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Port of New Orleans Names Wendel Acting CEO

Port of New Orleans Names Wendel Acting CEO

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans‘ board (NOLA) yesterday confirmed that Ronald Wendel Jr. will become acting president and CEO of the port and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad in June following the departure of current President and CEO Brandy Christian. Wendel is now the port’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Christian announced last week that she… Read More

Virginia Port Authority’s Va. International Gateway New Dredging Project Detailed

Virginia Port Authority’s Va. International Gateway New Dredging Project Detailed

VA, United States

FEDERAL PUBLIC NOTICE The District Commander has received a joint permit application for Federal and State permits as described below: APPLICANT Jeff Fisher, Chief Engineer Virginia Port Authority 600 World Trade Center Norfolk, VA 23510 PROJECT LOCATION:  Virginia International Gateway, 1000 Virginia International Gateway Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23703 PROJECT SIZE: 192.5 ACRES NEAREST WATERWAY: Elizabeth River LATITUDE… Read More

Dominion Energy Achieves Another Major Milestone with First Monopile Va. Offshore Wind Foundation Installation

Dominion Energy Achieves Another Major Milestone with First Monopile Va. Offshore Wind Foundation Installation

VA, United States

Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) remains on budget and on schedule with construction expected to conclude in late 2026 DEME Group’s heavy lift vessel, the Orion, erects the first of 176 monopile foundations RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Energy announced today the first monopile foundation for the 2.6-gigawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW), the largest… Read More

Flood data reveals USACE projects prevented $180 million in damages in Cumberland River Basin

Flood data reveals USACE projects prevented $180 million in damages in Cumberland River Basin

TN, United States

A preliminary analysis of data from the early May high-water event in middle Tennessee, conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, has revealed that USACE projects reduced flood damage by an estimated $180 million. During a period of peak inflow to Corps of Engineers dams and reservoirs due to heavy rain on… Read More


Company & People News | Dredge Mining

ARC Surveying & Mapping Anticipates Increase in Emergency Hydrographic & Topographic Surveys due to Active Hurricane Season

FL, United States

Based on current forecasts, Arc Surveying & Mapping, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida anticipates an increase of emergency hydrographic and topographic surveys during the 2024 Hurricane Season. 75% of our clients throughout the Southeastern US and Caribbean, maintain nearshore and offshore structures and are responsible for safe navigation in debris free channels and ports. Arc’s dredging… Read More

Port of New Orleans Names Wendel Acting CEO

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans‘ board (NOLA) yesterday confirmed that Ronald Wendel Jr. will become acting president and CEO of the port and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad in June following the departure of current President and CEO Brandy Christian. Wendel is now the port’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Christian announced last week that she… Read More

American Waterways Operators Elects Kelly Teichman of T&T Marine Salvage as Chair

WA, United States

The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association, elected a new slate of leaders last week during the association’s Spring Convention and Annual Membership Meeting. Kelly Teichman, Executive Chairman, T&T Marine, was elected Chairman; Patrick Sutton, Chief Operating Officer, American Commercial Barge Line, was elected Vice Chair; and Brian Hughes, Vice President Operations & Sales,… Read More

ADNOC secures equity position and LNG offtake agreement in NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project

TX, United States

ADNOC has announced the acquisition of a 11.7% stake in Phase 1 (Trains 1-3) of NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) project located in Texas, US, which is expected to produce a less carbon-intensive LNG. Additionally, ADNOC and NextDecade announced that they have entered into a 20-year LNG offtake agreement from RGLNG Train 4. The Phase… Read More


Events & Conferences

Save the date for the 2024 GLC Annual Meeting in Rochester, New York

NY, United States

The GLC is pleased to announce our 2024 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Rochester, New York this October. Events are scheduled for October 8-10 in coordination with the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly, which will be holding its biannual Coastal Symposium earlier in the week. The city of Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and along the banks… Read More

CPRA Announces 2024 Parish Matching Program Awards

LA, United States

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced six recipients of a combined $7 million in 2024 Parish Matching Program awards. The Program is a funding opportunity that partners directly with Parish governments to support restoration efforts. “We are thrilled to partner with local governments to support Parish-led projects that align… Read More

Port Houston hosts 3rd Annual Houston International Maritime Conference on November 6 – 8, 2024

TX, United States

Port Houston, a top five container port in the U.S., will host its 3rd annual Houston International Maritime Conference (HIMC24) on November 6-8, 2024 at Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston. Building on the success of last year’s sold-out event, HIMC24 will address the key challenges and opportunities that are impacting the global maritime industry today and… Read More

May 13 CPRA Board Meeting Reminder and Livestream Link

LA, United States

May 2024 CPRA Board Meeting Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority Board Meeting Wednesday, May 15, 2024 9:30 AM LaSalle Building (LaBelle Room) 617 North Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 View Livestream Here AGENDA I. Call to Order- Pledge of Allegiance II. Roll Call III. Approval of Agenda IV. Approval of Minutes V. Old Business/Announcements… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

Port of New Orleans Names Wendel Acting CEO

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans‘ board (NOLA) yesterday confirmed that Ronald Wendel Jr. will become acting president and CEO of the port and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad in June following the departure of current President and CEO Brandy Christian. Wendel is now the port’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Christian announced last week that she… Read More

Mark Santamaria Joins Austal USA as CFO

AL, United States

Austal USA is pleased to introduce Mark Santamaria as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).  Santamaria brings three decades of experience in financial expertise and executive leadership to the Austal USA leadership team. “Mark’s extensive background in government and commercial contracting environments is a valuable asset to Austal USA,” stated Austal USA President Michelle Kruger…. Read More

New Officers Board Leadership Elected at DCA

Washington , DC, United States

In a series of board and membership meetings last week in Savannah, Georgia the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) unanimously voted to accept James Cottrell as the President of the DCA Board of Directors and Harry Stewart as its Senior Vice President.  James Cottrell is the President and CEO of Virgina based Cottrell Contacting Corporation.  Harry… Read More

Bowman Adds Vijay Agrawal as Executive Vice President, National Ports & Harbors Practice

VA, United States

Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (the Company or Bowman) (NASDAQ: BWMN), a national engineering services firm delivering infrastructure solutions to customers who own, develop and maintain the built environment, is pleased to welcome Vijay Agrawal, PE, to lead its expanding national ports and harbors practice. “We are extremely fortunate to have Vijay joining us to lead… Read More


Offshore Wind Power News

Dominion Energy Achieves Another Major Milestone with First Monopile Va. Offshore Wind Foundation Installation

VA, United States

Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) remains on budget and on schedule with construction expected to conclude in late 2026 DEME Group’s heavy lift vessel, the Orion, erects the first of 176 monopile foundations RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Energy announced today the first monopile foundation for the 2.6-gigawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW), the largest… Read More

Equinor’s (EQNR) Empire Wind 1 Gets Final Approval in New York

NY, United States

Equinor ASA EQNR, the Norwegian state-owned energy giant, has secured approval from the New York State Public Service Commission to commence construction of its Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm, as announced by governor Kathy Hochul’s office on Thursday. The 810 MW Empire Wind 1 project is a significant step toward New York’s ambitious goal of… Read More

Floating turbines could be future of offshore wind industry

ME, United States

As waves grew and gusts increased, a wind turbine bobbed gently, its blades spinning with a gentle woosh. The tempest reached a crescendo with little drama other than splashing water. The uneventful outcome is exactly what engineers aimed for. The demonstration featuring a 13-foot-tall floating wind turbine in an indoor pool aimed to ensure it… Read More

Construction giant Skanska awarded multimillion-dollar contract to transform major seaport into one of nation’s largest offshore wind projects — here’s its expected potential

NY, United States

In a major step forward for clean energy, construction giant Skanska has been awarded an $861 million contract to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into one of the nation’s largest offshore wind ports, according to Electrek. This critical infrastructure project, set to run through 2026, will support the 2.1-gigawatt Empire Wind project currently being developed in multiple… Read More


Port News

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expands Port of Baltimore Limited Access Channel

MD, United States

BALTIMORE — Along with the removal of the M/V Dali, salvage crews expanded the Port of Baltimore limited access channel to a width of 400 feet and a depth of 50 feet on May 20, allowing for the transit of all deep-draft commercial vessels calling on the Port of Baltimore. The M/V Dali was refloated one… Read More

Port of New Orleans Names Wendel Acting CEO

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans‘ board (NOLA) yesterday confirmed that Ronald Wendel Jr. will become acting president and CEO of the port and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad in June following the departure of current President and CEO Brandy Christian. Wendel is now the port’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Christian announced last week that she… Read More

Virginia Port Authority’s Va. International Gateway New Dredging Project Detailed

VA, United States

FEDERAL PUBLIC NOTICE The District Commander has received a joint permit application for Federal and State permits as described below: APPLICANT Jeff Fisher, Chief Engineer Virginia Port Authority 600 World Trade Center Norfolk, VA 23510 PROJECT LOCATION:  Virginia International Gateway, 1000 Virginia International Gateway Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23703 PROJECT SIZE: 192.5 ACRES NEAREST WATERWAY: Elizabeth River LATITUDE… Read More

Ports Authority says it won’t fund $1B-plus Savannah bridge replacement

GA, United States

A frequently heard comment Monday night during the first public information session regarding a new Savannah River crossing to replace the Talmadge Bridge was “that’s a lot of money.” Hours later, Georgia Ports Authority officials made it clear they don’t intend to be a funding source for either a new, higher bridge, projected to cost $1.17 billion,… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expands Port of Baltimore Limited Access Channel

MD, United States

BALTIMORE — Along with the removal of the M/V Dali, salvage crews expanded the Port of Baltimore limited access channel to a width of 400 feet and a depth of 50 feet on May 20, allowing for the transit of all deep-draft commercial vessels calling on the Port of Baltimore. The M/V Dali was refloated one… Read More

Rock Island City Council votes in favor of repairs to Sunset Marina

IL, United States

Rock Island’s Sunset Marina will be receiving some improvements following a city council vote. On Monday, May 13, the Rock Island City Council voted to approve funding for repairs to the marina, which sustained severe damage in 2019’s flooding. The improvements include fully replacing the 400 docks, electrical upgrades to the 100, 300 and 500 docks… Read More

California’s beaches are eroding: An expert explains how to save them

CA, United States

Southern California could lose many of its beaches in the coming decades. A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey shows that up to two thirds of Southern California’s beaches could disappear by 2100 if sea levels rise 3 to 6 feet, which according to the State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document is likely…. Read More

Shipping losses hit all-time low despite increasing risks for the whole sector

World ,

Given as much as 90% of international trade is transported across oceans, maritime safety is critical. Thirty years ago, the global shipping fleet lost around 200 large vessels a year. This total fell to a record low of 26 in 2023, a decline of more than one third year-on-year and by 70% over the past… Read More


Sand & Gravel News

Covia Completes Acquisition of Silica Sand Mining Operation, Expands Offering

OH, United States

Covia, a leading provider of mineral-based and material solutions for a range of Industrial markets, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of R.W. Sidley’s Industrial Minerals Division, which provides high-quality, silica-based products for use in filtration, industrial, and sports applications. The acquisition of Sidley’s silica sand mining operation in Thompson, Ohio,… Read More

West Fork Sand Mine Sending Sediment Downstream from Settling Pond

TX, United States

The Hallett sand mine on the San Jacinto West Fork appears to have dug a trench across the maintenance road of its settling pond to lower the pond’s level. Murky wastewater is draining into the West Fork while the SJRA is currently releasing 10,875 cubic feet per second (CFS) from Lake Conroe in the wake… Read More

Frac Sand Market size is set to grow by USD 4.5 billion from 2024-2028

United States

The global frac sand market  size is estimated to grow by USD 4500.2 million from 2024-2028, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 9.38%  during the forecast period. For more insights on the forecast market size and historic data (2018 – 2022) – Download Free sample report in a minutes  Segment Overview  This frac sand market… Read More

Sand, Gravel & Rock Shipments Push Arkansas River Tonnage Up 8% thru April

AR, United States

Arkansas River shipping continues to build upon 2023 gains, with 4.569 million tons carried on the river in the first four months of 2024, up 8% compared with the same period in the previous year, according to the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Inbound shipments – those coming from off the river system – totaled 1.654… Read More


Shipbuilding | Marine Products | Technology

Philly Shipyard lays keel for first Jones Act compliant rock placement vessel for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

PA, United States

Earlier this month, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation and Philly Shipyard, Inc. announced the construction of a Subsea Rock Installation Vessel (SRIV), the first Jones Act-compliant rock placement vessel for the U.S. offshore wind industry. Representatives from Great Lakes and Philly Shipyard gathered for the keel-laying ceremony of the vessel, loading the first grand block… Read More

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Awarded Contract To Construct Fisher Island Ferry

FL, United States

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to construct the newest Fisher Island Ferry for the Fisher Island Community Association, Inc. (FICA) in Florida. The vessel will be constructed at ESG’s Allanton and Port St. Joe facilities and is expected for delivery in 2026. “Eastern Shipbuilding Group… Read More

Austal USA Christens 19TH LCS – Future USS Pierre (LCS 38)

AL, United States

Austal USA celebrated the christening of the company’s 19th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) today – the future USS Pierre (LCS 38).  Ship sponsor Larissa Thune Hargens executed the ceremonial bottle break over the bow of Pierre witnessed by an audience of over four hundred excited guests. Hargens, a native of South Dakota, graduated from Bethel… Read More

LONG ISLAND Ferry Launch – Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.

FL, United States

We’re pleased to share the launch and christening of The Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company ferry LONG ISLAND with you. This is the 16th vessel we have built for our long-time customer, McAllister Towing. Watch here:


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LA. U.S. Rep Graves Announces $600 million in funding for Projects in Louisiana, with $210 million for Dredging Section of Mississippi River

LA, United States

South Louisiana U.S. Rep. Garret Graves announced several projects that received funding to address dredging, levee, flood protection and infrastructure. According to a news release, the list includes nearly $600 million in investment in Louisiana water resources. Per the announcement, the work plan is the regular release of how the Army Corps will be funding… Read More


Upcoming Projects | Contracts | Tenders

Flood data reveals USACE projects prevented $180 million in damages in Cumberland River Basin

TN, United States

A preliminary analysis of data from the early May high-water event in middle Tennessee, conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, has revealed that USACE projects reduced flood damage by an estimated $180 million. During a period of peak inflow to Corps of Engineers dams and reservoirs due to heavy rain on… Read More

Contract awarded to Onshore Material, LLC, of Thibodaux, Louisiana. for levee work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project

LA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for constructing the ninth reach including levee, floodwall and a gate on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. This contract will construct approximately 1.1 miles of the 18.5-mile-long levee system that will provide 100-year level… Read More

North Wildwood to soon start emergency beach nourishment dredging project

NJ, United States

The city of North Wildwood released new details Monday morning about when an emergency project will begin to replenish its beaches. The city announced the emergency beach nourishment dredging project is expected to begin in the next seven to 10 days and be completed by the July 4 holiday. “We’ve had some struggles, especially in the last two years,” Mayor… Read More

The Coastal Texas Project Receives USACE Funding in FY24 Work Plan

TX, United States

GALVESTON, Texas — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allocated the first installment of federal funding toward the USACE Galveston District’s (SWG) Coastal Texas Project (CTX). The U.S. Army Civil Works Program Fiscal Year 2024 Work Plan will provide $500,000 to support the preconstruction, engineering, and design of the first segment of CTX’s Bolivar Peninsula… Read More


USACE

Flood data reveals USACE projects prevented $180 million in damages in Cumberland River Basin

TN, United States

A preliminary analysis of data from the early May high-water event in middle Tennessee, conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, has revealed that USACE projects reduced flood damage by an estimated $180 million. During a period of peak inflow to Corps of Engineers dams and reservoirs due to heavy rain on… Read More

Contract awarded to Onshore Material, LLC, of Thibodaux, Louisiana. for levee work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project

LA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for constructing the ninth reach including levee, floodwall and a gate on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. This contract will construct approximately 1.1 miles of the 18.5-mile-long levee system that will provide 100-year level… Read More

The Coastal Texas Project Receives USACE Funding in FY24 Work Plan

TX, United States

GALVESTON, Texas — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allocated the first installment of federal funding toward the USACE Galveston District’s (SWG) Coastal Texas Project (CTX). The U.S. Army Civil Works Program Fiscal Year 2024 Work Plan will provide $500,000 to support the preconstruction, engineering, and design of the first segment of CTX’s Bolivar Peninsula… Read More

Army Corps of Engineers pauses operations for months long renourishment project for Duval County beaches

FL, United States

The Army Corps of Engineers paused operations for its months-long beach renourishment project in Jacksonville Beach because of mechanical issues. A spokesperson from the Army Corps of Engineers said there is no exact date for restarting the dredging and sand placement. Beach access will be closed at 16th Avenue and at nearby entrances as needed… Read More


Videos | C-Suite Interviews

LONG ISLAND Ferry Launch – Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.

FL, United States

We’re pleased to share the launch and christening of The Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company ferry LONG ISLAND with you. This is the 16th vessel we have built for our long-time customer, McAllister Towing. Watch here:

LA. U.S. Rep Graves Announces $600 million in funding for Projects in Louisiana, with $210 million for Dredging Section of Mississippi River

LA, United States

South Louisiana U.S. Rep. Garret Graves announced several projects that received funding to address dredging, levee, flood protection and infrastructure. According to a news release, the list includes nearly $600 million in investment in Louisiana water resources. Per the announcement, the work plan is the regular release of how the Army Corps will be funding… Read More

Offshore Maritime Labor—GO Marine Services’ Jody Broussard ​on How Outsourcing Can Mitigate Risk

NY, United States

GO Marine Services Managing Director Jody Broussard talks with recruiter Heather Mequet about how using a third-party contractor recruitment firm for supplemental  staffing and direct hire placement can help mitigate maritime risks. Jody Broussard stands out as a visionary leader in the realms of operational management, strategic planning, and human resources, bringing over twenty years… Read More

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