International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

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

Panama Canal Welcomes 6,000th Neopanamax Vessel

In late April, the Panama Canal welcomed its 6,000th Neopanamax vessel through its expanded canal, local canal authority, ACP said. The milestone was reached after the LNG vessel Energy Liberty completed the transit. It traveled southbound from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. “Once again, we are proud to celebrate… 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