Industry Developments
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Yilport Begins Dredging at Puerto Bolivar

Ecuador

Yilport Holding has begun dredging operations at Puerto Bolivar in Ecuador as part of a string of investments to expand and improve marine terminals capabilities.During the first phase of dredging,...

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New 'Danger' Markers on a Waterway Threaten Livelihoods and Ignite Calls for Dredging Funds

United States

Dredging in Prince William County's Neabsco Creek hasn't happened in two decades, but after uproar over channel markers being removed and replaced with signs warning people away - right at the kickoff...

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Calmac Ferries to Strike Deal to Take Control of Troubled Perth Harbour

United Kingdom

CalMac Ferries is poised to strike a £700K deal to take control of troubled Perth harbour, The Courier can reveal.The once-thriving port was left facing an uncertain future after a dramatic downturn...

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VN’s Waterway Logistics in Deep Trouble

Vietnam

Vi?t Nam’s maritime and inland waterway transport continue to suffer from the lack of sustainable inland ports and planning for container depots. They’re also plagued by limited connecting modes of...

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Crew Safe After Dredge Strikes Texas Gas Pipeline

United States

A dredge crew escaped without injury Tuesday night after the vessel struck a natural gas pipeline near Port O’Connor, Texas, igniting a fire that burned for hours, according to Coast Guard...

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SOHAR Signs Agreement for SOHAR Port South-Phase 1

Oman

Highlighting the rapid growth within Oman’s logistics sector, SOHAR Port and Freezone have signed an agreement with Dredging International NV – Earth Moving Worldwide LTD (DINV-EMW JV) for the...

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NWSA CEO Tells Congress that Tariffs Pose Regional Economic Risks

United States

At the recommendation of Congressman Dave Reichert, John Wolfe, CEO of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, provided the following testimony Thursday to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.“Thank you,...

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Louisiana Pilot Program Aims to Put Dredged Material to Good Use to Fight Coastal Erosion

United States

River sediment is a nuisance and a need in Louisiana. On one hand, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges tens of millions of cubic yards of the stuff out of local waterways every year in its effort...

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Panama Canal Hosts Port of Corpus Christi for Tour

Panama

Representatives of the Panama Canal Authority recently hosted executives from the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, to tour the Neopanamax locks and discuss growth opportunities for the waterway’s...

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Loan Agreement with EIB, EBRD to Develop Dnipro River Infrastructure at Final Stage

Ukraine

The loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the attraction of EUR 50 million for development of infrastructure on the...

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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...

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Heartland Representatives Meet with MRC About River and Levee Concerns

United States

The Mississippi River Commission met with representatives from several states along the Mississippi River on a high-water inspection trip aboard an Army Corps of Engineer's Motor Vessel. Commission...