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  • 14 February 2012

    The President’s fiscal year 2013 Civil Works budget released yesterday included $2.8 million for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). “The funding announced today, along with more than $180 million in state funds that have either been committed or budgeted, will allow this project to stay on track,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “We plan […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    State workers and contractors cleaning up storm debris in Barnegat Bay are entering “what could be the biggest chunk of the project” as they move toward clearing new shoals and sandbars left by superstorm Sandy, a top state environmental official said recently. The goal now is to have most of that dredging done by June […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is reviewing four New York Harbors to determine if they require dredging due to sediment damage from Superstorm Sandy, including Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga County. Schumer is urging the USACE to expedite the review of Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A Florida-based ocean engineer with 35 years’ experience in port and beach dredging said that the photos of the dredging operation off North Bimini show that proper steps are not being taken to prevent silt from killing off marine life and some of the world’s best-known coral reefs. Ronald J. Coddington, P.E., of Civil Construction […]

  • 19 June 2012
    Project & Tenders

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees and retirees, river residents and those affectionately known as river rats lined the banks of the Upper Mississippi River to see the Dredge William A. Thompson make its final voyage, June 12-13. The Thompson left the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers service base in Fountain City, Wis., around 11:30 […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    SeaBed Services, a Norwegian dredging company, purchased an IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge for use in marinas, ports and fjords in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. With a focus on environmentally friendly dredging, they selected the 7012 HP with a supplementary IMS Environmental Plus cutterhead and an elongated turbidity shroud to be used when they dredge […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the Omnibus spending bill – a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $1.1 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), an increase of $100 million over last year’s allocation. The Harbor Maintenance […]

  • 22 August 2012

    A land purchase and technical assistance by Sound Transit helped a multi-agency estuary restoration project outside of Marysville overcome major hurdles and proceed toward construction. The state Department of Ecology plans to recognize that help on Aug. 23, 2012, when Sound Transit will receive the department’s Environmental Excellence Award. “Sound Transit found a tremendous opportunity […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups have blasted the federal government’s decision to approve the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion at a protest in Brisbane on Wednesday. And some in the tourism industry have voiced concern about the port development, saying they are unsure about the impact on their sector, which relies on the Great Barrier Reef. A small […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Locals and visitors to North Stradbroke Island will benefit from a stronger “Straddie” following the introduction into the Queensland Parliament today of the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Amendment Bill 2013. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the legislation provided for sand mining to continue on the island until 2035 to […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Expert advice provided to WWF-Australia has raised alarming concerns about the plan to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. These include that the ponds may be too small to hold the dredge spoil, that sediment flowing to Reef waters has been seriously underestimated, and that acid sulphate impacts have not […]

  • 18 December 2013

    The Warrington Mayor and local school children planted a tree today to mark the completion of the first phase of construction on one of the UK’s biggest flood defence schemes. The 1.5 km stretch of flood walls and embankments along Knutsford Rd have already proved their worth by protecting around 1,500 local homes and businesses […]

  • 18 May 2012
    Equipment, Technology

    At 2012, Ibercisa will continue to emphasize the advantages of electrically driven deck equipment, definitely one of the big technological advances in this field. The electronic system will greatly affect a vessel’s efficiency and running costs by reducing fuel costs. Ibercisa will also give special attention to equipment for the Offshore & AHTS sector as […]

  • 14 February 2012

    London Convention (LC) and its 1996 Protocol (LP) are global conventions to protect the marine environment and the most widely applicable legislative instruments for the regulation of the disposal of dredged material at sea. CEDA actively participates in the work of the LC/LP where it represents WODA. Through feedback from participants in regional workshops LC/LP […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) announced that it has appointed Board Member and Treasurer, Thomas M. Verna, as its Interim Executive Director, effective October 1, 2014. A long time WEDA member, Board Director, Treasurer, and Safety Commission Chairman, Mr. Verna knows WEDA only too well. “Tom brings to us incredible institutional knowledge, the liaison with […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Surrey company has been sentenced for safety failings after a contractor was crushed to death at the London Gateway Port construction site in Essex. Robert Noel Mayne, known as Noel, 59, from Tichfield in Hampshire, died as he and colleagues tried to retrieve a bulldozer that was bogged down in mud at the Stanford-le-Hope […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working now to transform its civil works program, improve performance and responsiveness, increase customer satisfaction, and improve the reliability of the nation’s water infrastructure. Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, provided that update before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, during a Feb. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 February 2012

    For the first time, the President’s Budget includes funding for Charleston Harbor Deepening, demonstrating that leaders at the highest levels of government recognize the project as one critical to the nation’s economic future. In the budget announced yesterday, the Administration included $3.549 million for Charleston’s post-45 foot deepening project for fiscal year 2013, which begins […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The American Waterways Operators, National Waterways Conference, Waterways Council, Inc., and 15 other national organizations submitted a letter to President Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency requesting a presidential declaration of emergency and seeking “immediate assistance in averting an economic catastrophe in the heartland of the United States.” The request was made pursuant to […]

  • 26 November 2012

    Trelleborg Marine Systems has been awarded the largest ever foam fender contract in terms of size and value. It is to supply France’s largest port, the Port of Marseille, with approximately 700 SeaGuard foam fenders and accessories, including chains and anchors, to equip 39 of the ports’ quays. Trelleborg will also supply UHMW-PE plastic pads, […]

  • 20 March 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund a project to restore Braddock Bay, where the boating community, environment and local homeowners have suffered from the blockage of navigations channel, and loss of wetland habitats following the erosion of a former barrier beach that had protected the bay from Lake […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley spoke at the Oregon Coast Economic Summit last week, highlighting his work for Oregon’s coastal communities and promising to keep pushing to maximize funds for small port dredging, a major driver of local coastal economies and an important source of jobs. Merkley also received recognition from the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Addressing delegates attending the annual TOC Container Supply Chain Americas conference, APM Terminals Moin Managing Director, Captain Paul J. Gallie cited the company’s new Terminal de Contenedores de Moin (TCM) project in Costa Rica as an example of essential Latin American port planning and development. “The key factor here is that there are no alternative […]

  • 2 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Nearshore and Offshore Lake Erie Nutrient Study (NOLENS) concludes this month, following a year of research headed by principal investigator Chris Pennuto, a research scientist with the Buffalo State College Great Lakes Center and professor of biology. The fundamental question of the study was, “Why didn’t Lake Erie’s health improve as expected when the […]