A renewables jobs boom could come to the Highlands of Scotland if plans to turn a former oil fabrication yard into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind get the go ahead. The Port of Ardersier has submitted plans to Highland Council, Marine Scotland and Transport Scotland for the consents needed to make the site a […]

  • 2 April 2012

    The Port of London Authority (PLA) has placed a £6 million order for a Mooring Maintenance Vessel (MMV), with MPI Services (UK) Limited, trading as Manor Marine. The contract for the MMV is the PLA’s largest single investment in over 20 years. The vessel will replace the PLA’s two salvage ships, Crossness and Hookness, which […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently completed a busy fiscal year 2016 that included 254 construction and dredging contracts worth more than $60 million. “Fiscal year 2016 has been a great year for the Detroit District, the team has worked hard,” said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    DP World today announced financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the first six months of 2011, reporting profit after tax before separately disclosed items of S281 million, 36% ahead of the same period last year. After separately disclosed items, which include a significant one off gain from the monetization of 75% […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Construction activities on Phase 1 of the $30.9 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration project in Boston, Mass., will start on or about Jan. 28, 2013 with tree removal and then followed by fencing and barrier installation. The construction project is located in the footprint generally between the Riverway and downstream to […]

  • 31 August 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Joint Venture Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau Gmbh – GeoSea NV, both of them members of the Belgian dredging, marine engineering and environmental Group DEME, has been awarded two different contracts for prepiling and installation works to construct both the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm, 32 km north of the island of Rügen, and the […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Surrey company has been sentenced for safety failings after a contractor was crushed to death at the London Gateway Port construction site in Essex. Robert Noel Mayne, known as Noel, 59, from Tichfield in Hampshire, died as he and colleagues tried to retrieve a bulldozer that was bogged down in mud at the Stanford-le-Hope […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The board of directors of Ackermans & van Haaren NV announces that the consolidated net result (group share) for the year 2012 amounts to 167.5 million euros (compared to 177.5 million euros in 2011). DEME ended the transitional year 2012 with a net profit of 89.4 million euros. The results of the second half of […]

  • 18 January 2012

    Called to Morehead city to remove hazardous shoaling, a dredge owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wound up responding to an emergency of a different sort early on the morning of Martin Luther King Day. Crew members of the Dredge McFarland rescued a boater who had reportedly been floating in 48 degree water […]

  • 1 November 2013

    The Nature Conservancy has begun work to reconstruct Half Moon Reef, a once-massive oyster reef that has virtually disappeared over the last century in Matagorda Bay, one of the largest estuaries and most productive fisheries in Texas. During November and December, crews will install three miles of limestone reef rows to create a 45-acre reef, […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has taken actions to address the Government Accountability Office’s 2003 recommendations for improving information related to hopper dredging, but some data gaps remain. First, in response to GAO’s recommendation to obtain and analyze data needed to determine the appropriate use of its hopper dredge fleet, the Corps established a […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the fiscal calendar nears 2020, officials at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to close the books by month’s end while taking a glimpse back at the past year’s accomplishments. Fiscal year 2019 saw a record $88 million in work within the district’s civil works mission. Projects ranged from its maintenance […]

  • 15 November 2012

    In a continuing effort to reduce annual costs associated with maintaining federal navigation channels in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a federal interest determination study at the entrance of the Lynnhaven Inlet. The federal study will determine if jetties or a combination of coastal structures is […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded an $18.3 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois to place approximately 1.2 million cubic yards of sand to restore New Jersey beaches from Asbury Park to Avon-by-the-Sea as part of an emergency shore protection project which repairs and […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    LLX announced financial results for the third quarter of the year. A highlight in the company announcement was the conclusion of negotiations with US-based EIG Group which, through a R$ 1.3 billion capital increase, became the new controlling shareholders of the company. Another headline in the announcement was the extension of short-term debt and a […]

  • 10 April 2012

      U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston met with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg for a briefing and tour of the Port of Savannah Monday. “One of the core missions of the FDA is to ensure that the food on our dinner tables and in our school cafeterias is safe to eat,” Kingston said. “That effort includes keeping […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement today at the Conference Committee meeting on the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA): “America’s water infrastructure is vital to our economy – tying our farmers and manufacturers to customers across the country and around the globe. One of our nation’s […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging the Texas coast to keep navigation channels open for commerce and recreation often goes unnoticed, with many citizens not aware this vital process is taking place out in the Gulf of Mexico on a recurring basis. For David B. Boothby Jr., leaving a successful 31-year career in the private sector for a new position […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has today launched a new initiative to improve port operations and onward transport connections at 319 key seaports along Europe’s coastline. The guidelines and legal changes being proposed will help port operators upgrade their services and facilities as well as giving them more financial autonomy. 74% of the goods entering or leaving […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Avalon Mayor Mar­tin Pagli­ughi and Stone Har­bor Mayor Suzanne Wal­ters announced that a major beach renour­ish­ment project autho­rized ear­lier this year by the United States Army Corps of Engi­neers will com­mence on or about Decem­ber 15th. The project will result in up to 450,000 cubic yards of new sand to be placed on the Seven […]

  • 5 March 2012

    Work crews began installing aqua levee systems recently on Pistol and Brown Creeks that will act as makeshift coffer dams. Pumps capable of moving up to 6,900 gallons per minute are in place and ready to divert water collected from these streams through pipes around Greenbelt Lake. As the water is diverted and once the […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is celebrating an important milestone of a 15 year project to provide 7km of new sea defences inland from the coast to protect local communities together with the creation of a large nature reserve at Medmerry in West Sussex. The £28m scheme involves the largest realignment of the open coast ever in […]

  • 26 July 2011

    Individual crane productivity has increased by 25% in the past 12 months at the Apapa Container Terminal, with overall berth productivity rising by 50% during the same period even as port container volumes have surged by 26%. With the recent completion of dredging of all 4 berths to 13.5 meters, APM Terminals Apapa is now […]

  • 3 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Shipping company MSC, the second-largest in the world, is aiming to further expand its activities in Antwerp. MSC has officially asked Antwerp Port Authority to be able to do this in the Deurganck dock. The Port of Antwerp will organise an invitation for expressions of interest. The Swiss shipping company MSC, the second-largest in the […]

  • 6 June 2012

      The Corps’ flawed final analysis shows that the proposed deepening of the Savannah River would be a $650 million waste of valuable public resources and leave the river forever dependent on giant mechanical lungs, according to comments submitted yesterday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The law […]