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  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    In Mike Hooks Dredging Company v Marquette Transportation Gulf-Inland, LLC the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently explored Inland Navigational Rule 9, the rule for navigating in a narrow channel, and its relationship to The Pennsylvania rule in connection with an allision that occurred on the Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana. Facts The dredge Mike […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Fuel shortages and empty store shelves are a potential reality Alaskans will not have to face thanks to the work of 45 crewmembers aboard the Essayons, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned and operated hopper dredge. The vessel performed a dredging mission for the Corps’s Alaska District from May 12 through June 18 in the […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    New Buffalo Harbor will be open for boating this season. This year Lake Michigan water levels are at an all-time low and levels are expected to continue dropping this summer, adversely affecting boating throughout the Great Lakes. Despite this, New Buffalo Mayor Warren Peterson is resolute, “safe navigation in New Buffalo Harbor is a top […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, invites the public to attend a project dedication and open house at Lock and Dam 3, near Red Wing, Minn., May 31 at 9 a.m. The district recently completed nearly $70 million in improvements to the lock, and the work was completed without closing the lock […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Unified Command announced Wednesday that limited navigation through the Marseilles Lock and Dam resumed following the elevation of the navigational pool by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Marseilles pool was elevated to its navigable level late Wednesday afternoon. Commercial vessels began transiting around 4 p.m. Navigation notices have been coordinated and broadcasted […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressmen Rodney Davis and Bill Enyart yesterday met with officials at America’s Central Port to share concerns over how Mississippi River water levels can impact local industry and pledged to work together to protect good jobs. Responding to Southern Illinois’ extreme weather conditions – from this past year’s record drought to potential flooding this spring- […]

  • 6 March 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, Dredge Goetz crew is responsible for managing the 9-foot channel within the district’s boundaries from Minneapolis to Guttenberg, Iowa. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences The Dredge Goetz characteristics: – 225 feet long by 39 feet wide and eight feet […]

  • 1 February 2013

    The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has reiterated the Authority’s readiness to partner with the Nigerian Navy to ensure safe navigation on the country’s territorial waters. Speaking during the courtesy visit of the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ibok Ibas, the Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi informed the […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Recent weather events across the Mississippi Valley will ensure continuing navigation on the Mississippi River through mid-February, even if no additional rain falls between now and Feb. 15. The period from January 9-13 saw three-eighths inches of rain, with10+ inches locally, over the Ohio River Valley and the Mississippi watershed south of St. Louis, Mo. […]

  • 22 January 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deployed as many as 25 dredgers during the past nine months to maintain the Mississippi River’s navigation channel and re-open sand-choked harbors between St. Louis and the Gulf of Mexico in response to one of the nation’s most severe droughts. Beginning in May 2012, and continuing these days, Corps […]

  • 18 January 2013

    This week marks the beginning of dredging work in the Tuncurry Channel, near the entrance to Wallis Lake. The state government has chipped in $27,000 towards the project, which will help improve navigation for recreational and commercial boaters. 5,000 cubic metres of sediment will be removed from the channel over the coming week. [mappress] Source: […]

  • 8 January 2013

    As the Mississippi River’s water level threatens to reach a historic low, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Representative Bill Enyart (D-IL-12) and leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard to view firsthand the work underway to remove rock pinnacles which threaten navigation on the river. Major General John Peabody, […]

  • 21 November 2012

    Last week, representatives of the barge and shipping industries, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard, held a press conference on the Mississippi River near St. Louis to address navigation and shipping concerns, as well as government-industry cooperation in managing the Mississippi River during continued drought and low water conditions. […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Skippers navigating the channel from the Leschenault Estuary to Koombana Bay known as ‘The Cut’ have been warned to take extra care in the area. Department of Transport (DoT) South West Regional Manager Peter Kiely said a sand bar had formed in the channel with shallow waters extending from the northern seawall in all directions. […]

  • 11 October 2012

    The Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) had two successful navigational trials to test the port access and turning basins for 15,500 TEU vessels. The first trial was on the “Eleonora Maersk” arriving from the Suez Canal’s North Bound Convoy, with a draft of 14.9 m. She berthed alongside before safely re-joining the convoy to continue […]

  • 4 October 2012

    The Ouachita River is facing hard times these days. “A reduced lock operations and a lack of dredging on the upper Ouachita River has effectively killed commercial navigation in Arkansas,” stated Camden Mayor Chris Claybaker. “I can’t sell the Ouachita River anymore. The river hasn’t been dredged in the upper Ouachita for four years,” added […]

  • 26 July 2012

    Round the clock dredging works conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis are well underway as the Mississippi River’s water level continues receding, inflicting high losses on the river barge and tow boat operators, the Associated Press reports. Drought has reduced the river’s water level to about 13 feet below normal summer […]

  • 23 July 2012

    The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to beat Mother Nature and keep low water levels from closing commercial navigation on the rivers in its 68,000 square mile area of responsibility. According to the National Weather Service this year’s drought is affecting nearly 61% of the country and is causing […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Congresswoman Corrine Brown passed an amendment to H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013, to authorize funding for improved navigation at Jacksonville Port’s Mile Point. Congresswoman Brown made the following statement: “As a senior member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Corps of Engineers, I have served […]

  • 10 May 2012

    Based on careful consideration of the implementation costs, regulatory requirements and other concerns expressed by the community, the navigation improvement project for the Maalaea Small Boat Harbor has been terminated by the project sponsors. The project involved investigation of harbor improvements to address navigational safety and surge-related problems in Maalaea Harbor. The U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 7 May 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that the Chief of Engineer’s Report has been approved and signed for the Jacksonville Harbor (Mile Point) Navigational Study. This approval is a critical step towards moving the project forward to Congress for authorization and appropriation of funding. “This is a tremendous milestone for this project,” said Jerry […]

  • 5 April 2012

    The cabinet decision taken in Lower Saxony on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, means that the required assent from the three states of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony for the adjustment of the navigation channel on the Lower and Outer Elbe has now been received. Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Minister of Economics, Transport and Innovation, commented: “It […]

  • 21 February 2012

    The President’s fiscal year 2013 budget provides $4.7 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works program with almost $92 million for Great Lakes navigation projects in the Buffalo, Chicago, and Detroit Districts. The funding includes $84.7 million for the operation and maintenance program and $7 million for the construction general program. The […]

  • 21 February 2012

    On Sunday, Shipping minister Shajahan Khan formally inaugurated night navigation at the Paturia-Baghabari river route to facilitate more passenger services and transportation of goods, officials said. “The present government has given importance to develop the country’s river routes and conserve them,” said Khan. The BIWTA has finished the Paturia-Baghabari river route dredging (about 50 kilometres) […]

  • 8 February 2012

    Providing of an appropriate level of safety at maritime and river transport of Ukraine and the reduction of the level of accidents in water transport to a minimum – one of the priority tasks of the State Fleet Inspection of Ukraine this year. This was stated by Chairman Gregory Sobolewski Ukrmorrechinspektsii present at the first […]

  • 15 January 2012

    A state navigation agency decided Friday to negotiate with American Vibracore Service of Delray Beach for a contract to conduct sediment …   By George Andreassi (tcpalm) [mappress] Source: tcpalm, January 15, 2012;