• Lower Part of the Mississippi Dredging Makes...

    Cargo vessels can load more corn and soybeans and reduce shipping costs due to dredging progress on the lower Mississippi River, according to the Soybean Transportation Coalition. The allowable depth for 150 miles of the Lower Mississippi River is now set at 48 feet, down from 45 feet previously.


  • Smith Bayou gate valve opened to accommodate New...

    According to Ascension Parish drainage officials, as of 11:00 AM January 5th, 2022, a gate valve at Smith Bayou Weir is open. The Valves’ purpose is to draw New River water levels down within the Dredging project limits of the City of Gonzales, Geismar, and parts of Dutchtown. A second valve will be opening later this evening.


  • Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Phase II...

    Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of Phase II of New York State’s $15 million Regional Dredging Project. The dredging project is part of the State’s $300 million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) effort to repair and build resiliency in communities recovering from damage caused by high water levels and flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.


  • Colombia launches lake dredging tender

    The autonomous regional corporation of Colombia’s Cundinamarca department, CAR, has launched a 133bn-peso (US$33mn) tender to dredge two lakes near the border with Boyacá department.


  • Army Corps begins dredging of the Cape Henry...

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a California-based contractor have started removing mud, sand and other materials from the Cape Henry Channel as part of a larger project supporting the Ports of Baltimore and Virginia.


  • Sen. Lee Introduces Four Dredging Bills

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced four bills targeting our nation’s supply chain difficulties and the lack of American dredging infrastructure.  The bills take a long-term approach to solving a vexing problem of aging and inadequate American port infrastructure.


  • Owners Can Arrange to Have Private Boat Slips...

    Ocean City’s 2021-22 back bay dredging program will include maintenance dredging at North Point Lagoon, Snug Harbor, Carnival Bayou, Venetian Bayou, Sunny Harbor Lagoon, South Harbor Lagoon and Clubhouse/Bluefish Lagoons.


  • Paradise Foreshore Commences Dredging, Land...

    Paradise Foreshore Estate, an urban living redefined property has commenced dredging and sand-filling on-site in Lekki-Lagos, keeping to the promise of providing a pristine waterfront living experience for Nigerians.



UAE's P&O Ports wins $336mln 30-year concession for port of Bosasso in Somalia's Puntland

P&O Ports,owned by the Government of Dubai, has won a 30-year concession for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Bosasso in the Puntland State of Somalia. The approximate investment for the modern multi-purpose facility will be USD $ 336m (approx. AED 1.235b) divided into two phases: USD $136 million (approx. AED500m) for Phase 1 and USD$ 200 million (approx. 745m) for phase 2.



Maintenance dredging of Ponce de Leon Inlet is scheduled to begin April 11 and provides an interim solution to sand deposited in the inlet by Hurricane Matthew. Dredging keeps the channel open for safe navigation for as long as possible through summer 2017.


Australia: trailing suction hopper dredger for Gipplands Ports launched

A trailing suction hopper dredger ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 has been been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China.

The vessel, Tommy Norton, is now alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing final commissioning, after which she will sail for Shanghai to undertake sea trials. Once those are completed she will sail for Australia on her own keel for dredging trials and delivery. The official handover will take place in August.