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  • 22 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A PowerDigger 3D GPS machine control system from Leica Geosystems​ enabled a Kentucky contractor to see excavation work underwater by viewing a display screen in the operator’s cab. Last summer, M. Bowling Inc, Henderson, KY, excavated 130,000 cubic yards of earth to widen and deepen the Ohio River in preparation for a possible expansion of […]

  • 12 July 2013

    Governor Jindal met with local officials and flew over barrier island projects to observe the state’s progress to protect Louisiana’s coast and highlight continued coastal land loss in Louisiana. The Governor highlighted three specific projects on Pelican Island, Shell Island and Scofield Island on the lower rim of Barataria Bay. On Shell Island, the state […]

  • 24 June 2010

    The Australian Government has approved the Albany Port Authority’s plans to dredge deeper access to Princess Royal Harbour. It is one of the last obstacles in the way of Grange Resources proceeding with its proposed Southdown magnetite iron ore project at Wellstead. Only State Government approval for the dredging is needed and this is expected […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Advocates of “clean marinas” testified before the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee Tuesday, urging support for a bill that would allow marinas that follow anti-pollution protocols to apply for grants that could pay 40 percent of dredging costs. “Long Island Sound provides more than $9 billion to the regional economy every year,” Leah Schmalz, director of […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    UK’s biggest ever coastal realignment scheme at Steart, a joint project between WWT and Environment Agency, has been completed. The construction of Steart Marshes means the Environment Agency can continue its maintenance of flood risk schemes elsewhere in the Severn Estuary that protect 100,000 homes and businesses. Rising sea levels are predicted to result in […]

  • 1 December 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As port and other infrastructure developments gear up in Vietnam to handle a strongly-growing economy, foreign investment in the manufacture of construction products continues apace. In its first production base for infrastructure materials outside of Japan, Nippon Steel has set up a company for the manufacture of steel pipe piles used for wharf pilings, motorway […]

  • 11 July 2013

     A new inland port agreement signed today by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services will create and expand international markets for regional business. The agreement, which ensures a direct 200-mile rail route to and from GPA’s Garden City Terminal in Savannah, will serve as a gateway to Southwest Georgia and […]

  • 23 May 2011
    Equipment, Technology

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the introduction of a new DC (direct current) electrical system for marine applications. The new system is part of a revival of power solutions using DC electricity, and will provide highly efficient power distribution and electric propulsion for a wide range of vessels. It is […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) reached its largest milestone to date with the completion of the deepening of the 20-mile-long entrance channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, yesterday announced the completion of the outer harbor works adding that only final touches remain in this $134 million project to deepen the entrance […]

  • 5 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

      Official responsibility for the administration and management of Terminal Muelle Norte, (the North Terminal) at the Port of Callao, Peru, was assumed by APM Terminals in a ceremony held on July 1st in Callao. With the final documents signed, the APM Terminals banner was raised, and stevedores set to work on the eight vessels […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), in partnership with the Coastal Marine Institute at Louisiana State University, has launched an economic study of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS). The three-year cooperative project between BOEM and the LSU will enhance understanding of the social and economic value of GCOOS, while providing […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Construction has entered a new phase at one of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects as steel piling gets underway in the River Mersey for Liverpool2 – the Port of Liverpool’s landmark deep water container terminal. Specialist rock drilling equipment will provide sockets for 329 tubular steel piles weighing in at 47 tonnes each. The […]

  • 16 February 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced yesterday revised and renewed nationwide permits necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.  The permits are necessary to replace existing permits, […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Reps. Steve Israel (D–NY) and Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to protect Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship and Restoration Act will advance the protection and restoration of this key estuary. They were joined by local environmental groups, including the New York and Connecticut […]

  • 1 April 2014

    The Baton Rouge Area Foundation will hire a firm to create a master plan for the LSU and City Park Lakes, a critical step to save them from reverting to swampland. The city-parish and LSU own the lakes, while BREC operates the Baton Rouge Beach recreational area on the bank. Together, they are supporting the […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA); Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV); Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Lou Barletta (R-PA); and Emergency Management Subcommittee Ranking Member Andre Carson (D-IN) introduced the first ever reauthorization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to improve the Nation’s emergency management capabilities, modernize and strengthen critical […]

  • 15 April 2013

    The powerful, versatile, zero tail-swing 301.7D CR mini-excavator is ideally suited to working in restricted work areas and is the latest addition to the expanding range of Cat® mini excavators which feature powerful hydraulics and excellent service features. Productivity in Confined Areas The zero tail swing Cat® 301.7D CR can work comfortably in confined work […]

  • 27 March 2012

    Atlas Copco’s new addition to its heavy hydraulic breaker line, the HB 4100, provides better performance and higher efficiency than the preceding model and weighs less. It has a service weight of 9,039 pounds (designed for carriers in the 88,185- to 154,324-pound weight class), but is as powerful as other, much heavier breakers. “The improvement […]

  • 30 November 2010

    A prominent attorney plans to apply for a judicial review in the Supreme Court this week to get a judge to disallow dredging on Bell Island. The government recently granted billionaire philanthropist, Prince Karim al-Hussaini, the Aga Khan IV permission to dredge a seabed in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The move angered many […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    IADC has published an article in which René Kolman, IADC secretary-general, considers whether adaptive monitoring can help save money and time. Kolman stated that monitoring at dredging sites for port expansion and maintenance is a necessary element in the planning and development process. It provides invaluable data for both the client and the contractor to […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bechtel, the global engineering, construction, and project management company, has created a revolutionary design for ports that could transform shipping in Africa. The Multi-User Offshore Hub is designed for two or more users and consists of an offshore, smart terminal arrangement and docking system that can accommodate oceangoing vessels and barges. The Multi-User Offshore Hub […]

  • 7 November 2012

    During a special meeting last month, Port Commissioners met with Mark Mazzanti, Civil Works Directorate, Chief Programs Integration Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project. Port Freeport is seeking federal funding to deepen the Freeport Harbor Channel to 55 feet from its current 45 feet, and […]

  • 16 April 2012

    DP World‟s London Gateway project has been awarded the coveted „Global Deal of the Year‟ for 2011 at the Infrastructure Journal Awards. The successful London Gateway team was accompanied by representatives from Allen & Overy, Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale, who all played key roles in advising and financing the project. The award […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The 2017 Avalon beach fill project will finish ahead of schedule and be completed in advance of Memorial Day weekend. According to Avalon Borough, nearly one million cubic yards of sand has been placed on the north Avalon beachfront in advance of Memorial Day weekend, and hurricane season which begins on June 1st. This $7.9 […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will introduce a bill to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef today, as new research shows the government is effectively subsidising the Abbot Point sludge dumping by $1 billion. “The government is letting 5 million tonnes of dredging sediment be dumped in the Reef for the big mining companies at […]

  • 21 December 2012

    The design-build proposal for the new New York Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee approved on Monday by the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors will deliver the project at a far lower cost than initially estimated, Thruway Board Chairman Howard P. Milstein said. The proposal approved on Monday was submitted by Tappan […]