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Water Enters New Suez Canal

Water Enters New Suez Canal

Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mamish announced yesterday that water has entered the New Suez Canal waterway from the northern and southern entrances of the Canal. He added that this is a historical moment for the country. The New Suez Canal project will boost Egypt’s economy and help speed up the movement of vessels through […]

Minister Tours New Suez Canal

Minister Tours New Suez Canal

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister, Mamdouh Damaty inspected the site of the New Suez Canal project yesterday. During his tour, the minister listened to a detailed explanation of the project’s phases. He also reviewed all maps of the project to spotlight the archaeological development projects, which are scheduled to be implemented in the region. Ismailia governor Ahmed […]

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

DEME: Sabetta Port Project (VIDEO) Arkhangelsk Branch of Rosmorport resumed the Sabetta Port dredging work in early August, as soon as the summer navigation period commenced.   Van Oord Completes Koper Dredging The Netherlands-based company Van Oord has completed the first phase of deepening operations at the Port of Koper increasing water depth of the port’s Container […]

CAT: New HDH System for Mini Excavators

CAT: New HDH System for Mini Excavators

The five compact radius Cat® E2 Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators—303.5E2, 304E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and 308E2—will all be produced at Caterpillar’s new 850,000 square foot facility in Athens, Georgia, USA and will also use the new High Definition Hydraulic system. The E2 models are designed to carry on the solid performance of their E Series predecessor, […]

AfDB OKs Funding for Greenfield Port

AfDB OKs Funding for Greenfield Port

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved a combined US $256 million for the financing of investments in Nigeria and Ethiopia as well as a multinational projects preparation facility. The approvals comprise a US $150-million senior loan to Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise for the construction of a Greenfield seaport in […]

Dredging on New Suez Canal in Full Swing

Dredging on New Suez Canal in Full Swing

Dredgers are now in operation at the new canal in Suez, according to sis.gov.eg. Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish was on the site on Tuesday as dredgers “Tariq bin Zeyad” and “10th of Ramadan” entered the new canal from the south. “Salahuddin al-Ayyoubi” and “Mecca” are also operating in the canal. Mamish […]

VIDEO: New Suez Canal Dredging – The First Day

VIDEO: New Suez Canal Dredging – The First Day

The New Suez Canal dredging program has officially commenced. This phase of the project will be undertaken in parallel with the dry digging. This development project will boost Egypt’s economy and help speed up the movement of vessels through the 193 km long canal, which connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. September 9, 2014

M318F and M320F Wheel Excavators Introduced

M318F and M320F Wheel Excavators Introduced

When designing the new Cat® M318F and M320F Wheel Excavators, Caterpillar solicited customer input for characteristics considered important. Heading the list were initial quality and reliability, low operating costs, operator comfort and safety, simplicity of operation and maintenance, durability, and environmental friendliness. The new models are designed around those goals, while retaining the best features […]

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Van Oord: New SRI Vessel for Offshore Division Van Oord has ordered a new subsea rock installation vessel. Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Shanghai will build the vessel at its Ningbo yard in China. The vessel will be delivered in 2016.   GLDD Wins $30 Mln Freeport Harbor Contract Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (Great Lakes), the […]

Maputo Dredging on the Way

Maputo Dredging on the Way

A maintenance dredging of the Port of Maputo quays is scheduled to begin in a month’s time, using TNPA’s (Transnet National Ports Authority) brand new dredging vessel Italeni. This campaign will ensure that all quays at the port are returned to their designed depth. The dredging contract was signed on Wednesday, September 3rd, at the […]







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