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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Charleston District is currently dredging the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) in several places.
The future of Arctic marine transportation could hang on innovation and regulation
The world’s first hydrogen-powered boat to tour the world, Energy Observer, has sailed into London. With no CO2 emissions, no fine particles and no noise that could disturb underwater fauna, the ship is the first of its kind and potentially a model for the future
Wet conditions throughout the upper Great Lakes basin in 2019 resulted in record and near record-high water levels on Lake Superior and Lakes Michigan-Huron. These high water levels have directly impacted many of you that live and work along the upper Great Lakes shoreline.
Japanese shipping giant NYK has taken a big step into the future as it has revealed the successful trial of a “Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship”, which it claims as a world-first.
The Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica has just produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years.
Marinex Construction Inc. of Charleston, SC, has won a $26.1 million contract for the FY19 Savannah Inner Harbor Maintenance Dredging project.
Attention boaters: There may soon be a Publix where you’ll be able to ease into a dock, scoop up some groceries and sail away without having to worry about South Florida’s traffic jams and parking lot fender benders.
The AIWA - the Voice of the Waterway - is a national non-profit organization with the mission of securing funding and support for the maintenance of the AIWW (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway). We are the only organization dedicated to ensuring the future of the AIWW and proudly represent all stakeholders of the waterway.
So far, Gov. Ron DeSantis is proving as good as his word when it comes to protecting our waterways.
“Snoozing crew raises specter of criminal charge in boat fire” was the headline of an AP story this week and if the feds do indeed charge the surviving crew of the dive ship Conception, it won’t be the first time in recent years that they have dusted off the archaic “seaman’s manslaughter” statute.
Construction services will consist of maintenance dredging of the federal navigation
In Willapa Bay in Washington state, scientists discovered that water washing over tidal flats during high tides is largely the same water that washed over them during the previous high tide. This 'old' water has not been mixed with 'new' water and has lower levels of food for creatures in the bay. Oysters grown on flats where 'old' water stays longer showed a 25% drop in dry tissue weight per shell height.
The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers are still searching for the remaining four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned near St. Simons Island Sunday.
Major developments coming in Bushwick Inlet Park, Harlem River Park, Port Morris and more.
ELWHA RIVER — The Elwha watershed is booming with new life, after the world’s largest dam removal.
You could almost hear the sound of federal money being sucked toward the politically powerful city of New Orleans. Up to a quarter of the Army Corps of Engineers’ budget goes to shoring up the Mississippi in a normal year, billions more in the wake of one of their frequent hurricanes.
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the world. For years, states that provide the Bay’s watershed—Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, New York, and the District of Columbia—have been working with varying success to improve the health of the bay.
AIWA's 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting is November 21 - 22, 2019 in Savannah, GA
Container shipping bunker adjustment factors (BAFs) will rocket later this year as the deadline for the mandatory use of new low-sulfur fuels across the global maritime fleet draws closer.
As the ocean looks set to get busier due to increasing international trade, improving navigation systems is being seen as vital for protecting both human and marine life
Charles Morgan in the mid-1800s used the power of steam for his ships and railroads, and then combined them by constructing a port infrastructure.
City action opposes plans made by the Port of Corpus Christi to put a crude oil terminal on Harbor Island.
Citing concerns for the region’s aquatic resources, Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Texas is opposed to the Port of Corpus Christi’s proposed Channel Deepening Project (CDP), permit application number SWG-2019-00067. The full public notice, proposed plans and alternative analysis can be found HERE.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Chinese state-owned construction giant CCCC is preparing a bid to dredge Argentina’s Parana River, the country’s main cargo superhighway that takes soy and corn from the Pampas farm belt to the shipping lanes of the south Atlantic and the world.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A major oil spill in one of the nation’s most economically important waterways could become more likely unless a plan to dredge two San Francisco Bay channels less frequently is reconsidered, lawyers for the state of California and a conservation group argued in court Wednesday.
The Port of Virginia is proud to host the 108th AAPA Convention, the largest port event in the Americas, which gathers hundreds of major stakeholders and leaders in the industry from around the world.
Scientists from the Benioff Ocean Initiative and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have deployed a a hydrophone, or underwater microphone, to listen for whale traffic in the Santa Barbara Channel. They hope to use the microphone to help prevent collisions between whales and boats - which are often deadly to whales.
IADC today announced the fourth nomination running to receive the Safety Award 2019 award – Jan de Nul’s Full Mission Simulator safely prepares crews for risky conditions at sea.
When John Fredriksen — the world’s most famous living shipping magnate — makes a big move, a common response is to ask: What does he know that we don’t?
A proposal is advancing to deposit dredge spoils from the Port of Baltimore onto two eroding Chesapeake Bay islands.
> Ultra-large oil carrier stores fuel ahead of IMO 2020 rules > Vessel, slowly accumulating supplies for months, heads to Asia
IQALUIT, Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's Arctic waters are essential to the livelihoods, identity and natural heritage of countless Inuit communities.
As ice melts around the Bering strait – the body of water separating the USA and Russia – the Alaskan city of Nome plans to expand its existing port into the only deep-water port in United States Arctic waters.
On September 1, 2019, any vessel larger than 1,100 feet will no longer have open access to the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) absent approval by the newly authorized and independent Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports (Board), in accordance with two Texas bills signed into law this summer by Governor Greg Abbott.
High water levels on the Great Lakes are leading to a boom year for shipping through the Port of Green Bay.
The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running far higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies.
“New assets will support our coastal communities, grow the economy and will help to renew the fleet”
We huddled behind the ship’s superstructure, momentarily escaping wind, rain and snow flurries. Soon, though, we would need to leave this protection, and move to the ship’s windward side where we would start lowering and raising lifeboats. Water temperature was in the 40s F and the air was close to freezing.
Intercity chamber-of-commerce study missions sure have come down in the world when, instead of the opportunity to jet off to some exotic foreign city, participants are offered a junket to … Tacoma?
The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published by The Mission to Seafarers recently, has revealed that seafarers working onboard dredging vessels are the most satisfied in the global maritime industry.
Commercial fishing ports in Hingham and Beverly, Massachusetts, will benefit the most from a combined $3.6 million in grants awarded recently by the US state for dredging purposes, based on a press release from governor Charlie Baker's office.