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  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    For the second year in a row, the U.S. House Energy & Water Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), has approved a $1 billion draw from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. The money is for maintaining America’s deep-draft navigation channels and harbors and is as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    NOAA together with its partners have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a Gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, approved by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees and totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds. This announcement marks the largest […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District projects that will provide critical infrastructure to local ports and ecosystem restoration efforts in Florida received approval as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, which was signed into law yesterday. Four navigation projects and four Everglades restoration projects were included in […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    An inspection by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of the Knights Landing levee system as unacceptable. The Sacramento District conducted a periodic inspection of the Knights Landing/Yolo Bypass levee system during January-February 2012. Yolo County, the California Department of Water Resources and the Knights Landing Ridge Drainage District, which maintain […]

  • 7 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    DP World announced today that it has successfully completed the largest dredging programme at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in 10 years, allowing the port to handle more big vessels at the same time by deepening the draught. The dredging added to the expansion work currently underway, adding 1 million TEU of new capacity to […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, leaders of its Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for their efforts in advancing H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The House passed the legislation today by a […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Administration’s preferred remedy as its proposed remediation plan for the Lower Passaic River, a plan that could kick-start a long-overdue cleanup of a contaminated eight-mile section of this vital waterway that was once an economic engine for the state and nation, […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Here’s what industry and local leaders had to say about investing in Jacksonville’s future following the decision Monday by JAXPORT’s Board of Directors to seek a 47 foot depth for the St. Johns River Federal Channel: “This may be our best, and perhaps last, opportunity to become a major port.” – George Gabel, Chairman, Logistics […]

  • 8 August 2013

    Antwerp experienced slight growth of 2% in the first two quarters compared with the same period last year. Liquid bulk in particular performed exceptionally well. Despite the difficult economic situation, the port of Antwerp handled a freight volume of nearly 95.7 million tonnes in the first six months of 2013, 2% more than in the […]

  • 20 November 2012

    As General Electric wraps up its Hudson River dredging project for the year, a report that shows the process is effectively removing toxic PCB pollution and highlights the need to expand the scope when it resumes next year in order to capture large pockets of contamination that are currently not slated for cleanup. As GE […]

  • 17 April 2012

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a $5,120,000 investment for NY Works projects that will allow for eight flood control system and dam repair projects in the North Country. NY Works is designed to reinvent state economic development with innovative new strategy that will put New Yorkers back to work rebuilding the state’s infrastructure. The […]

  • 10 October 2011

    Dredging of the Main Channel and a key turning basin for ships in the Port of Long Beach has been completed, marking a major milestone in an ongoing $40 million project by the Port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve navigation and the environment in the harbor. The project has provided a […]

  • 22 February 2012

    Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Tamil Nadu successfully hosted a first of its kind B2B meet on US – India Business Growth opportunities in Shipping and Logistics on February 20, 2012 in Chennai. Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S Department of Commerce presided over the event as the Chief Guest […]

  • 21 March 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer reaffirmed his call for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds for a new dune flood-protection system in Breezy Point. The application for funding was formally submitted to FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program and Schumer is urging the agency to approve this application. The proposed […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    On the heels of a state-federal agreement allowing the Savannah Harbor deepening to begin, the GPA has posted nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic for the first quarter of the fiscal year. “September’s outstanding cargo volume continued a trend of double-digit growth,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Important investments in infrastructure, including the […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    In order to prevent future flooding of the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, and ensure economic prosperity and growth of the whole region, infrastructure of Fraser River must be improved, managed and maintained. According to the latest report on the Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River, released by the Metro Vancouver and Chambers of Commerce, “to […]

  • 15 February 2011

    The Obama Administration today proposed a FY 2012 budget of $8.973 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This proposal reflects President Obama’s commitment to ensuring the government lives within its means while ensuring that EPA can carry out its core mission: protecting public health and our environment while reducing air and water pollution […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following flooding in early 2014, flood risk management options for Oxford and Abingdon are being reviewed and progressed as the Oxford and Abingdon scheme. Flood modelling completed in 2013, and increased local interest in finding flooding solutions, prompted the Environment Agency to begin a formal review of the Oxford flood risk management strategy recommendations in […]

  • 2 July 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter last week announced that the Highway Bill has been approved by the U.S. House and Senate conference committee and passed by both chambers. Vitter specifically has been instrumental in making sure the RESTORE Act was included in the final version of the bill. Vitter is the only Louisiana member on the […]

  • 18 March 2014

    O&R begins ramping up this week on the final phase of its project to clean up the coal tar residue at the former manufactured gas plant (MGP) site at 55 Gedney Street in the village of Nyack. O&R already has successfully cleaned up the upland part of that lot. In 2005 through 2006, O&R excavated […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    About four hundred people filled North Myrtle Beach City Council chambers and the adjacent City Hall atrium November 1 to participate in a public information meeting on the proposed Cherry Grove canals dredging project. The canals in Cherry Grove are manmade and have not been dredged since they were created in the Fifties. Many of them […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The concerned groups and individuals said there should have been transparency in the controversial P50-million Yawa River dredging project implementation in line with the “Matuwid na daan” policy of President Benigno S. Aquino III. Incidentally, dredging projects have been selectively banned in the Bicol Region because of their highly scandalous implementation in the past, which […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Bobby Jindal addressed a gathering of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem’s Restoration Council in New Orleans, where he highlighted the importance of Louisiana to the Gulf’s Ecosystem and called for a swift flow of RESTORE Act funds to Gulf States, counties and parishes affected by the BP oil spill. The Governor also highlighted his commitment […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) will be managing and overseeing a number of habitat restoration and dredging projects, including a project at Narrow River that will serve as a pilot for future marsh restoration projects in the state. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) received an award from the DOI for marsh elevation […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    After nearly two years of inordinate delay the Jammu and Kashmir Government has finally constituted the Wullar Development Authority (WDA) to restore the pristine glory of Asia’s largest freshwater lake – Wullar – in north Kashmir. Officials said the formation of the WDA will streamline implementation of the ambitious Wullar Conservation Project. The formation of […]

  • 25 March 2012

      Industrial facilities dumped more than 5.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New York’s waterways in 2010, making the Hudson, Genesee, and Seneca Rivers among the 40 worst in the nation, according to a new report released by Environment New York. “Despite the great progress in cleaning up the Hudson River, industries are still […]