Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Conflict avoidance

Conflict and opposition – an inevitable response to any major dredging project? A new concept says it doesn’t have to be that way. Felicity Landon reports.There can’t be many major maritime dredging...

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Sand dredging appeal case may cost £250k

An appeal against an order to stop Lough Neagh sand extraction could end up costing the companies involved £250,000.Five sand companies and the Shaftesbury estate, which owns the bed of the lough, are...

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Environmental objections threaten Santos port deepening

Despite the naming of EEL Infraestruturas Ltd.’s lowest bid of $110 million as a winner for a new dredging tender for the Port of Santos, shippers using Brazil’s leading gateway have started to get...

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Court Urged to Stop Eko Atlantic Dredging over Flooding Risk

The Federal High Court Lagos has been asked to stop the ongoing dredging of the Atlantic Oceanand building construction on the Eko Atlantic City by the Lagos State Government and private investors.The...

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City joins latest harbour divestiture process

Owen Sound council voted Monday night to participate in the federal government's latest process to sell or otherwise divest federal lands around Owen Sound's port.The city may not be the one to...

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Wellfleet Bay in ‘Dire Need’ of Dredging, Officials Say

The town of Wellfleet has formed a task force to assess the silting in of Wellfleet Harbor.The area was last dredged in 2001, and now officials are worried that the silt problem will cause safety...

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Hundreds march to demand dunes in Ortley Beach

Waving American flags and toting signs demanding, “Save our Beach. Dunes now!” more than 600 residents of Ortley Beach and their supporters marched from the bay to the ocean early Saturday to call...

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Could dredging the Cree save millions?

A Newton Stewart resident who has monitored the River Cree almost every day for 18 years says Dumfries and Galloway Council could save millions in flood defences by simply dredging the river.Jim...

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Army Corps board approves $1.3-billion L.A. River restoration proposal

A plan to spend $1.3 billion or more restoring the Los Angeles River and redeveloping nearby land inched forward Thursday as a federal review board agreed to let the proposal proceed.The Civil Works...

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Nawautin Sanctuary dredging considered

Alnwick / Haldimand Township councillors are wondering whether the unique Nawautin Sanctuary should be allowed to "naturalize" or whether dredging of the main pond and / or four silt ponds should be...

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TraPac endorses shorter-term dredging plan

Major Jacksonville Port Authority tenant TraPac Inc. is getting behind a dredging plan that would involve deepening a shorter part of the St. Johns River at a reduced cost, according to a...

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Port of Hueneme needs deeper channel to grow

The Port of Hueneme’s new long-term strategic plan calls for dredging a deeper channel so the port can handle more container ships.The port also plans to increase its use of rail shipping and make...

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Draft reduction at Brazil's Maceio port could hit sugar export competitiveness

Sugar traders loading from Northeast Brazil's key sugar export terminal at Maceio port could see freight costs rise, after the local maritime agency was Friday forced to revise down the draft by 1...

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Ocean City Comes a Step Closer to Dredging Project

Ocean City Council approved an ordinance on introduction that calls for for the overall appropriation of $2,693,000 and the borrowing of $2,558,350 for various projects.This included the $2,632,500...

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Activists Board Dredging Barges in Koh Kong

About 80 villagers and activists in Koh Kong province on Monday boarded and attempted to tow away five sand-dredging barges as part of their ongoing campaign against two firms they accuse of polluting...