Industry Developments
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Committee Addresses Lake Issues, Drawdown

A variety of Hot Springs Village lake issues were addressed at the Aug. 8 Property Owners’ Association lakes committee meeting. Among the topics were dredging, piers, aquatic growth and fish...

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Emails Raise Questions About Ex-Texas Congressman, New Job

United States

 A former Texas congressman had tried steering a federal contract to the owner of a business who gave him a $160,000-a-year job after the congressman resigned amid sexual harassment allegations,...

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New Study Shows How Performance-Based Bonds Can Speed Up Coastal Resilience Efforts

Environmental impact bonds could help the state of Louisiana – and other coastal areas dealing with land loss and sea level rise – restore its rapidly disappearing coast faster, better and for less...

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Program Raises Millions to Restore Great Lakes Habitat

United States

A public-private partnership that supports wildlife habitat restoration in the Great Lakes region has awarded $6.6 million to 25 projects.The grants come from Sustain Our Great Lakes, a program funded...

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Public Purchases Of Dredgers Of Russia 2010-2018

Russian Federation

The construction of new and reconstruction of existing seaports and navigable canals are the main shots in renewal of the dredgers fleet in Russia.The vivid examples are the ports of Ust-Luga and...

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Did Sand Mining Exacerbate Flooding During Hurricane Harvey?

United States

In the wake of the devastating flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, politicians and community groups have criticised the oversight of the sand mining industry along the San Jacinto River. However,...

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Financial Impropriety: Lawmakers Probes NPA, NIWA

Nigeria

Following several motions calling for an investigation into malpractices in the maritime sector, especially with respect to agencies such as the Nigerian Ports Authority and the National Inland...

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USTR Grants Extension for Comments on Chinese Imported Items

China

The US Trade Representative announced on August 1 that the President directed the USTR to consider raising the level of the additional duty on a list of 6,031 products imported from China from 10...

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Did Sand Mining Exacerbate Flooding During Hurricane Harvey?

United States

Hurricane Harvey swept through the US in September and August 2017, causing $125bn worth of damage and taking 88 lives in Texas alone. Harvey was a once in a thousand years flood event, with more than...

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After Harvey, Houston Hopes to Boost Flood Defenses With $2.5 Billion Bond

United States

A year to the day since Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, Houston area residents are set to vote on whether to overhaul the region’s beleaguered flood-protection system, an election that local...

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Kenya Plans 11 New Ports

Kenya

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has awarded Rotterdam-based Maritime & Transport Business Solutions (MTBS) a contract to plan for the development of 11 ports in the country.MTBS and Runji will develop...

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Federal Proposal Would Ban Hereford Inlet from Being Used for Beach Replenishment

United States

A proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand the boundaries of protected land in Cape May County’s Hereford Inlet could complicate future beach replenishment projects in Avalon, North...

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Cemex UK Marine Selects MPMWin for New Dredger

United Kingdom

U.K. based Marine Software Ltd have recently supplied Cemex UK Marine with the MPM - Marine Planned Maintenance for Windows software for their new build vessel CEMEX Go Innovation.The contract for...

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US Ports Are on the Front Line of Trump's Trade War – and They're Bracing for Higher China Tariffs

United States

U.S. ports, which handle hundreds of billions of dollars in merchandise each year, will be the first to feel the pain if the Trump administration's trade war begins to slow the global economy.So, as...

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Plan to Build 11 New Ports Kicks Off

Algeria

Rotterdam based company has been contracted to plan for building of 11 ports in the country.Maritime and Transport Business Solutions (MTBS) is offering consultancy services for developing a master...