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  • 24 December 2020
    Rules & Regulation

    The Port of Los Angeles praised U.S. Congressional and local leaders for approving the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) as part of the year-end omnibus and COVID relief legislative package. The bipartisan legislation, approved on Monday by the House and Senate, is essential to the country’s ports, harbors, and inland waterways. “I am […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Business development

    Acta Marine’s two most ultra-shallow vessels are deployed in support of the iconic Afsluitdijk Project in the Netherlands.  “Often working closely together, the multifunctional 39m, DP multicat Coastal Enterprise and our recently acquired 20 TBP ultra-shallow Shoalbuster Coastal Roamer are working on reinforcing the 32,5 kilometer long dike,” said the company. Coastal Roamer and Coastal […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report for the Grand River Basin Study on November 19, 2020. The signing of the report progresses the project to Congress for authorization. “This is a great example of improving habitats and the environment while also increasing […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance

    Totland Pier has been a landmark on the Isle of Wight since the 1880’s where it’s been used with public access until 1980. The new owners, Totland Pier Ltd., has been progressing the re-development project to transform the pier back into a public venue as a restaurant at the end of the pier that would […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Business development

    Callan Marine has announced the hiring of Matt Sitka, CPA, MBA as the new company Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A 15-year veteran of the industrial services, dredging, and marine construction industry, Sitka brings experience in the petrochemical, refining, power generation, marine, public, and government industries, in addition to four years in public accounting, said the […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business development, Equipment, Technology

    HID Dredging Equipment Company has over the years developed to become one of the leaders in dredge manufacturing industry. This success was built on a platform of extreme commitment to its customers, meeting their specific application needs through the design and engineering customization. A lot of successful deliveries and some other important business achievements gave us enough good reasons […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has prepared an Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) that evaluates a range of nonstructural and structural measures with the potential to improve navigation efficiencies within the New York and New Jersey Harbor. Currently, existing federal channels are constrained given the increasing size and number […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Buffalo District hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting event and media site tour at the Athol Springs project site, Hamburg, NY, November 9, 2020. The ceremony celebrated completion of the $8.2 million, 1,325-foot armor stone revetment of the Lake Erie seawall that will protect Route 5 from Lake Erie wave action and spray. “This […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE’s Kansas City District floating plant headed up the Missouri River Friday morning to work shoaling issues at River Mile 282, also known as Cranberry Bend. “Our teams have been working, along with contractors, different areas of concern on the river to repair river training structures which help direct the current to self-scour the […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District will today host a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Athol Springs’ revetment project. The ribbon cutting event and media site tour is taking place 1:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at the Athol Springs project site, adjacent the Hoak’s Restaurant located at 4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY […]

  • 2 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Memphis District Corps of Engineers Commander Col. Zachary Miller toured on-going construction works at Cedar Point Dikes last week. The project is located on the Mississippi River in Tipton County, Tennessee. Once complete, the dike will assist in maintaining navigation by forcing the flow of water into the defined channel. Maintaining navigation on the Mississippi […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Business development

    Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA) has signed an investment contract with the Ecuadorian state to further strengthen and develop the Port of Guayaquil. CGSA, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) subsidiary in Ecuador, is investing USD18 million to boost the port’s capacity to handle neopanamax vessels – this project will include three stages.   Stage one will […]

  • 26 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    FUSE Morspassluzhba has begun installation of piles for the berth No. 2 of the new ferry and passenger terminal under construction in the village of Ugolnye Kopi (Chukotka), reports FSUE Rosmorport. The project envisages construction of three new berths – cargo, cargo-passenger, and passenger-only. According to Aleksandr Druzhinin, Deputy Head of the Marine Service for […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Business development

    Terminal Portuario de Guayaquil (TPG) in Ecuador, a subsidiary of SAAM Puertos, held a ceremony recently to inaugurate several port upgrades. These works included an expanded dock, additional dredging and reinforced infrastructure and equipment. At the ceremony, Ecuador’s Transportation Minister, Gabriel Martínez, said: “The 660-meter dock expansion at Terminal Portuaria de Guayaquil gives Ecuador competitive […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The largest self-propelled U.S. Hopper Dredge ever ordered is to be built to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class. Manson Construction Co. has commissioned Keppel AmFELS to build the hopper dredge, Frederick Paup, in Brownsville, Texas. The 420-foot-long U.S. flagged dredge will be fully operational by 2023. “ABS is highly experienced at supporting delivery of […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    Royal IHC is putting the final touches on Arab Potash’ newly built CSD – the Alkaramah. This CSD is a customized mining cutter suction dredger and almost ready for shipment to their client in Jordan. After delivery, the CSD will start dredging works at the Dead Sea in Jordan – to be used for developing […]

  • 11 October 2020
    Business development

    A study to determine ways to address marine navigation at the Seagirt Loop channel in Baltimore Harbor was initiated earlier this week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) stand behind the study. According to USACE, the main goals of this program […]

  • 24 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration (MDOT MPA) will receive $10 million in federal funds to protect Port of Baltimore’s Dundalk Marine Terminal against severe weather events. The funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD grant program will assist MDOT MPA’s $36.7 million Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Improvements project. “The Port of Baltimore […]

  • 23 September 2020
    Business development

    After years of study, planning, design, and permitting work, the Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD project failed to make the list of approved projects announced by the US Department of Transportation under the $900m BUILD program. The project has been under discussion for decades, with consistent staff and constituent efforts toward its funding since 2014. […]

  • 18 September 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially started the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on September 11, 2020. Weeks Marine started work under the first dredging contract for the deepening project with their cutterhead dredge Captain Frank at Mile 5.0 Above Head of Passes (AHP). “This project […]

  • 16 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Port of Everett, WA, has been awarded a $17.75M U.S. Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant to support the creation of a new maritime facility at the former Kimberly-Clark mill site. The main goal of the project is to enhance cargo movement and commerce, and to restore and grow […]

  • 8 September 2020
    Technology

    The Great Lakes Dredging Team will hold an informational webinar starting at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. During the webinar, speakers will discuss beneficial use of dredge material, fate and effects of microcystin in the nearshore environment, and the effect of dredge material on soil health. Agenda In collaboration with its partners, […]

  • 26 August 2020
    Equipment

    Hansel Marine, a Chinese manufacturer of dredgers and dredging equipment, has announced that two sets of HS-55 series cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) are ready to be sent to Egypt. A couple of days ago, Hansel successfully completed the construction of two sets of new HS-55 Cutter Suction Dredger which will be dispatched to Africa. The […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), is preparing a supplemental environmental assessment (sEA) for the Barren Island component of the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Islands Ecosystem Restoration Project. Barren Island is an element of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) […]

  • 7 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Shoaling in Bigfoot Slough outside of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Terminal continued with the passage of Hurricane Isaias this week, forcing the N.C. Ferry Division to immediately adopt a one-boat schedule on Pamlico Sound until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can complete dredging operations. The schedule will be as follows until further notice: Ocracoke to […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson last week joined officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  to announce an agreement for the deepening of the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico through Baton Rouge has been authorized and signed.    “This is a […]