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  • 3 December 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has reached the milestone of awarding the final contract for the repair and restoration of previously constructed coastal storm risk reduction projects impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New York and northern New Jersey. The late October award for the repair and restore of the Westhampton Coastal […]

  • 4 October 2011

    Public officials and maritime industry leaders joined together at the Port of Oakland to call on Congress to release funds collected from California’s port customers to improve maritime infrastructure, create jobs and preserve California’s role as an international trade leader. “California’s future as a global leader depends on much needed job creation and economic growth. […]

  • 23 July 2010

    The city administration’s failure to overhaul the city’s poor sewerage and drainage systems has resulted in the rising phenomenon of localized flooding across the city. Some spots along Jl. RE Martadinata, Jl. Yos Sudarso, and Jl. Lodan Ancol, all in North Jakarta, are perennially flooded even during the dry season. They are located in the […]

  • 7 December 2011

    The US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued a statement about proposed projects to restore the coastal ecosystem in Gulf states. “These days we took a major step forward toward meaningful restoration that will benefit the natural resources of the Gulf Coast for generations to come. I commend the leadership of the Gulf Coast states […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7065, which provides $32 million, annually, in state funding for the Governor’s $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. The $32 million is an historic step forward in restoring America’s Everglades by improving water quality and water flow. The Governor signed the bill as part of a ceremony at […]

  • 26 November 2012

    The dredging of lower River Niger with the main objective of achieving an all year round navigation of the dredged channels from Warri in Delta State to Baro in Niger State, shows the Federal Government’s commitment in improving inland water transportation in the country. Historically, the idea of dredging the lower River Niger was mooted […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To dredge simply means to scoop up sediment, often underwater, and move it to another location. While this process is often associated with moving contaminated soils to a place where they can be safely capped, today, dredging is also increasingly about harnessing natural processes to create new landforms and ecological systems. New “dredge landscapes,” man-made […]

  • 11 January 2012

    The Training Course “Environmental Aspects of Dredging” will next be presented in Delft, the Netherlands. Organised by the Postgraduate Academic Programme (PAO) of the Delft University of Technology, it will take place 19-20 April 2012. Advance educational credits are awarded to participants. According to course leader Gerard van Raalte, “Understanding the ecosystem is essential. It […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin and Colonel Paul E. Owen, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District, announced the release of the first phase of a study evaluating long-term flood risk management alternatives to help Passaic River Basin communities deal with chronic flooding. The Army Corps’ Phase 1 […]

  • 9 February 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its work plans for the Army Civil Works program through the end of fiscal year 2012 (FY12). The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2012, Division B of Public Law 112-74, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, signed into law by President Obama on December 23, provided total […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push for the Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013, which would free up critical dredging funding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) needs in order to dredge the Buffalo River and surrounding waterways and keep the waterfront fully open for business. Each day, sediment settles at the […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have taken up legislation that could end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes. H.R. 335 and S. 218 would require the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (“HMTF”) to spend what it takes in each year for dredging on dredging. Currently, the HMTF spends only one of every […]

  • 30 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Komatsu America Corp. recently introduced the PC210LC-10 hydraulic excavator. With a net horsepower of 158 hp (118 kW), the PC210LC-10 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D107E-2 engine and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emissions certified. Built upon a proven Tier 3 engine platform, Komatsu has leveraged its leadership in technology and […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push for the Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013, which would free up critical dredging funding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) needs in order to dredge Wilson Harbor and keep the harbor fully open. Each day, sediment settles at the bottom of Lake Ontario, reducing water […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced more than $3 million to help restore the St. Louis River Area of Concern. EPA will provide $2.2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds and MPCA will provide an additional $1.1 million through the Minnesota Clean Water Fund. The money will […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sediments in the bottom of Central Puget Sound show declining environmental health over a 10-year period, according to a just-released report from the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). Central Puget Sound is the area south of Whidbey Island to the Tacoma Narrows. It includes industrialized and urbanized Elliott and Commencement bays, Sinclair Inlet and Bainbridge […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On December 27, 2012, the EPA announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal, which includes removing some of the contaminated sediment and capping dredged areas. The proposed plan also includes controls to prevent raw sewage overflows and other land-based sources of contamination from compromising the cleanup. The cost of the cleanup plan is […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Senator Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, the newly-elected state senate district representative, and new chair of the Senate Resources Committee, may have uncovered a solution to allow dredging to take place in certain flood-prone streams and creek beds, and thus significantly help the Seward area’s flood prevention efforts. The issue came up during the first town hall […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    September 30 marked the end of fiscal year 2016 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District–a year in which the Corps Team of Professionals, alongside its partners, achieved on-the-ground benefits to restore America’s Everglades. The $127 million federal investment in fiscal year 2016 towards Everglades restoration provided essential funding to award critical construction […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Infrastructural bottlenecks in port hinterland traffic are becoming increasingly acute, irrespective of the mode of transport, and are fuelling growing alarm among all the players involved. Such was the universal feeling at the parliamentary evening in Berlin organized by Port of Hamburg Marketing and attended by Peter Ramsauer, Germany’s Minister of Transport, and around 150 […]

  • 14 October 2010

    Namibia’s port authority Namport plans to spend R2.7 billion (N$2.7bn) on upgrading the port of Walvis Bay within the next three to four years, says Walvis Bay Corridor Group CEO, Johny Smith. As has been previously reported in PORTS & SHIPS, Walvis Bay is to be expanded with a new container terminal that will double […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the CEDA-IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference is approaching very fast, we took an opportunity to speak with Mr. Erik van der Blom, Manager Development and Innovation at the conference’s gold sponsor – Royal IHC. In this interview, Mr. van der Blom revealed his expectations of the event, introduced the latest developments at Royal IHC and his […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 8th Annual Dredging & Reclamation Summit, taking place on 15-16 November in Brisbane, will bring together 15 expert speakers to discuss key strategies to improve cost efficiency, reducing lead time and ensuring the sustainability of dredging operations. Ahead of the summit, we caught up with Dr Neil Tripodi, Principal Scientist, Water Assessment and Systems […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    JadeWeserPort Wilhelmshaven, Germany’s first and only deep-water container goes into operation last week. To commemorate the occasion, the JadeWeserPort-Gesellschaften and EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven GmbH & Co. KG are celebrating the official inauguration on the site of the EUROGATE Container Terminal. The opening event with some 1,300 guests is being accompanied by the first mooring […]

  • 12 January 2012

    A government spokesperson stated that the government had already acknowledged in principle of the Royal Act regarding reconstruction after flood – debt of Financial Institution Development Fund. She also elaborated that those two Royal Acts are parts of financial preparation for an investment on water management system and country’s future building. Mrs. Titima Chaiseang, Office […]