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  • 2 May 2012

    Latest monthly water quality testing in Port Curtis have continued to find no evidence to link water quality with any adverse impacts on fish health. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) today released the results of February and March water sampling in Gladstone Harbour. Director-General Andrew Chesterman said the monthly monitoring program, which […]

  • 22 April 2012

    Congresswoman Lois Capps hailed the passage of a bipartisan measure based on legislation she helped introduce last year to keep the harbors dredged. The proposal came in the form of an amendment to H.R. 4348, legislation regarding federal highway, transit and other transportation programs, and would protect funding for regular maintenance and dredging of the […]

  • 11 April 2014

    Deltares will acquire a new Delta Flume at its Rotterdamseweg location in Delft in late November. It will replace the present facility in the North-East Polder and be a lot more advanced. In terms of its size and test facilities, the new facility is unique in the world. The flume will be used for government […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The international company behind the proposed $4.9 billion cruise ship and integrated tourism, residential and casino proposal near Wavebreak Island in the Southport Broadwater says it can complete the required dredging to enable cruise ship access within four weeks. President and CEO of Sembawang of Singapore – Global Project Underwriters Limited, Ric Grosvenor, said the […]

  • 28 July 2010

    “Dredging is underway as we speak,” said Robert Blackburn, the senior deputy executive director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, based in Philadelphia. On June 22, he spoke of work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the Delaware River channel to 45 feet. The port authority had a leading role in deepening […]

  • 2 February 2011
    Equipment, Technology

      Knowledge of water depth (bathymetry) is essential to many marine activities, such as coastal and offshore engineering, environment protection, conservation and civil security. Historically, organisations have relied on paper and digital navigational charts for limited available bathymetric information or contracted their own surveys at substantial cost. SeaZone, the market leader for marine geographic information, is launching its new […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    In response to an emergency request from a coalition of tribal, environmental and fisheries groups, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife proposed emergency rules to crack down on an upsurge of unregulated suction dredge mining in the state. The environmentally harmful mining process has been banned in California since 2009, but early in 2013 […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, together with elected officials and leaders from the Port of Los Angeles and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, yesterday marked the completion of the Port’s Main Channel Deepening Project, a major milestone in the Port’s ongoing efforts to assure its global competitiveness, continued growth, and job creation. Conducted by the […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the proposed global transshipment and logistics hub is the lynch pin of the country’s long-term growth strategy. He argued that in this the 50th year of Independence, and coming from a period of anemic economic growth, Jamaica needs an economic transformation. The Minister was speaking […]

  • 8 June 2012

    Governor Scott Walker has approved grants totaling $6,964,000 for three harbor projects in Wisconsin. The funds will be used to dredge and make repairs and improvements to docks in Green Bay, Sheboygan and Superior. The state’s Harbor Assistance Program (HAP) provides 80 percent of the needed funds, with the grant recipients providing a required 20 […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    NOAA ships, small boats, and hydrographic services contractors have their sailing orders to survey more than 2,000 square nautical miles in U.S. coastal waters this year, collecting data that will strengthen the foundation of the nation’s environmental intelligence. Most of the vessels are sailing to their initial project areas now. The NOAA Office of Coast […]

  • 28 February 2014

    A ceremony took place on Friday 28 February in Godmanchester, marking the official completion of Godmanchester’s flood risk management scheme. The ground was first broken on Friday 25 May 2012 by Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon, and Steve Wheatley, Chair of the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, who was instrumental in securing approval for the […]

  • 8 May 2012

    “It’s not the fences that matter, it’s the gates,” Dave Gibson told attendees at the U.S. International Border and Water Commission collaborative meeting held here April 19 at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Gibson, executive director of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, was not talking about the international border fence […]

  • 8 February 2011

    Philippine Ports Authority Port District Office-Southern Mindanao (PPA PDO-SoMin) Engineering Services Division (ESD) here recently announced that the construction of Tagpopongan Port is now half way through completion. According to the ESD Manager Engr. Asterio Gallardo, Jr., the said port project is now 50.94 percent accomplished as of December 25, 2010 and is ahead by […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The construction of the new sea lock in IJmuiden has been delayed by 27 months, reported the Port of Amsterdam. According to the Port, new insights into the design and construction of the caissons and the construction of the lock gate chambers of the new sea lock made it necessary to adjust the planning. “We […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency, in partnership with Lewes District Council, is working on the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme, designed to provide a 1-in-200-year standard of protection. Following completion of the work on the west bank of the River Ouse, the EA is now shifting focus on the east bank. Area 1: A26 to Energy Recovery Facility, currently under […]

  • 4 July 2012

    Basic Element Group, one of Russia’s leading diversified business groups, has announced the completion of construction of the Imeretinskiycargo port in Sochi. The port’s capacity is 5 million tonnes of cargo per year. The port’s docks are up to 9.2 meters deep. Investment in the port construction amounted to USD 200 million (RUR 6 billion). […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The team at Navajo County Public Works, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, has been designated as the USACE South Pacific Division’s Planning Team of the Year for the work being done on the Feasibility Study for flood risk management in the Winslow, Ariz. area. The team is also […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    ADPC has announced an AED 17M investment for Marfa Port, for the first phase development of the port infrastructure and maritime leisure facilities for the local community. The port is at the north end of Marfa city with direct water access to the Gulf, in the Al Gharbia region, 125 km west of Abu Dhabi. […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    City of Port Hueneme officials are seeking the assistance of Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Commander Mark Toy and his senior staff to obtain emergency funding to restore the rapidly eroding Hueneme Beach. A May 14, 2013 meeting with Commander Toy will include officials from the Oxnard Harbor District, County of Ventura, Channel […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Locals and visitors to North Stradbroke Island will benefit from a stronger “Straddie” following the introduction into the Queensland Parliament today of the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Amendment Bill 2013. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the legislation provided for sand mining to continue on the island until 2035 to […]

  • 22 May 2012

    Tideland Signal Limited, a British-based member of the Tideland group of companies, has won another major contract to supply buoys and lanterns for the port at Mombasa. Previous orders have come from the Kenya Ports Authority, but the current order was placed by Van Oord of the Netherlands, which has improved access to Mombasa by […]

  • 28 February 2011

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, celebrated its 131st birthday with the christening of the Tanner II survey boat, followed by a Galveston Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the district as its newest member, Feb. 15, 2011, at its headquarters building on the east end of Galveston Island. Members of […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Heck is world renowned for its water management systems ideally suited to the maritime and dredging industries, and with its latest innovation they have created the potential to eliminate one of the largest and most damaging risks to both the economy and the environment; all wrapped up in a tiny 150mm by 630mm package. […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Western Australia’s peak environment group has called on the Barnett Government to rule out the export of coal from the port of Bunbury, after a proposal to build a shipping terminal for a new coal export industry was given recommended approval by the State’s environmental watchdog today. Lanco Australia is seeking approval for a 5-fold […]

  • 19 October 2010

    The international dredging group Jan De Nul has just taken on its 500th engineer: Maarten Beckers (23). “It is very special to me that we can engage the 500th engineer in times of crisis,” says Jan Pieter De Nul, CEO of Jan De Nul Group. “There are not many companies in Belgium that employ that […]