Waterways

International
Waterways

Oil spill threatens vast areas of mangroves and coral reefs in Brazil

Pollution stretches across 2,400km of coastline, with scientists fearing contamination of food chain

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

Outer Banks Shipwrecks: The Tale of the Storm-Tossed Ario Pardee, And How a Day-long Trip Turned into a 152-Hour Odyssey

A great many folks, past and present, celebrate year’s end around the holidays with the feasts of Thanksgiving and the joy of giving at Christmas. Then, it is topped off with the late-night parties of New Year’s Eve. The crew of the schooner Ario Pardee certainly must have anticipated this joyous time when they set sail in mid-December of 1884. It would instead be their worst nightmare.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Dredging Begins On Five-mile Stretch of Intracoastal Waterway in Venice, FL

People around the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice and around some of the beach areas will be seeing a lot more activity, mainly from machines doing dredging.

West Coast
Waterways

Port of Long Beach Deep Draft Navigation Study Kicks Off -- Notice of Availability of Draft Integrated Feasibility Report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Los Angeles District and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), acting by and through its Board of Harbor Commissioners have completed a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR) and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Port of Long Beach Deep Draft Navigation Feasibility Study located in the City of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

Northeast
Waterways

$2.6 million in grants awarded to improve the health of Long Island Sound

Top federal and state environmental officials from New England and New York announced 35 grants totaling $2.6 million to local state and local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

Port of Virginia Starts Dredging Work for Ultra-Deep Harbor

The Port of Virginia says that it has received its final federal approval to begin work on its ship-channel deepening-and-widening project. The port has given its contractor notice to proceed, and the staging of heavy equipment needed for the project got underway on Thursday - two and a half years ahead of schedule.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Texas: Carlyle Group's oil terminal exit starts shakeout of U.S. crude exporters

HOUSTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Carlyle Group LP’s decision to abandon a Texas crude export project this month marked the start of a shake out among the nine deep water terminal proposals vying to export U.S. shale, said investors and analysts.

International
Waterways

Op-Ed: How to Judge The True Progress of Any Trade Deal: Containers Don’t Lie

Since the first tariff threats tweeted by United States President Donald Trump, the global markets have become an involuntary spectator and sometimes unwilling participant in the political reality show known as trade negotiations. For the first time in history, the veil of trade talks was ripped off and made public.

Coastwide
Waterways

Maritime History Notes: Waterman Steamship Co. at 100

Of the 200 U.S.-flag shipping companies that were formed after World War I, only one remains in operation today.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Russia Launches New Battle Ship to ‘Defend National Interests’ in the Arctic

Russia has unveiled a new combat icebreaker vessel in St. Petersburg on Friday which it says will help defend its national interests in the Arctic, the state-run TASS news agency reported.

West Coast
Waterways

Newport Beach to Host Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

The Western Dredging Association is gearing up for the Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference that will be held in Newport Beach, CA from Tuesday, October 29, through Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Coastwide
Waterways

How maritime regulation impacts technology and its forced adaptation

The maritime industry is inherently international, and also inextricably linked to the landside. The supply chain crosses borders and wharves and extends into the hinterland far from the ocean. Because of its international and intermodal scope, the regulations and standards that govern the maritime industry must have an equally broad scope.