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  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2020

    Emily Twiggs, Senior Project Scientist, EOMAP Australia https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-twiggs-796989b5/ www.eomap.com https://www.portandcoastalsolutions.com https://nqbp.com.au EOMAP applies its satellite-derived turbidity monitoring capabilities to dredging programs run by the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP). Turbidity plumes are stirred-up sediment which can be transported long distances by currents. Understanding the full spatial and temporal variability of turbidity, whether from natural […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A coastal defence project has pioneered the use of BIM in a new field, proving that the technology is worth pursuing in every area of infrastructure design. It is often thought that building information modelling (BIM) is for buildings. BIM’s advantages are obvious on complex structural projects with building services systerns, convoluted sequencing and endless […]

  • 18 May 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New Zealand marine electronics company, Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) has won an award at the New Zealand Boat Show over the weekend for their WASSP Multibeam Sonar. The Wide Angle Sonar Seafloor Profiler (WASSP) was chosen amongst a number of finalists as the winner of the Most Innovative International Product Award. In choosing the winner, […]

  • 12 March 2012

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and David O’Neill of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton of the District of Columbia at Marvin Gaye Park to announce the creation of The Anacostia River Revitalization Fund. The fund, which will invest $1 million in […]

  • 5 April 2011

    APM Terminals’ FastNet Crane concept was named the winner of the “Innovation in Ship Operations” category of the 23rd Annual Seatrade Awards held at the Guild Hall in London last night. The award was presented to APM Terminals’ Head of Design and Operations Ross Clarke by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, who was the guest honor […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. joined local officials Thursday to commemorate the adoption of a basin management action plan for Lake Harney, Lake Monroe, Smith Canal and the Middle St. Johns River, made possible through a $22 million commitment of state and local partners. Governor Rick Scott said, “We’re working […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Bobby Jindal and local officials yesterday highlighted a shoreline restoration project east of Holly Beach in Cameron Parish. The project is restoring miles of eroded beach devastated over many years, most recently as a result of Hurricanes Ike and Rita. The restoration project mines sand from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico and […]

  • 21 December 2010

    It is exactly twenty years ago that CEDA was granted official Non-Governmental Observer status at the IMO / London Convention (LC) one of the first global conventions to protect the marine environment. With 86 States being Parties to the London Convention, it is the most widely applicable legislative instrument for placing dredged sediments at sea. […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Fuel shortages and empty store shelves are a potential reality Alaskans will not have to face thanks to the work of 45 crewmembers aboard the Essayons, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned and operated hopper dredge. The vessel performed a dredging mission for the Corps’s Alaska District from May 12 through June 18 in the […]