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USACE & Jaxport Looking to Raise Power Lines to Dredge Further Up Channel

USACE & Jaxport Looking to Raise Power Lines to Dredge Further Up Channel

FL, United States

After dredging its main channel to handle larger ships, the Port of Jacksonville now needs to raise power lines that span the waterway because they limit the size of the vessels that can readily call the port’s second largest container terminal by acreage. The power-line raising would be a coda, and a small percentage of… Read More

USACE Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works

USACE Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works

DC, United States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Public Law 117-103, of which Division D is the Energy and Water… Read More

Corps of Engineers to replenish Michigan’s eroding beaches; contract awarded to King Co for dredging

Corps of Engineers to replenish Michigan’s eroding beaches; contract awarded to King Co for dredging

MI, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will use western Michigan harbor dredge material to nourish and replenish Lake Michigan beaches from recent high water level erosion. “Nourishing beaches using shoaled sand into these harbors rather than trucking in new material is very functional and cost effective,” said Grand Haven Resident Engineer Elizabeth Newell Wilkinson. “It… Read More

Six Industry Leaders Inducted into International Maritime Hall of Fame, including John A. Witte, Jr., President and CEO, Donjon Marine Co

Six Industry Leaders Inducted into International Maritime Hall of Fame, including John A. Witte, Jr., President and CEO, Donjon Marine Co

NY, United States

The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey inducted six industry leaders into its International Maritime Hall of Fame. The prestigious awards were presented to a record-breaking audience of more than 500 at a dinner gala on May 18, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. “As an… Read More


Company & People News | Dredge Mining

Kiplinger investor newsletter highlights US dredging industry

United States

According to Kiplinger: “Business conditions for the US dredging industry should remain healthy for the next few years, given the strong interest in making improvements to US water infrastructure and Uncle Sam‘s willingness to fund such projects. Last year‘s infrastructure legislation allocated $17.1 billion to US ports and waterways. Dredging is a crucial part of… Read More

Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck Named Maritime Public Official of the Year

WA, United States

Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck was named Puget Sound Maritime Public Official of the Year, and Debbie Granger, long-time member of the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County, was presented the annual Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award during the annual Seattle Maritime Day Breakfast, which was sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club and… Read More

Shipbuilders Council Announces 2022 Shipyard Safety Awards

VA, United States

“Excellence in Safety,” “Improvement in Safety” and “Significance in Safety Achievement” Awards Given Annually to Shipyards That Advance Safety and Accident Prevention The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, today announced the 2022 Annual Shipyard Safety Awards. SCA recognized a total of 15 U.S. shipyards and repair facilities… Read More

Tuula Liukko starts as CEO of Hamina LNG

World ,

Tuula Liukko (M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA) started as CEO of Hamina LNG Oy on 16 May 2022, according to the company’s release. Before joining Hamina LNG Oy, Tuula worked at Elenger as Commercial Director and at Elenger Marine as Safety Manager. Hamina LNG Oy is a joint venture of Hamina Energy Ltd, the Estonian energy company… Read More


Events & Conferences

Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel To Convene Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Summit June 1st, 2022

VA, United States

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will host the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative Summit at the Federal Maritime Commission headquarters on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 10 am to 2 pm. The summit is the culmination of 18 industry stakeholder meetings held weekly from November 2021 through April 2022. The summit will begin with a plenary session from 10:00 am… Read More

USACE Great Lakes & Ohio River Division Virtual Recruitment Event

OH, United States

On June 15, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division is hosting a virtual recruitment event. The event will begin with opening remarks from Division Commander Col. Kimberly Peeples. Following the remarks, a presenter will share the many benefits of working with… Read More

DSC Dredge’s Experts, Owners and brothers Bob and Bill Wetta, team up and present back to back at upcoming Meetings – WODCON, Copenhagen Denmark; WEDA Summit, Houston, TX and DSC Vision Webinar

LA, United States

As the world slowly returns to “pre-pandemmic” levels of normal, we see most tradeshows return to “in-person” attendance.  Long-time experts in the dredging industry, Robert “Bob” and  William “Bill” Wetta will be attending and presenting at three upcoming meetings.  Mark your calendars and stop by to say hello. WODCON XXIII in Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday 18th May, Bob… Read More

WEDA Webinar: May 26th – Contextualizing Sea Level Rise presented by WEDA’s fellow Kendall Brome

United States

General Webinar Overview:   Part one of the webinar will be a presentation by Kendall on the recently released National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report. General discussions will include: An overview of current sea level trends in the United States A summary of the key takeaways from the report Ways… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

Tuula Liukko starts as CEO of Hamina LNG

World ,

Tuula Liukko (M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA) started as CEO of Hamina LNG Oy on 16 May 2022, according to the company’s release. Before joining Hamina LNG Oy, Tuula worked at Elenger as Commercial Director and at Elenger Marine as Safety Manager. Hamina LNG Oy is a joint venture of Hamina Energy Ltd, the Estonian energy company… Read More

Sharonda Williams Joins Port NOLA Board of Commissioners

LA, United States

Sharonda Williams was sworn in as a member of the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans at the May 19 board meeting. Appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, Williams succeeds Darryl D. Berger as one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional board and will serve a five-year term. “We… Read More

ZF Marine names new product line manager

FL, United States

ZF Marine announced the appointment of Walter Fienco to the position of product line manager, commercial thrusters. In this role, Fienco will lead ZF Marine’s commercial thruster product sales across the North and Central American and Caribbean markets. Fienco brings nearly 15 years of commercial thruster product experience to the position. During his tenure at… Read More

Colonna’s Shipyard promotes three execs

VA, United States

Norfolk-based Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. announced Monday it had promoted three executives to senior management positions, effective in July. CSI has promoted Jordan Webb from vice president of contracts to vice president of shipyard operations; Randall Crutchfield from chief experience officer and executive director of Steel America and Weld America to vice president of industrial operations… Read More


Offshore Wind Power News

First-ever California offshore wind lease sales announced by Department of Interior a huge step forward for clean energy deployment and job creation

VA, United States

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today applauds the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Department of Interior (DOI) for advancing the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on America’s West Coast. DOI has announced release of a Proposed Sale Notice, which opens a 60-day public comment period and provides detailed information about the proposed wind… Read More

Clean Power Q1 2022 Market Report shows growth slowing as policy headwinds hold back industry

VA, United States

U.S. installed 6.6 gigawatts of new clean power with 90 projects coming online Year-over-year quarterly growth slows to 11% as 14 gigawatts of projects face delays The American Clean Power Association today released its Clean Power Market Report Q1 2022, which showed that wind, utility-scale solar, and battery storage sectors installed 6,619 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale… Read More

All American to build 73′ offshore wind survey vessel

United States

All American Marine (AAM) was recently awarded a contract to build a 1,600-hp research and hydrographic survey vessel for Geodynamics, an NV5 company. The Shackleford is a 73’x26.7′ semi-displacement aluminum catamaran hull designed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design, Auckland, New Zealand. The new boat will have the fundamental and primary design elements of the recently commissioned Duke University Marine Lab’s Shearwater and Blue Tide Puerto… Read More


Port News

USACE & Jaxport Looking to Raise Power Lines to Dredge Further Up Channel

FL, United States

After dredging its main channel to handle larger ships, the Port of Jacksonville now needs to raise power lines that span the waterway because they limit the size of the vessels that can readily call the port’s second largest container terminal by acreage. The power-line raising would be a coda, and a small percentage of… Read More

Port Executive Director named Puget Sound Maritime Public Official of the Year

WA, United States

Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County Leader wins Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck was named Puget Sound Maritime Public Official of the Year, and Debbie Granger, long-time member of the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County, was presented the annual Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award during the annual Seattle… Read More

Sharonda Williams Joins Port NOLA Board of Commissioners

LA, United States

Sharonda Williams was sworn in as a member of the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans at the May 19 board meeting. Appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, Williams succeeds Darryl D. Berger as one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional board and will serve a five-year term. “We… Read More

These ports are causing the most congestion in the global supply chain, new CNBC charts show

World ,

The drop in Shanghai’s port productivity, which is driven by to the lack of people working due to Covid lockdowns, can be seen in the container wait time at the port, according to CNBC’s new Supply Chain Heat Map. “In Shanghai, ocean terminals, warehouses, and trucking services are operating as normal but with lower efficiency due… Read More


Product & Technical Innovation

Gladding-Hearn begins construction on CTV for Patriot Offshore

MA, United States

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding (Duclos Corp.), Somerset, Mass., has started construction on its first crew transfer vessel (CTV) for Patriot Offshore Maritime Services LLC, New Bedford, Mass.. The CTV will operate year-round, roundtrip service from New Bedford for 24 wind farm technicians and cargo to support Vineyard Wind’s construction, operation and maintenance of an 800-MW wind farm 15 miles off the coast… Read More

ISS issues RFP to construct North America’s first zero-emissions towboats for Zeeboat, LLC

NY, United States

ISS is soliciting proposals from U.S. shipyards for the construction of up to four fully-electric towboat hulls, the first zero-emissions towboats to serve North American waters. The bespoke design eliminates diesel engines onboard the vessel, with 100% of power supplied by high-energy-density battery cells. The towboats will be constructed for New York-based Zeeboat, LLC, who… Read More

NOAA requests proposals for design and construction of new ocean survey ships

United States

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking proposals from U.S. shipbuilders for the design and construction of new ships for the agency. The new vessels will primarily support NOAA’s coastal, continental shelf and deep ocean data collection requirements. The solicitation, which opens today and closes on August 16, 2022, is for a firm, fixed-price… Read More

Callan Marine’s 28” General Bradley Launches

TX, United States

General Bradley Joins Callan Marine’s CSD Fleet in Morgan City Ceremony GALVESTON, TX – May 18, 2022 – Callan Marine ceremoniously christened its newest fleet asset, the 28” cutter suction dredge named The General Bradley in Morgan City, Louisiana this Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The General Bradley will immediately commence work at the Port Bolivar… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

Corps of Engineers to replenish Michigan’s eroding beaches awarding $1.25M contract to King Co

MI, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will use western Michigan harbor dredge material to nourish and replenish Lake Michigan beaches from recent high water level erosion. “Nourishing beaches using shoaled sand into these harbors rather than trucking in new material is very functional and cost effective,” said Grand Haven Resident Engineer Elizabeth Newell Wilkinson. “It… Read More

Corps of Engineers to replenish Michigan’s eroding beaches; contract awarded to King Co for dredging

MI, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will use western Michigan harbor dredge material to nourish and replenish Lake Michigan beaches from recent high water level erosion. “Nourishing beaches using shoaled sand into these harbors rather than trucking in new material is very functional and cost effective,” said Grand Haven Resident Engineer Elizabeth Newell Wilkinson. “It… Read More

All American to build 73′ offshore wind survey vessel

United States

All American Marine (AAM) was recently awarded a contract to build a 1,600-hp research and hydrographic survey vessel for Geodynamics, an NV5 company. The Shackleford is a 73’x26.7′ semi-displacement aluminum catamaran hull designed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design, Auckland, New Zealand. The new boat will have the fundamental and primary design elements of the recently commissioned Duke University Marine Lab’s Shearwater and Blue Tide Puerto… Read More

Demand In The Dredging Market Is Reaching A Valuation Of US$ 22.3 Bn By 2032

World ,

The global dredging market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 3.7%, reaching a valuation of more than US$ 22.3 billion by 2032. The dredging market is anticipated to benefit from rising demand for gulf coast restoration activities. Dredging service providers are adopting dredger monitoring systems and upgradation of their equipment to increase efficiency and productivity…. Read More


Upcoming Projects | Contracts | Tenders

USACE & Jaxport Looking to Raise Power Lines to Dredge Further Up Channel

FL, United States

After dredging its main channel to handle larger ships, the Port of Jacksonville now needs to raise power lines that span the waterway because they limit the size of the vessels that can readily call the port’s second largest container terminal by acreage. The power-line raising would be a coda, and a small percentage of… Read More

USACE Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works

DC, United States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Public Law 117-103, of which Division D is the Energy and Water… Read More

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to Close Application Period for the Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction Project and to Offer Public Open Houses in Hurley and Grundy, VA

VA, United States

Eligible landowners of Buchanan County, Virginia who have questions about protecting their structures from flooding and would like to submit an application for the project, are invited to attend public meetings that will provide information about the voluntary Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction project. Two meetings will be offered in June by the… Read More

Memorial Day Weekend at Carlyle Lake

IL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project is ready to welcome another fun and safe recreation season. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in any outdoor activities, please keep safety in mind. For Memorial Day weekend, the… Read More


USACE

USACE & Jaxport Looking to Raise Power Lines to Dredge Further Up Channel

FL, United States

After dredging its main channel to handle larger ships, the Port of Jacksonville now needs to raise power lines that span the waterway because they limit the size of the vessels that can readily call the port’s second largest container terminal by acreage. The power-line raising would be a coda, and a small percentage of… Read More

USACE Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works

DC, United States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Public Law 117-103, of which Division D is the Energy and Water… Read More

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to Close Application Period for the Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction Project and to Offer Public Open Houses in Hurley and Grundy, VA

VA, United States

Eligible landowners of Buchanan County, Virginia who have questions about protecting their structures from flooding and would like to submit an application for the project, are invited to attend public meetings that will provide information about the voluntary Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction project. Two meetings will be offered in June by the… Read More

Memorial Day Weekend at Carlyle Lake

IL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project is ready to welcome another fun and safe recreation season. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in any outdoor activities, please keep safety in mind. For Memorial Day weekend, the… Read More


Videos | C-Suite Interviews

Dare County NC announces recent launch of “Miss Katie” hopper dredge by Conrad Shipyard- video

NC, United States

Dare County has announced that “Miss Katie”—the shallow-draft hopper dredge that has been under construction in Morgan City, Louisiana, since March 2021—recently reached its most significant milestone yet: the official launch of the vessel at Conrad Shipyard on April 4, 2022. The announcement was made by Dare County Commissioner Jim Tobin, who shared a video… Read More

IN THE KNOW Podcast 39: Joey D’Isernia, President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group

FL, United States

In this episode of #InTheKnow, we’ll hear Joey E. D’Isernia, President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, in conversation with The Maritime Executive’s Editor-In-Chief Tony Munoz.  Listen in as Joey D’Isernia talks us through the company’s rapid recovery after Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 hurricane that devastated the Florida Panhandle in 2018, and the landmark achievements throughout Eastern’s storied… Read More

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