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Braskem chooses South Carolina as international logistics hub

SC, United States

Braskem has chosen South Carolina as the location of its new Global Export Hub to serve its international customers, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA).In a statement, the SCPA...


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders
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Preparations underway to lower Vermilion River, advocates press for dredging

LA, United States

With Tropical Storm Cristobal churning in the northern Gulf of Mexico, preparations already are underway to lower water levels in the Vermilion River to reduce flooding if the storm brings heavy...

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City of Paducah gets FEMA grant to dredge growing landmass

KY, United States

PADUCAH - You can't see it now because of high river levels, but under the water a large landmass made up of silt is growing by the Transient Boat Dock in Paducah."It's an infrequent thing," says...

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Alabama Department of Transportation to Prepare and Begin Dredging Little Lagoon

AL, United States

The Alabama Department of Transportation is preparing to begin dredging Little Lagoon. The shallow water depth has triggered a standing Court Order requiring ALDOT to dredge to allow the exchange of...


Project Updates & Industry Developments
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St. Joseph To Pay For Extra Dredging

MI, United States

Extra dredging is being done this week in the St. Joseph outer harbor thanks to action by the St. Joseph City Commission on Sunday. The body held a rare weekend meeting to authorize the...

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Projects At Savannah And Charleston Ports Make Progress

GA, United States

Southeastern U.S. ports are expanding capacity to handle larger container vessels and/or increased rail traffic. Here are some recent updates at the ports of Savannah and Charleston:Mason Mega Rail...


Company & People News/C-Suite Interviews
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Tokio Marine HCC Completes GCube Acquisition

TX, United States

Acquisition of specialist underwriter creates new ‘centre of excellence’ for renewable energy insurance, with extensive geographic reach and service offeringLONDON, June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)...

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Subsea 7 cutting 3000 jobs

United Kingdom

Subsea 7 has issued further details of its workforce and fleet reduction initiative announced earlier this year.Namely, the offshore engineering firm predicts overall workforce reduction of...


Product and Technical Innovation
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VIDEO: Greenbrier delivers 204,000 barrel ATB barge to OSG

NY, United States

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (NYSE: OSG) reports that it has received delivery of the OSG 204, a 204,000 barrel capacity ATB tank barge from Greenbrier Marine a division of the Greenbrier...

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Challenging Operations affect efficiency

Many vessels spend time in challenging and complex environments, or are deployed in difficult operational profiles, where hull fouling can have a marked impact on efficiency and raise fuel costs....

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A new robot may help keep ships’ bottoms clean

It stops shellfish and seaweed from growingALL SHIPS suffer from fouling: the build-up below the waterline of shellfish, seaweeds and other organisms. This causes drag, which slows the affected...

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Bollinger Quick Repair takes delivery of new dry dock

LA, United States

Bollinger Quick Repair, LLC, a Bollinger Shipyards LLC company, has taken delivery of a new 3,400 ton floating dry dock. The dry dock is named Mr. Eddie in honor of long-time Bollinger employee...


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Georgia Ports Authority accelerates dredging project

GA, United States

Work will deepen harbor without disrupting ship traffic, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says.The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is taking advantage of slow container traffic incurred by coronavirus...

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Braskem chooses South Carolina as international logistics hub

SC, United States

Braskem has chosen South Carolina as the location of its new Global Export Hub to serve its international customers, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA).In a statement, the SCPA...

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Port of Charleston Selected by Braskem, a Producer of Polyolefins & Biopolymers has New Export Hub

SC, United States

New Global Export Hub to Support Braskem’s U.S. Polypropylene Production Facilities with Packaging, Warehousing and Shipping Services to International Customers Facility to Support Global Exports up...

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Ports America Chesapeake welcomes new on-dock rail at Seagirt Marine Terminal

MD, United States

Ports America Chesapeake, terminal operator of the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, recently announced the expansion of its partnership with Norfolk Southern Corporation to offer on-dock...


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VIDEO: Greenbrier delivers 204,000 barrel ATB barge to OSG

NY, United States

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (NYSE: OSG) reports that it has received delivery of the OSG 204, a 204,000 barrel capacity ATB tank barge from Greenbrier Marine a division of the Greenbrier...

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Video shows terrifying dredging equipment accident

Frightening video of recent dredging accident shows imperative for safe procedures and planning. Every day.

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Events & Conferences
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WEDA Eastern Chapter Meeting postponed until Oct. 2021

The Eastern Chapter has been working hard to develop a robust program and great opportunities for our meeting at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. Normally at this point in time, we would...

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Shutterbugs invited to submit photos from Great Lakes sites

Detroit, MI, United States

DETROIT -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, invites the public to participate in their annual photo contest. Entries are now being accepted through 11:59 p.m. June 7 and should...

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Register to the Meeting in Athens!

Athens, Greece

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