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Top News – July 14 to 20, 2014

Top News – July 14 to 20, 2014

Boskalis Consortium Bags Singapore Port Expansion Contract Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development.    Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer” The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is […]

Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer”

Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer”

The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16. “But we still […]

NPA Negotiates with Potential Strategic Investors

NPA Negotiates with Potential Strategic Investors

The Nigerian Ports Authority, managed under a “Landlord” model, has put all necessary arrangement in place to encourage prospective investors, both local and foreign in the Nation’s seaports. This information was disclosed by Nigerian Ports Authority Managing Director, Malam Habib Abdullahi, during a recent visit of Moody’s Investors Services officials to Lagos. According to Abdullahi, […]

New EC250E and EC300E Excavators from Volvo

New EC250E and EC300E Excavators from Volvo

The new Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment are powerful and efficient machines, designed to reduce fuel consumption and increase productivity. New Volvo EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators deliver a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over past models, saving customers both time and money. This efficiency is […]

Loan Secured for Abidjan Port Expansion

Loan Secured for Abidjan Port Expansion

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has arranged a EUR 200 million syndicated bridge financing facility for Cote d’Ivoire’s state-owned Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA) to enable the company expand facilities at the Abidjan Port. According to the agreement signed by PAA and the participating banks in Cairo and Abidjan, Afreximbank and Société Générale Cote d’Ivoire will […]

Dutch Trade Delegation at Damen’s South African Shipyard

Dutch Trade Delegation at Damen’s South African Shipyard

The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms Lilianne Ploumen, and a Dutch Trade Delegation visited Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) on Tuesday, July 8th 2014. The goal was to get an impression of the way South African and Dutch companies and entrepreneurs are working together. In addition, the newly qualified pupils from […]

Government Approves Bonny Channel Dredging, Nigeria

Government Approves Bonny Channel Dredging, Nigeria

The Nigerian Federal Government has approved dredging operations of the Bonny Channel along with four other channels. The Transport Minister, Senator Idris Umar emphasized that the deepening of the Channel would allow bigger vessels to access the Onne Port, and that the project would have economic benefits. World Stage quoted Mr. Umar as saying: “The […]

Italdraghe Delivers Dredging Equipment for Diamond Mining in Mali

Italdraghe Delivers Dredging Equipment for Diamond Mining in Mali

Italdraghe recently handed over a complete set of dredging equipment to a diamond mining company operating in Mali. Due to the client’s urgent need to commence river extraction operations immediately, Italdraghe agreed to overhaul a PD 200 dredger originally built by Draghe Lario (an Italian dredger/pump manufacturer belonging to the Italdraghe Group) and to modify […]

SonarWiz Now Supports EdgeTech Real-Time Bathymetry Systems

SonarWiz Now Supports EdgeTech Real-Time Bathymetry Systems

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI), a world leader in real-time acquisition and GIS based processing software for seafloor mapping, has announced a major advance to its flagship software SonarWiz processing with the addition of a Real-Time Acquisition Server for the EdgeTech 4600 and recently introduced EdgeTech 6205 interferometric bathymetry systems. The EdgeTech bathymetry systems are unique […]

Kongsberg Mesotech Presents M3 Bathy System

Kongsberg Mesotech Presents M3 Bathy System

Kongsberg Mesotech has just introduced the M3 Bathy System, a powerful, entry-level survey system for shallow-water bathymetric applications. The core of the M3 Bathy is Mesotech’s M3 Series MultiMode Multibeam Sonar. The M3 Sonar is the only instrument in its price point that produces high-quality imaging records and 3D profiling point cloud data using the […]







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