Waterways

Great Lakes
Waterways

MI - Rieth-Riley Construction Buys Benton Harbor Dock

A dock in Benton Harbor has a new owner, with new plans to increase the use of it.

International
Waterways

China - From Taiwan to the Philippines, Chinese Illegal Dredging Ships Wreak Environmental Havoc

On a clear day, up to hundreds of Chinese dredging ships illegally mining for sand can be spotted from Taiwan’s Matsu Islands.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

SC - SC Ports Sees Signs of Moderate Recovery in July

S.C. Ports Authority is seeing signs of a moderate recovery beginning to emerge at the start of fiscal year 2021 amid the ongoing global pandemic.

Great Lakes
Waterways

WI - Fox River Dredging Project Has Finished, EPA Announces

After 16 years and $1 billion, dredging of the Fox River is finished.

Northeast
Waterways

ME - $650K EPA Grant to Help Keep Casco Bay Clean

The University of Southern Maine, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership and others will help sustain Casco Bay for decades with EPA grant.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

NC's First Lighthouse Keeper and His Wife

In the summer of 1753, a ship transporting German immigrants set sail from Portsmouth, England, bound for the New World. Among the many who were aboard was 10-year-old Henrich Caspar Lange.

Caribbean
Waterways

VI - Developer Seeks Community Input on Planned Sirius Marina in Coral Bay

While the controversy for a marina proposed by the Summer’s End Group continues to flare up, the developer of another marina proposed for Coral Bay is seeking public input for its own design, which has been in the works since 2007.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Russia starts building world’s largest nuclear icebreaker

MOSCOW: Russia’s Zvezda shipyard has begun construction of the first Leader-class nuclear icebreaker, according to Rosatom subsidiary Rosatomflot. The flagship vessel will be named ‘Russia’.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

MD - PCB Cleanup Makes Uneven Progress

DC prepares to tackle hotspots, but in Gunpowder River little is to be done.

Northeast
Waterways

NJ - DEP Approves $3.5 Million For Water-Quality – Including HABs with Lake Hopatcong Getting $700.000+

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $3.5 million in grants for projects to reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution on waterways, including $1 million for the development of lake and watershed restoration plans to mitigate harmful algal blooms, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Port Houston Continues to Make Strides Despite Pandemic

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met virtually Thursday for its regular July monthly meeting.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Arctic - Ships moving in as Arctic sea ice level reaches record low

The spike in shipping along the remote Russian Arctic shipping route comes as sea ice melting over the last weeks has reached unprecedented levels.

Northeast
Waterways

NY - Losing $240M a Month, Port Authority Reiterates Calls for $3B in Federal Aid

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As the Port Authority continues to hemorrhage revenue amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency has reiterated calls for the federal government to provide much-needed financial aid.

Great Lakes
Waterways

WI - Sturgeon Bay Construction Company Tapped for $2 Million Dredging Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District awarded a Sturgeon Bay construction company a more than $2 million contract to dredge the Duluth-Superior Harbor.

Northeast
Waterways

MA - Towns Back to Work on Nauset Inlet Dredging

EASTHAM -- Still waters run deep, but the Nauset Estuary isn’t deep enough anymore.

International
Waterways

AUS - Fury at Australian Ports as Terminal Operators Impose Sudden Access Fee Hikes

Stevedores in Australia have implemented “staggering” increases to terminal access charges and road and rail operators are lobbying for their cancellation.

Great Lakes
Waterways

IL - Beardstown Approves Permit Process for Marina Dredging

Beardstown City Council approved on Tuesday an agreement to move forward with the permit process for the second phase of dredging of the Beardstown Marina Access Channel.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

WA - Port Receives Approval for First Environmental Mitigation Bank

The Upper Clear Creek Mitigation Bank is the Port of Tacoma’s first mitigation bank and only the second joint wetland and fish conservation bank in Washington.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

NC - Waterways Commission Addresses Shoaling

It’s deja vu all over again for Hatteras Inlet’s South Ferry Channel, much to the chagrin of the Dare County Waterways Commission.

International
Waterways

UK - Ports Free-For-All Could Spell Doom for Grey Seals

Fears grow for coastal wildlife as ministerial supporters of ‘free ports’ seek to scrap vital safeguards.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - AAPA Harbor Maintenance Funding Agreement Advances in House

On Wednesday, July 15th, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, legislation to authorize navigation, flood control and environmental water projects throughout the United States.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

VA - VW Settlement Funds To Pay For 2 Electric Cranes & Electric Drayage Trucks At Port Of Virginia

America’s ports have some of the dirtiest air, thanks to the constant loading and unloading of ships and moving freight around using diesel engines.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

AK - Corps continues legacy of dredging at Port of Alaska

All summer long, a crimson and white boat moves back and forth through the waters near the Port of Alaska collecting silt, sand and gravel off the seafloor to allow vessels to navigate the harbor in Anchorage.