The Duluth Engineer District is set to begin 2021 maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment next week. Cleanup of material placed during 2020 continues.
Despite COVID-19, a Chinese hopper dredger is working hard to dredge the port channel at Mongla, a major seaport in Bangladesh’s southern Khulna industrial region, as part of a project under a deal between the Mongla port authority and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).
The costs of shipping grains from farming powerhouse Argentina would rise under the government’s proposal for requiring cargo ships to pay tolls to the state rather than to the company that dredges the Parana River, industry leaders said on Monday.
Argentina will sub-contract the dredging of the Parana River, the country’s key grains export superhighway, for one year while the government prepares a longer-term concession, according to a decree issued on Thursday.
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) has completed its inquiry into the capsizing of the bucket dredger Margrethe Fighter, concluding that the vessel was vulnerable to flooding and loss of stability because she was sailing heavily laden with full ballast tanks. The crew was in the habit of loading and trimming the ship in such a manner that parts of the foredeck were under water at times, and the investigators found that they had become accustomed to this practice as a matter of routine, to the point that they were aware of a need to maneuver gently and carefully.
Minister for Transport Perni Venkatramaiah (Nani) inaugurated the much-awaited dredging works for construction of fishing harbour here on Sunday. The State government has sanctioned the fishing harbour by allocating Rs348 crore.
A significant milestone in the history of the Houston Ship Channel was recognized with the formal presentation of the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Port of Houston Authority (Port Houston) for the channel's billion-dollar widening and deepening program, Project 11.
Connecticut Senators Murphy and Blumenthal announced that $2.8 million in funding for the dredging of the Saugatuck River has been secured in the Fiscal Year 2022 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. While Westport is in a strong position to receive these funds, the Bill needs to be passed on the Senate floor and then signed into law.
Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) held a ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the recent arrival of a cutter suction dredger (CSD) named Hussein Tantawy.
The release of recent research from the Netherlands adds an additional insight into what is happening in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, the country’s all-important food producing region that contributes some fifty per cent to its agricultural GDP. In a stark conclusion the research cites 2050 as the Tipping Point when the delta will no longer be able to cope with salt water intrusions, a phenomenon that is already causing the los of productive land.
Ettalong Channel is set to benefit from a $6.2 million dredging program to be carried out by the NSW Government.