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  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The latest anti-farmer comments by Jay Weatherill demonstrate just how arrogant and irrational the South Australian Premier has become in the Murray-Darling Basin plan debate, Victorian Water Minister Peter Walsh said today. “Mr Weatherill wants a Basin Plan that would not only cause substantial and sustained flooding in Victoria, but would also risk flooding his […]

  • 14 December 2012

    The biggest container ship in the world has docked in Bremerhaven. Precisely one week after leaving port in Tangier, Morocco, the “CMA CGM Marco Polo” tied up at another container terminal operated by the EUROGATE Group, this time MSC Gate Bremerhaven. The “CMA CGM Marco Polo” is on her maiden voyage from Ningbo (China), where […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Plans to dredge Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach are moving for­ward, but officials say the choice of dredging equipment could de­lay the project until next sum­mer. Mayor Sam Cooper said the Department of Natural Re­sources and Environmental Con­trol has approached Rehoboth Elementary School officials, seeking to use school property as a base of operations. Original­ly, […]

  • 28 August 2012

    From 4 to 7 September Europe’s most important maritime trade fair will take place. The 25th Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine technology fair in Hamburg, in short: SMM, is the ultimate meeting place for the international shipbuilding industry. With over 2000 exhibitors from 60 countries, 50.000 participants and 30 country pavilions, the trade fair will be […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A chorus of Australia’s leading coral reef scientists last night called for a ban on the dumping of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Four Corners special “Battle for the Reef” on ABC TV heard evidence from many respected scientists concerned about the future of the Great Barrier Reef, and […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Few days ago, on July 4th, a meeting was organised at the Delft University of Technology to mark the completion of the doctoral research conducted by Timo Schweckendiek (Deltares/Delft University of Technology), who studied ways of reducing uncertainties associated with piping. This is a process in which water seepage erodes dikes from below and it is […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    At its Board of Directors meeting held yesterday in Houston, Waterways Council, Inc.’s Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the American Waterworks Act, proposed in late October by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to modernize America’s inland waterways and ports. The new waterways funding plan would: – Remove the requirement that Olmsted […]

  • 24 May 2011
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    ST Marine today announced that it has bagged several newbuild, repair and conversion contracts including variation order for an existing repair project. Its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine, secured a new contract to build an Articulated Tug Barge Offshore Tug for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard). This tug will be similar to others built for […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces aging technology, shortage of funding and a lack of citizen awareness, said its commander. Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the Army’s chief of engineers and USACE commanding general, spoke Thursday, at a Civil Works Infrastructure roundtable conference. He highlighted some of the major challenges the country faces and […]

  • 31 August 2011
    Vessels

    A&P Tees ship repair yard has given another TV star a much-needed “makeover”. The Middlesbrough yard is gaining a reputation for giving vessels which have appeared on the small screen a new lease of life. Last year they restored the Tall Ship winner Christian Radich, star of the BBC TV series The Onedin Line and the […]

  • 25 April 2012

      Georgia Governor Nathan Deal visited the Port of Savannah Tuesday to mark the passage of the state budget, including an additional $46.7 million to help pay for the Savannah Harbor deepening. The new money, passed by the General Assembly as part of the Governor’s FY2013 budget request, brings the total of dedicated state dollars […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Broward County is known for its twenty-three miles of award winning beaches. Broward’s beaches attract an estimated 7.2 million visitors and contribute $548 million annually to Broward County’s economy. But, like beaches worldwide erosion is a problem and beach renourishment is necessary. Broward Commissioners have asked that county staff conduct research to determine if using […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking public input on proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway to specifically address the oversight of construction of structures and /or fill permits along the GIWW to increase safety and preserve the ability to maintain the waterway. A setback […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Having reviewed the State Audit Office report, the FPRA have come to the conclusion that previous FPRA objections highlighting three main aspects, defined as incompliant with the legal enactments by the report, were not taken into account. According to the State Audit Office report, the FPRA implemented the projects that do not comply with the […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    To a room full of fifth graders, a one dollar bill gets attention. But the idea of turning that $1 into $5.50 thrills them! That’s the benefit-to-cost ratio for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP)—a plan to deepen the Savannah River shipping channel from 42 feet to 47 feet to […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the Omnibus spending bill including $1.1 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), an increase of $100 million over last year’s allocation, has passed in both the House and Senate. The bill has cleared Congress and will head to the President’s desk for his final […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Luka Koper’s Management Board President Gašpar Gašpar Mišič today met with His Excellency Mr Zhang Xianyi, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Slovenia, and his colleagues. The Ambassador spent most of the day in Koper, commencing his visit at Koper Municipality where he was received by Mayor Boris Popovič. This was followed by […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]