Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Meeting with engineering firm scheduled to continue dredging project

PA, United States

GALETON — The project to dredge the Galeton lake is still underway.Borough Secretary Annie Caracciolo advised the borough council at the Feb. 12 general session that a meeting with the...

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Shore Protection Office reports beach nourishment project moving along in Atlantic Beach

NC, United States

atlantic beach — The $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project got off to a fast start this week, as sand was piped to and spread from the Circle development district to the 300...

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Great Bay communities express doubts about EPA cleanup plan

NH, United States

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, University of New Hampshire scientists monitor the health of seagrass in the Great Bay in Durham, N.H. Federal officials got an earful of complaints...

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Upton, Huizenga Pleased With Dredging Announcement

MI, United States

Congressman Fred Upton and colleague Bill Huizenga are celebrating a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to include funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget to dredge Holland Harbor. The budget at...

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Dredging To Stretch From Salt Pond To Little Pond Channels

MA, United States

The Falmouth Marine & Environmental Services Department this month is dredging river and pond channels from Salt Pond to Little Pond with an excavator rented from the Plymouth County government...

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Study Says Dredging Vermilion River Would Cost $150 Million

LA, United States

U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins and Mark Wingate, deputy district engineer for Programs and Project Management for the Corps' New Orleans division, held a press conference on Thursday to announce...

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Louisiana may spend more than $1B next year on coastal restoration

LA, United States

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will ask legislators to dedicate $115 million of the $535 million state surplus to coastal restoration and protection projects.Along with almost $131 million in...

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Series of coastal engineering projects underway amid race to save Waikiki Beach

HI, United States

A series of coastal engineering projects aimed at saving Waikiki Beach is underway, and one of the projects that kicked off three months ago is performing well so far.The state Department of Land...

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Resurgent sand dunes doom beach crossover

GA, United States

The days are numbered for the crossover at Jekyll Island’s Corsair Beach Park.Noel Jensen, Jekyll Island Authority chief operations officer, told the JIA Board of Directors that the crossover was...

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Port Everglades Kicks Off Expansion. Critics Worry Coral Could Be Damaged

FL, United States

Port Everglades and local elected officials marked the first step in a $437 million expansion to make way for expected massive new cargo ships with a celebratory press conference on Tuesday. “It’s...

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Editorial: Don’t wait on San Rafael Canal dredging plan again

CA, United States

It is a small, but important step. The Army Corps of Engineers is going to spend $1.3 million to design the long-delayed dredging of the San Rafael Canal, one of Marin’s busiest recreational and...

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CSBA Study Finds U.S. Dredging Industry a Critical Component of National Security

United States

U.S. Dredgers Keep America’s Ports and Waterways safe. . .The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) recently completed its historic study of the American maritime industry and national...

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Robust Dredging on America’s Inland Waterways

United States

By William DoyleInland Dredging Company helps keep commerce flowing on America’s inland waterway system.Dyersburg, Tenn. based Inland Dredging Company completed dredging projects spanning eight...

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Mariners sue Bouchard for unpaid wages

United States

Bouchard Transportation’s problems continue to mount. In addition to being the subject of multiple Captain of the Port Orders (see earlier story), the company faces a lawsuit brought on behalf of...

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Ritchie, Walczyk applauding governor's dredging project on St. Lawrence River

NY, United States

State Sen. Patty Ritchie and Assemblyman Mark Walczyk are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of a 20-site dredging project designed to help strengthen shorelines along Lake Ontario and...