• Port of Baltimore completes dredging for second...

    The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore completed dredging operations this week to create a second, 50-foot deep container berth at its Seagirt Marine Terminal. The project, accomplished as part of the public-private partnership between the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) and Ports America Chesapeake, will allow the Port to accommodate two ultra-large ships simultaneously by the end of this year.


  • Aggregate dredging off Sandown Bay is ‘not...

    The Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, has received assurances from The Crown Estate (responsible for granting dredging licences) that marine aggregate dredging activity off Sandown Bay is not impacting on the coastline.


  • Senators call for emergency dredging of Barcelona...

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to direct available funding toward an emergency dredging of Barcelona Harbor in the town of Westfield.


  • Rosmorport set to complete dredging of KSK grain...

    Within the framework of the project "Reconstruction of the grain terminal with a cargo turnover of 2.5 million tons per year with an increase in capacity of up to 4 million tons per year", FSUE “Rosmorport” plans to dredge the operating water area of ​pier No. 40A of the KSK grain terminal in the seaport of Novorossiysk. According to the company’s press release, the volume of dredging is 218 thousand cubic meters on an area of​ more than 56.9 thousand square meters with bringing the bottom marks to minus 17.5 m.


  • Shrimper begins hunger strike to pressure Biden...

    4th-generation shrimper, activist, and author Diane Wilson began a hunger strike at the waterfront of Lavaca Bay to demand that the Biden Administration stop the dredging of the mercury-contaminated Matagorda Ship Channel permitted by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The dredging, which has not begun, would allow for the construction and operation of a new crude oil export terminal proposed by oil company Max Midstream.


  • Hogan visits Seagirt Marine Terminal, new...

    Governor Larry Hogan hailed the project to create a second-deep container berth at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal as critical to Maryland’s economic and job growth. During a visit to the Port, the governor saw firsthand the dredging work underway to create a second 50-foot-deep berth, which will allow the Port to accommodate two ultra-large ships simultaneously. The visit coincided with release of new cargo volume numbers at the Port showing continued strong recovery from lows during the COVID-19 pandemic.



DEME holds naming ceremony for the world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’

Although it was not possible to have DEME’s traditional naming festivities and family day given the coronavirus restrictions, DEME was honoured that Mrs Annik Penders, the wife of the Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, accepted to be the godmother of the new vessel. The ceremony still managed to capture the spirit of the occasion with all the traditional rituals as Mrs Penders gracefully smashed a bottle of champagne against the hull.


NGT refuses total ban on dredging in Tamil Nadu, says resources of nature be used scientifically

Resources of Mother Nature should be used in a scientific manner by a human being so that it can be available not only for the present generation but also for the benefit of future generations and responsibility lies with the government to protect the environment against over-exploitation, observed the National Green Tribunal. The tribunal, which refused to impose a total ban on dredging or de-silting of dams or river beds in Tamil Nadu, was of the view that there should be equilibrium of protecting environment while "using natural resources gifted by Mother Nature".