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  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorized $300 million per year, for the fiscal years 2017 through 2021, for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said in their announcement that this funding authorization is a major win for the State of New […]

  • 20 February 2011

    The creeks in and around Sea Pines have become so clotted with sediment that large boats might soon be unable to pass and the storied … More info: islandpacket [mappress] Source: islandpacket, February 20, 2011;

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Seattle has completed an environmental analysis, including review of pertinent and available environmental information and preparation of an Environmental Checklist, for the East Waterway Maintenance Dredging Program. The proposal includes a 10-year programmatic authorization to conduct routine maintenance dredging as necessary to maintain previously established navigational and berthing depths within the East Waterway. […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The USACE, Galveston District, has awarded a $6.1 million contract to Mike Hooks Inc., for maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) navigation channel from the Galveston Causeway to Bastrop Bayou in Galveston in Galveston County, Texas. The contractor is required to remove approximately 1,035,000 cubic yards (CY) of maintenance material from this 25-mile reach […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday unanimously approved the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. This approval marks the third Water Resources Development Act approved by the Committee under Chairman Shuster’s […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Despite a nearly $2 billion budget to maintain the nation’s inland waterways and harbors, it will be hard for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to meet all the maritime industry’s infrastructure needs, Maj. Gen. Ed Jackson told attendees at the recent California conference. Jackson, the Corps’ deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations, covered […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dutch dredging and marine contractor Boskalis has sold its road maintenance company Aannemingsbedrijf De Jong en Zoon Beheer B.V. and the associated De Jong subsidiaries (De Jong) to the management and Foreman Capital. The De Jong activities were taken over at the end of 2011 as part of the acquisition of MNO Vervat. De Jong […]

  • 5 November 2012

    Completing the $38.5 million Bellingham International Airport terminal expansion and launching the in-water work for the Whatcom Waterway cleanup will be the largest capital projects for the Port of Bellingham in 2013. The Port recently released its draft 2013 Strategic Budget for community review before two public hearings and a Port Commission vote on the […]

  • 11 July 2011

    Gov. Lilia Pineda said yesterday the provincial government will give priority to the immediate clearing of waterways to solve the … (philstar) [mappress] Source: philstar, July 11, 2011;

  • 18 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Panama Canal has just released its latest video about the waterway expansion project for November 2015. The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program, will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The new locks […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Strong investment in boating infrastructure, an international symposium and a review of waterway speed limits are all part of the Newman Government’s 10-year Gold Coast waterways strategy. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson and Member for Broadwater Verity Barton released the draft Waterways Management Strategy for community consideration. “Making better use of the Gold […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $5.9 million maintenance dredging contract earlier this week for portions of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) in St. Johns and Flagler counties to Southwind Construction Corporation of Evansville, Indiana. It is expected that the dredging operations will start in September and take approximately six months to complete. The work […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has just announced that it is encouraged by the potential of significant gains for landside freight transportation programs in President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget. However, AAPA is disappointed in the proposed funding levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin applauded a new agreement that makes the Great Lakes a priority. The House-Senate conference agreement on the Water Resources Development Act for the first time treats the Great Lakes as a single navigational system, increases funding for harbor maintenance, and provides broader authority for the Army Corps of […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx last week. The meeting consisted of 25 members of the House of Representatives Port Caucus. “Southern Illinois sees a high volume of river traffic due to its placement between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers,” said Enyart. “It is important that we discuss […]

  • 4 February 2011

    A £2.6 million (€3.06 million) project to protect Irish and Scottish waterways from destructive plants was launched earlier this week at … (afloat) [mappress] Source: afloat, February 4, 2011;

  • 24 October 2013

    Rep. Tom Reed and the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reauthorize the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). WRRDA authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to facilitate waterway infrastructure improvements and environmental restoration. Priorities in the bill include strengthening water transportation networks, streamlining the environmental review process, and saving taxpayer dollars. “Upstate […]

  • 10 July 2011

    Around the country, the U.S. EPA is engaged in various endeavors to improve the quality of nation’s waterways. Region 1 is no exception. In… (waterworld) [mappress] Source: waterworld, July 8, 2011;

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Washington County Planning and Parks Department has just released the latest update on the Silver Lake Dredging Project, saying that they are now allowing the dredged sediment to be stored on county property at Henschke Hillside Lake Access. This sediment (6-18 inches of the lake floor) is being removed from the lake by the Silver […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In its latest issue of Terra et Aqua, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released an article named ‘Aquapuncture: Sustainable Future of Inland Waterways’. Aquapuncture is an instrument for the optimal use, adaptation and management of inland waterways and their waterfronts. It is an instrument for the benefit of safety, navigability, economy, employment, spatial quality and environmental values. […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts Senate last week unanimously passed a bill providing for the preservation and improvement of waterways, land, parks and clean energy in the Commonwealth. According to Senator Stan Rosenberg, this legislation, which authorizes a $1.9 billion, 4-year capital plan, among other includes: $1.625 million for a conservation district grant program; $20 million for the design, […]

  • 11 March 2012

    Queensland’s 750,000 recreational fishers and boaties have been offered a new deal with the LNP committing to a $120 million package to build more boat ramps, artificial reefs, fishing pontoons and deepen channels over the next four years. LNP Leader Campbell Newman promised to fix Labor’s long neglect of marine infrastructure. “The LNP understands fishing […]

  • 22 September 2010

    A massive multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Paihia waterfront can go ahead now that the Environment Court has signed off on … (stuff) [mappress] Source: stuff, September 22, 2010;

  • 13 October 2011

    Authorities in Thailand are dredging canals and building waterway shortcuts around Bangkok in a bid to protect the capital from the … (kfvs12) [mappress] Source: kfvs12, October 13, 2011;

  • 14 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, will host an informational outreach event entitled “Waterways, Wetlands, and You!” this month, about the Corps’ Regulatory Program and Great Lakes high water levels. This event, facilitated by the USACE’s Regulatory and Hydraulics & Hydrology staff, will focus on water levels, shoreline processes, and shore protection projects. […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Harford County has been awarded nearly $1 million in state funding to improve waterways in Abingdon and Joppatowne. In a May 19 letter to County Executive Barry Glassman, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the General Assembly had approved Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund grants totaling $957,250 applied for by Harford County for four projects. The funding […]