Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Dredging efforts under way in Wicomico River

MD, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is at work dredging the upper portion of the Wicomico River, a major shipping channel for the region which serves the port of Salisbury.Just under 1 million tons of...

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The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investment and Innovation

United States

ABB’s Peter Bryn will present testimony at a House of Representive hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation titled “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry:...

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As Maryland pours millions of dollars into ailing streams, some projects don’t help clean Chesapeake Bay

MD, United States

BALTIMORE — To clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland pours more money into streams every year.In projects with million-dollar price tags, engineers reconstruct and redirect streambeds using...

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Louisiana researchers tackle a changing Mississippi Delta

LA, United States

An effort to reconnect Louisiana wetlands to historical levels is taking place at Louisiana State University, where a 10,000-square-foot replica of the Mississippi Delta is now housed. Researchers...

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Coastal Virginia Rises to the Challenge of Climate Change

VA, United States

With sea level rise becoming a growing threat to Virginia’s coastal communities, activists want to see greater action — and more funding — for programs intended to mitigate the effects...

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$75M allocated for comprehensive watershed study

TX, United States

Flood waters from a ditch running under FM 1416 in Newton County rush onto an abandoned property in Newton County Friday. Many residents of a Bon Wier neighborhood known as "The Hole" evacuated...

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Cleanup at Lockheed Superfund site entering final phase

WA, United States

Remediation work at the Lockheed Martin West Seattle Superfund site began on August 13, 2018, with the mobilization of dredge platforms, barges, and water quality monitoring boats on site.Removal of...

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Timelapse video shows shoreline restoration project at Conn Beach in Vero Beach

FL, United States

The Sector 5 Beach Restoration Project currently at Conn Beach in Vero Beach, will add approximately 200,000 cubic yards of beach compatible sand to the eroded shoreline from Tracking Station south...

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Florida Marine completes largest-ever US towboat newbuilding campaign

FL, United States

Jaden Pasentine inland towboat is the final piece of a 14-year, 70-tugboat newbuilding programmeEastern Shipbuilding Group has completed the largest tugboat newbuilding campaign in US history with...

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James City County Marina dredging project delayed until next fall

VA, United States

The first phase of an improvement project at James City County Marina has been pushed back about a year due to a lack of qualified bids to carry out the work. County officials now expect dredging...

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Trump signs spending bills with big increases for waterways and maritime programs

United States

President Trump signed into law two massive spending bills on Dec. 20 that include healthy budgets for ongoing inland waterways construction and maintenance as well as port dredging and investment,...

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USACE dredge completes productive season

TN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that the Memphis District’s dredge Hurley returned to its home port of Ensley Engineer Yard in Memphis Harbor, December 9, 2019.Its arrival marked the end of...

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Coastal Erosion Prompts Suffolk County To Seek Federal Support

NY, United States

Multiple nor’easters in recent months have damaged the barrier island protecting Long Island’s South Shore from the worst effects of storms and hurricanes. Suffolk County and local towns want...

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Michigan Saw Impacts of Climate Change in 2019, Including Record Great Lakes Water Levels

MI, United States

The United Nations annual climate talks in Madrid, Spain ended with a general call for greater efforts to tackle climate change, but no agreement on concrete steps to reduce global warming. The...

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Aliso Creek Estuary Restoration Closer to Reality

CA, United States

Currently filled with sludge, bacteria, fertilizers, run-off and other pollutants that severely limit a healthy diversity of native plants and wildlife, the Aliso Creek lagoon is another step closer...