Industry Developments
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Federal Judge Rules Dredging of St. Johns River can Proceed

United States

A federal judge has rejected the St. Johns Riverkeeper’s lawsuit that sought an injunction to stop dredging of the St. Johns River, clearing the way for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to start this...

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Corps Pitches Unprecedented Watershed Study After Harvey

United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a wide-ranging study of flooding in the Houston metropolitan area in response to the region's devastating deluges, including Hurricane Harvey, an...

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Bangladesh Blacklists Chinese Infra Firm On Pretext Of ‘Bribing Officials’

China’s geopolitical aims in South Asia have seemingly suffered a major blow in Bangladesh, where the China Harbour and Engineering Company (CHEC) has been blacklisted by the Bangladesh government for...

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Wisconsin Ports And Harbors Receive Around $8M For Repairs

United States

The state has awarded around $8 million in grants to improve transportation and access at Wisconsin ports and harbors through the Wisconsin Harbor Assistance Program. The money will go to repair dock...

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EPA Weighs Thousands of Reactions to Hudson PCB Dredging

United States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency got about 2,000 comments from people and groups over whether the seven-year, $1.7 billion PCB dredging project of the Hudson River has been a success, the...

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Government Plans to Dredge another 178 Rivers

Bangladesh

The government is planning to dredge another 178 rivers to increase their navigability, said Water Resources Minister Anwar Hossain Manju recently.While responding to a query, the minister informed...

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Antigua Wants China to Partner on State-funded Projects

Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda has invited the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation to invest more with the Government.Browne made the call while speaking during...

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The Future of Shipping: Smart and Green

Innovation is the driving force of any industry of note. Without it, stagnation sets in and in the age of lightspeed information, that signals the beginning of the end. Shipping is nowhere near this...

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Problem Solvers Caucus Report Takes Deep Dive to Address U.S. Infrastructure Concerns

A report recently issued by the Problem Solvers Caucus platform, a bipartisan group in Congress comprised of around 40 members focused on working towards bi-partisan cooperation on key issues, focuses...

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Dredging Market Predicted to Hit at a CAGR of 2.7% from 2017 to 2022

Dredging is an important industry with its uses in many spheres. As the population of the world keeps on increasing, particularly in the coastal areas, more amount of coastal land needs to be...

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Port vs. Point

United States

The Mat-Su Borough is calling foul over what could be an embarrassing foul-up in the analysis of port sites for the large natural gas liquefaction plant built for the Alaska LNG Project, which is now...

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India Offers $45.27M Help to Develop KKS Harbour in Sri Lanka

India has extended fresh financial assistance of $45.27 million for upgrading Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour in northern Sri Lanka into a commercial port and strengthening the country‘s efforts to...

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Some Questions On The Dredging Fee/Fund

Saint Lucia

As we begin a New Year, may I take this opportunity to wish the citizenry God’s richest blessings. I trust that as Saint Lucia begins a new dispensation there will be respect for our Constitution, our...

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South Carolina Ports Authority Wants More Money

United States

The South Carolina Ports Authority wants $5 million for a new terminal along the Savannah River.The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that ports CEO Jim Newsome says the Jasper County facility...

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Reforming Nigeria’s Uncompetitive Seaports

Nigeria

Most of Nigeria’s economic woes are self-inflicted. Rather than adopt the rational option of a private capital-led business model that is proving successful around the world, the government is...