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  • 23 December 2020
    Business development

    Earlier this week, Congress passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act. The bill formally authorized the expansion of the Houston Ship Channel, which was recently ranked the #1 U.S. Port in total waterborne tonnage. The channel is the busiest waterway in the nation, averaging 50 deep-draft vessel transits every day. “The authorization to widen and […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    MPS and EIFFAGE Génie Civil yesterday reached an agreement to extend the original FIDIC Yellow Book Contract to include the land works for the 4th New Berth of the MPS Terminal 3 (part of Phase 2 of the Tema Port Expansion Project). Over the past two years, EIFFAGE has been working hard to complete Phase […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Napier Port, New Zealand, continues to make good progress with their major 6 Wharf project. According to the latest update, despite 5-6 weeks tools down during the Alert Level 4 lockdown earlier this year, this vital piece of infrastructure is on budget and on track to be completed by late 2022. In the recent update, […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Business development

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) will start a maintenance dredging program at the Port of Mackay in the following days. It will be the first time maintenance dredging has been conducted at the Port of Mackay since 2013. Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert, said that it was an important task for the port, which […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA yesterday announced more than $37 million in new grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) that will support coastal resilience projects in 25 states and U.S. territories. The 46 grants will generate $55 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $92 million. […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Heavy equipment operators began work recently to dredge stamp sands north of Grand Traverse Harbor in Keweenaw County. According to a press release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and Marquette mines (stamp sands) were deposited at a milling site located in Gay, Michigan along Lake Superior. Since […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Port of Townsville has marked another major achievement in its biggest ever upgrade, the $193 million Channel Upgrade project. “It’s taken seven months and 570,000 tonnes of rock, and we’re thrilled to advise we have now joined the eastern and western sides of the port’s 2.2km rock wall,” reported Hall Contracting. The scope of the […]

  • 3 August 2020

    Emily Twiggs, Senior Project Scientist, EOMAP Australia https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-twiggs-796989b5/ www.eomap.com https://www.portandcoastalsolutions.com https://nqbp.com.au EOMAP applies its satellite-derived turbidity monitoring capabilities to dredging programs run by the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP). Turbidity plumes are stirred-up sediment which can be transported long distances by currents. Understanding the full spatial and temporal variability of turbidity, whether from natural […]

  • 14 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The House Appropriations Committee yesterday passed legislation that included more than $80 million in federal funding to protect Maryland’s environment and keep commerce moving through the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore Harbor. The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2021 now moves to the full U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. “The Chesapeake […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Napier Port is on track to start dredging for 6 Wharf this week, taking the port one step closer to finishing the wharf by the end of 2022. 6 Wharf will allow the port to reduce congestion and welcome more and larger ships as vessel sizes increase and exports out of the region grow, said […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Napier Port is on track to start dredging for 6 Wharf this week, taking the port one step closer to finishing the wharf by the end of 2022. According to Napier Port general manager infrastructure services Michel de Vos, the GPK – a backhoe dredge operated by Heron Construction – arrived from Lyttleton today and […]

  • 5 June 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Vancouver has unveiled the latest update on the Centerm Expansion Project. According to the update, marine work in the water and on terminal will continue in June. Infilling is continuing this month at the northeast dyke and west end dykes 24 hours a day, six days a week (Monday to Saturday, with […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Keweenaw Stamp Sands Dredging Project in Lake Superior is scheduled to complete this summer season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, reports. Peterson Companies, Inc. and their subcontractor, Newt Marine, re-mobilized equipment to the project site and began dredging in April. “Dredging will buy time for the Buffalo Reef Task Force to […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the New Haven Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Chief’s Report. The existing New Haven Harbor deep draft ship channel, turning basin, and maneuvering area are currently authorized at a depth of -35 feet at mean lower low water (MLLW). […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As the largest commercial port in northern Australia, the Port of Townsville is an essential component of Queensland’s transport network, but, at just 92 metres wide, its shipping channel is one of the narrowest in the country. The 14.9-kilometre shipping channel is dredged annually to maintain navigable depths. At present, vessels up to 238 metres […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    HEB construction and Napier Port have restarted building Hawke’s Bay’s biggest wharf, which will allow the region to welcome more and larger ships. According to the port, HEB Construction are back on track to start piling this week. As mentioned in the March update, the wharf will be supported by nearly 400 concrete piles that […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received a signed Chief of Engineers Report (Chief’s Report) for the proposed Houston Ship Channel (HSC) Expansion Project on April 23. Signed April 24 by Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, the report culminates a four-year, $10 million study […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Living near a body of water has always appealed to many, yet some of these areas may require maintenance such as dredging and erosion control to keep up with the ever-changing environment.  Sweden has dozens and dozens of rivers and an estimated 101,000 lakes, not to mention the coastal areas and several small islands and […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters. The grants will support natural and nature-based infrastructure that will help people and wildlife recover […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Quebec based marine company Ocean Group, through its related corporations, has been awarded numerous contracts in British Columbia as part of the expansion of its services to clients on Canada’s west coast. “It goes without saying that a great deal of development work has been carried out on the Canadian west coast and that we […]

  • 11 February 2020

    Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) late last year won a contract by the Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure, Republic of Maldives, in relation to the development of Maafushi, Island, South Male’ Atoll. The proposed project involves land reclamation in the shallow lagoon on the southern side of the island and shore protection works. […]

  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Almost 40 local jobs will be created to support a major channel widening and land reclamation project in Gladstone Harbor this year. The $80 million Clinton Vessel Interaction Project being led by Gladstone Ports Corporation will widen the Clinton Channel by about 100 meters and to further develop port facility area at Fisherman’s Landing. The […]

  • 30 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal IHC, a supplier of equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets, has just released another update from the reservoir dredging pilot scheme in India. According to their official announcement, “with the arrival of all IHC equipment and the work boat on site of our reservoir dredging pilot in India, […]

  • 25 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Heavy equipment operators are expected to begin working this week to dredge stamp sands from in and around the Grand Traverse Harbor in Keweenaw County, reports the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Over the past roughly 100 years, historic copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and Mohawk mines – called stamp sands – were deposited […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord has been awarded a contract to reinforce the coast at the Romanian seaside resort of Eforie. Existing coastal defenses will be redeveloped to make way for more nature-friendly alternatives. Van Oord has been contracted by Administratia Bazinala de Apa Dobrogea-Litoral (ABA-DL) to design and build new groynes and beaches. The pier and some […]

  • 13 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Warrnambool City Council (VIC) is preparing a 10-year dredging strategy for the Port of Warrnambool and will seek community feedback on options for disposal of dredged sand. The strategy will help ensure that dredging is done in a way that best meets community needs and those who use the port’s boat launching facilities. “Dredging has […]