Project Updates & Industry Developments
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WMS Adds Dredge Pipe Floaters (United Kingdom)

United Kingdom

Expansions to their range include safety markers, wave breakers, debris barriers and pipe floaters. All these products are made of LDPE or HDPE, providing both versatility and robustness in...

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New Boat Lifters Being Installed at Maritime Hub (Malta)

Malta

A 300-ton travel lift is waiting to be put in place at the Mediterranean Maritime Hub while a 700-ton one is also due to be installed in the coming weeks.The lifts, which will run on tracks installed...

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Crowley Takes Delivery of Second LNG-powered Conro Ship (USA - Florida)

FL, United States

Crowley Maritime Corp has completed its US$550M investment in environmentally sustainable shipping and associated port upgrades by taking delivery in late 2018 of Taíno, the second of the world’s...

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Mariner Suggests Redesign of Apapa Port to Create Holding Bays

Nigeria

The Chairman, Genesis Worldwide Shipping Ltd., Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho, says there is need to redesign the Apapa Port Area of Lagos State by creating truck holding bays. Ihenacho, a former Minister of...

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Mentor Again Seeks Grant to Design 'Green' Erosion Control at Lagoons, Restore Beach (USA - Ohio)

OH, United States

The city of Mentor continues its search for ways to save on saving its lakefront property.City Council this week will consider legislation to pursue a Coastal Management Assistance Grant application...

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Three-member Team to Visit B'desh for Inland Waterway Project (India/Bangladesh)

Bangladesh

A joint delegation of Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and the Tripura government will be visiting Bangladesh this month to study the possibility of building a new waterway connecting the...

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Tunnel Linking Denmark and Germany Wins Approval

Germany

Construction of the nearly 18-km sunken-tube road and rail tunnel link between north Germany and Denmark is now set to start following project approval late December by the German Ministry of...

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Nelson Interested In Seeing Marina Channel Dredged For Future Use

MS, United States

During a conversation last week with Chris Koehler of Koehler Engineering, Ste. Genevieve County Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson returned to a topic he had opined on more than once in previous...

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16 Ways People Fought to Save Louisiana's Coast in 2018

LA, United States

There's much to do to address land loss and reduce flooding along the Louisiana coast. Yet, here are 16 ways that progress was made toward those goals in 2018.1. New land builtIn 2018, Louisiana's...

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Ministers Set to Dredge Historic Ramsgate harbour so it can Become ‘Second Dover’ in No Deal Brexit (United Kingdom)

United Kingdom

But officials fear the plans will disrupt the genteel tourist destination by turning it into an industrial hub in a matter of months.The project is set to be overseen by gaffe-prone Transport...

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Dredging Industry Commemorates Pearl Harbor by Highlighting Industry Growth

WA, United States

The U.S.-Flag dredging industry commemorated the 77th anniversary of the Japanese air raid on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. The event highlighted the critical need for a robust...

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$940,000 State Grant will Aid Ogdensburg Port Project, but Millions more Still Needed (USA - New York)

NY, United States

A $940,000 grant announced by state officials Monday will help whittle the costs associated with dredging Ogdensburg Harbor and extending the port’s dock, but there is still nearly a $10 million gap...

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Dredged Material to Help Rebuild Island in Beach Haven (USA - New Jersey )

NJ, United States

The Beach Haven Borough Council recently signed an agreement that authorizes the New Jersey Department of Transportation to use Parker Island as a dredge disposal facility. The area is located in the...

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Corps Move Seen as ‘Positive Step’ for Dauphin Island (USA - Alabama)

AL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has committed $4 million to putting sand from channel dredging work into an area where it could help feed the eroding beaches of Dauphin Island.Dauphin Island Mayor...

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Officials will Consult International, Local Experts to Refine Texas Coastal Barrier Plan

TX, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office will soon consult officials from other countries, local experts and public comments as they refine their Coastal Texas Study, a plan to...