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  • 22 August 2012

    The Port of Charleston was the fastest-growing top 10 U.S. container port for the first six months of 2012. Charleston container volume grew 7.4 percent from January to June this calendar year, edging out other top 10 ports on both the U.S. East and West coasts. Additionally, in fiscal year end results announced at yesterday’s […]

  • 21 August 2012

    Southampton’s strategic role as a regional gateway for the new generation of ultra-large container ships (ULCS) was reinforced yesterday with calls from two ocean carriers, among the largest and newest in the world, which berthed in tandem at the UK’s only South Coast container terminal, DP World Southampton. The calls by Hapag-Lloyd’s Hamburg Express and […]

  • 21 August 2012

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) recently announced Louisiana merchandise exports increased five percent over the last year, growing from $27.0 billion to $28.4 billion. Key merchandise export categories include petroleum products, agricultural products, chemicals, food and kindred products, […]

  • 20 August 2012

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced the appointment of Sipho Nzuza as Cape Town’s new Port Manager. Making the announcement at a briefing to stakeholders, TNPA Chief Executive Tau Morwe said Nzuza’s appointment was in keeping with TNPA’s organisational transformation geared to align human resources competencies to ensure delivery on Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 August 2012

    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division (MassDOT) is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with a bridge replacement in Oak Bluffs and Tisbury, Mass. MassDOT is proposing to discharge fill material into approximately 0.37 acre […]

  • 13 August 2012

    The Geraldton Port expansion project is nearing its completion, according to the ABC News. Michael Weir, a spokesman for Karara Mining, stated: “Port expansion is coming along very well and in fact will be completed within weeks now, so we will be aiming to have haematite shipments ready to go as soon as we can […]

  • 9 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    As a global market leader for dredging and wet mining vessels and equipment, and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and products for offshore construction, IHC Merwede will be among the leading exhibitors at SMM 2012. The biennial international trade fair for Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology will take place in Hamburg from 4 to […]

  • 9 August 2012

    Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group announces that on 6 August 2012 its Board of Directors has approved leasing contracts for seven new cranes: • Two LIEBHERR LHM 550 pneumatic drive mobile harbour cranes with lifting capacities of 124 tonnes; • One Aist electric full-revolving gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes; • Three […]

  • 9 August 2012

    According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official, the dredging project at Wares Creek is now complete. Amanda Ellison, the Corps spokeswoman in the Jacksonville District, stated: “Plans to begin demobilizing the equipment will begin immediately, but the large geobags adjacent to the creek that contain sediment from the creek will remain on site […]

  • 7 August 2012

    The Rp 22.6 trillion ($2.4 billion) expansion of Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta is facing delays, according to thejakartaglobe.com. A senior executive at state port operator Pelindo II said: „These delays are because of the failure of the Transportation Ministry to issue concession permits.“ About the project The Kalibaru project will involve the construction […]

  • 6 August 2012

    The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected NCR’s claim that it already has done more than its fair share of the Fox River cleanup. According to greenbaypressgazette.com, the U.S. District Judge William Griesbach of Green Bay in May ordered NCR to remove and clean a minimum of 660,000 cubic yards of sediment […]

  • 23 July 2012

    The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to beat Mother Nature and keep low water levels from closing commercial navigation on the rivers in its 68,000 square mile area of responsibility. According to the National Weather Service this year’s drought is affecting nearly 61% of the country and is causing […]

  • 20 July 2012

    U.S. President Barack Obama recognized the importance of seaport-related infrastructure by announcing seven projects of national and regional significance which will benefit from aggressive federal permit decision-making and review schedules. Each of these projects directly support America’s seaports and their ability to move freight efficiently to reduce costs to consumers, create jobs, and help America’s […]

  • 20 July 2012

    Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez released the following statement regarding the President’s announcement that PortMiami’s Deep Dredge Project is one of seven U.S. seaport infrastructure improvements of “national significance” and will be expedited by federal agencies overseeing the projects. “Miami-Dade County has been ahead of the curve in making major infrastructure improvements to its […]

  • 19 July 2012

    The President of the United States has named Charleston’s Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project one of the nation’s seven priority infrastructure projects, committing that the project’s study and necessary reviews will be completed by September 2015. The initial list of projects, which is part of the Administration’s We Can’t Wait initiative, is targeted to expedite […]

  • 16 July 2012

      In a conference call, Senator John Hoeven urged Omaha District Commander Col. Robert Ruch to address sandbars and other flow constrictions on the Missouri River ahead of next winter to prevent ice jams and potential flooding. Also on the call were the Omaha District’s Chief of Hydrologic Engineering John Remus, Chief of the Planning […]

  • 13 July 2012

    Malaysia’s Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is investing MYR 1.4 billion (US$442 million) over the next three years in a modernization plan designed to meet the docking requirements of mega-container vessels. PTP chairman Datuk Mohd Shaik Osman said the port is investing in new cranes, electrifying existing rubber-tired gantries (RTG) and building new berths to […]

  • 13 July 2012

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles across three states and seven major river basins. One of the primary missions of the District is supporting navigation across its area of responsibility. This includes the shallow draft harbors and ports of Greenville, Vicksburg, Rosedale, Yellow Bend, Lake Providence, Madison Parish, […]

  • 12 July 2012

    Ten-year-old plans to build a small boat harbor in Plett appear to finally be coming to fruition. According to CXPress, Western Cape Marina Investments has eventually made good on an undertaking to take the project forward with the release of an information document describing plans to build the harbor in the Piesang River mouth, next […]

  • 12 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    USACE has introduced the latest article submission (What is ecosystem restoration?) in the continued series of these very important topics. Q. What is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Program? A. The USACE is comprised of approximately 30,000 civilian and military personnel, making it the world’s largest public engineering, design and construction management […]

  • 9 July 2012

    The entrance to Rock Hall Harbor is now straighter and deeper allowing boaters easier and safer access to the area’s many restaurants, marinas and marine related services. “The measures taken will certainly provide for safe passage in and out of our harbor, as navigating the entrance was becoming very treacherous at times,” said Rock Hall […]

  • 6 July 2012

    According to greenbaypressgazette.com, NCR Corp. and Appleton Papers Inc. will not have to pay for the cleanup of PCBs from Little Lake Butte des Morts and southern portions of the lower Fox River, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach of Green Bay issued the ruling based on testimony he heard […]

  • 4 July 2012

      The Berkshire Eagle reports that the work on one of the most visible PCB cleanups in the city since the first two miles of the Housatonic River is set to begin next week. General Electric Co.’s contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, will begin staging Silver Lake next week for a two-year remediation project to deal […]

  • 3 July 2012

    According to Port Technology, residents have called on the Thai government to postpone studies into the expansion of Laem Chabang Port amid growing environmental concerns. The news follows the proposal put forward by the Transport Ministry to invest as much as 120-billion-baht to further expand the Chon Buri port over the next seven years. Port […]

  • 29 June 2012

    Making repairs and dredging the Albany-Santiam Canal between Seventh Avenue and the Union Pacific Railroad track crossing will begin shortly after Sept. 1., reports democratherald.com. The Albany City Council this week awarded the contract to Richard Phillips Marine. The contractor has previous dredging experience. Albany-Santiam Canal works include removing sediment, plants and other debris to […]