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  • 7 September 2017

    Oil major BP has evacuated its Thunder Horse offshore platform and the West Vela drillship located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as it braces for the Hurricane Irma.  BP said on Wednesday that with forecasts indicating potential impact this weekend in Florida and possibly later along the southeast Atlantic Coast, the company was taking […]

  • 12 September 2017

    U.S. oil and gas company Anadarko has sent its staff back to offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Irma weakened to a tropical depression. Anadarko evacuated its offshore personnel from the Horn Mountain and Marlin platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. The oil company reported on Monday that, with the […]

  • 11 September 2017

    Oil and gas operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico continue to shut in operations and evacuate personnel from its offshore assets due to Hurricane Irma. Shell said on Friday that, as a precautionary measure, it had suspended some of its well operations and reduced staff at the eastern Gulf of Mexico assets in preparation for […]

  • 8 September 2017

    Following BP’s cue, U.S. oil company Anadarko is evacuating non-essential personnel from its facilities in the eastern Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Irma.  As a reminder, BP on Wednesday started securing offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico for heavy weather and evacuating non-essential personnel from the Thunder Horse platform and the Seadrill-owned West Vela drillship. However, […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    A number of cruise ship itineraries, as well as US ports, have been affected by Hurricane Irma, which is forecast to remain a powerful Category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days. Miami-based cruise line operator Royal Caribbean canceled the Cuba and Bahamas sailings on Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Majesty of […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Duval County Shore Protection Project was recognized yesterday by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) as one of the nation’s best restored beaches for 2019. Actually, the project includes four county beaches that were recognized: Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches, and Hannah Park, reported the Corps. “The Duval County Shore Protection Project […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has approved 76 additional Monroe County canals for Hurricane Irma marine debris and sediment removal. The newly approved canals fall under the same Emergency Watershed Protection grant used to clean Hurricane Irma marine debris from 172 previously approved canals. The Tavernier-based Adventure Environmental, Inc. (AEI) […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, announced the initiation of emergency regulatory permitting procedures in response to conditions resulting from possible erosion and storm damage associated with Hurricane Irma in South Carolina that will last until March 18, 2018. “Any resident of South Carolina that feels they have an emergency situation as a […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    PortMiami’s Seaboard Marine container terminal will open on Tuesday, September 12 upon approval by the United States Coast Guard, the port authority said in an update. The approval is anticipated in the morning hours, allowing for truck and gate operations to resume. Truck and gate operations will be closed on Tuesday, September 12 for Port […]

  • 20 August 2010

    The port of Maputo, in Mozambique, would see an estimated investment of around $800-million over the next five years, said Grindrod Freight… By Irma Venter (engineeringnews) [mappress] Source: engineeringnews, August 20, 2010;

  • 29 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has received an application for a Department of the Army permit for a maintenance dredging work to restore water depths in navigable waters in the Village of Islamorada, Florida. The applicant – Village of Islamorada – seeks authorization to maintenance dredge a total of 11,380.60 cubic yards […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Hutchinson Island residents and visitors will see work on local beaches this winter that will improve the barrier island’s resiliency to storm events and help reduce risks to infrastructure. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District awarded the Martin County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction contract September 26 to take sand from offshore and […]

  • 13 September 2017

    Port Canaveral has opened to commercial traffic following a clearance from the United States Coast Guard on Tuesday, September 12. Nevertheless, a restricted commercial vessel traffic is in place, allowing for the arrival of fuel supplies destined for Florida consumers, and receiving of cruise ships that were diverted from Port Canaveral prior to the arrival […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction Project has been temporarily stopped as Hurricane Irma heads towards South Carolina. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District renourishment update, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock has stopped pumping and dredging and is preparing the dredges to be sent to safe harbor. GLDD is working to […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    FEMA has approved $1.7 million for the State of Florida to help the City of Jacksonville defray the costs of rebuilding dunes on city beaches damaged by Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the cost of rebuilding dunes along a seven-and-a-half mile stretch of beach using 56,280 […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The first of the 10-canal Hurricane Irma sediment removal projects in the Florida Keys are underway, reports the Monroe County. Tavernier-based Adventure Environmental, Inc. began the sediment removal project in three Marathon canals. The two Islamorada canal projects are also on the way and the five Big Pine Key canals are waiting for final permit […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Ports & Logistics

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports to Puerto Rico have resumed after extensive damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20 bringing devastating winds that knocked the majority of the island into one of its longest power outages since 2004. Several reports suggest that the majority of the island’s […]

  • 11 September 2017

    The spike in freight rates for product tankers in the aftermath of the Hurricane Harvey is expected to be short-lived. Product tankers saw a 35-40 percent lift in spot rates since the hurricane made landfall on Texas on August 25, shutting down refineries. The tanker industry is taking advantage from the initial uncertainty caused by the […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is currently conducting post-storm analyses on their federal storm damage reduction projects. The two federal storm damage reduction projects managed by the Charleston District in South Carolina are Folly Beach and the Grand Strand. “The Charleston District will perform an initial assessment of Folly Beach this week […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    In recognition of the severity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the US Department of Homeland Security approved a waiver of the federal Jones Act on September 8. The waiver will be in effect for seven days after signature and is specifically tailored to transportation of refined products in hurricane-affected areas. It will ensure that during the […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last Friday, Congressman Rutherford announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will invest supplemental disaster relief funds in Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties for hurricane and natural disaster recovery. The USACE will invest $36.8 million in St. Johns County for the Vilano Beach renourishment project, as well as $2 million dollars in each […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Seaports on St. Croix are open and fully functional after being closed for days due to the Hurricane Irma, the Virgin Islands Ports Authority informed. All United States Virgin Islands seaports were closed on September 5 to all inbound commercial traffic unless authorized by the US Coast Guard’s Captain of the Port. Meanwhile, activities are […]