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A Perfect Storm Battered the Offshore Wind Industry in 2023, Is Fairer Weather Ahead?

A Perfect Storm Battered the Offshore Wind Industry in 2023, Is Fairer Weather Ahead?

United States

This essay is included in Insights 2024, a collection of articles and videos addressing important emerging legal issues in the year ahead. Following a turbulent 2023, the new year brings renewed promise in US offshore wind power development as industry participants adapt to challenges—rising costs, permitting bottlenecks, and global supply chain issues—that have caused difficult headwinds… Read More

GLDD Hopper Dredge Padre Island Transits Galveston Harbor

GLDD Hopper Dredge Padre Island Transits Galveston Harbor

TX, United States

The trailing suction hopper dredge Padre Island from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC transits Galveston Harbor. Padre Island is currently dredging as part of a contract to perform maintenance dredging in parts of Galveston Harbor. The work started July 28, 2023, is scheduled to be completed March 26, 2024 and is estimated to remove 2.5… Read More

U.S. Navy Secretary Looks to Asia to Revive Shipbuilding at Home; encourages S Korean and Japanese firms to invest in small American yards

U.S. Navy Secretary Looks to Asia to Revive Shipbuilding at Home; encourages S Korean and Japanese firms to invest in small American yards

United States

The US needs to revive domestic shipbuilding with increased funding from Congress and investment from overseas, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said, framing the issue as a matter of economic security in the competition with China. Del Toro said on Thursday that he planned to travel to Japan and South Korea soon to encourage investment… Read More

Dragflow and Technosub Group launch DRAGFLOW USA

Dragflow and Technosub Group launch DRAGFLOW USA

United States

In a strategic move to expand their global footprint, #Dragflow and Technosub Group are thrilled to announce the launch of DRAGFLOW USA🤝. This collaboration, driven by a commitment to respond to the growing demand for advanced pumping and dredging solutions across the nation, allows Dragflow and Technosub Group to offer the American industrial and mining markets the most comprehensive range… Read More


Company & People News | Dredge Mining

Orion Group Holdings Q4 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

TX, United States

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ORN) Q4 2023 Results Conference Call February 29, 2024 9:00 AM ET Company Participants Margaret Boyce – Investor Relations Travis Boone – Chief Executive Officer Scott Thanisch – Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Joe Gomes – Noble Capital Julio Romero – Sidoti and Company Dave Storms – Stonegate Capital DeForest… Read More

AWO News Letter – February 24

United States

Biden Administration Announces Actions to Strengthen Maritime Security; Coast Guard Releases Cybersecurity NPRM. On February 21, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger announced that President Biden has issued an Executive Order to bolster the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to directly address maritime cyber threats. DNSA Neuberger observed that America’s marine transportation system… Read More

Harsco parent firm reports operating profit

PA, United States

Philadelphia-based Enviri Corp., whose business units are Harsco Corp., Harsco Rail and Clean Earth, has reported a 2023 fourth quarter diluted loss per share from continuing operations of 17 cents. The company cites “strategic expenses and other unusual items” for the loss. That per share figure compares with a fourth quarter 2022 generally accepted accounting… Read More

MSC unveils new connections to JAXPORT and South America

World ,

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has combined two existing container services, resulting in additional direct port calls between the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and the West Coast of South America. The improved service now makes weekly calls to Jacksonville, opening up additional connections to Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Costa Rica ports. MSC’s new Ecuador-NWC and Scan… Read More


Events & Conferences

Regional Best Construction Practices for Beneficial Use of Dredged Material

OH, United States

This is the fourth of four regional workshops being conducted to create a nationally relevant report that details the state of the science of BUDM construction and proposes a research path to help achieve the USACE goal of 70% BU by the year 2030. The purpose of the workshop series is to initiate the research… Read More

WEDA Eastern Chapter Announces Registration for their Fall Conference in Baltimore, Md.

MD, United States

Eastern Chapter The Eastern Chapter of WEDA represents Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (East Coast) Georgia (Eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virgin Islands and Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2024 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting … Read More

Women On The Water Conference At Massachusetts Maritime Academy To Feature Tour Of New Bedford Harbor And Offshore Wind

MA, United States

As host in partnership with U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) of this year’s Women on the Water (WOW) Conference, Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA; www.maritime.edu), a top-ranked public university with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math, and business that blend academics and experiential learning, has planned a tour of the New Bedford Harbor for… Read More

Register now for Great Lakes Day & the 2024 GLC Semiannual Meeting!

WA, United States

Register now for the 2024 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day! The GLC Semiannual Meeting will occur March 5-6 at the YOTEL Washington, D.C. Great Lakes Day will take place March 7 and includes the annual Great Lakes Day Congressional Breakfast Reception cohosted by the Northeast Midwest Institute. This event features remarks by regional… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

Cummins promotes five to VP positions

IN, United States

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today the appointment of four leaders to the role of vice president, effective March 1 – Ricardo Roman, Michelle Probst, Gbile Adewunmi and Matt McQueen – in addition to Ashwath Ram, who was appointed Vice President in January. “These leaders each demonstrate, in their own unique ways, a commitment to… Read More

District welcomes Lula Cole as equal employment manager

AK, United States

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Lula Cole assumed duties as the equal employment opportunity manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District in December. In her new position, Cole provides leadership and direction in creating and sustaining a diverse workforce and an environment free of discrimination at the district. She will facilitate the goals… Read More

Austal USA Appoints Kristin Parsons as Vice President Human Resources

AL, United States

Austal USA is pleased to announce Kristin Parsons as the company’s vice president human resources.  In this role, Parsons is responsible for the overall development and implementation of company-wide human resources policies, programs and services. “Kristin’s prior experience with Austal USA and her extensive experience as an employment attorney makes her the perfect selection to… Read More

Scott Lebovitz Joins TPG as Partner to Lead TPG Rise Climate Infrastructure Investing

TX, United States

SAN FRANCISCO & FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TPG (NASDAQ: TPG), a leading global alternative asset management firm, announced today the appointment of Scott Lebovitz as a Partner and Head of Infrastructure for TPG Rise Climate, the firm’s dedicated climate investing platform. In this new role, Lebovitz will focus on the firm’s new strategy targeting investments in… Read More


Offshore Wind Power News

Sunrise Wind selected for award in New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation

NY, United States

New York’s energy agency, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), has conditionally awarded Ørsted and Eversource’s Sunrise Wind project the right to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) agreement for an offshore wind farm with a maximum capacity of 924 MW. The price per MWh for power generated from… Read More

Offshore wind supporters pitch prospect of major jobs boost

NJ, United States

State officials joined union leaders at a commercial diving school in Camden County on Friday to tout the prospect of new jobs in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters opened its dive school in Sicklerville two years ago, to train some of the workers that will soon… Read More

A Perfect Storm Battered the Offshore Wind Industry in 2023, Is Fairer Weather Ahead?

United States

This essay is included in Insights 2024, a collection of articles and videos addressing important emerging legal issues in the year ahead. Following a turbulent 2023, the new year brings renewed promise in US offshore wind power development as industry participants adapt to challenges—rising costs, permitting bottlenecks, and global supply chain issues—that have caused difficult headwinds… Read More

Maine Shaken by High-Stakes Offshore Wind Port Choice

ME, United States

Maine Governor Janet Mills announced that the state selected a section of state-owned Sears Island reserved for port development to support the floating offshore wind industry. The site selection followed an extensive public stakeholder process led by the Maine Department of Transportation and Maine Port Authority to consider the State’s primary port development options. However,… Read More


Port News

Green: Taxpayers’ $3B supplying Clean Ports Program

TX, United States

Federal money comes from the $891 million Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 The Biden administration’s choice for zero-emissions operations in America’s ports was boosted Wednesday with the opening of applications for $3 billion from taxpayers in the Clean Ports Program. Equipment and infrastructure needs can be met that “reduce mobile source emissions at U.S. ports,”… Read More

Port Houston Salutes Commissioner Cheryl Creuzot

TX, United States

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 1, 2024– The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority recognized Commissioner Cheryl Creuzot for her work on the commission at its monthly meeting on February 29. Chairman Ric Campo and members of the Port Commission expressed their gratitude for her four years of dedication, invaluable contributions, and service. Former Port Houston… Read More

Port Houston surges to 5th place among U.S. container terminals

TX, United States

Port Houston has leapt from being the number seven container terminal in the country to number five and it is continuing to grow with key exports including plastics and petrochemicals, along with 60% of the polyethylene resins produced in the U.S. Roger Guenther, executive director with Port Houston Authority, told attendees during the recent Greater… Read More

Widening of Port of Virginia shipping channel is complete

VA, United States

The Port of Virginia’s shipping channel is now wide enough for two ultra-large container vessels to pass at the same time, concluding a significant part of the $450 million dredging project to make the port the widest and deepest harbor on the East Coast. According to the Friday announcement, the port expects to finish the… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

Economic Impact of Texas’ Inland Waterways

TX, United States

America’s inland waterways system is vital to our nation’s competitiveness and economic growth. The inland waterways efficiently, sustainably, cost-effectively and safely transport critical commodities like agricultural goods, energy products, building materials and industrial chemicals to destinations within the U.S. and to deep water ports for export. In 2021, nearly 500 million tons of goods valued… Read More

Economic Impact of West Virginia’s Inland Waterways

VA, United States

America’s inland waterways system is vital to our nation’s competitiveness and economic growth. The inland waterways efficiently, sustainably, cost-effectively and safely transport critical commodities like agricultural goods, energy products, building materials and industrial chemicals to destinations within the U.S. and to deep water ports for export. In 2021, nearly 500 million tons of goods valued… Read More

Budget conference: More beach restoration money for Ponte Vedra

FL, United States

Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Cyndi Stevenson look likely to score new money for more St. Johns County sand. The state appears poised to spend millions of dollars more on beach restoration in St. Johns County, as Northeast Florida locals continue to try to stave off storm erosion and sea level rise. The Senate has… Read More

South Beach to be partly repaired for summer

MA, United States

Edgartown officials have been working to partially restore South Beach in time for summer following a series of devastating storms over the winter, but some of the area won’t be completely restored. Town parks commissioner Andrew Kelly says that his department is working to shore up the beach as much as possible and install new… Read More


Shipbuilding | Marine Products | Technology

China’s shipbuilding industry ‘edge’ helps it thrive under US sanctions: study

China , United States

Chinese shipyards appear to be withstanding the onslaught of US sanctions aimed at containing the rapid expansion of the PLA Navy, with a study confirming that almost all components are available from local sources. The research – commissioned by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, an official assemblage of top Chinese engineering and technology experts that holds considerable sway… Read More

U.S. Navy Secretary Looks to Asia to Revive Shipbuilding at Home; encourages S Korean and Japanese firms to invest in small American yards

United States

The US needs to revive domestic shipbuilding with increased funding from Congress and investment from overseas, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said, framing the issue as a matter of economic security in the competition with China. Del Toro said on Thursday that he planned to travel to Japan and South Korea soon to encourage investment… Read More

10 New Shipbuilding Companies Making the Next Wave of Oceanic Vessels

World ,

The shipbuilding industry is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by technological innovation and environmental concerns. We have hand-picked some of the new shipbuilding companies at the heart of this change. They are focusing on the development of renewables-powered autonomous cargo ships, unmanned defense vessels, container ships utilizing DynaRig and green hydrogen technologies. Additionally, these companies… Read More

SAAM Towage’s first electric tugs arrive in Canada

Canada

The first electric tugs of the SAAM Towage’s fleet, built by SANMAR Shipyards, have reached the Port of Vancouver in Canada. “We continue to make progress on this milestone for SAAM Towage, which is part of our strategy to drive innovation and development for increasingly sustainable operations. These tugs, which are the result our alliance… Read More


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“Difficult to abate”: the growth of new fuels in aviation and shipping

World ,

Transport by air and sea depends on engines that usually run on fossil fuels, increasing CO₂ emissions. Even though road transport emissions remain more significant, shipping and aviation account for 12% and 11%, respectively, according to an analysis by GlobalData, Offshore Technology Focus’s parent company. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) aviation tracking data found that around half of… Read More

Top Largest & Busiest American Ports

United States

There are over 360 commercial ports in the U.S. alone, and more than 800 ports across the globe. Ports serve as pivotal nodes in the United States’ supply chain infrastructure, particularly in their specialized roles of cargo handling and container handling at dedicated container terminals. These functions are crucial for the smooth operation of logistics and manufacturing sectors. Many American… Read More

Six northeast Democratic state governors warn Biden that wind projects need federal help

MD, United States

Absent intervention, these near-term projects are increasingly at risk of failing,” the governors wrote. Offshore wind projects need more federal funding and planning assistance to ensure they get built, the Democratic governors of six northeastern states told the Biden administration, warning that a cornerstone of the climate change fight could be in jeopardy. President Joe… Read More

Learn About and How La. Spanish Moss Restoration Project was Completed

LA, United States

Spanish Pass Louisiana’s largest ridge and marsh restoration project ever constructed is complete! Learn more about the project and the work it took to get it done. Thanks to our partners at Weeks Marine, Inc., Baird & Associates, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, and others for their support on this project! 


Upcoming Projects | Contracts | Tenders

Sea Isle Mayor Says Beach Replenishment Start is Imminent

NJ, United States

SEA ISLE CITY – Mayor Leonard Desiderio announced that the city will see the start of its important beach replenishment project as soon as next week but certainly by mid-March. Desiderio said that schedule follows a project meeting with the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, and the Army Corps of Engineers. He made the… Read More

Dredges to work in Hatteras Inlet

NC, United States

Ocracoke received some good news recently when Catherine Peele, a planning developer with the NC Ferry Division, reported to the Ocracoke Waterways Commission that the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) has approved Sloop Channel in the Hatteras Inlet for dredging. This is the area in the “horseshoe” where two ferries cannot pass and must make… Read More

Mud-Starved Wetlands Get a Meal, At Last

CA, United States

As I arrived at the Port of Oakland, a high-tech nautical mud abduction was underway. On a cherry-red dredger, a 55-cubic-yard clamshell bucket hung from a crane by a webbing of cable, like a 45-ton chandelier. With open jaws, the bucket descended into the water, sank to the harbor floor, closed over a thick scoop… Read More

Presto! Montauk Has a Downtown Beach Again

NY, United States

More than 60 years in the making, the Fire Island to Montauk Point beach reformulation project will have arrived and departed from Montauk’s downtown in barely the blink of an eye. The beach-infill component of the project known as FIMP began on Feb. 6 and was completed on Sunday, with around 475,000 cubic yards of… Read More


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Sea Isle Mayor Says Beach Replenishment Start is Imminent

NJ, United States

SEA ISLE CITY – Mayor Leonard Desiderio announced that the city will see the start of its important beach replenishment project as soon as next week but certainly by mid-March. Desiderio said that schedule follows a project meeting with the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, and the Army Corps of Engineers. He made the… Read More

Mud-Starved Wetlands Get a Meal, At Last

CA, United States

As I arrived at the Port of Oakland, a high-tech nautical mud abduction was underway. On a cherry-red dredger, a 55-cubic-yard clamshell bucket hung from a crane by a webbing of cable, like a 45-ton chandelier. With open jaws, the bucket descended into the water, sank to the harbor floor, closed over a thick scoop… Read More

Presto! Montauk Has a Downtown Beach Again

NY, United States

More than 60 years in the making, the Fire Island to Montauk Point beach reformulation project will have arrived and departed from Montauk’s downtown in barely the blink of an eye. The beach-infill component of the project known as FIMP began on Feb. 6 and was completed on Sunday, with around 475,000 cubic yards of… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander Engages with San Clemente Mayor on Beach Nourishment Project

CA, United States

SAN CLEMENTE— On Feb. 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, Col. Andrew Baker, met with San Clemente Mayor Victor Cabral regarding the progress of the San Clemente Beach Nourishment project. The two leaders surveyed the project site near the San Clemente Pier, engaging in discussions of the project’s trajectory and… Read More


Videos | C-Suite Interviews

“Difficult to abate”: the growth of new fuels in aviation and shipping

World ,

Transport by air and sea depends on engines that usually run on fossil fuels, increasing CO₂ emissions. Even though road transport emissions remain more significant, shipping and aviation account for 12% and 11%, respectively, according to an analysis by GlobalData, Offshore Technology Focus’s parent company. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) aviation tracking data found that around half of… Read More

DREDGEWIRE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Chris Gunsten, Senior VP of Project Services & Fleet Engineering, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

World , United States

GLDD recently launched the Cape Hatteras and the Cape Canaveral Damen 3013 Multicats, that were built at Conrad shipyard. DredgeWire sat down with Chris Gunsten, Senior VP of Project Services & Fleet Engineering to discuss their new Damen 3013 Multicats. DW: Why did GLDD not build their own Multicats? CG: Over many years GLDD has… Read More

Top Largest & Busiest American Ports

United States

There are over 360 commercial ports in the U.S. alone, and more than 800 ports across the globe. Ports serve as pivotal nodes in the United States’ supply chain infrastructure, particularly in their specialized roles of cargo handling and container handling at dedicated container terminals. These functions are crucial for the smooth operation of logistics and manufacturing sectors. Many American… Read More

Great Lakes Announces Participation in Noble Capital Markets C-Suite Interview Series

TX, United States

HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, today announced their participation in Noble Capital Markets’ C-Suite Interview Series, presented by Channelchek. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) President & CEO, Lasse Petterson, and SVP, CFO and Treasurer,… Read More

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