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Next Phase Starts in Savannah River Deepening

United States

Crews have started a new phase in the deepening of the Savannah River, the nearly $1 billion project to allow bigger ships to pass with fewer restrictions to the state’s bustling main port.The Army...

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St. Johns Riverkeeper Injunction Seeks to Block Army Corps from Dredging

United States

The St. Johns River’s watchdog filed an injunction Monday seeking to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from beginning its high-profile project to dredge Jacksonville’s harbor, citing recent...

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Porirua Harbour Dredging Deemed 'Unconsentable, Unaffordable and Unfeasible'

New Zealand

A $13 million price tag is among a slew of reasons why Porirua Harbour should not be dredged, a new report has found.Removing the build-up of silt from the harbour's bottom was unlikely to be...

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Able Group Dredges up £6 Million Investment in its Hartlepool Port

United Kingdom

The Able Group has dug deep to strengthen its position as a world-class leader in offshore recycling activities with a £6million investment at its Seaton Port facility in Hartlepool.A major recently...


Industry Developments
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The Panama Canal Is Now a Major Problem for U.S. Shale

United States

It seemed at the time like a somewhat random, and amazingly fortuitous, coincidence.Just as the Panama Canal was unveiling a new, fatter set of locks, U.S. shale drillers were readying their very...

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Study Finds Ways to Avoid Hidden Dangers of Accumulated Stresses on Seagrass

Australia

A new QUT-led study has found ways to detect hidden dangers of repeated stresses on seagrass using statistical modelling.The research, published by the Journal of Applied Ecology, found cumulative...

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Port Canaveral Completes West Turning Basin Deepening Project

United States

Port Canaveral has completed a project that deepened the West Turning Basin to the authorized depth of 43 feet (plus two feet of additional overdredge), complementing the existing authorized port...

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Congressional Ports Caucus Discusses Hurricane Recovery Efforts

United States

The Congressional PORTS Caucus, Co-Chaired by Reps. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and I, hosted a Congressional briefing to discuss how our nation’s ports prepare for hurricanes, their relief efforts, and...


Company & People News
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Orion Marine Group Announces a Change in its Management Structure

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ORN) (the “Company”) a leading specialty construction company, announced a change in its management structure.As previously discussed, the Company continues to execute...

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Former Arcata Community Development Director Larry Oetker Named Humboldt Bay Harbor District Executive Director

Former longtime Arcata Community Development Director and Eureka-based consultant Larry Oetker has been named the new executive director of the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation...

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Abu Dhabi Ports, EGA Sign Dredging Agreement to Import Bauxite

Abu Dhabi Ports, which runs the UAE’s US$7 billion Khalifa Port, has signed an agreement with state aluminium producer Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to import bauxite using the world’s largest bulk...

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Maersk Line Completes the Divestment of Mercosul Line

CMA CGM and Maersk Line on 13 June 2017 announced a binding agreement whereby CMA CGM would acquire Mercosul Line. Mercosul is a leading player in Brazil's domestic container shipping market, with a...


Project Updates
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Start of River Deepening Delayed Until January

United States

The first phase of a project to deepen the St. Johns River has been delayed because the necessary dredging equipment will not arrive on time.In September, California-based Dutra Group was awarded a...

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FEMA Money for $1.29 Million in Marin Flood Repair at Risk

United States

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given preliminary indication that it may turn down the county’s request for $1.29 million to help pay for damage caused by last winter’s flooding in the...

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Newton Lake Dredging Project will be Biggest Ever for Camden County Parks, and Some Are Wary

United States

A popular spot for walkers like me, as well as for anglers, kayakers, canoers, cyclists, and wild critters of all kinds, Camden County’s Newton Lake Park nevertheless needs some special...

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Council to Consider Terminating Carolina Beach Lake Dredging Contract

United States

When Carolina Beach Town Council meets Tuesday night, one of the items they will discuss is whether to terminate the Lake Dredging Contract.The town suspended the project on August 29, due to issues...


New Products and Technology
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Adani Ports Receives Large IRClass Dredger

India’s Adani Ports has taken delivery of the largest dredger yet built under IRClass. Shanti Sagar, an 8000 m3 capacity trailing suction hopper dredger built by IHC Holland, is the first in the...

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4 Units of EIK CAT320D SLR Working on the Dredging Project for Flood Control in West Jakarta

The mudflow in the West Flood Channel (KBB) in Tanah Abang, has overflown and was in need to be dredged. Dredging is urgently required to restore the canal depth as a flood mitigation control, the...

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Largest Dredger Built to IRClass Delivered in Europe

The largest dredger under IRClass named “SHANTI SAGAR – 17” of 8000 cu.m capacity has been successfully delivered to the Owners – Adani ports and SEZ Ltd by the yard – IHC Holland B.V at Netherlands,...

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Wartsila Propulsion System for New NMDC's Dredger

Wärtsilä supplied the full propulsion package for National Marine Dredging Company's (NMDC) new, state-of-the-art Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) launched in September. The 6,000 m3 capacity...


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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...