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VOSTA LMG to Take Part at SMEM Conference

VOSTA LMG to Take Part at SMEM Conference

VOSTA LMG, a leading engineering and contracting company which serves the worldwide dredging industry, will attend the Seatrade Middle East Maritime (SMEM) conference. This event will take place in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 28-30 October 2014. VOSTA LMG staff will be there to inform attendees about the company’s broad spectrum of […]

Panama Canal Expansion – September 2014 (VIDEO)

Panama Canal Expansion – September 2014 (VIDEO)

The Panama Canal Expansion is back on track with completion of all phases expected in 2016. When this major construction project is completed, it will more than double the cargo capacity of the century old canal. When finished, the expanded Panama Canal will change shipping patterns and affect ports up and down the East Coast […]

Conservation Groups Push for Possum Point Cleanup

Conservation Groups Push for Possum Point Cleanup

Five coal ash ponds at Dominion’s Possum Point power plant have been illegally leaking toxic pollutants for decades into groundwater and two popular waterways near Washington, D.C., charged conservation groups in a notice filed yesterday. The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Potomac Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion and the Virginia […]

Derecktor Shipyard Cleanup Plan Involves Dredging

Derecktor Shipyard Cleanup Plan Involves Dredging

EPA in cooperation with the U.S. Navy and R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management (RIDEM) has completed two “Records of Decision” (RODs) approving cleanup remedies of contaminated areas at the Derecktor Shipyard which is part of Naval Station Newport, formerly known as the Naval Education and Training Center, in Middletown, R.I. The two contaminated areas targeted […]

SCPA Reports Strong Volumes and Planned Upgrades

SCPA Reports Strong Volumes and Planned Upgrades

SC Ports Authority reported container volumes up 13 percent fiscal year to date, a strong start to the first two months of the fiscal calendar. The SCPA handled 163,970 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in August, in increase from 144,649 TEUs moved during the same month last year and 153,916 handled in July. Fiscal year to […]

BMAPA and The Crown Estate Celebrate Milestone

BMAPA and The Crown Estate Celebrate Milestone

The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) and The Crown Estate, have published a new ‘Fifteen-Year Review’ which provides a unique overview of the changes in the area of seabed licensed and dredged between 1998 and 2012, enabling greater understanding of the nation’s marine mineral dredging activity and more sustainable management over the long term. […]

NEWS IN PHOTOS: Tarakan Dredging Program

NEWS IN PHOTOS: Tarakan Dredging Program

Dredging work for Tarakan New Shipyard Project is currently underway, according to the contractor’s, PT. Cahya Mentari Cemerlang, latest photo report. With this new shipyard, the country’s infrastructure will provide even better support to Indonesia’s growing shipping industry sector.           September 17, 2014

St. Petersburg to Host Ports Development Events

St. Petersburg to Host Ports Development Events

The 4th International Conference on Ports and Shipping Development and 12th International Transport Exhibition TRANSTEC 2014 will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, during 1-3 October, 2014. The events will be held under the auspices of the Maritime Collegium under the Government of the Russian Federation with support of the Mintrans of Russia, Maritime Council […]

Marina del Rey Harbor Plan Approved

Marina del Rey Harbor Plan Approved

The State Water Resources Control Board recently approved an amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region designed as a preliminary step to achieve water quality standards for a number of toxic pollutants in Marina del Rey Harbor. The amendment, developed by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, is based […]

China Invests in Hambantota Port Project

China Invests in Hambantota Port Project

China Merchants Holdings (International) Company and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (the China Joint Venture) yesterday reached agreement with Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on key terms in relation to the development of Phase II of the Hambantota Port Project. Under the deal, the China Joint Venture and SLPA will enter into a supply, operate and transfer […]







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