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Pruitt Takes Over Authority for Water Protections Policy

United States

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a directive giving himself more authority to determine environmental regulations for projects near regional waterways,...

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Consider Increasing Yuzhniy Port Depths to 21 Meters

Ukraine

SE "Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority" considers a possibility of dredging water area of Yuzhniy seaport to 21 meters, reports UkrAgroConsult."Large-scale fleet gets more and more preferable in the world....

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Governor Cuomo gives Hudson River Park $50 Million

United States

Showing he’s serious about fulfilling his pledge, made in his State of the State address earlier this year, that he would finish building the Hudson River Park if re-elected to another term, Governor...

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Oceanside Harbor Dredging Delayed Again

United States

Beachgoers and boaters again are wondering when the Oceanside harbor will get its annual dredging, which keeps the entrance open and supplies sand for the nearby beach.The work was scheduled to start...


Industry Developments
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Maine Coastal Program Releases FY19 Shore and Harbor Planning Grant Program Statement

United States

The Maine Coastal Program, a Division of the Maine Department of Marine Resources is pleased to announce the release of the Program Statement for the FY19 Shore and Harbor Planning Grant Program....

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Cruise Project Progresses In Secrecy

Cayman Islands

The government is maintaining a veil of secrecy around the progress of the cruise berthing project, despite being very close to declaring a preferred bidder. Despite the massive public interest in...

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Tracking the River: Mississippi Model May Help Save Coast

United States

Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River.The Louisiana State University's...

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Judge's Ruling Heats Up Debate Over Management Of Missouri River

United States

The Missouri River has seen several devastating floods in the past decade. Now, a federal judge says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for potentially hundreds of millions of dollars...


Company & People News
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Sobha to Launch $6.8B Umm Al Quwain Scheme by October

The chairman of real estate developer Sobha Group, PNC Menon, has said that the 25 billion UAE dirham ($6.8 billion) Firdaus Sobha planned for an island in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain will be...

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Abu Dhabi Ports Hosts First Work Safety Awards

In line with Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to promote adoption of international best practices for health, safety, and environment (HSE) in the workplace, the company hosted the first edition of its...

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Enterprise to Expand Terminal on Houston Ship Channel

United States

US-based Enterprise Products Partners has bought a 65-acre waterfront site on the Houston Ship Channel to facilitate its next phase of expansion at Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal (EHT) situated on...

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Hapag Llyod to Bring in New Business to Growing Mombasa Port

A leading global shipping line, Hapag – Llyod which is a multi-national German based transportation company, has began its operations to the port of Mombasa.Hapag Llyod is the world’s sixth largest...


Project Updates
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With S.F. Seawall Crumbling, $425 Million Bond for Repairs Likely to Make Ballot

United States

A proposed $425 million San Francisco bond measure to kick-start vital repairs to the city’s fragile Embarcadero seawall cleared an important hurdle Monday, pushing it closer to a spot on the November...

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NZ Refinery's Bid to Deepen Whangarei Harbour Draws Northland Opposition

New Zealand

Refining NZ wants to deepen the channel into Whangarei Harbour so larger oil tankers can visit the refinery fully loaded.The application by Refining NZ for a resource consent to deepen the channel has...

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Army Corps Approves Emergency Declaration For Dredging Of Moriches Inlet

United States

Relief is coming for Moriches Inlet.On Tuesday morning, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin announced that his request for emergency dredging of the inlet had been approved, though an exact date for the...

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River Dredging Works Set to Start

Fiji

Dredging works at the Sigatoka and Penang rivers will start as soon as tenders are awarded.Also on the Ministry of Waterways priority list is the Navua River bank protection works for Vunibau...


New Products and Technology
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WASSP’s New Innovative Key Pulse and Interference Management System Enables all Sounder and Sonar Systems to Operate More Efficiently

WASSP, the professional multibeam sounder that delivers water column and seabed profiling with 224 beams offering significant improvements in speed and accuracy over conventional single-beam...

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MTU Engines Get IMO Certification

Rolls-Royce Power Systems announced that its latest generation of MTU Series 4000 engines equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for marine applications has successfully completed IMO Tier...

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Meercat Launches Workhorse M18

Innovative workboats manufacturer Meercat has launched its newest and most robust vessel to date.The twin screw monohull Meercat M18 is a cost-effective, multi-purpose workboat designed and made in...

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Trimble’s New GNSS Receiver MPS865 Provides Marine Surveyors and Contractors with a Powerful Multi-application GNSS Solution

Trimble has introducted its new MPS865 (Marine Positioning System) multi-frequency and multi-application GNSS receiver. The Trimble® MPS865 is a highly versatile, rugged and reliable Global Navigation...


Upcoming Events
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June 14, 2018, Virginia USA, "Shoreline Best Practice Case Studies: What Resilient Shorelines Look Like & How They Work"

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=5knx77cab&oeidk=a07ef9znonw23b01cde

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Jun 25 - 29 2018, Seminar On Dredging And Reclamation Delft, Netherlands

https://www.iadc-dredging.com/en/56/events/seminar-on-dredging-and-reclamation-the-netherlands/?id=157

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November 5-8 2019, Rotterdam Ahoy - CEDA Dredging Days

https://www.europort.nl/visitor/conferences/ceda-dredging-days