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  • 28 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Coffs Harbor City Council has agreed to forward a Draft Coastal Hazard Planning Proposal to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for agreement for it to go on public exhibition in 2015. The draft planning proposal follows the adoption in 2013 of a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Coffs Harbor which addresses the […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently bestowed its annual “Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award” on a community advisory group formed to raise awareness and solicit public input into the agency’s proposed $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Passaic River. The award, which recognizes a “significant contribution” to a Superfund cleanup, went to the […]

  • 16 September 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized preparation of a draft report for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study and posted the report to the Los Angeles District website Sept. 13. The report will appear in the Federal Register Sept. 20, which will trigger a 45-day public comment period that will help inform […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has developed the Sediment Transport Analysis and Regional Training (START) program to help stakeholders across the Great Lakes better understand the watershed they live in. The START program provides trainings to federal, state, and local government agencies […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has pointed to a new analysis of declining international demand for coal as more reasons why the massive industrial expansion of ports on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline must stop. The latest report from the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a group of financial analysts specialising in the economic risks of […]

  • 15 August 2012

    In early August, a Dutch water mission presented its recommendations about how to improve flood protection in the La Mojana river basin in Colombia. The mission was led by Erik Mosselman, a Deltares river expert. The mission’s suggestions were welcomed by the Colombian government and they will be implemented during the next eighteen months, opening […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia has welcomed UNESCO’s draft decision on the Great Barrier Reef. “UNESCO has placed Australia on probation. The Australian and Queensland Governments must now deliver on their promises to better protect the Reef,” said WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman.“ The draft decision acknowledges progress but keeps the pressure on the Australian Government to turn their commitments into […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after Vice President Joe Biden attended a ceremony yesterday at the Port of Baltimore discussing the need to invest in America’s waterway infrastructure: “I am pleased Vice President Biden acknowledged the crucial need to invest in America’s waterway infrastructure. Earlier today, he voiced […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed reports of a backdown from port proponents Adani and GVK to avoid dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters but said that there is a long way to go before the Reef is protected from port expansions. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new series of pamphlets has been produced by Waikato Regional Council to help property owners better manage the potential risks they face from river flooding. “River flooding is the most common hazard we face in the Waikato,” said community safety programme manager Adam Munro. “The new pamphlets are designed to help people identify what […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis and without decisive action by the Federal government and Queensland State government Australia could be placed on UNESCO’s ‘list of shame’ for not meeting its World Heritage obligations. The situation is so serious that WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today announced they were combining to launch […]

  • 5 September 2012

    Water Minister Peter Walsh and Treasurer Kim Wells visited Creswick today to announce funding for works to minimise the impacts of any future flood events. Mr Walsh said Hepburn Shire Council had successfully applied for flood mitigation works in the town as recommended in the Creswick Flood Mitigation and Urban Drainage Plan. The plan was […]

  • 12 July 2013

    HMAS Shepparton’s Hydrographic Department have been hard at work, conducting high resolution surveys of the Australian coastline. The Paluma Class Survey Motor Launch (SML) is currently conducting survey operations between Clarence Strait and the approaches to Darwin Harbour. Commanding Officer of Shepparton, Lieutenant Commander Michael Kumpis says the aim of this survey is to support […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the acquisition of Western Australian marine and coastal specialists, Oceanica Consulting Pty Ltd. Oceanica will further strengthen BMT’s capacity and technical offering in Western Australia’s buoyant market, while complementing the expertise and knowledge in the region of BMT’s established Asia-Pacific […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

     For 1,5 years now, the vessel “Willem B Sr” of the towage company BMS, has been using Thorn-D® antifouling. Thorn-D® is a worldwide patented, 100% environmental friendly protection for the boat bottom. By using micro fibers, Thorn-D® creates a physical barrier against barnacles, mussels etc. In the following interview Mr. Wout Bouwman, the owner, will […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today’s release of the draft Queensland Ports Strategy confirms that the Queensland Government will continue to fast track industrial development on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Felicity Wishart, AMCS’s Great Barrier Reef campaign director said the rapid, widespread and deeply damaging industrial development for the Reef’s coast […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday issued a proposal to designate a dredged material disposal site to serve the eastern Long Island Sound region. The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS) would be located offshore from New London, Connecticut, and would be available for the disposal of dredged material from harbors and navigation channels […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has commented on the Federal Administrative Court’s ruling regarding the dredging of the lower and outer stretches of the river Elbe, HHLA informs. “Following the lengthy proceedings and in light of the stark competition between the major European ports, I would have hoped for a […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment (LSRWA) report released for public comment yesterday, November 13th 2014, indicates that the reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam is trapping smaller amounts of sediment and has essentially reached its limit to trap in the long term. However, a large majority of the pollution to the Chesapeake Bay from the […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today released new official figures on dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area which show our Reef continues to be treated as a coal and gas highway and a rubbish tip, risking UNESCO listing the Reef as World Heritage in Danger. “There is only one Great Barrier Reef. […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) highlighted his support for several amendments to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) this week, including measures to secure dredging for smaller inland ports along the Mississippi River; a provision to encourage resilient construction that can better withstand natural disasters; and a new study on flood protection and drought issues […]

  • 7 December 2012

    Local authorities in Russey Keo district inspected village homes along the banks of the Tonle Sap yesterday after residents refused compensation from the sand-dredging company they say is causing their homes to collapse into the river, claiming the amount is too small. Villagers said the official visit, which comes on the heels of an official […]

  • 2 October 2017

    By Lagersmit The entire world has been talking about it for years now and it still remains a hot topic: climate change. This change has a lot of consequences for several sectors and the maritime industry also has to deal with this. How does climate change impact the maritime industry? Clear responses to this development […]

  • 11 July 2011

    DEME Group christened the ‘mega’ trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Congo River’ (hopper capacity 30,000 m3) and the DP2 fall pipe vessel ‘Flintstone’ in the outer port of Zeebrugge. Olympic tennis champion Justine Henin is the godmother of the ‘Congo River’. The ‘Flinstone’ was christened by Olympic high jump champion Tia Hellebaut: a unique ‘e-christening’, as […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Mercury Bay Community Board has just approved a plan to improve existing boat and wharf facilities around Whitianga over the next few years, as part of a new Boat Ramp Strategy for Whitianga. “Over the years there have been many investigations and proposals into possible sites for the development of a single “Destination Boat Ramp,” […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Nearly 30 years after being named an imperiled waterway, the St. Louis River has taken another big step closer to becoming healthier than it has been in a generation. And St. Louis River users and enthusiasts are invited to comment on the plan designed to achieve the clean-up goals set in 1987 when it was […]