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  • 18 January 2012

    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors  approved a project to clean out a number of major waterways in Jakarta, in support of the provincial government’s flood management system. The Jakarta Urgent Flood Mitigation Project – also known as the Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative, or JEDI – will help dredge about 67.5 km of 11 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy, M.D. have applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan that included increased funding for additional Louisiana projects and priorities.  “Louisiana’s ports and waterways are at the core of our state’s economic prosperity, which is why ensuring their safety and efficiency is so vitally […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said that a House-Senate agreement on a new water resources bill would benefit Mississippi’s flood-control projects and modernize many of the state’s ports and waterways. The deal is likely to be voted on by the House and Senate as early as next week. “The WRDA bill […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) are objecting to efforts by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to move functions performed in the Buffalo region to Louisville and Detroit. “The Army Corps of Engineers continues to play a critical role in the success of several projects of both local and regional significance,” […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved $1.2 million in emergency dredging to re-open the Saginaw River to shipping. This year’s heavy spring rains sent sediment down the river and restricted shipping to and from businesses in Saginaw County and the Region. Prior to the excessive rain, the Saginaw River turning basin was in the […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard has completed cleanup construction activity at the Curtis Bay Yard Superfund site in Anne Arundel County, Md., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday. EPA provided oversight of the massive 11-year cleanup project and the U.S. Coast Guard led the cleanup effort, which included excavating thousands of tons of contaminated soil […]

  • 11 July 2013

    Stone Harbor’s massive reconstruction of its entire beachfront is more than 50 percent complete and could finish at the end of July. Borough officials received an update on the project during a meeting on Wednesday, July 10th in Stone Harbor involving the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    For Delaware River Ports, dredging has always been first and foremost about navigation, and that’s not about to change, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District said in its latest release. What is changing is that more and more, dredging’s benefits are extending to other areas as well. “Why dredge? In the maritime community, the […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking comments through April 18 on a proposed agreed order for cleaning up the Western Port Angeles Harbor site. Toxics Cleanup Program regional section manager Rebecca Lawson said: “Entering into this agreed order will be a critical step toward cleaning up Port Angeles Harbor, and supports the broader […]

  • 7 February 2012

    The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority officially opened the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, providing public access to a unique 88-acre urban wildlife habitat. The Preserve is a man-made peninsula on the Lake Erie shoreline and a haven for a variety of migratory birds, butterflies and animals. Located at the northern end of Martin Luther King Jr. […]

  • 11 June 2012

    APM Terminals Rotterdam Maasvlakte II has selected 26 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) Cranes and two Rail Cranes from the Austrian crane manufacturer Kuenz. The selection reflects a comprehensive bidding process designed to find the safest, most efficient, highest productivity cranes for the company’s most advanced, automated container terminal opening in November 2014. “We’re designing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 May 2012

    “It’s not the fences that matter, it’s the gates,” Dave Gibson told attendees at the U.S. International Border and Water Commission collaborative meeting held here April 19 at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Gibson, executive director of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, was not talking about the international border fence […]

  • 14 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, working in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the National Park Service, will manage the placement of sand along eroded portions of Plumb Beach in Brooklyn as part of the first phase of coastal storm risk reduction work. Plumb Beach […]

  • 23 September 2010

    California American Water filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on September 22, 2010 requesting permission to remove San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River in order to resolve seismic safety concerns associated with the dam and restore critical habitat for the steelhead trout. “From an engineering and environmental perspective, this is […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The discovery of an early 18th century cannon during work on the Miami Harbor Deepening Project was certainly an exciting moment for crew members of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) LLC Company.  Their discovery was made in August while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contractor was working at the seagrass mitigation site […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly (412 to 4) approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility and strengthens the water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity and economic growth. The House passed the Conference Report to H.R. 3080, the […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Waikato-Tainui has signed a new Waikato River agreement with Waikato Regional Council, formalising an already closely working relationship over river co-management. The joint management agreement (JMA), signed at the Ferrybank in Hamilton, is a feature of the iwi river co-management arrangements with the Crown under the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Act 2010. The […]

  • 22 January 2014

    Air may not seem like an effective barrier for some things, but when coupled with a trailer-mounted blower and heat, it provides a very efficient barrier and environmentally friendly way of clearing land with little smoke. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is using this method also known as “air curtain burning” as […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2015 State Party Report on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area that was released yesterday highlights improvements in the management, protection and health of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. According to the report, the iconic reef remains the best managed marine ecosystem in the world. The report has been submitted for consideration by the […]

  • 30 May 2013

    Robert Moses State Park and the Jones Beach State Park boardwalk are open for the 2013 summer park season. Among the most heavily visited parks in the state park system, Robert Moses and large sections of Jones Beach have been closed since October due to severe damage from Superstorm Sandy. Destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy […]

  • 25 July 2013

    Stone Harbor’s ambitious beachfront reconstruction project is in its final clays and could conclude on or before Wednesday, July 31st. Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters and other Borough officials received word about major progress on the beach fill during a weekly project update meeting held at the Stone Harbor Fire Company on Wednesday, July 24th. […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Rothes Flood Alleviation Scheme (RFAS) has received a commendation at the 2012 Saltire Society Civil Engineering Awards for its innovative approach to flood alleviation in Rothes, Moray. The £25 million scheme heralds a new era of flood protection for the town of Rothes and its residents. The Saltire Society runs its prestigious annual awards […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    PortMiami’s Deep Dredge project has entered a new phase with commencement this week of the actual dredging that will deepen the Port’s main harbor channel to a depth of -50 feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the project that will be completed in approximately 18 months at the same time that the […]

  • 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 […]