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Enhancing Historic Lake Michigan Docking Facilities

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A federal FASTLANE grant has been approved for S.S. Badger Ports & Harbor project impacting Manitowoc, Wis. and Ludington, Mich. A primer on how things get done.   This is a story about two communities on the shores of Lake Michigan and the unique car ferry that connects them. The SS Badger provides

Ports of Indiana: Building on Success

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The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority, established in 1963, which operates three ports: two on the Ohio River, one on Lake Michigan. Port officials refer to the three as “America’s Premier Inland Port System.” They cite location, location, location, providing access via two critical freight

Marine News Boat of the Month: February 2018

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Ellis Island, largest hopper dredge in United States market built and delivered by Eastern Shipbuilding   In late November 2017, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and infrastructure services,

Op/Ed: AIWA - A National Asset Worth Funding

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What does the future hold for infrastructure investment on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in 2018?   The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) is a nonprofit, membership organization for one of the nation’s longest water infrastructure projects stretching over 1,100 miles: the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW).

Royal IHC Completes Two-year Dredger Overhaul

Huta Marine's cutter suction dredger Huta 14 has resumed operations following a two-year overhaul (Photo: Royal IHC)

The self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) Huta 14 has resumed operations for Saudi Arabian owner Huta Marine following two-years of renovation work performed by Royal IHC.    The overhaul, which involved replacing Huta 14’s three large diesel engines, as well as integrating an electrical installation

US DOT Chief: Weighing All Options to Fund Infrastructure

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The Trump administration is weighing a range of options to fund public infrastructure projects, including private-sector investments and a higher tax on gasoline, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Tuesday. Trump will donate his quarterly salary to the Transportation Department to help fund infrastructure projects,

Interview: William P. Doyle - CEO, Dredging Contractors of America

William P. Doyle - CEO & Executive Director, Dredging Contractors of America (DCA)

William P. Doyle is the new CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA). Twice a U.S. Senate confirmed Presidential appointee to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Doyle has, over the course of a long and celebrated career, worn many prestigious hats. Prior to his FMC appointment, Mr.

Trump’s Infrastructure Proposals Disappoint -WCI

President Trump announces his infrastructure initiative on June 7, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) reacted to the Trump Administration infrastructure principles released today, expressing disappointment that the proposal moves toward eliminating the role of the Federal government to construct, operate and maintain the nation’s waterways by transferring that responsibility to nonfederal public or private entities.

West Calcasieu Port Awards Dredging Contract

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The West Calcasieu Port Board of Commissioners voted this week to award the contract for the dredging of the Louisiana port's west barge basin to Coastal Dredging Company, Inc. of Hammond, La..    The successful base bid of $1,334,020 was the lowest among six bids received by the port during its competitive public bid process.

Texas Flood: U.S. Oil Pours into Global Markets

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United States taking share from OPEC nations in Asia, Europe, as China’s biggest U.S. crude buyer to double imports.   In the two years since Washington lifted a 40-year ban on oil exports, tankers filled with U.S. crude have landed in more than 30 countries, ranging from massive economies like China and India to tiny Togo.

Sale of Entire Public Stake in DCIL

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 The Government of India has decided to sell off its entire public stake in Dredging Corporation of India (DCIL), said the Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L Mandaviya.   This decision aims to upgrade technology, improve capability, infuse capital to buy necessary dredgers/equipments and instill

Keel Laid for Transnet’s New Plough Tug

Left to right: Executive Manager for TNPA Dredging Services, Carl Gabriel; GM of Tide Marine Shipyard, Fabian Crocker; Director and Head of Supplier Development of Tide Marine Shipyard, Taneal Crocker; TNPA GM: Infrastructure & Port Planning, Hamilton Nxumalo; and TNPA Chief Operating Officer, Phyllis Difeto (Photo: TNPA)

Construction of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) new bed leveler (plough tug) is underway and was marked by an official keel laying ceremony in Port Elizabeth on January 19.   The new vessel is being designed, manufactured, assembled, commissioned and delivered to TNPA’s Dredging Services

Port Profile: New Haven, Connecticut

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Connecticut’s largest and most diverse deepwater port complex, the Port of New Haven, moved more than 10 million tons in 2016, ranking the port 53rd in the U.S. in terms of cargo volume.   Considered the busiest port between New York and Boston, the port of New Haven is a crucial part of Connecticut’s maritime economy.

Damen to Deliver Dredger in South Africa

Damen CSD 250 (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

Dredging Africa (Pty) Ltd has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) for the delivery of a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 250. Due to Damen’s policy of series building standardized vessels, the CSD was in stock and available for fast delivery in March 2018. This will be the first Damen CSD to operate in South Africa.

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