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  • 9 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following the start of the Port of Dover’s iconic Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development program of works back in 2014; a key milestone of having worked one million man-hours in Dover has been exceeded. To date over 15 different contractors have been involved all contributing their own specialist skills at the different stages of […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed an agreement with the State of Florida to accept an additional $50 million of state funds to help with rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The agreement, known as a Contributed Funds Memorandum of Agreement, was signed yesterday by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Governor, Doug Burgum, emphasized the importance of timely completion of flood protection projects for the Fargo and Minot areas during an update from top regional U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Capitol in Bismarck earlier this week. Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, commander of the Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division; Col. […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday announced $60 million in new coastal projects to be built and paid for with funds from the settlement of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. “The oil spill impacted Louisiana’s environment and natural resources, but it also took a toll on our way of life and the recreational opportunities that make Louisiana […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Ben Carson, is approving a disaster recovery plan to help citizens in the U.S. Virgin Islands to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In November, HUD allocated $243 million to the U.S. Virgin Islands to support long-term recovery efforts. The U.S. Virgin Islands’ action plan approved yesterday is […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) last week announced additional work that they plan to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018.  Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provided $17.398 billion for disaster recovery in six appropriations […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.   The act provides nearly $17.4 billion to the Corps for disaster recovery, among other things. The Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion for long term recovery investments in its […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner, Basil Seggos, yesterday announced that DEC has completed revisions to the Lake Ontario General Permit related to erosion and shoreline damage caused by the historic high-water levels of Lake Ontario during 2017-18, and is extending the permit authority to September 30, 2019. The revisions and extension […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Hogan Administration has awarded funding to 18 recipients through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund to improve the health of Maryland’s waterways, Maryland Department of Natural Resources said in its latest release.  The “Trust Fund” allows Maryland to accelerate Chesapeake Bay restoration and improve water quality by focusing targeted financial investments and resources on the most […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Canada yesterday announced maintenance and repairs to Anse-Bleue Harbor aimed to improve services and benefit the local economy. The Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, unveiled plans for the construction of a new containment cell to house materials […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Nova Scotia will soon be home to more coastal habitat and defenses against flooding and erosion as the result of a $1.8 million partnership between the Government of Canada and Saint Mary’s University. “This support from the federal government is crucial. We will use it to create new salt marsh habitat around the Bay of […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Canada said in their latest release that Graham’s Pond Harbor will soon see some critical repairs, aimed to improve services and benefit the local economy in the community of Gaspereaux. Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. “With […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure Thomas Eneroth presented on June 2nd key elements of the government’s strategic infrastructure plan and budget related to the deepening of the fairways at the Port of Gothenburg. The decision means that the government will cover almost one-third of the cost of the project, which can now proceed to the […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Col. Daniel H. Hibner will take command of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from Col. Marvin L. Griffin, in a formal ceremony at 10 a.m., June 8, reports USACE. Brig. Gen. Diana M. Holland, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Atlantic Division, will officiate at the formal change-of-command ceremony in the […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development project, conducted by VSBW (joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster) has achieved another CEEQUAL award for sustainability in design and construction in Civil Engineering. The VSBW team and designers were presented with the ‘Excellent’ CEEQUAL Whole Team Interim Award at this year’s Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) by CEEQUAL […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday announced additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provided USACE a total of $17.398 billion in six appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 41st meeting from May 22-24, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, said in their latest release.  The meeting will take place at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, and concluding at 12:30 p.m. […]

  • 6 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

     The Port of Dover recently released the latest video update on Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development project. The scheme is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover. VSBW, the joint venture between Boskalis Westminster and VolkerStevin, was appointed in early 2017 as the main contractor for the marine engineering […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced an initial list of projects to address high-priority needs in states recently impacted by natural disasters, including several in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. According to the USACE, the initial allocation of approximately $360 million will be used to address at 32 projects in […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified short-term Natural Disaster Recovery Activities to be accomplished with a portion of the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provides $17.398 billion to USACE for disaster […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has showed his support for the state’s water ports – including the Port of Corpus Christi – in a recent letter to Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In the letter, Abbott urged the Corps to advance funding […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed an agreement with the state of Florida to accept $50 million of state funds to help with rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee.   The agreement is the result of a measure passed by the Florida legislature during their 2017 session. The agreement allows USACE […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Russian Government has submitted its report on the development of inland water transport and maritime activities over the recent 6 years. According to the report published on the PortNews website, the capacity of transshipment facilities at seaports has increased by 24.4% to 1,053.3 million tonnes. Intense seaport infrastructure development projects are underway in Murmansk, […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and U.S. Representaive Garret Graves have announced that the federal government will allocate an additional $1.213 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for hazard mitigation projects in parishes that were impacted by the 2016 floods.  Commenting this, Governor Edwards said: “This new investment from HUD is critically important to […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) held the first meeting of its 10th anniversary year in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 27-29. According to the official announcement, this was the committee’s 40th meeting since it was established by the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 and chartered in 2008. At this meeting, MRRIC heard about […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the City of Port Clinton, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have joined together to restore 12 acres and add another 1.4 acres of coastal wetlands on Lake Erie. According to Chris Akios, Ecologist and Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of […]