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Friday, January 27, 2023

GLDD Emergency Response Efforts: Missouri River Levee Breach

Posted to From the desk of DCA Executive Director & CEO William Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on June 21, 2019

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) is working as a subcontractor with Western Contracting Corporation to provide fill for an emergency sand berm to close a levee breach at river mile 572 on the Missouri River.GLDD’s Hydraulic Cutter Suction Dredge ‘Iowa’ is dredging approximately 350…

US Dredging Industry Fly-in to Capitol Hill

Posted to From the desk of DCA Executive Director & CEO William Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on February 5, 2018

We had a very successful Washington, D.C. fly-in this past week. It was a good and solid effort made by all to demonstrate the resolve of the U.S-Flag dredging industry.The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) is appreciative of the time and…

Weeks Marine’s New Hopper Dredge Magdalen Delivered

Posted to From the desk of DCA Executive Director & CEO William Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on January 3, 2018

Weeks Marine’s brand new hopper dredge Magdalen was delivered on December 22, 2017 by Eastern Shipbuilding after successfully completing sea trials and U.S. Coast Guard inspections.Commenting on Weeks Marine’s new hopper dredge Magdalen, William P.

The Panama Canal Expansion Proves Real and Dredging Must Continue

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on July 17, 2017

By Owen Braley and William P. DoyleOn June 26, 2017, Panama celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of the expanded Panama Canal. On the inaugural day, the first post-Panamax vessel to transit the expanded canal was the 9,400-plus TEU containership COSCO Shipping Panama.


Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 20, 2014

Teak is the common name for the Tectona grandis, a member of the verbena family native to the hardwood forests of India, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is a large deciduous tree, growing to a height of 130 feet, with gray and grayish brown branches.


Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 8, 2014

The Strait of Malacca is named after Malacca, now part of Malaysia. In about the year 1400, Parameswana, the last Raja of Singapura, was expelled from the area around present-day Singapore by local rivals. He relocated to the fishing village of Malacca…

Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium Tackles Big Issues

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on April 3, 2014

I want to start out by thanking Audrey (Kennedy) for inviting me to speak to you this afternoon. It’s a privilege to do so, especially with an audience representing such an important part of the domestic waterfront, and at a time when much of…

Short Sea and the Jones Act

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on February 24, 2011

The term “cabotage” has, sadly, been deemed to be outdated. In what seems to be a public relations exercise, the Maritime Cabotage Task Force has reinvented itself as the American Maritime Partnership. But, at the heart of its change of name is a change of purpose.


Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.


Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 17, 2010

Nauru is a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located south of the Federated States of Micronesia; west of Kiribati; north of the Solomon Islands; and east of Papua New Guinea. Nauru consists of a solitary island with a land mass of 8.1 square miles, surrounded by a coral reef.

Coping with shifting cargo patterns will take some doing

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 18, 2010

In previous years the peak season for shipping out of Asia was around August to October. Huge volumes of containers left busy China ports and sailed off on full vessels for Europe and the US. Container lines slapped on hefty peak season charges…

Drill Ship Construction Boom in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on September 14, 2010

Petrobras alone is responsible for ordering a total of 28 drill ships of which 9 have already gone through the tendering process and will soon start being built. Transocean is building 9 drill ships at international shipyards, including the Petrobras 10…

Subsea Power Grid to Enable Large-Scale Subsea Processing

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on June 16, 2010

Large-scale seabed processing facilities will require a subsea power grid system that is able to operate for long step-outs with total reliability withstanding extreme pressure and temperatures. As technology leader on land-based power grids…

St. Lawrence Seaway

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 14, 2010

The St. Lawrence Seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels providing a connection for ocean-going ships between the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Small vessels had historically traveled this route, although portage was often required around rapids…

Anadarko´s Wahoo North Well Confirms Extension of Wahoo Discovery

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 26, 2009

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced on Monday that the Wahoo #2 well (also called Wahoo North) exploration well in the Campos Basin has encountered more than 90 feet of high-quality net oil pay in the same pre-salt interval as the original Wahoo discovery.