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Micah Morris Nominated Operations Manager For Brown Water Division

Micah Morris Nominated Operations Manager For Brown Water Division

TX, United States

Callan Marine Tasks Morris with Leading the Growing Brown Water Projects GALVESTON, TX – April 9, 2021 – Callan Marine is proud to announce the nomination of Micah Morris to Operations Manager of the Brown Water Division. Previously, Callan Marine’s Vice President of Operations Kevin Pearse was responsible for both the Blue and Brown Water… Read More

Trimble Dredge Management and Positioning to Optimize Channel Excavation used by Maritime Construction Pty Ltd

Trimble Dredge Management and Positioning to Optimize Channel Excavation used by Maritime Construction Pty Ltd

United States

Solution On the Dredge: Trimble Marine Construction software – TMC, Trimble MPS865 GNSS Marine Heading receiver, Trimble Cutter Suction Dredge CAN based sensor kit, Linear sensor for “spud” position data. RTK Base Station: Trimble SPS855 with all GNSS constellations, Trimble TDL450H base radio, Trimble Zephyr 3 Base antenna. Surveying: Trimble TSC7, Trimble SPS986 GNSS rover, Sonarmite BTX single beam Hydrographic Survey system. Overview In an effort… Read More

Crowley awarded $56.5 million MSC contract

Crowley awarded $56.5 million MSC contract

FL, United States

Crowley Government Services Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has been awarded a $56,569,632 bridge contract for the firm-fixed-price portion of a previously awarded contract (N6238715C3135) for operation and maintenance of six government-owned maritime prepositioning force vessels: USNS 2nd LT John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008); USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009); USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez (T-AK… Read More

Oceanside Harbor dredge mobilizes under new safety plan: a Manson project

Oceanside Harbor dredge mobilizes under new safety plan: a Manson project

CA, United States

OCEANSIDE —  A new safety plan has been created for Oceanside’s annual spring harbor dredging and beach replenishment after a homeless woman sleeping on the beach was run over and killed last year. Every morning workers will look for people sleeping on the beach, and a heavy equipment corridor will be established with traffic delineators,… Read More


Company & People News/Dredge Mining

World’s largest wastewater energy transfer project to supply renewable energy to Toronto Western Hospital

Canada

Delivered by Noventa Energy Partners, the new system will supply 1.8 billion kilowatt-hours of low-carbon energy from raw wastewater to the hospital over the next 30 years Toronto, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Noventa Energy Partners has announced the delivery of the world’s largest raw wastewater energy transfer project at Toronto Western Hospital…. Read More

DSC Dredge makes design improvements to Marlin Class

LA, United States

Reserve, La., based DSC Dredge has made design improvements to its best selling Marlin Class dredge. The Marlin Class underwater pump mining dredge is designed to meet the needs of deep mining applications and aggregate deposits by providing a more efficient tool for material excavation. DSC builds each Marlin to the exact requirements of a… Read More

Shane Guidry ups his personal stake in Harvey Gulf

LA, United States

New Orleans, La., headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine announced that CEO and Chairman of the Board Shane Guidry has formed a private holding company and purchased approximately 831,000 shares of common stock in Harvey Gulf’s parent company, HGIM Corp. Together with his existing common shares and restricted stock units, Guidry now holds approximately 970,000 shares… Read More

GLDD rock installer project moves along

TX, United States

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation has taken another step forward in its plans to build a subsea rock installation vessel to support U.S. offshore wind farm projects. As we reported earlier, GLDD engaged Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V. to undertake conceptual and regulatory design engineering for the Jones Act compliant inclined fall pipe vessel…. Read More


Events & Conferences

2021 Eastern Chapter Meeting – 1st Call for Abstracts

Charleston , SC, United States

The Board of the Eastern Chapter of WEDA invites you to submit an abstract for a technical presentation at our Fall 2021 conference in Charleston, South Carolina.  Call for Abstracts:   For the 2021 WEDA Eastern Chapter meeting, we wanted to have a topic-specific event. With this in mind, we felt a relevant topic for this… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi Accepting Community Sponsorship Applications for 2021

TX, United States

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – Continuing its commitment to regional social programs, the Port of Corpus Christi is opening its biannual call for community sponsorship funding applications from the Coastal Bend not-for -profit and charitable organizations. Non-profits seeking funding for programs or events that require funding between July 1 and December 31, 2021, may submit… Read More

WOW: WEDA starts new Women of WEDA (WoW) group

United States

Calling all females involved in dredging related work: Women of WEDA is the place for you! Women of WEDA represent a quickly growing membership group of WEDA all over the Western hemisphere. This group is designed to give all WEDA members an opportunity to become a part of the Women of WEDA to have better… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

Bordelon Marine promotes two

LA, United States

Wes Bordelon, president and CEO of Lockport, La., based offshore support and subsea services provider Bordelon Marine, reports that the company has promoted Mike Belanger to chief operating officer and Chris Martin to general manager. “Through the years, Chris and Mike have proven themselves many times over to be highly effective leaders as Bordelon Marine… Read More

Jon Nass to take helm at Port of Gulfport

MS, United States

The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) Board of Commissioners has named Jon Nass the new CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Gulfport, following a national search. “After nearly an eight-month process, the MSPA Commission is very pleased to announce we have selected a new executive director to lead the Port of Gulfport team,”… Read More

Micah Morris Nominated Operations Manager For Brown Water Division

TX, United States

Callan Marine Tasks Morris with Leading the Growing Brown Water Projects GALVESTON, TX – April 9, 2021 – Callan Marine is proud to announce the nomination of Micah Morris to Operations Manager of the Brown Water Division. Previously, Callan Marine’s Vice President of Operations Kevin Pearse was responsible for both the Blue and Brown Water… Read More

Dede Smith named Chair of NWC Navigation Caucus

United States

Dede Smith, Deputy Director for the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) association, has been named chair of the National Waterways Conference (NWC) Navigation Caucus. In addition to her role at IRPT, Smith serves on the NWC Executive Committee and now as chair of the NWC Navigation Caucus. NWC’s caucuses play a prominent role in… Read More


Port News

Georgia Ports Authority container traffic increases 48% in March

GA, United States

The Port of Savannah handled an all-time record of nearly 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units in March, an increase of more than 48%, or 162,275 TEUs, compared to the same month in 2020. “Every new container that moves through the Port of Savannah means new jobs for Georgia,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “The port and… Read More

Dredging, Other Projects Fall Into Place For Port

LA, United States

After a few years of battling sticky mud, high water, hurricanes and sandy shoals, smooth sailing appears to be ahead for the Morgan City Harbor & Terminal District Commission.On Monday, the commission took a step toward buying the land needed to more than double the river frontage of its dock if a state grant comes… Read More

Pilot LNG Moving Forward with Texas LNG Bunkering Port

TX, United States

Plans to build the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering port on the Gulf Coast are inching forward by awarding a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract fo Developer Pilot LNG LLC said last week it had chosen partner Wison Offshore & Marine to carry out the FEED work. Wison also is taking a minority… Read More

Lawmakers push Biden for federal money to help Virginia avoid delays as it digs deeper shipping channels

VA, United States

Talks about the Port of Virginia deepening and widening its shipping channels to make room for larger cargo vessels have spanned several years. It was welcome news, then, when dredges hit the Chesapeake Bay in December 2019 to start digging, the first step in a project that aims to make Hampton Roads’ port the deepest… Read More


Product and Technical Innovation

Custom Dredge Works Delivers A New Electric Powered Chain-Ladder Dredge To Winter Brothers Material Company

MO, United States

Custom Dredge Works is proud to announce the launch of a new 14” Electric Chain-Ladder Cutter Suction Dredge to mine Sand & Gravel for Winter Bros Material Co. Since we were looking to have a long-term relationship with our dredge manufacturer that might last 25 years or more, we wanted to make sure it was… Read More

Largest hopper dredge in U.S. will have Wabtec diesels; Keppel AmFELS new build for Manson

United States

The 15,000-cubic-yard self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge on order at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, for Manson Construction Co. will be powered by five Wabtec V250MDC marine diesel engines (three 16V250MDC units and two 12V250MDC units). To be named Frederick Paup, the dredge has a length of 420 feet, breadth of 81 feet… Read More

Caterpillar Marine Launches Gen II Displays

IL, United States

Caterpillar Marine has unveiled its second-generation Cat Marine Displays used for monitoring all engine platforms, supporting different vessel applications for professional maritime use. The three CMD variants—Cat CMD5 (5” display), CMD8 (8” display), and CMD13 (13.3” display)—designed to provide operators easy access to current operating data and alarms for engines. The new displays are type-approved… Read More

Custom Dredge Works Delivers A New Electric Powered Chain-Ladder Dredge To Winter Brothers Material Company

MO, United States

Since we were looking to have a long-term relationship with our dredge manufacturer that might last 25 years or more, we wanted to make sure it was going to be good. ”— Jerry Gunter ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, April 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Winter Brothers Material Company is a third-generation, family owned business celebrating its… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

Lost artifacts, lost shoreline- Pockoy Island’s losing battle against erosion

SC, United States

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Two years ago to the date I visited an archaeology dig at Pockoy Island– a barrier island in the ACE Basin near Edisto. Starting in 2018 and through the summer of 2019, researchers worked tirelessly to excavate artifacts left by Native Americans in shell rings thousands of years ago. There was a… Read More

Dredge America uses Ellicott Swinging Ladder Dredge for $1mm FEMA project in South Dakota

SD, United States

The urgency to maintain the marina as a strong resource for local residents and visitors alike shows its value to the city, said Chamberlain City Engineer Greg Powell. CHAMBERLAIN — There’s a pretty big boat in the American Creek Marina. A crew has been on scene at the public river access in Chamberlain for weeks… Read More

Lakemont dredging nears finish

PA, United States

Workers for Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College may be done hauling the mud they’re scraping from the bottom of the lake to the Antis Township drop-off site in about a week — after which they’ll do cleanup and restoration, Brian Shura of Stiffler McGraw told the Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee on Thursday. The ISC… Read More

Baileys Harbor Will Ask DNR to Allow Emergency Dredging

WI, United States

After two years of dealing with high-water problems, Baileys Harbor officials watched an April storm and waves on Lake Michigan take just a few days to create a shallow-water problem at the mouth of the town’s marina. The town board on Monday voted to send a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources asking… Read More


Uncategorized

Northeast Ohio communities come together to fight erosion on Lake Erie shore

OH, United States

NORTH PERRY, Ohio — It’s Ohio’s first lakefront special improvement district and the goal is to stop erosion from eating away at property along Lake Erie. “The water level is up, mother nature does its job and you’re not going to stop her,” says Ed Klco, mayor of North Perry for the last 14 years…. Read More

Holden Beach awarded $3.8M to renourish beaches damaged by Hurricane Isaias

NC, United States

HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $3.8 million to help the Town of Holden Beach restore sand, vegetation, and fencing on the Central Reach shoreline damaged by Hurricane Isaias last year. Funds for the project cover restoration of 67,438 cubic yards of beach sand, installing… Read More


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders

Harrington ready to request beach sand

MA, United States

SALISBURY — The town manager expects to ask voters for a little help with a beach replenishment project next month. A total of $19 million has been included in the federal fiscal 2022 budget to dredge sand from the Merrimack and Piscataqua rivers. More than 220,000 cubic yards of Merrimack River sand has been claimed for the rebuilding… Read More

City Officially Breaks Ground on $1.45B East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

NY, United States

After an initial delay, the contested $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is set to break ground in the coming days. All against a backdrop of legal filings and vociferous community opposition. “Building a recovery for all of us means fighting climate change and investing in resilient communities,” Mayor de Blasio stated in a… Read More

Toms River, New Jersey Approved For Over 430K Dollars To Repair Ortley Beach

NJ, United States

I had NO IDEA so much went into repairing our dunes! More than getting the project funded and approved, the sand selection (if not dredging the sand from the ocean floor) is super specific. The Toms River Township Council approved a contract this week for $438,525 to repair the dunes that were badly damaged in… Read More

Portland one step closer to harbor dredging, deemed essential to working waterfront

ME, United States

The city of Portland has received state and federal approvals that bring it a step closer toward dredging piers, wharfs and waterfront properties in Portland Harbor. Green lights from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, announced Thursday, allow Portland and its partners to build a “confined aquatic disposal… Read More


USACE

Portland one step closer to harbor dredging, deemed essential to working waterfront

ME, United States

The city of Portland has received state and federal approvals that bring it a step closer toward dredging piers, wharfs and waterfront properties in Portland Harbor. Green lights from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, announced Thursday, allow Portland and its partners to build a “confined aquatic disposal… Read More

Crab Bank compromise will move dredge material away from mouth of Shem Creek

SC, United States

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Army Corps of Engineers will adjust where it will place sediment to renourish the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary after a continuous push from the town. The Corps thought it had reached a compromise with Mount Pleasant in 2018 after agreeing to shift the sediment to the southeast, but leaders remained unsatisfied…. Read More

Schumer, Gillibrand urge Corps of Engineers to dredge Barcelona Harbor

NY, United States

WESTFIELD — New York’s two U.S. senators are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to direct any surplus funding toward an emergency dredging of Barcelona Harbor. Due to rising water levels and increasingly frequent storms washing sediment over the break wall, the channel has increasingly shallowed and is becoming shoaled in. Senate Majority… Read More

Dredging Underway at Hatteras Inlet

NC, United States

Reprinted from Island Free Press After numerous complications with dredging the South Ferry Channel, the Army Corps of Engineers reported to the Dare County Waterways Commission at its Monday meeting that the hopper dredge Murden has finally started work removing the problem shoal. “They’re working daylight operations only,” the Corps’ Chief of Floating Plant Joen… Read More


Videos/C-Suite Interviews

5 min video on the role of Great Lakes shipping and maritime in the US steel supply chain

United States

There is no one hero in the story of the Great Lakes. The economic prosperity of the region is due to the efficient and symbiotic connection of The Saint Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes ports, foreign and domestic vessels, manufacturers, companies, the employees that work there, and their relationship to their local communities. This supply chain… Read More

Dare County NC Releases Video on New Hopper Dredge: $15mm contract with EJE Dredging to be delivered by Conrad Shipyard in April 2022

NC, United States

Dare County has released a video highlighting a brand-new shallow-draft hopper dredge that is currently under construction in Louisiana and slated to arrive on the Outer Banks next spring. The video, which is titled, “The New Dredge — ‘Miss Katie’ — Arriving April 2022,” debuted at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting that took… Read More

500 people attend Great Lakes Commission mtg/ video recording

IL, United States

The 2021 Great Lakes Day Congressional Reception, an annual event sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission and the Northeast-Midwest Institute, was held online on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The event featured remarks on Great Lakes priorities by the chairs of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force and other regional leaders. More than 500 people registered for the… Read More

Port of Baltimore releases 5min video on beneficial reuse of dredged material

Baltimore , MD, United States

 Dredging is essential to ensure the shipping channels are clear of material to allow the safe passage for cargo and cruise vessels. The Port is one of the largest economic generators in the State of Maryland. Dredge material can be used to restore environmental habitats, along with other uses. Source

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