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Colombia Expects Year-end Magdalena River Project

Cormagdalena, Colombia’s river management authority, has requested the country’s finance ministry, as well as the nation’s planning department, DNP, to make agile the process of closing a new contract for the recovery of the local Magdalena River. Cormagdalena wants the new contract to be signed by year end. “We… Read More

Mexico’s Port of Mazatlán Expects Dredging

The Mexican Port of Mazatlán, in the state of Sinaloa, has opened a dredging tender, which has been delayed since 2013 due to lack of resources. The Mazatlán port administration, or the Administración Portuaria Integral (API), is taking proposals for the tender until December 11, 2017. According to API Mazatlán,… Read More

Ecuador Reviewing Yilport Contract

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Works (MTOP) said in late November it has set a commission to evaluate the concession contract of Turkish port operator Yillport, which operates the Port of Bolivar in the south part of the country. “These contracts are public. Thus, they can be reviewed and questioned… Read More

American Samoa Receives Grant Funding for Waterways Improvements

Under the guidance of the U. S. Assistant Secretary to the Interior, the Office of Insular Affairs’ Capital Improvement Project Program has released more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa. A portion of those funds will go toward the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority and to the… Read More

Maintenance Dredging of Tampa and St. Petersburg Harbors Underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District awarded $4,662,432 to Orion Marine Construction of Tampa, Florida, for Tampa Harbor and St. Petersburg Harbor maintenance dredging. While the work is being done as part of typical maintenance needs, it has been partially funded with Hurricane Matthew Supplemental Operations and Maintenance… Read More

Coastal Dredging Company To Dredge Tampa Harbor

Coastal Dredging Company of Hammond, Louisiana was awarded a $3.6 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District to conduct maintenance dredging in Tampa Harbor. The company will use hydraulic dredge Cledus to removed approximately 200,000 cubic yards of shoaled material from two channels, the Alafia River channel and turning basin… Read More