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  • 19 February 2016
    Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide an additional $67.1 million in FY2016 funding for flood control, navigation and other water resources-related work on waterways throughout Mississippi. “Congress gives the Army Corps of Engineers discretion to use a certain amount of funding for projects that were not […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River from August 8-19, 2016. Seven public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The scope of dredging planned for the Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s inland waterways is to reach 1,349,880 cbm of material in 2020, Sergey Gaidayev, the head of Azov-Don Basin Administration said at the latest meeting of Rostov Region Government’s Marine Board. According to Gaidayev, the dredging works are set to begin immediately after the spawning […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to secure funding for navigation channel maintenance, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director, Paul Aucoin, participated in a Congressional Roundtable before the United States Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Friday, November 13, 2015. The meeting was held in New Orleans at the Louisiana State Supreme Court and the discussion focused on “The Importance of […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Enhancing inland navigation is essential to cope with constantly growing transport volumes within the Baltic Sea Region and Europe in a sustainable way, reports the Port of Hamburg. According to the port, inland navigation must be further developed as an integral part of a multimodal and sustainable transport system which takes advantage of digitalization and […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants in Fiscal Year 2021 to enhance and improve public boating access facilities, water safety, and navigation throughout the state. This funding will go toward 43 projects in 17 counties, along with grants for statewide projects and emergency needs. Funded projects […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has just released a video about their dredging plans and activities, named ‘Maintaining Navigational Access in the Gold Coast Waterways’. This video shows a brief introduction by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to dredging activities undertaken to maintain access throughout the navigation network, which includes 31 channels with a […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations on the outer navigation channel of the Lithuanian Port of Klaipeda, undertaken by Jan De Nul, are now completed, according to the Port of Klaipeda. During this capital dredging project, the contractor removed 51,000 cubic meters of soil, which was a significant step towards the target depth of 17 meters. “Deepening of the outer […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Colombian Minister of Transport, Natalia Abello Vives, and Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen jointly launched the Colombia Plan Maestro Fluvial at the naval base in the port of Barranquilla, Colombia on 3 September 2015. The plan is a Colombian-Dutch co-production that focuses on the connection of inland waterway transport. Furthermore […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Westport-based grab hopper dredger Kawatiri has arrived in Eastland Port and is ready to undertake some cleanup work in the area. “It’s here for a routine three week dredging operation to remove the sediment that builds up in the harbor navigation channel and turning basin,” Eastland Group said in its latest announcement. According to the […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 74th meeting of the Inland Waterways Users Board (the Board) was held on February 25, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Martin Hettel of AEP River Operations and was attended by nine of the ten current Board members. The Deputy Commanding General for Civil & Emergency Operations (DCG-CEO) Major General […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    In its latest update on the Oceanside Harbor navigational dredging scheme, the USACE said that the contractor, CJW Construction, removed nearly 35,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor’s entrance channels from August 11 through 17.  To date, CJW has dredged roughly 126,700 cubic yards of the 260,000 cubic yards designated for removal. The Oceanside […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Federal flood control projects and navigation improvements in Mississippi will be funded by the State, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. Senator Cochran yesterday reported that more than $400 million in disaster relief has been approved by Congress to address flood damage that occurred in the Lower Mississippi River Valley in the winter and spring of […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District will prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment (EA) for the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project. The largest container vessels calling at West Coast ports today have roughly twice the capacity of those that served the ports just five years ago. In order to remain […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP), Inland Navigation Europe (INE), the European Barge Union (EBU), the European Skippers’ Organisation (ESO), Pro Danube International (PDI) and the Maritime Port of Constanţa urge riparian states to implement better fairway maintenance and ensure navigation reliability on the Danube. At a meeting of the EU Strategy for the […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A navigability survey on the country’s 53 river routes will be completed by the end of this month, according to Bangladeshi Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan. With financial support from the World Bank, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is conducting the survey under the project Inland Waterway Navigability Study, said Khan. An agreement with Royal Haskoning […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, which oversees operations and maintenance of Locks and Dam 15, mobilized a maintenance crew to address structural concerns on the downstream guidewall. According to Aaron Dunlop, Operations Project Manager for the Rock Island District’s Mississippi River Project, four monoliths making up a portion of the guidewall […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Warkworth Harbor Commissioners have applied to the Marine Management Organization under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine licence to remove sand from a deposit on the north side of Warkworth Harbor. The accumulated sand in this area has formed a large bank which is encroaching into the navigation channel, Northumberland […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senator Robert Casey, Representative Bob Brady, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other officials toured Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia last week and discussed how a deeper channel will keep Philadelphia competitive with other major ports. The Delaware River development scheme involves dredging as needed within the existing 40-foot Delaware River federal navigation channel to deepen […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) will meet in Des Moines December 12 to hear a presentation of “Navigation on the Missouri River” from Steve Engemann, president, Hermann Sand & Gravel, and a presentation from Seth C. Wright, attorney with Polsinelli PC about the Missouri River flooding lawsuit, Ideker Farms, Inc., et., al. v. […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Cleveland moved closer to stabilizing Irishtown Bend recently when Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the 2016-18 capital budget into law – securing $2.5 million for the project. Irishtown Bend is a critical bank along the Cuyahoga River that threatens to collapse into the navigation channel if not stabilized. “The Port of Cleveland thanks […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The USACE, Galveston District, will host two public scoping meetings on May 17 and 19, 2016, to inform the public about the proposed study to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Houston Ship Channel 45-Foot Expansion Channel Improvement Project (HSC ECIP).  “The purpose of the study is to examine the feasibility of improving […]

  • 23 November 2009
    Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    What does the International Maritime Organization’s eNavigation strategy mean to you? Without wishing to begin on a down-note, probably not that much. That is if you have heard of it all. Amid the clang and clamour of the… Source: BIMCO, November 4, 2009

  • 10 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Speaking on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Port of Cleveland President and CEO, William Friedman, will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) today, in a hearing titled America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges. Mr. Friedman’s testimony, which will focus on issues related to navigation infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement, […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, received an additional $112.3 million in funding through congressional appropriations for existing projects and programs through the Corps fiscal year 2016 work plan. Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, said the plan “will significantly advance and complete studies and construction projects that […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Continuing his efforts to safeguard the future of commerce on the Great Lakes, Michigan Representative Jack Bergman is proposing a new policy to ensure baseline levels of funding for the backlogged maintenance projects along Great Lakes transportation routes. The Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS) is a deep-draft waterway connecting all five lakes through hundreds of […]