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  • 15 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s leading port, has signed a global partner deal with TOC Worldwide, organiser of the global TOC portfolio of port-centric maritime trade and supply chain events. The two partners said that the new agreement reflects a mutual commitment to foster greater dialogue and co-operation across international supply chains, at a time when […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Proposals totalling more than £20m promising to help prevent significant flooding in the Levels and improve the county’s roads were unveiled by Somerset County Council today. At a news conference this morning, it was revealed that some of the biggest schemes could be started and finished this year – before further winter floods. The major […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Weeks Marine are preparing for the Rockaway Beach replenishment project. Approximately 3,000,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed onto the Rockaway beaches. This will create a 14 ft high dune and a 200 ft wide recreational beach. This project will work to prevent erosion caused by future […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted with Agate Construction to repair the Barnegat Inlet North Jetty beginning on or about April 14 and possibly continuing through November. Operations will occur during daylight hours and at night. A crane barge and a rock barge will be spudded down for stabilization at the north jetty […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    During a House Appropriations’ Energy and Water Subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget on 26 March, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) questioned Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy about the Obama Administration’s surprise delay of the Savannah Harbour Expansion Project (SHEP) and the Army Corps’ refusal to […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    David Wethington, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently visited Canada. During the visit, he spoke with his Canadian counterparts about the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). This study presents a range of options and technologies to prevent aquatic nuisance species (ANS) movement between the Great Lakes and Mississippi […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Magheroarty Pier dredging program, located on the north-west coast of County Donegal, Ireland, is currently underway. This location is popular among local fishermen and it is also used by the Tory Island ferry. At the moment boats cannot use the pier because of accumulated sand there. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, April 3, 2014

  • 27 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord, the Netherlands based contractor for dredging and offshore projects, had a better business result in 2013 than in 2012. The year closed with an almost equal turnover of EUR 1,641 million (2012: EUR 1,676 million). At EUR 130 million, the net profit was considerably higher than in 2012 (EUR 98 million), and the company’s […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Expansion Project will maximize Panama’s strategic location as an international maritime hub at the center of global trade. This project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit. Panama’s connectivity has been enhanced by ports […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    On March 20, Vietnamese Minister of Transport Mr Nguyen Hong Truong, carried out the official Vietnamese ribbon-cutting ceremony for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group’s portfolio. Damen Song Cam, a brand new yard, is one of the largest in the Group and represents Damen’s first formal Joint Venture yard in Vietnam. Damen Song Cam […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s Resaca Restoration Project is making progress. This project is necessary because sediment, trash and other debris has built up over the years, impeding water flow in these waterways. The only way to return the resacas to their original depth is to dredge them. This week’s BPUB Update looks at the […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has defined a strategy for the period 2014-2016 based on three elements. These elements are: Focus, Expand and Strengthen. “It is our goal to further expand our company. Identifying opportunities for growth starts with understanding current market developments. We focus on markets where there is structural growth. Ports will continue to […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Folly Beach replenishment program is moving ahead. The dredge pumps began pouring sand in January on the far eastern edge of the island toward the Morris Island Lighthouse. “June is still our goal, in a perfect world. We just want to make sure we’re done by the fourth of July weekend,” said David Warren, […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the 23,545kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger ‘AL BAHAR’ C/D HUTA 12 in a ceremony on 8 March 2014 at the company’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands.  The ceremony was performed by Ms. Sylvia Wuebbens, the daughter of Mr. M. Wuebbens, the Managing Director of Huta Marine Works. The […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit. The program consists of the construction of two new sets of locks – one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic side of the […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, awarded a $25.3 million contract to Dutra Dredging Company of San Rafael, Calif. to place approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of sand to restore New Jersey beaches from Belmar to Manasquan. This program is part of an emergency shore protection project which will repair and restore […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Governor Rick Scott was joined by state and local officials today to highlight the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) project at JAXPORT’s Dames Point Marine Terminal, which will allow ships and freight trains to transfer cargo containers efficiently, giving JAXPORT faster access to Southeast markets. According to JAXPORT, the project is expected to create over […]

  • 8 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the 23,545kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger ‘AL BAHAR’ C/D HUTA 12 in a ceremony on 8 March 2014 at the company’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The ceremony was performed by Ms. Sylvia Wuebbens, the daughter of Mr. M. Wuebbens, the Managing Director of Huta Marine Works. The […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On Feb. 28, 2013, JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point welcomed one of the largest vessels to ever call on Jacksonville’s seaport. The 6,700 TEU (containers) MOL Maxim traveled from Southeast Asia through the Suez Canal and called on another U.S. east coast port before arriving at TraPac Friday afternoon. The Maxim is nearly […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Bradley Beach replenishment program officially commenced last week. Great Lakes Dredging & Dock Company started pumping sand onto the beaches in Bradley Beach between McCabe Avenue and Fletcher Lake. The sand is being recovered from the Sandy Hook offshore areas. [mappress] February 27, 2014

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Nearly 200 people gathered at UNF last week to listen to the annual State of the Port address by JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor. After being introduced by Propeller Club President Jim Gillen, Taylor reviewed JAXPORT’s past performance and provided updates about port projects such as Mile Point, the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility at Dames Point, […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s Resaca Restoration Project is moving ahead. This project is necessary because sediment, trash and other debris has built up over the years, impeding water flow in these waterways. The only way to return the resacas to their original depth is to dredge them. With dredging complete at the Cemetery Resaca, […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Expansion program is currently underway. In keeping with sustainable development principles and environmental management best practices, the Panama Canal Expansion will use unique water-saving basins to help preserve the freshwater resources along the waterway, reutilizing water from the basins into the locks. The new locks will require less water than the current […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The custom-built cutter suction dredger QUIBIÁN I and the backhoe dredger ALBERTO ALEMÁN ZUBIETA were selected by the Panama Canal Authority to help with expansion and maintenance work. The expansion project will make the Canal wider and deeper to handle larger ships and increased traffic. This development program consists of the construction of two new […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Prime Minister David Cameron has chaired the first Cabinet Committee meeting on Flooding. The new Committee was set up by the Prime Minister earlier this week to coordinate strategic long-term plans on flood recovery and flood resilience, following the severe weather. Following the meeting, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We are doing everything we can […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit. The program consists of the construction of two new sets of locks – one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic side of the […]