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Savannah Harbor Project Reaches Halfway Point

At the end of February, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District marked the end of the deepening Savannah Harbor entrance channel. This $134 million leg of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) deepened the entrance channel of the harbor and extended it an additional 7 miles… Read More

Sandscaping: British Translate Dutch ‘Sand Engine’ Coastal Restoration Method

Coastal erosion on the East Coast of the United Kingdom (U.K.) is a well-documented, long-term phenomenon. The normal coastal protection systems of beach replenishment, groynes and seawalls have long been recognized as being insufficient, but the issue at hand was: what could be done instead? Heavy storms in… Read More

AIWA Advocates for Increasing Funds to Dredge the M-95 Intracoastal Waterway

Department of Transportation-designated marine highway M-95 needs to be improved to provide for an integrated marine transportation system on the U.S. Atlantic Coast. That is clear to Brad Pickel and a broad group of his maritime partners including the dredging industry. “A viable Marine Highway 95, the Intracoastal… Read More

Trailing Suction Dredge DC Orisant Built for Reimerswaal Dredging Launched at Royal IHC

For a joint venture between Reimerswaal Dredging and Group De Cloedt, Royal IHC successfully launched a multi-purpose trailing suction hopper dredge (TSHD) named DC Orisant. The launching and naming ceremony took place on January 11, 2018, at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The contract… Read More

Van Oord Delivers More Than 600 Acres of New Land for Taiwan’s Port of Kaohsiung

The Port of Kaohsiung, located on the South China Sea, is the largest Taiwanese port and plays an important role in Taiwan’s export-oriented economy. To remain competitive and maintain its trade advantage, expansion of the port was a clear necessity. Containership traffic is about 150 vessels per day,… Read More

Turkey Announces Route for “Kanal Istanbul”

The Bosphorus is one of the world’s narrowest shipping channels, complicated by strong changing currents and several sharp turns and headlands. This creates an obstructed view of the waterway, which has made navigation highly risky. Since its founding in 1936, maritime traffic in the Bosphorus has increased more… Read More