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Offshore wind to create thousands of new jobs in the U.S.

Offshore wind to create thousands of new jobs in the U.S.

United States

The United States is trying to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels in order to meet its climate goals under the Paris climate agreement. A major contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions is the energy sector, which accounts for about 25% of total emissions. The Biden administration wants to significantly reduce this figure and is pushing… Read More

Half a billion dollars of coastal restoration in the works for St. Bernard Parish

Half a billion dollars of coastal restoration in the works for St. Bernard Parish

LA, United States

A total of 13 coastal protection projects, all costing a half billion dollars, are underway in St. Bernard Parish, all were funded mostly by the BP Oil Spill settlement. On Friday, State Senator Sharon Hewitt joined federal and local partners to tout a number of the coastal restoration projects happening in the parish. “Such a… Read More

Ocean City Beach Replenishment Project Rolling Along: 1.5mm yd3 by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Ocean City Beach Replenishment Project Rolling Along: 1.5mm yd3 by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

NJ, United States

When 39-degree temps and gloomy clouds bring on the winter blues, there is something to smile about — wide sandy beaches in Ocean City come summer — thanks to an ongoing beach replenishment project. The project began in November to pump in 1.5 million cubic yards of fresh sand in the north end and the… Read More

Charger Investment Partners Announces Acquisition of CMI – a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, engineered products for shoreline preservation and marine access

Charger Investment Partners Announces Acquisition of CMI – a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, engineered products for shoreline preservation and marine access

CA, United States

Charger Investment Partners announced today it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of CMI Limited Co., LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, engineered products for shoreline preservation and marine access. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Woodstock, GA, CMI provides sustainable solutions for… Read More


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Offshore wind to create thousands of new jobs in the U.S.

United States

The United States is trying to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels in order to meet its climate goals under the Paris climate agreement. A major contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions is the energy sector, which accounts for about 25% of total emissions. The Biden administration wants to significantly reduce this figure and is pushing… Read More

WaterIQ Appoints Water Veteran Tom Bundick as Vice President of the Process Water Division

WY, United States

WaterIQ Technologies™, the leader in next-generation ultrasonic solutions to combat harmful algae and biofilm without the use of chemicals, today announced the appointment of Tom Bundick as Vice President of its Process Water Division. Bundick has a strong background in industrial and municipal wastewater and water treatment solutions. He will play a key role in… Read More

State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D Makes New Investment in Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

TX, United States

State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D bought a new stake in shares of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (NASDAQ:GLDD – Get Rating) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 237,417 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,800,000. Other institutional… Read More

GPA appoints new Vice President of Sales and Marketing: Flavio Batista

GA, United States

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has named Flavio Batista as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new position at GPA, he will direct international marketing, business development, and the sales effort toward beneficial cargo owners. “His depth of knowledge and the energy he brings to this new position will continue and… Read More


Events & Conferences

WEDA Inviting Authors & Presenters to Submit Papers for Dredge Summit & Expo ’23

NV, United States

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) is pleased to invite interested authors and presenters to submit abstracts for papers and extended abstracts for our annual Dredging Summit & Expo ’23. The conference will take place at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, from July 17-20, 2023. WEDA’s technical sessions and panels at the Dredging Summit and… Read More

Crowley to present on the digital transformation at TTB 2023

AL, United States

On March 7-8 in Mobile, Ala., Tugs, Towboats & Barges (TTB) 2023 will once again bring together owners, operators, naval architects, shipbuilders and more to discuss advances in technology and design, as well as methods of meeting environmental and economic goals. In one of many presentations taking place that week, Coulston Van Gundy, vice president of construction… Read More

Register now for WEDA’s 2023 Midwest Chapter Meeting – Louisville, KY – Feb. 21-23

KY, United States

In six (6) weeks, WEDA’s 2023 Midwest Chapter Meeting will be held in downtown Louisville, KY, at the historic Brown Hotel. The meeting will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 21st, with an optional Dredging 101 short course at 1 PM, followed by an Ice Breaker Reception at 6 PM. On Wednesday, we will have technical presentations in the… Read More

WEDA webinar: Demystifying Acoustical Sensors: What to use for what application on Jan. 27th at Noon EST

United States

Join WEDA on Friday, January 27, at noon EST for our next webinar, “Demystifying Acoustical Sensors: What to use for what application“. Brian Abbott,  owner of Abbott Underwater Acoustics, LLC will present the webinar. General Webinar Overview: This webinar provides a high-level overview of acoustical sensors. It includes an introduction to Single beam Fathometers, Side-scan, Multibeam Imaging, profiling… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

WaterIQ Appoints Water Veteran Tom Bundick as Vice President of the Process Water Division

WY, United States

WaterIQ Technologies™, the leader in next-generation ultrasonic solutions to combat harmful algae and biofilm without the use of chemicals, today announced the appointment of Tom Bundick as Vice President of its Process Water Division. Bundick has a strong background in industrial and municipal wastewater and water treatment solutions. He will play a key role in… Read More

GPA appoints new Vice President of Sales and Marketing: Flavio Batista

GA, United States

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has named Flavio Batista as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new position at GPA, he will direct international marketing, business development, and the sales effort toward beneficial cargo owners. “His depth of knowledge and the energy he brings to this new position will continue and… Read More

TDI-Brooks Hires Maxon as Senior Environmental Scientist

TX, United States

Cynda Maxon has joined TDI-Brooks as a senior environmental scientist, broadening the company’s environmental capabilities and services.  She has more than 30 years of experience as a program manager, environmental chemist, field supervisor, and risk assessor encompassing a wide range of offshore and coastal projects throughout the world. She has a thorough understanding of environmental… Read More

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

NC, United States

Bruce Bradshaw – Promoted as Hydraulic Divison Dredge Manager at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC


Offshore Wind Power News

Offshore wind to create thousands of new jobs in the U.S.

United States

The United States is trying to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels in order to meet its climate goals under the Paris climate agreement. A major contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions is the energy sector, which accounts for about 25% of total emissions. The Biden administration wants to significantly reduce this figure and is pushing… Read More

BOEM Proposes Regulations to Improve Offshore Wind Lease Auction Processes and Project Development Timelines

United States

In 2023, federal agencies are poised to deliver rapid advancements in the development of offshore wind projects in the United States. In particular, the Biden administration’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)—the federal agency with critical authority over offshore wind assets developed and built in federal waters—is the fulcrum of this advancement and has taken… Read More

Planning Could Save U.S. Offshore Wind $20B in Transmission Costs

United States

The developing offshore wind power industry is highlighting the urgent need for federal and state coordination and planning to address the transmission component necessary to bring offshore power online. According to a new report commissioned by the industry group American Clean Power (ACP), it is critical to take a collaborative approach to the transmission of… Read More

Offshore Wind Innovation Hub Launches in Brooklyn, NY

NY, United States

A mentoring and accelerator program known as the Offshore Wind Innovation Hub is launching in New York to identify and help develop promising start-ups to drive innovations in the offshore wind industry. The first call for applications runs through March 2023 focusing on finding start-ups that provide innovative technology and solutions related to the development… Read More


Port News

Virginia lawmakers propose funds for state’s second inland port

VA, United States

State budget amendments totaling $65 million have been filed in an effort to establish an inland port in Southwest Virginia. State Sen. Todd Pillion, R-Abingdon, Del. Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol and Del. Will Wampler, R-Abingdon, filed separate amendments to seek funds for the design and construction of an inland port. A new feasibility study by the… Read More

GPA appoints new Vice President of Sales and Marketing: Flavio Batista

GA, United States

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has named Flavio Batista as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new position at GPA, he will direct international marketing, business development, and the sales effort toward beneficial cargo owners. “His depth of knowledge and the energy he brings to this new position will continue and… Read More

The Port of Virginia completes deal for 5 ship-to-shore cranes to support preparedness, modernization plan

VA, United States

The Port of Virginia® recently finalized the terms of purchase for five new ship-to-shore cranes that are part of an equipment renewal plan that ensures the port’s container terminals and cargo handling equipment are modern and prepared for the future. “In order to maintain our efficiency and competitive edge, it’s important to be continually upgrading… Read More

Georgia DOT Plans to Raise Savannah Bridge for Larger Ships

GA, United States

Georgia officials have signed off on a plan to raise Savannah’s towering suspension bridge to make room for larger cargo ships to reach the city’s busy seaport. The state Department of Transportation’s board at its January meeting approved hiring a contractor later this year to consult on the project while it’s still in the design phase…. Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

Flagler County Nets $17 Million in State Aid for Dune Reconstruction, with Far More Needed

FL, United States

Flagler County was notified on Jan. 18 that it will receive $17 million in funding allocated as part of the 2022 Special Session Funding through the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, part of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The funding is part of the $100 million Governor Ron DeSantis pledged his support… Read More

Stinson Beach storm damage expected to worsen as sea rises

CA, United States

For residents of Stinson Beach, the sight of ocean waves running up their streets, carving away tons of sand, flooding homes and even washing a house or two into the sea every decade or two has been an accepted tradeoff for a beachside lifestyle. The storms that pummeled the community this month, causing millions of… Read More

Louisiana takes another swipe at more federal offshore cash

LA, United States

State and local government officials from across Louisiana are heading to the Washington Mardi Gras this week and their top question for the state’s congressional delegation is “what do we do now?” Parish presidents, police jurors, legislators, bureaucrats, U.S. representatives and U.S. senators, even the governor, set aside partisan animosities and together went all in… Read More

Beach park project aims to rebuild damaged ramp in Brevard County

FL, United States

Many beach accesses in Brevard County are still damaged from Hurricane Nicole’s assault in November. In Indian Harbour Beach, part of Millennium Beach Park’s ramp to the beach is still closed off to foot traffic. Nicole’s intense winds and waves damaged the ramp. A makeshift staircase was put in to allow people like John Ellis, who… Read More


Shipbuilding | Marine Products | Technology

St. Johns Ship Building lays keel for second CTV in AWT series

FL, United States

Representatives from USCG, St. Johns Ship Building, Americraft Marine, Atlantic Wind Transfers, Chartwell Marine, EMS, BEE, MAN Engines, Hamilton Waterjets and ZF participated in the CTV keel laying ceremony at St. Johns Ship Building. St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, Fla., has held a keel laying ceremony for the second of the series of Chartwell Ambitious… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Welcomes New Hydrographic Survey Vessel

OR, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District officially welcomed its newest hydrographic survey vessel, the Beeman, with a dedication and christening ceremony in Newport, Oregon, on 11 January. The Beeman, whose name honours the legacy of Ogden Beeman, chief of the Portland District’s Waterways Navigation Branch from 1960 to 1967, replaces and continues the work of… Read More

Crowley-Esvagt JV picks Fincantieri Marine Group to build Jones Act SOV

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Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) has reached agreement on a contract with CREST Wind, a joint venture between Crowley and Crowley and Esbjerg, Denmark-headquartered Esvagt, to design and build a 288-foot HAV 832 Service Operation Vessel (SOV). As we reported yesterday, the vessel will operate under a long-term charter with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to support Siemens… Read More

Philly Shipyard cuts steel for fourth NSMV

PA, United States

TOTE Services, LLC, (TOTE Services), Philly Shipyard, Inc., (Philly Shipyard) and Texas A&M University at Galveston today celebrated the cutting of steel for the fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) destined for the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston, Texas. This event marks another major construction milestone for the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration’s… Read More


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Study says Adani port not responsible for coastal erosion in Thiruvananthapuram…

A ‘Draft White Paper’ commissioned by the Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) has found that the Vizhinjam port has only “minimal” impact on the moderate-to-high erosion along the Valiyathura to Shanghumugham stretch of the Thiruvananthapuram coast.  


Upcoming Projects | Contracts | Tenders

Corps seeks input on Lake Traverse, Mud Lake water management plan update

MN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is updating its Lake Traverse and Mud Lake water control plan and is seeking public input by hosting two public meetings. The two lakes are located near Wheaton, Minnesota. Corps staff are updating the current plan to ensure it meets the needs of the communities and… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Welcomes New Hydrographic Survey Vessel

OR, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District officially welcomed its newest hydrographic survey vessel, the Beeman, with a dedication and christening ceremony in Newport, Oregon, on 11 January. The Beeman, whose name honours the legacy of Ogden Beeman, chief of the Portland District’s Waterways Navigation Branch from 1960 to 1967, replaces and continues the work of… Read More

Hurricane Dorian dunes restoration project set to begin in Flagler County

FL, United States

The $3.67 million Hurricane Dorian dunes restoration project in Flagler County is set to begin construction on Wednesday. The project will restore 8,350 linear feet of Atlantic shoreline from south MalaCompra Park to north Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. The restoration will use roughly 49,500 cubic yards of beach-compatible material from approved upland sand mines… Read More

Record of Decision signed for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Mitigation Alternative

LA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, announced today that a Record of Decision was signed by Maj. Gen. Diana Holland, Mississippi Valley Division Commanding General, on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) mitigation feature. The Record of Decision found that the Maurepas Diversion meets the swamp mitigation need for the WSLP Project…. Read More


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Corps seeks input on Lake Traverse, Mud Lake water management plan update

MN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is updating its Lake Traverse and Mud Lake water control plan and is seeking public input by hosting two public meetings. The two lakes are located near Wheaton, Minnesota. Corps staff are updating the current plan to ensure it meets the needs of the communities and… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Welcomes New Hydrographic Survey Vessel

OR, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District officially welcomed its newest hydrographic survey vessel, the Beeman, with a dedication and christening ceremony in Newport, Oregon, on 11 January. The Beeman, whose name honours the legacy of Ogden Beeman, chief of the Portland District’s Waterways Navigation Branch from 1960 to 1967, replaces and continues the work of… Read More

Record of Decision signed for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Mitigation Alternative

LA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, announced today that a Record of Decision was signed by Maj. Gen. Diana Holland, Mississippi Valley Division Commanding General, on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) mitigation feature. The Record of Decision found that the Maurepas Diversion meets the swamp mitigation need for the WSLP Project…. Read More

Manasquan Inlet Dredging Set To Begin Shortly

NJ, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be dredging Manasquan Inlet in the next few weeks, routine maintenance for the inlet, an Army Corps spokesman said. The Army Corps dredge Murden is scheduled to arrive off the Jersey Shore within the next week, said Stephen Rochette, the public affairs officer for the Army Corps’ Philadelphia… Read More


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Study says Adani port not responsible for coastal erosion in Thiruvananthapuram…

A ‘Draft White Paper’ commissioned by the Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) has found that the Vizhinjam port has only “minimal” impact on the moderate-to-high erosion along the Valiyathura to Shanghumugham stretch of the Thiruvananthapuram coast.  

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NYS Lake Ontario dredging projects near completion

NY, United States

New York State says it’s near completion on a program to dredge harbors along the Lake Ontario shoreline stretching from the Niagara Frontier to the Thousand Islands region. It’s the Obama administration’s conservation program that ended up increasing water levels in Lake Ontario resulting in devastating flooding along its south shore in 2017. The state came up… Read More

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