Industry Developments
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Groups Pushing Louisiana Agency to Make Use of $40 Million in Environmental Bonds for Wetland Project

LA, United States

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is accepting ideas for inclusion in its updated $50 billion, 50-year Coastal Comprehensive Master Plan. Proposals can be submitted through...

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Bowling Green Professor Awarded Grant to Study Dredging Uses

OH, United States

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants of $50,000 each, which are geared toward the beneficial use of dredged material.The following grants have been awarded:•...

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Gulf Shores Gets $37.3 Million in Restore Act Funding

AL, United States

I thought we were dead with all that [oil] on there,” Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft said of the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “Visitors and locals couldn’t go fishing, you couldn’t go...

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Draft Dredging Report for Petersburg Harbor Out for Review

AK, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this year has released a draft report on dredging planned for Petersburg’s South Harbor. The environmental review considers the need for the project, estimated cost...

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Longshoremen Vote to Ratify Local Contracts at Port of Baltimore

MD, United States

The 2,000 unionized dockworkers at the port have ratified new, six-year local contracts with the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore, according to the president of the International...

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Louisiana has a Decade to Move on its Coastal Master Plan

LA, United States

After covering (and living) Louisiana's coastal crisis for decades, the most common question I get these days is this one: When will we know if state's coastal master plan will succeed?Well, a solid...

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As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair

LA, United States

In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars....

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Arroyo Leads Launch of P4.776B Flood Mitigation Project in Pampanga

Philippines

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led Tuesday the groundbreaking of a flood mitigation project worth P4.776 billion in her home province of Pampanga.The Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and...

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Committee Calls for Dredging of River Niger, Benue

Nigeria

Mr Ladein Omiebi, Chairman, Flood Management Committee, Patani Local Government Area, Delta State has called on the Federal Government to carry out a proper dredging of the River Niger to prevent...

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WRDA Overwhelmingly Passes in Senate, Heads to White House for President Trump’s Signature

United States

Critical water infrastructure projects will improve our Nation’s ports, harbors, and waterways, create good-paying American jobs, and incentivize businesses to buy and use American products Today,...

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Michigan Tech to Receive Federal Mine Safety Training Grant

MI, United States

Michigan Technological University in Houghton will receive nearly $253,000 in funding from the U.S. Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration.The grant is part of more than $10 million...

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces an online Trafficability Inundation Mapping Tool

WA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today the publishing of the online Trafficability Inundation Mapping Tool that provides the public with information on what regions are affected by...

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Int’l Conference on Maritime, Logistic Sector from Tuesday

India

The shipping ministry is set to organise a two-day international conference on maritime and logistic sector to encourage local and foreign investments and new technologies in the waterways sector.The...

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Government to Spend Tk 43B on Navigability Dev, 4 Rivers Reclamation

Bangladesh

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved 15 projects involving Tk 132.1831 billion, including the Tk 43.71 billion ‘Navigability development and reclamation...

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Dredging Market will Touch a Value of Nearly $16,500M in the Year 2022

China

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...