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  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Brigadier General John S. Kem has been appointed by President Obama to serve on the Mississippi River Commission. Brig. Gen. Kem serves as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, a position he has held since July 2013.  In this position, he oversees an annual program of more than $3 billion […]

  • 27 December 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On Tuesday, 18 December, the ‘Green Shield’ project was launched in the Biesbosch nature reserve. The project will further the understanding of how forebanks with vegetation – such as willow trees – can break waves. It is known that vegetation can mitigate wave impact. There are models that have been validated in the Delft wave […]

  • 4 November 2013

    Manmade coastal flood habitat set to double in next 12 months. The country’s largest ever coastal flood realignment scheme is completed today  in Medmerry, West Sussex. The £28 million Medmerry scheme will protect 350 properties, two holiday parks and a water treatment works from coastal flooding, in addition to providing 180 hectares of habitat for […]

  • 23 February 2012

    WWF today challenged the Australian Government’s view that the Great Barrier Reef is being sustainably managed, citing publications showing that coral had declined by up to 50 per cent. As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee prepares to visit Queensland next month, after expressing “extreme concern” at port development and dredging impacts in the World Heritage area, […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Friday, May 17, Jay Cashman, Inc. (JCI) and the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) signed a memorandum of understanding for a construction development project of a second cruise pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts. The current evaluated cost of the cruise pier is US $31 million, which will be funded […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced the selected cleanup plan to remove mercury, PCBs, and chromium contamination from the Berry’s Creek Study Area, which is part of the Ventron/Velsicol Superfund site in Bergen County. Acting EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, signed off on the cleanup plan on September 25. At yesterday’s event in Moonachie, New […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    The Changing Course Leadership Team yesterday selected three teams to participate in the Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. These teams will develop innovative designs for a self-sustaining Lower Mississippi River Delta that reduce land loss in the region while improving navigation conditions and strengthening resilience for local communities and industries. The three […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today, the Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois laid the foundation stone of the new DEME office building in Zwijndrecht. He also put into operation the brand-new high-tech dredging simulator. The new office building is going to be built on the premises of DEME’s head office, located on Scheldedijk in Zwijndrecht, with a surface area of 5,600 m², and […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released its “Sustainable Solutions to America’s Water Resources Needs: Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018” that articulates five goals that will guide USACE into the future. According to the USACE director of Civil Works, Steven L. Stockton, “This strategic plan presents USACE’s commitment to responsibly develop the Nation’s water resources, while protecting, […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) reintroduced the DREDGE Act – Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports Act. The bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to dredge the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal can access the River. In addition, the bill […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Last Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Senator Chris Coons, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding for the completion of three priority projects in Delaware. The Congressional Delegation highlighted USACE fiscal year 2017 work plan, which includes a total of $40 million for crucial Delaware public work projects, including full funding […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Virginia has just announced that they had an exceptional 2016, filled with lots of activities and great accomplishments. The port set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.65 million twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, a 4.2 percent increase over last year’s total, they said in its […]

  • 11 July 2013

    With additional funding approved July 2 by the East Bay Regional Park District Board, 82,600 cubic yards of sand will be pumped onto Crown Memorial State Beach and Alameda Beach between September and November this year. The project will restore the beach and dune system to its 1987 footprint, at a cost of nearly $5.3 […]

  • 29 March 2011

      Technology holds the key to achieving sustainable long-term development of the ports business in today’s digitised world and DP World is proactively pursuing this strategy at its facilities, according to Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World UAE Region. His remarks came during a week in which two separate groups of academics and business students […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Communities across Wales are coming to terms with the very real threat of coastal flooding as the Welsh Government announced that as many as 48 areas have been identified where coastal defenses will not be maintained in the long term. With that stark reality in mind, scientists in Wales are contributing their expertise to obtain […]

  • 16 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Colonel Paul Owen assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on September 14, 2012. Colonel John R. Boulé, who commanded the district since July 2009, relinquished command during the event in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, […]

  • 25 October 2012

    The government-operated Taiwan International Ports Corp. hopes to spark investment momentum by pouring about NT$66 billion within five years into the building of international cruise terminals in Keelung and Kaohsiung as well as other construction at the island’s harbors, all with the aim of providing for the development of the passenger-ship and tourism businesses and […]

  • 12 March 2012

      Illinois was welcomed into the coastal management system at last week’s ceremony, making the state eligible for approximately $2 million in annual grants to help manage its Great Lakes resources. The creation of the Illinois Coastal Management Program comes at the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Coastal Zone Management Act by Congress […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called for federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds to be used to create a new dune flood-protection system in Breezy Point that would make its residents safer and enable the community to be better prepared to withstand subsequent storms. Similar dune protection systems are already under way across the rest of […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The team at Navajo County Public Works, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, has been designated as the USACE South Pacific Division’s Planning Team of the Year for the work being done on the Feasibility Study for flood risk management in the Winslow, Ariz. area. The team is also […]

  • 7 February 2012

    As part of President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) to double U.S. commercial exports by the end of 2014, thereby creating or supporting several million American jobs, U.S. Commerce Under Secretary Francisco Sanchez and top officials from a number of major local economic entities signed a joint memorandum of intent (MOI) at the Tampa Port […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Jebel Ali is the only port outside the Far East to make it into the latest Top 10 list of the world’s largest ports – an achievement DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem credits to Dubai’s visionary leadership in creating the infrastructure and the business environment to drive continuous growth. The latest container […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A loud debate in Congress over the future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is underway. Without congressional action, Ex-Im will be unable to provide new loans or guarantees to American exporters after its charter expires on September 30, according to uschamber.com. “In other words, Ex-Im will be forced to close its doors if Congress doesn’t […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger joined U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin along with Representatives Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) in announcing that the Maryland Port Administration has been awarded $10 million in federal funding to expand the handling capacity at the Fairfield Marine Terminal at the Port of Baltimore through the […]

  • 10 August 2012

    Global marine technology developer Kongsberg Maritime’s Aberdeen based underwater camera group has received contracts to supply comprehensive underwater camera packages to a total of four new state-of-the-art SMD trencher and mining vehicles being delivered to major subsea service clients. The first contract is for cameras and accessories for a new generation high powered deep water […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District in cooperation with non-federal sponsors, the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection announced recently the extension of the public comment period and additional public meetings for the New York/New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study. This coastal […]