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US Army Corps issues a number of important dredging contracts

US Army Corps issues a number of important dredging contracts

United States

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company awarded $26.7 million contract for dredging Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC, Houston, Texas, was awarded a $26,611,350 firm-fixed-price contract for dredging. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Savannah, Georgia; Brunswick, Georgia; Wilmington, North Carolina; Morehead City, North Carolina; and… Read More

Point Pleasant Beach to Berkleys South Seaside Park, NJ Announces $60 million Beach Renourishment Plan

Point Pleasant Beach to Berkleys South Seaside Park, NJ Announces $60 million Beach Renourishment Plan

NJ, United States

OCEAN COUNTY – Officials recently announced plans for an upcoming beach replenishment project from Point Pleasant Beach to Berkeley’s South Seaside Park. The total cost of the project will be approximately $60 million. The Army Corps of Engineers will pay $30 million, with the remaining $30 million paid by the state and municipalities. Locally, towns… Read More

USACE Corps Awards Dredge Contract to Cottrell Contracting dredge Lower Wicomico River

USACE Corps Awards Dredge Contract to Cottrell Contracting dredge Lower Wicomico River

MD, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has awarded a $13.5 million contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp., a Small Business out of Chesapeake, Virginia, for maintenance dredging for the Lower Wicomico River, located in both Wicomico and Somerset counties. The project – in coordination with Wicomico County, the non-federal sponsor – consists of dredging approximately… Read More

AMP Sends Letter to Sec Mayorkias Regarding BP’s Unlawful Jones Act Violation

AMP Sends Letter to Sec Mayorkias Regarding BP’s Unlawful Jones Act Violation

WA, United States

The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland Security Department of Homeland Security 2707 Martin Luther King Jr, Ave SE Washington, D.C. 20258-0525 RE: BP Jones Act waiver Dear Secretary Mayorkas: As the American Maritime Partnership, representing most of the U.S. domestic maritime industry—ship operators, mariners, shipyards, and pro defense organizations—we are deeply disappointed by your… Read More


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AMP Sends Letter to Sec Mayorkias Regarding BP’s Unlawful Jones Act Violation

WA, United States

The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland Security Department of Homeland Security 2707 Martin Luther King Jr, Ave SE Washington, D.C. 20258-0525 RE: BP Jones Act waiver Dear Secretary Mayorkas: As the American Maritime Partnership, representing most of the U.S. domestic maritime industry—ship operators, mariners, shipyards, and pro defense organizations—we are deeply disappointed by your… Read More

Maersk increases its warehousing capabilities in UK and Ireland

World ,

As part of its integrator strategy, Maersk is consistently expanding its inventory of warehouses in the UK and Ireland. In addition to a 15-year lease for a newly built warehouse in Doncaster in the North of England, Maersk has signed a lease for two new distribution centres in the Irish capital Dublin. All the facilities… Read More

HII Names Todd Borkey as Chief Technology Officer

VA, United States

Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that Todd Borkey has been promoted to executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately and reporting directly to HII President and CEO Chris Kastner. The move comes during a time of technological advancement for HII and expands the scope of responsibilities for Borkey,… Read More

Port of Portland appoints Greg Burgoyne as CEO

OR, United States

The Port of Portland has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Greg Burgoyne, who will succeed current CEO, Greg Temewen, from January 2023. Mr Burgoyne will join the Port of Portland team following ten years as CEO of the Glenelg Shire Council, prior to which he served as CEO at… Read More


Events & Conferences

Dare County Announces Upcoming Miss Katie Dredge Community Day and Christening Event

NC, United States

Dare County, in partnership with EJE Dredging Service, will host a christening ceremony and community day in Wanchese on Thursday, October 13, 2022, to honor Miss Katie, the new 156-foot-long shallow-draft hopper dredge. Miss Katie—which is the result of a yearslong collaboration between Dare County officials and EJE Dredging Service, who owns the dredge—departed from… Read More

MCI Media Announces 12th Annual Port & Technology Conference & Exhibition

GA, United States

Port & Terminal Technology USA has established itself as a must-attend key industry event. Its huge success over the last eleven years is attributed to overwhelming positive feedback from attendees and the event’s ever-growing list of returning exhibitors. As such, MCI Media Limited is delighted to announce that the 12th Conference & Exhibition will take… Read More

World Hydrogen Summit Announces Its Return To Rotterdam Port In 2023

World ,

The organisers of the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition, the world’s largest Hydrogen event dedicated to global hydrogen advancement, have announced its return to Rotterdam in May 2023. To meet the surging demand, the event will double in size. The organisers Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) along with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam… Read More

WEDA Eastern Chapter Meeting Program Hilton Albany Hotel – Albany, NY

NY, United States

Meeting Highlights :  -Meeting is well on track for record attendance, industry leading speakers and informative papers. -USACE District representation is high and a large room reserved for the popular Lunch with the USACE on Wed. -Exhibitors are signing up and planning to show case products and services. -Excellent regional participation w/  NY State government… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

HII Names Todd Borkey as Chief Technology Officer

VA, United States

Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that Todd Borkey has been promoted to executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately and reporting directly to HII President and CEO Chris Kastner. The move comes during a time of technological advancement for HII and expands the scope of responsibilities for Borkey,… Read More

Port of Portland appoints Greg Burgoyne as CEO

OR, United States

The Port of Portland has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Greg Burgoyne, who will succeed current CEO, Greg Temewen, from January 2023. Mr Burgoyne will join the Port of Portland team following ten years as CEO of the Glenelg Shire Council, prior to which he served as CEO at… Read More

Port of New Orleans Board Elects Jack Jensen Jr. Chairman

LA, United States

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has elected Jack C. Jensen, Jr. to serve as Board Chairman, succeeding Charles H. Ponstein, whose term as Chairman ended this month. Also elected were Joseph F. Toomy, who will serve as Vice Chairman, and Walter J. Leger, Jr., who will serve as… Read More

Arcadis announces three senior Sustainability hires

World ,

Arcadis has announced three senior Sustainability Advisory appointments across the globe, demonstrating the company’s prioritization of sustainable solutions for clients. Jane Boyle has joined as Sustainability Advisory practice lead in the UK & Ireland, while Michelle Bachir has joined in the same role in North America. Kealy Herman joins as Global Technical Director for Net… Read More


Offshore Wind Power News

Six European Ports Collaborate to Support Offshore Wind Growth

World ,

One of the challenges created by the rapid expansion of the offshore wind industry is the need for port facilities to support the industry both during its installation and later for maintenance and operations. In many parts of the world, they are struggling with the need to support the industry while analysts warn that the… Read More

Blade Installation Vessel Could Solve Large Wind Turbine Challenges

World ,

Rapid growth in the offshore wind sector and the move to larger wind turbines with longer blades is giving rise to the need for more specialized installation vessels. In the latest proposal, designers at GustoMSC working with NOV Lifting & Handling have developed a design for a specialized smaller lifting vessel for blades that they… Read More

South Coast voices must be heard about offshore wind energy proposals

OR, United States

Oregon’s South Coast residents will begin a dialogue on floating offshore wind energy development in a series of three community conversations throughout Coos County on September 28 and October 5. Residents are mobilizing to advocate for community priorities in the conversation about whether they will consider floating offshore wind energy project proposals in Coos Bay…. Read More

Louisiana coalition to build offshore wind powered hydrogen energy cluster

LA, United States

Agroundbreaking plan to create an offshore wind-powered hydrogen energy industry cluster in south Louisiana has been awarded $50 million from the Build Back Better Challenge, the U.S. Economic Development Administration announced earlier this month. H2theFuture, which will create a wind-powered hydrogen industry cluster in south Louisiana, won an EDA Build Back Better Challenge award. The project… Read More


Port News

Major Port Improvements Completed with $850M Investment in Boston

MA, United States

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) marked the completion of critical infrastructure investments as part of a nearly $850 million plan to upgrade the Port of Boston. The multi-year investment is designed to accommodate bigger ships and is already resulting in new services that are connecting Boston to more global ports. “Supporting these critical infrastructure projects… Read More

Halifax and Hamburg Port Authorities Partner on Shipping Decarbonisation, Hydrogen Exports and Imports

World ,

Halifax and Hamburg port authorities partner on shipping decarbonisation, hydrogen exports and imports. The partnership will focus on decarbonising the shipping corridor between Halifax on Canada’s east coast and Hamburg on Germany’s north-west coast. Canada-based Halifax Port Authority has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s Hamburg Port Authority for the decarbonisation of the… Read More

West Coast Ports May Permanently Lose Volume Share to East Coast

United States

For at least one month, August, the Port of New York and New Jersey was the busiest container port in the U.S. as it nudged ahead of longtime leader Port of Los Angeles in total 20-foot-equivalent units processed. As for the big three container facilities, the Port of N.Y-N.J. processed 843,191 TEUs in August, setting… Read More

Port of Portland appoints Greg Burgoyne as CEO

OR, United States

The Port of Portland has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Greg Burgoyne, who will succeed current CEO, Greg Temewen, from January 2023. Mr Burgoyne will join the Port of Portland team following ten years as CEO of the Glenelg Shire Council, prior to which he served as CEO at… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

State awards $70.3M for public land, water projects

NC, United States

More than 100 projects across the state have been awarded grants totaling $70.3 million through the North Carolina Land and Water Fund. Of the 117 projects to protect land and water, several are in coastal counties and include living shorelines and land conservation. “Clean water is critical for the health of our families and our… Read More

Ports, carriers prep for disasters — everything from hurricanes to fires

World ,

When Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc across the Houston area in 2017, Colin Rizzo had never seen anything like it before. Rizzo is Port Houston’s director of emergency management and responsible for planning and directing the facility’s emergency and disaster preparedness. Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Texas and Louisiana in late… Read More

Hurricane Ian economic loss in Florida around $65bn

FL, United States

The economic loss from major hurricane Ian’s impacts in Florida has been initially estimated at around $65 billion by global GIS and geospatial technology company RMSI. RMSI is the first company to publish an official estimate and while its not for insurance, reinsurance and ILS market losses, it does provide more supporting data to the… Read More

ASBPA Announcing 2022 Best Restored Shores Award Recipients

United States

2022 Best Restored Shores Awards: Highlighting natural infrastructure projects addressing storm related coastal hazards As the federal government commits funding to improve national infrastructure needs, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association recognizes the importance of restoring coastal natural infrastructure given its critical role in protecting coastal communities and their economies.  ASPBA established its Best Restored Shores… Read More


Shipbuilding | Marine Products | Technology

Crowley and Eastern Pacific Shipping Partner with Long-term Charters for Four LNG-Fueled Containership Newbuilds

FL, United States

U.S. shipping and logistics company Crowley has awarded Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) a contract for the charter of four newbuild containerships powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) for Crowley’s U.S.-Central America trade. Using LNG significantly lowers vessel greenhouse gas emissions, such as sulfur oxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide while eliminating particulate matter compared… Read More

Seaspan LNG bunkering trio will feature Høglund automation

Canada

Three 7,600-cubic-meter LNG bunkering vessels on order for Canadian owner Seaspan ULC wlll feature integrated automation systems (IAS) from Tønsberg, Norway, headquartered Høglund Marine Solutions. The IAS will seamlessly connect the cargo handling, control and electrical propulsion systems on each of the vessels, with Høglund leveraging its experience from successfully developing automation systems on some… Read More

WasteFuel Technology Converts Municipal Solid Waste to E-Methanol Fuel

CA, United States

With the shipping industry moving toward the broader adoption of methanol as an alternative fuel supply and sourcing concerns remain. California-based start-up WateFuel, which counts Maersk and NetJets among its investors, has developed a new technology module for converting municipal solid waste into low-carbon fuels. According to the company, the technology can be built efficiently… Read More

Back to the Future: Blended Wing Gliders Could Redefine Undersea Warfare

World ,

Since it was first proposed by Henry Stommel in a 1989Oceanography magazine article, the underwater glider has become a mainstay of ocean scientific research. The Teledyne Marine Slocum glider(named for Joshua Slocum, the first to solo circumnavigate the globe in a sailboat),along with its cousins the Kongsberg SeaGlider, originally developed by the University of Washington,… Read More


Upcoming Projects | Contracts | Tenders

Vigor awarded $131 million DDG US Navy ship drydocking contract

OR, United States

Portland, Oregon, headquartered Vigor Marine LLC, , has been awarded a $131,151,747 firm-fixed-price contract action to accomplish the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) 2C1 drydocking selected restricted availability (DSRA). The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to $131,826,808. Work will be performed in Seattle (77%); and Everett, Wash. (23%),… Read More

Corps of Engineers announces emergency permitting procedures to support recovery following Hurricane Ian

FL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced that it received authority to issue alternative/emergency permitting procedures in response to conditions resulting from Hurricane Ian. These alternate procedures will be effective for a six-month period, through March 28, 2023. A Corps-issued public notice announcing these alternative/emergency procedures is available at: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices/ Additional information on Emergency… Read More

USACE awards large, foundational construction contract for CEPP EAA A-2 Reservoir

FL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, awarded the second Corps construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area (CEPP EAA) Phase Reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). This contract is for the Foundation and Cutoff Wall features of the CEPP EAA A-2 Reservoir located… Read More

Corps of Engineers to host open houses to gather comments on future of two Twin Cities locks and dams

MN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting four public open house events to obtain input on the future of both Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, and Lock and Dam 1. The projects are located on the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Corps of Engineers staff are… Read More


USACE

Corps of Engineers announces emergency permitting procedures to support recovery following Hurricane Ian

FL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced that it received authority to issue alternative/emergency permitting procedures in response to conditions resulting from Hurricane Ian. These alternate procedures will be effective for a six-month period, through March 28, 2023. A Corps-issued public notice announcing these alternative/emergency procedures is available at: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices/ Additional information on Emergency… Read More

USACE awards large, foundational construction contract for CEPP EAA A-2 Reservoir

FL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, awarded the second Corps construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area (CEPP EAA) Phase Reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). This contract is for the Foundation and Cutoff Wall features of the CEPP EAA A-2 Reservoir located… Read More

Corps of Engineers to host open houses to gather comments on future of two Twin Cities locks and dams

MN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting four public open house events to obtain input on the future of both Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, and Lock and Dam 1. The projects are located on the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Corps of Engineers staff are… Read More

Corps awards $7.7 million contract for habitat restoration in Upper Pool 4

WI, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $7.7 million contract to LS Marine, Inc., of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, Sept. 26, 2022, to use dredged material, or river sand, from the head of Lake Pepin to restore backwater river habitat near Bay City, Wisconsin. The project will use river sand from… Read More


Videos | C-Suite Interviews

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

Brigantine Dredging Project

NJ, United States

 Watch this video to learn about the dredging and beach replenishment project happening this summer in Brigantine! Source

Louisiana projects aimed at restoring coastline

LA, United States

 Grand Isle, Louisiana – 21 July 2022 1. Wide aerial of beach near Grand Isle ASSOCIATED PRESS Belle Chase, Louisiana – 21 July 2022 2. Various of Coastal Restoration Meeting 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Bren Haase, Executive Director of state Coastal Preservation and Restoration Authority (CPRA): “If nothing is done to contain these things, they… Read More

Admiral Paul Zukunft (Ret) Former Commandant of U.S. Coast Guard Provides Insight on Growing China Maritime Threat

United States

Admiral Paul Zukunft assumed the duties of the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on May 30, 2014. He lead America’s oldest continuous seagoing service and the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security, comprised of 41,700 active duty, 7,800 reserve, 8,300 civilian and 31,000 volunteer Auxiliarists until his retirement in 2018. 

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