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Corps of Engineers to replenish Michigan’s eroding beaches awarding $1.25M contract to King Co

MI, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will use western Michigan harbor dredge material to nourish and replenish Lake Michigan beaches from recent high water level erosion. “Nourishing beaches using shoaled sand into these harbors rather than trucking in new material is very functional and cost effective,” said Grand Haven Resident Engineer Elizabeth Newell Wilkinson. “It… Read More

Corps of Engineers to replenish Michigan’s eroding beaches; contract awarded to King Co for dredging

MI, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will use western Michigan harbor dredge material to nourish and replenish Lake Michigan beaches from recent high water level erosion. “Nourishing beaches using shoaled sand into these harbors rather than trucking in new material is very functional and cost effective,” said Grand Haven Resident Engineer Elizabeth Newell Wilkinson. “It… Read More

All American to build 73′ offshore wind survey vessel

United States

All American Marine (AAM) was recently awarded a contract to build a 1,600-hp research and hydrographic survey vessel for Geodynamics, an NV5 company. The Shackleford is a 73’x26.7′ semi-displacement aluminum catamaran hull designed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design, Auckland, New Zealand. The new boat will have the fundamental and primary design elements of the recently commissioned Duke University Marine Lab’s Shearwater and Blue Tide Puerto… Read More

Demand In The Dredging Market Is Reaching A Valuation Of US$ 22.3 Bn By 2032

World ,

The global dredging market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 3.7%, reaching a valuation of more than US$ 22.3 billion by 2032. The dredging market is anticipated to benefit from rising demand for gulf coast restoration activities. Dredging service providers are adopting dredger monitoring systems and upgradation of their equipment to increase efficiency and productivity…. Read More

Officials working to restore Delaware beaches after severe Nor’easter damage

DE, United States

Many Marylanders are getting ready to hit the beaches Memorial Day weekend, including the Delaware beaches – and Delaware officials say they’re working hard to repair those coastlines after severe damage from a recent Nor’easter. Cleanup and restoration work began today in Rehoboth Beach, reported the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)…. Read More

Energy Transition Rethink

World ,

“The best laid schemes o’mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley,” wrote Scottish poet Robert Burns more than 200 years ago. He might just as well have been referring to the experience of the attendees at last fall’s Glasgow climate conference. The juggernaut of climate activism ran into doubts over the science and encountered opposition… Read More

Global Maritime Forum Launches “All Aboard” Diversity Initiative

World ,

The Global Maritime Forum has launched a new onboard diversity and inclusion initiative intended to support recruitment among underrepresented parts of the workforce. The new All Aboard Alliance has its roots in a meeting of maritime industry leaders organized by the Global Maritime Forum in 2020, and it has grown over the years with support… Read More

Schuylkill River dredging to re-start thanks to $13 million in federal funds

PA, United States

The long-delayed dredging of the Schuylkill River will restart this summer thanks to $13 million in federal funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Rowers celebrated the announcement Monday near Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row, where Senator Bob Casey praised the city’s legacy of rowing, and the Biden Administration for negotiating the bipartisan infrastructure deal. “This… Read More

Federal, state, and local leaders joined JAXPORT and USACE to celebrate the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project

FL, United States

Today federal, state, and local leaders joined JAXPORT and the US Army Corps of Engineers to celebrate the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project through JAXPORT’s Blount Island terminal. https://bit.ly/3NsN3Ll The project deepened the federal shipping channel from 40 to 47 feet, providing the channel depth needed for larger container ships to call on City of Jacksonville from destinations… Read More

All Leading European dredging contractors withdraw from Russia

World , Russian Federation

According to information obtained by IAA PortNews, contractors representing the Big Four dredging companies (Van Oord, Boskalis, Jan de Nul, DEME) which account for over 98% of dredging works in Russian ports withdrew from Russia’s Arctic infrastructure projects in February 2022.  As of today, Russian market of dredging depends on foreign companies. There are five companies… Read More

Negotiators agree new minimum wage for seafarers

World ,

A new round of negotiations between shipowners and seafarers’ unions from across the world, convened by the UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO), has resulted in a new three year deal on seafarers’ minimum monthly wages. The deal is structured through annual increases, up to $673, from January 1, 2023 to January 1, 2025, as follows:… Read More

Jersey Shore drama: Not enough sand at beach ahead of Memorial Day

NJ, United States

With the unofficial start to summer quickly approaching and AccuWeather meteorologists forecasting temperatures in the 90s for areas along the East Coast this weekend, the summerlike weather is bound to make many people eager to grab their towels and head to the beach, but one part of the beach on the Jersey Shore won’t be opening anytime… Read More

LNG and the Road to Net Zero

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Driven by an ambitious IMO decarbonization strategy and calls from the European Parliament and European Commission to reduce global emissions from shipping, the maritime industry is facing the prospect of transitioning from a century-old fuel source between now and 2050. The path from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to a zero-emissions future is likely to have… Read More

National Maritime Day: Why are We Still Asking if Women Belong at Sea?

World ,

Over the last year much has been written about female mariners and our role in the maritime industry; unfortunately, the tone and tenor of the coverage might unintentionally dampen the remarkable progress women are making in breaking into this male-dominated realm. I am a proud merchant mariner and a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine… Read More

Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet

NC, United States

The U.S. Coast Guard has established a new navigational channel, the Hatteras Connector, in Hatteras Inlet that replaces the former “South Ferry Channel.” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the new waterway after the dredge Merritt finished a two-week dredging project there on May 6, the Coast Guard said in a press release. In recent months,… Read More

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