Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Congress Leaves For Recess Without Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

An agency of the federal government will have to stop doing business today. That's because members of Congress went home last week for the July Fourth recess without reauthorizing the Export-Import...

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Deep Waters: S.C. stakeholders expect port to deepen revenue for Midlands

With a cargo value of more than $60 billion annually and links to more than 260,000 South Carolina jobs, the South Carolina Ports Authority has prompted both interest and debate statewide over its...

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GAO denies dredging company’s bid protest over stalled Absecon Island project

The U.S. Government Accountability Officeissued a decision June 8 denying a bid protest from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock ofOak Brook, Ill., the dredging company currently pumping sand onto some of...

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Weser, Elbe River Dredging May Face Curbs After EU Court Ruling

German plans to dredge the Weser and Elbe rivers risk being blocked unless they would avoid degrading water quality, the European Union’s highest court said.Judges at the EU Court of Justice in...

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European Court Ups Standards for River Dredging

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Wednesday that damage to water quality must be considered when authorities approve river dredging to expand ports, in a ruling which could hinder expansion...

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Shallow inlet affects shrimpers, military

Shrimp boat captain Billy Davis says when he started in this trade, Sneads Ferry was a happening place for commercial fishermen, and the New River Inlet was always dredged out as needed"Our shallow...

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Greens Fight Dredging of San Francisco Bay

The Army Corps of Engineers' dredging of 11 navigation channels in San Francisco Bay will erode the shore and put endangered fish at risk, an environmental group claims in court. San Francisco...

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Maine DEP agrees to hold public hearing on Searsport dredging

Under pressure from opposition groups, Maine Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to hold a public hearing on plans to dredge the navigation channel at Mack Point marine terminal.READ...

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Deeper ship channel stalled at Gulfport's state port

A deeper ship channel has been scrapped as part of a study on future expansion at the state port, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed.The Corps undertook an expansion study in 2011 that was...

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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...