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CARP Completes Phase 1 of Plata River Dredging

The Rio de la Plata Port Administrator Commission (CARP), a bi-national commission between Argentina and Uruguay, said in late February it completed phase one of a deepening and maintenance dredging project for the La Plata River channels between kilometers 37, near Barra del Farallón, and kilometer zero. CARP said it… Read More

Argentinian Port Administrator to Fund 2020 Dredging Project

Argentinian Port Administrator Consorcio Portuario Regional de Mar del Plata (CPRM) plans to use its own money to fund an estimated $3 million US dredging project, which is expected for 2020, CPRM’s president, Martín Merlini, told local media Pescare. Merlini said the port administrator expects to release a dredging tender… Read More

Port of Manzanillo to Dredge Navigation Channels

Mexican state-owned port administrator Administración Portuaria Integral de Manzanillo S.A, also known as (API Manzanillo), said in late April it plans to “immediately” dredge the facility’s access and secondary channels to improve navigability at the port. Captain Héctor Mora Gómez, the port administrator’s general director, said dredging must bring the… Read More

Boskalis Awarded Two Dredging Contracts in Indonesia

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded two contracts in Indonesia. On the island of Sulawesi, Boskalis will expand the Makassar New Port container terminal, and on the island of Java, it will prepare land for a new petrochemical complex. Both projects will be executed in… Read More

Remediation of Extensive 19th Century Oil Contamination Completed in Historic Gloucester, Massachusetts, Harbor Area

The Gloucester (Massachusetts) Gas Light Company (GCLC) operated a manufactured gas plant (MGP) facility on the Gloucester waterfront from 1854 to 1952 and produced coal gas and then carbureted water gas for lighting and other purposes in the surrounding community. When the plant shut down in 1952, the land was… Read More

Kahana Beach Nourishment Project Presented to Public as Ocean Engineers Seek Solutions to Sea Level Rise Damage in Hawaii

A proposal for a regional response to erosion partially caused by sea level rise (SLR) in Hawaii was introduced to the public on March 8 in the form of an Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (EISPN) “Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project Lahaina District, Island of Maui” with a 30-day public… Read More