International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Port of Brownsville Receives Corps Permit for Deepening Project

The Port of Brownsville received a key permit on June 6 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to advance the Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project (BIH) to its construction phase. The Corps permit is the latest milestone in the port’s effort to deepen the Brownville Ship Channel from… Read More

Corps Leadership Visits Houston Ship Channel

Port Commission Chairman Ric Campo joined Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite on a helicopter tour of the Houston Ship Channel, to witness first-hand the busiest ship channel in the nation and the constant vessel activity it experiences… Read More

Port Funding Available Through New Infrastructure Program

In June, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity to apply for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. The Maritime Administration said dredging associated with berth improvements may be eligible for funding. Maintenance dredging may not be considered competitive… Read More

Ecuadorian Port of Guayaquil Dredging to Boost Economy

Ongoing maintenance dredging at the Ecuadorian Port of Guayaquil is expected to boost the local economy, a media report by Mundo Maritimo said. The project, which was won by Jan De Nul in 2018, will deepen the existing access channel from 9.6 meters (31.4 feet) to 12.5 meters (41 feet). Read More

Oxygenating System In Savannah Harbor Expansion Is Largest To Date

The largest water oxygenation effort to date, costing about $100 million, is well underway as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Engineering firm CDM Smith won the prime contract for the oxygenation system in July 2015. Construction and preparation of the sites began in 2016. In April of… Read More

Association of Port Authorities Addresses Harbor Maintenance Tax Problems

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), together with 100 supporting U.S. ports and other organizations, delivered a letter to House and Senate leadership on June 26, urging them to enact a comprehensive solution to fix the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT). The HMT is paid by shippers to maintain U.S. harbors. However,… Read More