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  • 30 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced additions to its fiscal year 2019 program based on the recently approved work plan. The additional $77.6 million will be used in 2019 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors, complete various projects and studies throughout the Great Lakes and fund initial construction for the New Soo […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    A dozen communities throughout eastern Newfoundland are welcoming significant federal investments in harbor infrastructure improvements. Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada is investing $25.8 million in harbor infrastructure improvements at 12 harbors throughout […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The effort to make the Norfolk Harbor wider, deeper and safer took a significant step forward last Friday as the plan outlining the project’s national economic benefits was approved by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take its next step forward. “This is an infrastructure project that holds value for Virginia, the national economy and […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced a significant achievement in the restoration of the St. Clair River. Twelve projects were completed to restore habitat for fish and wildlife, DEQ said in their latest release. The projects span from the upper river to the Lake St. Clair delta […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Almost one year on since the first of a series of significant winter storms struck the region, the Scottish Borders Council is continuing to make significant progress with a number of flood schemes. Storm Desmond hit the Borders on 5 December 2015, followed by storms Frank on 31 December and Gertrude on 29 January 2016. […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and MP for Saint-Maurice—Champlain, has announced significant investments in the Port of Trois-Rivières development. The project involves extending dock 10 towards the east and filling the space between this extension and the current dock 9. This scheme will increase exterior storage space in this area from 3,000 m² […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Representatives from the USACE, Buffalo District, the Presque Isle Advisory Committee and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources gathered last week to walk the entire length of Presque Isle’s western beach to assess the condition of the beach ahead of the summer swimming season. The annual spring beach walk is conducted to determine […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The $21.7 billion Carmichael coal project has passed a significant milestone with agreements reached with all landholders, State Parliament heard today. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, told Parliament that mine proponent Adani now had 16 permits and approvals at local, state and federal level, including six […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) posted 10 percent container growth in 2015, a year highlighted by strong volumes and significant progress on the harbor deepening project. The company handled 144,718 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in December, pushing total container volume to 1.97 million in 2015. As measured in pier containers, or total boxes handled, SCPA’s two […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has reported significant progress at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex, the first major expansion of the Port of Philadelphia in over 50 years. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the next step in selecting one or more private-sector partners to develop the three parcels that comprise Southport, will be issued […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has praised the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for passing legislation that funds key provisions contained in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) enacted last year. The Senate Energy & Water Appropriations bill would provide $1.254 billion from the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) Trust Fund to the […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    County residents in 170 homes in flood-hit areas will benefit from a six-year investment in flood protection, announced Northumberland County Council. Another 380 homes affected by coastal erosion will also see significant investment. The Council secured the DEFRA agreement, which will ensure that vulnerable areas are protected, following work over the past 15 months with the government […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets have been added to the proposed USD 1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in the U.S. Congress late Tuesday. While the Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery) grants […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    International engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has completed the final layout of the new Port of Venice onshore offshore container terminal. The layout and equipment optimization will generate significant capital and operating expenditure savings for the Venice Port Authority. The new solutions were presented to the financial community and ship operators earlier this […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Significant progress has been made over the first few months of a £36 million scheme to improve coastal defenses between Holland-on-Sea and Clacton. Two new fish tail groynes have already been built – two others are more than 80 per cent towards completion and will be finished during the next week. So far around 70,000 […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    CARIS has announced new releases of its hydrographic data processing and bathymetric data management and analysis solutions. The latest releases of HIPS and SIPS 9.0 and Bathy DataBASE 4.1 feature significant enhancements, as well as providing streamlined connectivity and smart utilization of shared functionality. HIPS and SIPS 9.0 The release of HIPS and SIPS 9.0 […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new NOAA nationwide analysis showed that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and forest cover with development a major contributing factor. Overall, 8.2 percent of the nation’s ocean and Great Lakes coastal regions experienced these changes. In analysis of the […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has released the revised final report for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) for public, state and agency review today. A notification has been published in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the report for its required 30-day review. “All of the recommended revisions to the […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society scorecard on the Great Barrier Reef released today provides a distorted view of Australia’s management of the iconic World Heritage Area. It misrepresents the significant progress Australia has made in responding to the World Heritage Committee. “We have either met or have made significant progress in meeting […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The scientific focus on improving water quality across the Great Barrier Reef is reaping returns according to the latest report card released by the state and federal governments today. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche said science-based programs, not fear campaigns from environmental activists, were making a significant improvement to reef health. “The […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Proposals totalling more than £20m promising to help prevent significant flooding in the Levels and improve the county’s roads were unveiled by Somerset County Council today. At a news conference this morning, it was revealed that some of the biggest schemes could be started and finished this year – before further winter floods. The major […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement regarding the U.S. President Obama’s budget that makes significant reductions to the Lake Okeechobee dike system and Everglades projects. “Last year, Florida communities experienced a rainy season that exposed the short comings of the federal government’s inaction in funding projects to protect South Florida estuaries,” said Governor Scott. […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The high level of activity at Lerwick Harbour has been enabled by the port’s latest deep-water quay being brought into use immediately on completion this week as part of an ongoing expansion of facilities. The 100-metre Berth 7 at Greenhead Base provides an extension to a new 100-metre-plus quay added there in February 2012. Providing […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    SOHAR Port’s Chief Executive Officer Andre Toet spoke on stage on Monday evening at the 2013 SeaTrade Middle East Awards dinner at Atlantis The Palm Dubai, as he received the prestigious 2013 Port Authority Award. Toet said he was honored that the Award had been given to SOHAR, Oman’s number one port. “This a great […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    President Benigno Aquino III on Friday highlighted some of the significant accomplishments of his administration in Pampanga under the Tuwid na daan (Straight path) battle cry. He disclosed that an end to perennial problem of flooding shall soon be realized through commencement of projects that will strengthen the dike system and slope protection to ensure […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers’ dredge Currituck, based out of Wilmington, N.C., is scheduled to begin dredging the Rudee Inlet Federal Navigation Project for five days beginning Dec. 7, 2012. The dredging is being done as a result of significant shoaling across the entire entrance channel. Weather conditions and wind direction have caused an increase […]

  • 22 November 2012

    A significant archaeological discovery made at Lunt Meadows, Sefton during habitat restoration work by the Environment Agency has confirmed the work is restoring the site to its natural habitat. The discovery was made in summer of this year during excavation work at the 70ha site alongside the River Alt where the Environment Agency has been […]

  • 4 April 2012

    Initial studies in Port Curtis indicate internationally significant numbers of migratory shorebirds in the Gladstone region. In a first for the Capricorn Coast, detailed monitoring of migratory shorebirds from Port Curtis to Port Alma has been conducted with initial studies indicating a healthy ecosystem with a number of “high priority” sites. “We have found some […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has announced the arrival of the first batch of Super Post Panamax ‘Ship to Shore’ (STS) container cranes at Khalifa Port. This marks a significant milestone for Khalifa Port as it readies for Phase 1 completion at the same time as the opening of Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) […]