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Shore Town Receives Award for Innovative Back Bay Dredging Project

United States

An engineering organization has honored a Cape May County municipality for an innovative back bay dredging project.Avalon and its municipal engineering firm, Mott MacDonald, are the recipients of the...

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Massive Cleanup of Onondaga Lake Coming to an End

United States

A massive cleanup project on Onondaga Lake is coming to an end.Honeywell's final work of restoring shoreline habitat is slated to conclude this month. The company completed dredging 2.2 million cubic...

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Record Growth Continues at Port of Baltimore

United States

The port of Baltimore set another record for cargo volume, handling more than half a million more tons of cargo in the first nine months of the year than it ever had before.The Maryland Port...

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Port of Los Angeles Moves 748,762 TEUs in October; Tracking Toward Record-breaking Year

United States

Last month, 748,762 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) moved through the Port of Los Angeles. While it was the third best October registered by the Port, it is an 8.1 percent decrease compared to...


Industry Developments
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P1.42M Allotted to Hire Drainage Maintenance People

Philippines

WITH problems on manpower, the Cebu City Council has allocated P1.42 million for the hiring of more people to do drainage maintenance works in the city.According to Councilor Jerry Guardo, who...

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We are Committed to Dredging, Insists Environment Agency Boss

United Kingdom

Dredging rivers remains an important way of reducing flood risk to farmland – but is not always appropriate or effective, says the Environment Agency (EA).Agency chief executive James Bevan issued the...

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Logistics Hub Master Plan Presented to Public

Jamaica

The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA), in association with the Planning Institute of Jamaica, has launched the Jamaica Logistics Hub Master Plan.Prior to the launch last Thursday, during...

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Record Growth Continues at Port of Baltimore

United States

The port of Baltimore set another record for cargo volume, handling more than half a million more tons of cargo in the first nine months of the year than it ever had before.The Maryland Port...


Company & People News
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President Trump Appoints Kaiser, Owen to Mississippi River Commission

President Donald Trump recently appointed Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser as the president of the Mississippi River Commission and Col. Paul E. Owen as a member of the commission. Commission appointments...

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Arcadis Wins Contract for Seawall Resiliency Project to Protect Waterfront of San Francisco

Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, today announced that the Port of San Francisco has selected CH2M in partnership with Arcadis to...

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Weeks Marine Finds Growth and Diversification in the Expanding Coastal Restoration and LNG Markets

A proliferation of coastal restoration projects and LNG facilities has reinvigorated Weeks Marine Inc.’s decades-long presence along the Gulf Coast. Its strategically placed equipment yards and...

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HHLA Enjoys Recovery in Hamburg Trade

Hamburger Hafen Und Logistik AG (HHLA) has continued to increase its throughput, revenue and profit significantly against 2016.In the first nine months of 2017, its container throughput increased by...


Project Updates
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Coastal Commission Rejects Bid to Cancel Broad Beach Sand Replacement Permit

United States

One of the line-items on the November 2017 California Coastal Commission agenda was a one-year extension of the beleaguered Broad Beach Replenishment Project. Following years of delays with issues...

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Minot Now in Planning Stages for Diversion Channel to Avert Floods

United States

A diversion channel tying into a levee with a recreation trail appears to be the best plan for flood protection in west Minot, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The corps held a public...

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Massive Cleanup of Onondaga Lake Coming to an End

United States

A massive cleanup project on Onondaga Lake is coming to an end.Honeywell's final work of restoring shoreline habitat is slated to conclude this month. The company completed dredging 2.2 million cubic...

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Nags Head Plans 2018 Beach Nourishment after Hurricane Matthew Took a Third of its Sand

United States

The surf lapped at the bottom of the dune line, erasing tire tracks left only a few hours earlier on the narrow strip of sand.Blame the shrunken strand on Hurricane Matthew, which last year consumed a...


New Products and Technology
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Great Lakes Takes Delivery of Ellis Island, Largest Hopper Dredge in United States Market

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation ("Great Lakes") (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and infrastructure...

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Teledyne Oceanscience Introduces a New LiDAR Option for its Z-Boat 1800RP Series USVs

Teledyne Oceanscience announces the release of a new LiDAR sensor option for their Z-Boat 1800RP unmanned surface vehicle (USV) product line. LiDAR is a surveying method that measures distance to a...

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Dredging up Business in Ardrossan

The owner of an Ardrossan company has developed technology that should speed the removal of toxic tailings ponds polluting defunct mine and industrial sites around the world.Conventional dredging...

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MEO is Optimizing Marine Engine Performance

Caterpillar Marine has introduced its Multi-Engine Optimizer (MEO) tool designed to leverage proprietary performance data and patented control algorithms to provide intelligence for power management...


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4th Global Ports Forum, Dubai, UAE from 21-22 Feb 2018

http://globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/dubai-global-ports-forum-21-22-february-2018-draft-agenda/

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Europort 2017, Rotterdam, November 7-10 2017

Big Data is among the themes of Europort 2017 taking place in Rotterdam on November 7-10.In the not so distant past, the torrent of data flooding the maritime industry had probably only set pulses...