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American Waterways Operators Elects Scott Merritt as Chairman

VA, United States

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association, elected a new slate of leaders earlier this month during the association’s annual Spring Convention held in Washington, D.C. Scott Merritt, former Chief Operating Officer for Foss Maritime Company, LLC, was elected Chairman. Arthur… Read More

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d’Amico to Pay for Newark Bay Cleanup Over MARPOL Charges

NJ, United States

On Wednesday, d’Amico Shipping Italia pleaded guilty to concealing the illegal discharge of oil in violation of MARPOL regulations. The crew of the d’Amico tanker Cielo di Milano admittedly bypassed the vessel’s oily water separator by discharging bilge water and oily waste from the vessel’s engine room through its sewage system into the sea. The… Read More

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The decision wasn’t unanimous, but Ventura Harbor has a new general manager

CA, United States

Over the objections of some tenants who had requested a national search to fill the prominent position, the board that oversees Ventura Harbor chose a new leader from within. During a special meeting Thursday, Ventura Port District commissioners voted 4-1 to name Brian Pendleton the next general manager. He will succeed Oscar Peña, whose contract… Read More

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Great Lakes Completes Gilgo Feeder Beach Emergency Restoration Project

NY, United States

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock completed the emergency restoration of the Atlantic Ocean’s Gilgo Feeder Beach in the Town of Babylon, Long Island. The project restored coastal storm risk reduction measures that reduce the risk of barrier island breaches and protect critical infrastructure. The work, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District,… Read More

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Orion Group Holdings Announces Contract Awards of Approximately $35 Million

TX, United States

HOUSTON, April 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) (the “Company”) a leading specialty construction company, today announced the award of multiple contracts with a total value of approximately $35 million. The Company’s Marine segment, has recently been awarded three contracts for dredging services along the Texas Gulf Coast. The Company’s… Read More

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Ruda named permanent New York/New Jersey director

NY, United States

Bethann Rooney is promoted to deputy director and Andy Saporito is named senior adviser for special projects. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Monday that Sam Ruda, the Port Department’s interim director for the past five months, has been named its new director. Ruda (pictured above), who came to the Port… Read More

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Receives 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award

IL, United States

At the 2019 Maritime Association of South Carolina Annual Meeting and Gala, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) was awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award. This prestigious award is granted for exemplary performance in protecting the environment by advancing awareness, upholding safety best practices, and providing training to prepare for “worst case” scenarios. The… Read More

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Two finalists for Port of Tacoma executive director position

WA, United States

On April 11, the Port of Tacoma Commission held a public meeting to vote to proceed with two executive director candidates recommended by the search committee. The two candidates are Todd Coleman of Spokane and Eric Johnson of Olympia. Coleman currently serves as the executive director of the West Plains/Airport Area Public Development Authority in… Read More

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Maritime Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

NY, United States

26th Annual Maritime Hall of Fame Honors Five International Leaders, May 8, at the Grand Hyatt New York, New York City The Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ founded the annual International Maritime Hall of Fame in 1993 to recognize maritime visionaries who, through excellence in their company, organization, or services, best exemplify the… Read More

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Local Waterway Agencies Avoid Contractor Complications by Purchasing Government Dredges

United States

Two governments have decided to take matters into their own hands by purchasing dredges and using government staff to get the work completed. Both the City of Whiting, Indiana, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) purchased Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) 2019 IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® systems to complete dredging projects at their… Read More

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DCA Board Member Phyllis Harden of Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Testifies Before Congress

DC, United States

By Heiko Osterchrist, Associate Publisher, DredgeWire Phyllis Harden, a Board Member of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), testified on Wednesday before the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Water Resources Subcommittee. The hearing focused on the needs of the inland waterways and the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). The Hearing took place at the Capitol Visitors… Read More

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Harvey Gulf wins contracts in four countries

LA, United States

Since committing to go global in September 2018, Harvey Gulf has now been awarded contracts in Mexico, Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname. The Company further notes that it has bids for work in Mozambique, Angola, Senegal, Israel, Ghana and Nigeria. CEO Shane Guidry commented, “I want to thank our customers for allowing Harvey Gulf the opportunity… Read More

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Microsoft Joins Tech Race to Clean Up Shipping With Big Data

NY, United States

Cargo ships brace for cleaner fuel requirements, higher costs Hitachi, NVIDIA also backing startups designed to improve data At noon every day — when the sun is directly overhead — the world’s fleet of commercial maritime ships report their position, speed and weather conditions. It’s the primary way ships track how much fuel they’re burning… Read More

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Orion Marine Group (ORN) Announces Robert L. Tabb as CFO

TX, United States

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) today announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Tabb as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tabb has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since November 2, 2018. “I’m very pleased to have Robert fill the position of Chief Financial Officer. Robert’s efforts these last several months have demonstrated… Read More

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IMS 7012 HP JetMaster Dredge Chosen to Maintain Malaysian Port

United States

Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) is pleased to announce the sale of an IMS Model 7012 HP JetMaster® dredge to Matrix Reservoir Sdn. Bhd. for maintaining Tok Bali Supply Base (TBSB) in Kelantan, Malaysia. The system will perform annual maintenance of TBSB which serves the oil and gas industry in offshore Peninsular Malaysia and the Gulf… Read More

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