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  • 19 July 2013

    The 7th Circuit upheld the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision allowing the destruction of wetlands for a section of Interstate 69 in Indiana. The Clean Water Act authorizes the Corps to issue permits “for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters” of the United States. However, the law says a permit […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that they will release their Record of Decision (ROD) for the Grasse River cleanup today. During a conference call on Thursday April 4, 2013, they indicated to tribal officials that they would be implementing Remedial Option number six which calls for a combination of dredging and capping. This […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Indonesia is planning to use the Dutch ‘Building with Nature’ concept on a large scale for the restoration of its coasts. Indonesia is already working with Deltares and Wetlands International on the pilot project for natural mangrove restoration on the northern coast of Java. The approach there is based on a traditional Dutch method used […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Wisconsin, and Brown County announced that they are wrapping up work on the foundation for the Cat Island chain restoration project in Lower Green Bay. “Thanks to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – and our […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Despite the qualified planning approval granted in 2012 and the February 2017 decision of the Federal Administrative Court, the Port of Hamburg is still waiting for work to begin on the dredging of the Elbe River. “Adjustment of the fairway is essential for Hamburg and should at last be put into effect. Higher draft and […]

  • 30 January 2013

    A joint venture formed by Per Aarsleff A/S and E. Pihl & Søn A.S. is to build port structures in the port Värtahamnen in Stockholm. Aarsleff has entered into a contract with the Port of Stockholm, and Aarsleff and Pihl will be carrying out all works, including design, in connection with the turnkey contract. The […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    PortsToronto is currently in the process of removing up to 40,000 cubic meters of debris and sediment from the mouth of the Don River. The main goals of this dredging scheme are preventing future flooding and stemming the flow of unwanted material into Toronto’s Harbor which can pose a risk to boater navigation and public […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    PD Ports is streamlining the way it shares hydrographic data by using GIS software from Cadcorp, a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software.  “Teesport is a major deep-water complex and one of the largest container ports in the North of England; handling around 40m tons of cargo per […]

  • 14 September 2011

    California beach towns could face hefty economic losses caused by sea level rise in the next century, according to a new state-commissioned study conducted by economists at San Francisco State University. The study forecasts the economic impact of sea level rise on five communities: Ocean Beach in San Francisco; Venice Beach and Malibu in Los […]

  • 19 May 2011

    The port of Rotterdam will grow in the coming 20 years and, at the same time, experience a number of structural changes. “The refining and chemical industry are on the threshold of a transition to more bio-based production, energy will be generated more cleanly in 2030 and from a wider variety of sources, and the […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The international consortium of leading infrastructure firms constructing the Panama Canal third set of locks expansion project continues to seek a solution for funding the completion of the project and completion of the works in 2015, even as the Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) broke off negotiations, announced gupc.com.pa. The break in negotiations puts the […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Coral fertilization is most sensitive to sticky inshore sediments, according to researchers working to define the effects of dredging-related pressures and natural high turbidity events, the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) reports.  The WAMSI Dredging Science Node study involved a team of scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), The University of Western […]

  • 2 May 2013

    The Australian Greens are backing a call on Australians to use their customer power to shift the big banks investment decisions, which are contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. The report released today, “Financing Reef Destruction: How Banks are using our Money to Destroy a Natural Icon,” by Market Forces and 350.org, […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    PortsToronto is in the process of removing up to 40,000 tons of debris and sediment from the mouth of the Don River, with the goal of preventing future flooding and stemming the flow of unwanted material into Toronto’s Harbor which can pose a risk to boater navigation and public safety. Each year, thousands of tons […]

  • 21 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Mackley has completed works the Coldharbour Flood Wall Remediation and Foreshore Protection project on the River Thames, the Isle of Dogs. The 11-week project is one of several being carried out by the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 program (TEAM2100). The TEAM2100 program involves looking after all the flood defense assets along the tidal Thames, […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has published a new report highlighting the significant opportunity provided by the nation’s marine aggregates resource to deliver a sustainable, secure and growing contribution to the UK’s building materials supply chain, coastal management and port development. The ‘Marine Aggregates’ report, being launched at the CBI’s ‘Living with Minerals’ conference, sets out the […]

  • 18 March 2011

      This is the first announcement of the next World Dredging Congress. Under the theme of “The Art of Dredging” WODCON XX will take place from 3 to 7 June 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. World Dredging Congresses (WODCONs) are organised once every three years by one of the three sister associations of WODA, the World Organisation […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) unveiled plans by the Army Corps of Engineers to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Pallone was joined by Colonel Paul Owen of the Army Corps of Engineers at the Keansburg Waterfront Library where the two laid out the details of plans for a historic investment in large scale flood […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    An explosion under the Festac Link Bridge yesterday killed one person and left another seriously injured. The impact of the blast left the body parts of Pius Oladele, head of the sand dredgers association in the area, flying in different directions. Emergency rescue officials, who arrived minutes after the noon incident, used shovel to scoop […]

  • 25 June 2012

    The DEQ  announced $3 million in grants statewide to improve water quality in Michigan’s lakes and streams. The grants, issued through Michigan’s Nonpoint Source Program, support development of watershed plans to improve water quality as well as funding for existing program activities. Several of the projects will result in water bodies meeting water quality standards. […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    The Changing Course Leadership Team yesterday selected three teams to participate in the Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. These teams will develop innovative designs for a self-sustaining Lower Mississippi River Delta that reduce land loss in the region while improving navigation conditions and strengthening resilience for local communities and industries. The three […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    After more than six years of planning and permitting, the Intracoastal Waterway deepening project, which should unlock the true economic potential of businesses along Riviera Beach’s waterfront, has been approved by the federal government. This was announced yesterday by the U.S Rep. Lois Frankel, D- West Palm Beach in a joint press conference with officials from the City […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Reconstruction of a two-mile stretch of severely eroded shoreline along the Delaware River in Salem County has been completed, making it the second post-Superstorm Sandy beach project in New Jersey to be fully executed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The restoration of Oakwood Beach in Elsinboro was completed last week by the […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    A major £36 million coastal defence scheme from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven is to get underway this week. The first phase of works will begin with demolishing the existing concrete and timber groynes from the radar mast to Brighton Road at Holland-on-Sea and removing them in preparation for the construction works. Once the structures […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Vessels

      In view of the huge dredging requirements on the Indian Ports, the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) is planning to procure two 9000 Cubic Metres Hopper Capacity Dredgers in the years to come. With the acquisition of these dredgers, the Dredging Corporation of India will, to a large extent, be able to take care […]

  • 30 March 2012

    A fossilised otter skull trawled from the bottom of the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands last year is approximately 9000 years old. This otter fossil was found together with the remains of mammoths and other mammals dating from the ice age. 14C dating shows that this carnivore did not live between 50,000 […]