Project Updates & Industry Developments
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DUP meet with minister on dredging

The recent enforcement notice issued to companies dredging from Lough Neagh was top of the agenda at a recent meeting involving representatives from Norman Emerson’s Stone, the DUP and Environment...

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Proposed ports bill under the microscope

A NEW ports bill restricting capital dredging has drawn some criticism from green groups and the state's peak resources organisation.While both sides support most of the Sustainable Ports Development...

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Harbor deepening project gets key funding for preconstruction phase

Another week, another key step forward for the Charleston Harbor deepening project.The South Carolina Ports Authority on Wednesday allocated $1.3 million for the Preconstruction Engineering and Design...

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Udupi: State govt holding up funds for dredging project: Shobha

Udupi district vigilance and monitoring committee held a meeting on Friday June 26 under the chairmanship of Shobha Karandlaje, Udupi-Chikmagalur MP, at Zilla Panchayat meeting hall, Rajathadri,...

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Sen. Rob Portman sides with port authority on dredging

Sen. Rob Portman on Friday met with port officials, shippers and people who depend on them to hear how vital water-borne

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With flood threat omnipresent, focus shifts on remedial measures

Dredging to start in full swing: PHE MinisterWith Valley witnessing three floods during the last 10 months not only has the reduction in carrying capacity of water bodies been exposed but it has also...

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Boating industry hopes to sink fee

A new annual fee for boats in state coastal waters may be coming in 2016, and it has people here concerned of potential negative affects on the boating industry.Preston Lea, with Carteret Canvas Co.,...

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Columbia River deepening sparks $1 billion in investments

Despite criticism from environmentalists, the $200 million Columbia River channel deepening project generated over $1 billion in capital investments since its completion five years ago, port officials...

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WB offers $280m for dredging Indo-Bangladesh transit route

The World Bank holds out US$280 million in soft loan to pave the way for enhanced inland water-transport services along Dhaka-Chittagong corridor which is also a protocol route for...

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Broward’s Port Everglades Clear To Widen, Deepen Channels

Broward County’s Port Everglades has received a new report that clears the way for it to begin the next phase of deepening and widening its channels.The signed Chief of Engineers report that officials...

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Plans to clean East Chicago waterways outlined

Proposed cleanup plans for East Chicago waterways were presented Thursday at a meeting hosted by the East Chicago Waterway Management District and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the main...

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Ports of Auckland won't appeal High Court ruling

Ports of Auckland says it will not appeal the High Court decision that revoked consent for its controversial Bledisloe Wharf extensions.Following a board meeting today, ports chief executive Tony...

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Flood threat looms large, but no step taken to desilt Jhelum

Almost 10 months after the devastating September deluge, the J&K Government has taken no major initiative to mitigate the looming flood threat even as a flood alert was sounded in the region on...

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Grangemouth dredging

In order to accommodate larger vessels the Scottish Port of Grangemouth has commissioned a feasibility study to assess the viability and cost of deepening the shipping channels within the port.Located...

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Dredger sinking off Kollam port

A dredger caught in a legal wrangle and lying anchored three nautical miles off the Kollam port has started sinking. Four crew members on board were on Tuesday rescued by a team from the Neendakara...