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Waterways Commission weighs options for dredging Hatteras Inlet

Waterways Commission weighs options for dredging Hatteras Inlet

NC, United States

Chronic shoaling in Hatteras Inlet’s South Ferry Channel persists despite numerous dredging projects over the last five years, but now the Dare County Waterways Commission is facing a tough decision on how to proceed in the face of stubbornly intractable issues. Before the dredge Merritt’s scheduled return on Oct. 1, the panel has to decide… Read More

USACE wants to ‘avoid’ dredging Masonboro Inlet for Wrightsville Beach nourishment projects

USACE wants to ‘avoid’ dredging Masonboro Inlet for Wrightsville Beach nourishment projects

United States

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – For coastal communities in the Cape Fear region, beach nourishment projects help keep new sand on shorelines which are often a victim of erosion. Earlier this year, the Department of Interior reversed a Trump-era decision that would have allowed dredging of sand from protected areas like Masonboro Inlet. Despite a decades-old… Read More

As Ships Get Bigger, Businesses at Port of Tampa in Favor of Deepening Port

As Ships Get Bigger, Businesses at Port of Tampa in Favor of Deepening Port

FL, United States

Leaders representing businesses at Port Tampa Bay have expressed their support for a new study that will look into deepening Tampa Harbor. Port Tampa Bay and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will embark on a three-year-long study into possible improvements, just over two years after the deepening of the Big Bend Channel. Any projects… Read More

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

FL, United States

A Message From Eastern Shipbuilding Group on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 On behalf of the workers at Eastern Shipbuilding Group, we honor the memories of the lives lost on that horrific day on September 11, 2001. On that day, twenty years ago, the United States Coast Guard and New York City Fire Department led… Read More


Company & People News/Dredge Mining

NJEDA and PSEG sign 78-year lease for the New Jersey Wind Port

NJ, United States

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority and PSEG have signed a lease allowing for a term of up to 78-years on land that will be home to the New Jersey Wind Port in Salem County, New Jersey, further positioning the state as a hub for clean energy and the U.S. offshore wind industry, according to… Read More

CarbonPoint acquired by Caterpillar

IL, United States

US carbon capture company CarbonPoint Solutions has been acquired by construction manufacturing giant Caterpillar. Caterpillar added the company, also known by its group-name Enhanced Energy Group, to its portfolio to help reach the company’s climate goals, according to Rod Shurman, Vice President, Oil & Gas and Marine Division, Caterpillar. He added, “Combining CarbonPoint Solutions’ patented… Read More

Himber named Maritime Exchange president

PA, United States

The Board of Directors for the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay has named Lisa Himber as president of the 146-year-old association. The appointment comes following the sudden passing of former president Dennis Rochford. “Lisa Himber has the knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills to guide the Maritime Exchange into its next phase of… Read More

AE Jacksonville gets $25 million LCS 21 PSA award

FL, United States

BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair LLC, Jacksonville, Fla., has been awarded a $25,079,996 cost-plus-award-fee modification on to exercise an option to previously awarded contract N00024-20-C-2320 for the accomplishment of post shakedown availability (PSA) for Freedom-variant littoral combat ship LCS 21. Work will be performed in Mayport, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Sept…. Read More


Events & Conferences

WEDA announces agenda for Oct 27 meeting in Seattle

WA, United States

2021 Pacific Chapter Meeting Agenda

Register now for the 2021 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting!

TX, United States

Registration is now open for the 2021 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting! This year’s meeting will be held online via Zoom. Information is available at www.glc.org/meetings/annual. Public sessions are currently scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. EDT on October 13 and conclude by 1:00 p.m. EDT on October 14. A detailed agenda will be available… Read More

CMA Shipping returns “in person” to Connecticut

CT, United States

In five weeks, the much-anticipated CMA Shipping expo & conference returns to Connecticut – celebrating both its 36th edition and a return to an “in-person” event after a two-year absence due to the global pandemic. The three-day conference – presented by the Connecticut Maritime Association; organized by Informa Markets and part of North American Shipping… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

NOAA Fisheries Names Kim Damon-Randall to Lead the Office of Protected Resources

United States

She brings more than 20 years of experience in Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act issues. Today, NOAA Fisheries announced Ms. Kim Damon-Randall as the director of the Office of Protected Resources. She will assume her new duties on August 29. Ms. Damon-Randall began her career with NOAA in 2001, serving in a… Read More

White House Announces John D. Porcari as Port Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force

United States

WASHINGTON – Today, the White House announced that John D. Porcari will be the Port Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force. The Task Force was established in June to address supply and demand mismatches that emerged in several sectors as the economy reawakened following the Administration’s historic vaccination and economic relief… Read More

Meredith Berger named temporary Under Secretary of the Navy

United States

When last we reported on Meredith Berger, she was swinging a bottle of bubbly at Ingalls Shipbuilding to christen LPD 28 Fort Lauderdale. Yesterday, she was designated as performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy. In this role, she serves as the deputy and principal assistant to Secretary of the Navy Carlos… Read More

HII names new EVP communications

WA, United States

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has named Brooke Hart executive vice president, communications. She will succeed Jerri Dickseski, who will retire on September 1 after nearly 31 years of service. Hart will be located in HII’s Washington, D.C., office and will report to Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO, effective Sept. 27. “Jerri has been a… Read More


Port News

From The Editor: Port Has A Tough Month, But Some Wins, Too

LA, United States

The August meeting of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Commission was one for the books. Commissioners heard that four dredges would be working in area waters at the same time, from Berwick Bay to the sea buoy. Monday’s September meeting had some twists and turns, many but not all courtesy of Hurricane Ida…. Read More

As Ships Get Bigger, Businesses at Port of Tampa in Favor of Deepening Port

FL, United States

Leaders representing businesses at Port Tampa Bay have expressed their support for a new study that will look into deepening Tampa Harbor. Port Tampa Bay and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will embark on a three-year-long study into possible improvements, just over two years after the deepening of the Big Bend Channel. Any projects… Read More

Los Angeles port logjam tops 50 ships; wait exceeds eight days

CA, United States

(Sept 11): The number of container ships waiting to enter the largest U.S. gateway for transpacific trade swelled to another pandemic record and the average wait jumped to more than eight days, adding delays and costs during peak season for companies to rebuild inventories. Fifty-five vessels were anchored or idling further offshore waiting to offload… Read More

Peters Wants Congress To Address Congestion At Ports

United States

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is leading a group of Senators in calling on Congressional leadership to provide at least $2.5 billion in funding to address port congestion through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program in the upcoming Build Back Better bill. This funding… Read More


Product and Technical Innovation

Four Ingram vessels get new names

TN, United States

On August 30, Nashville, Tenn., headquartered Ingram Marine Group held a re-christening of four vessels that are now M/V Youngsuk Chi, M/V James Hamilton, M/V Kent Freeman and M/V Adolpho A. Birch III. “At Ingram, we name our vessels after Ingram associates and affiliates who have made a huge difference to our business, which makes… Read More

DDG 1002 conducts builder’s trials

United States

The U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office Ships (PEO Ships) reports that the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) recently conducted builder’s trials. The ship is the third and final vessel in the stealthy-looking Zumwalt class of guided missile destroyers. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder,… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

Waterways Commission weighs options for dredging Hatteras Inlet

NC, United States

Chronic shoaling in Hatteras Inlet’s South Ferry Channel persists despite numerous dredging projects over the last five years, but now the Dare County Waterways Commission is facing a tough decision on how to proceed in the face of stubbornly intractable issues. Before the dredge Merritt’s scheduled return on Oct. 1, the panel has to decide… Read More

USGS Crews Work Fast to Capture Critical Flooding Measurements in the Mid-Atlantic

United States

Five days after Hurricane Ida made landfall, leaving behind catastrophic flooding and significant damage in its path, U.S. Geological Survey scientists started quickly working a multi-week effort to capture high-water mark elevations in some of the most impacted areas. Teams from USGS water science centers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland are working together to preserve, document, and survey elevations of more than 200 combined high-water marks left from flooding caused by Ida’s heavy rains. “We are working with federal and state partners, along with… Read More

Ida will be one of the costliest U.S. mainland hurricanes: Aon

United States

Hurricane Ida is expected to become one of the costliest tropical storm impacts ever to affect the mainland United States, according to insurance and reinsurance broker Aon. The industry has been absorbing the reality of hurricane Ida over the last week or so, as industry loss estimates steadily rose and the impacts of the north… Read More

Fishing coalition files petition against Vineyard Wind 1 approval

United States

Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), a membership-based coalition of fishing industry associations and fishing companies, revealed that it has filed a Petition for Review in the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals regarding the Secretary of the Interior’s approval the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind energy project. The Vineyard Wind 1 project will be located approximately… Read More


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders

Corps of Engineers hosts open house at Lock and Dam 10

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 10, in Guttenberg, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 25, in conjunction with GermanFest. The lock, located at 5 Lock and Dam Lane, in Guttenberg, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. – 3… Read More

SCDNR, Corps of Engineers to begin construction for the Crab Bank Restoration Project

SC, United States

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charleston District and SCDNR announced that construction has begun, starting with the restoration of the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary in the Charleston Harbour. The restoration project calls for the replacement of nearly 660,000 cubic yards of compatible material from the Charleston Harbour Deepening “Post… Read More

$1.36 million drainage, dredging project aims to clean up Setauket Pond

NY, United States

Setauket Pond — part of an estuary with such a rich history that it is featured in a mural in Brookhaven Town Hall — will soon undergo a drainage improvement project that is expected to remove nonnative plants that damage the pond’s ecosystem and block what could be a spectacular view, town officials said. The… Read More

Emerald Isle eyes federal fund source for stormwater management improvement project

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE —Town commissioners Tuesday night will consider a staff proposal to apply for federal Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funds for a major stormwater management improvement project. The monthly session of the board of commissioners will begin at 6 p.m. in the meeting room beside the police department and online. According to the meeting… Read More


USACE

Corps of Engineers hosts open house at Lock and Dam 10

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 10, in Guttenberg, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 25, in conjunction with GermanFest. The lock, located at 5 Lock and Dam Lane, in Guttenberg, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. – 3… Read More

US Army Corps of Engineers continues Hurricane Ida’s recovery mission

United States

(KLFY) Commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers for Hurricane Ida’s recovery mission, Colonel Zachary Miller says they are diligently working with the local, state, and federal response missions. “We are here as long as FEMA wants us here and as long as the state needs us here,” Miller says. Ahead of the Category… Read More

Holden Beach, Corps begin $3M storm risk planning study

NC, United States

A three-year study is underway in Holden Beach that could set the tone for how future beach projects may be funded. The town has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to launch a coastal storm risk management feasibility study, one that will determine whether it’s in the federal government’s interest to… Read More

RSC the first stop in USACE’s Hurricane Ida response

AK, United States

MOBILE, Ala. – In response to Hurricane Ida relief, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Readiness Support Center (RSC) located in Mobile, Ala. Has begun to conduct Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSOI) and Roofing Quality Assurance (QA) training of the personnel deploying to support the region. The RSC has been receiving and training… Read More


Videos/C-Suite Interviews

Drone video of Hurricane Ida destruction of Grand Isle, LA

LA, United States

34 minute video but we recommend using 2x speed—no sound 

Waterways Council launches 20 sec TV ad campaign on value of US maritime infrastructure

United States

Learn more about why the nation’s inland waterways are critical to our economy, jobs, environmental sustainability, and much more!  Source

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