Asia Pacific

Ports North: Further Studies for Cairns Shipping Development Project

Ports North: Further Studies for Cairns Shipping Development Project

Further collection of water quality baseline data will be carried out during the next four months to deliver a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement on the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Ports North Chairman Mr. Brett Moller confirmed that additional field studies were being undertaken following consultation with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). Mr […]

Australia: QRC Puts Spotlight on Importance of Dredging

Australia: QRC Puts Spotlight on Importance of Dredging

A review of port-related dredging and associated environmental impacts in subtropical and tropical waters has been welcomed as an authoritative turning point in the debate surrounding management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, announced Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Ports Australia-commissioned expert analysis of recent dredging projects, including Cairns, […]

Maldives: Baa Eydhafushi Land Reclamation Kicks Off

Maldives: Baa Eydhafushi Land Reclamation Kicks Off

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom yesterday inaugurated ‎the Baa Eydhafushi land reclamation project. ‎ Highlighting that the land reclamation project was the ‘rebirth’ of ‎‎Eydhafushi Island, the President advised the people to use the new land ‎effectively. President underscored that developmental aspirations can be ‎achieved by utilizing the available resources in the Maldives and by […]

Australia: Shoalhaven Finishes Dredging Feasibility Study

Australia: Shoalhaven Finishes Dredging Feasibility Study

The Shoalhaven Citywide dredging feasibility study is now complete and has formed the basis of four funding applications to the State Government’s ‘Rescuing our Waterways’ Program. Three of the four grant applications lodged on April 14 were for dredging activities at Sussex Inlet Channel, Currambene Creek, and Lake Conjola. The fourth grant application proposes to […]

Greens: GBR is Under Pressure Like Never Before (Australia)

Greens: GBR is Under Pressure Like Never Before (Australia)

The Australian Greens today slammed the Queensland Resources Council’s latest Great Barrier Reef spin campaign as an attempt to distract from the obvious damage the coal and gas industries do to the Great Barrier Reef. “No PR campaign can absolve the coal lobby from responsibility for the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier […]

Australia: AMCS Concerned Over Lack of Environmental Regulations

Australia: AMCS Concerned Over Lack of Environmental Regulations

Queensland’s lax environmental assessment practices continue to present threats to the environment and the economy, causing fears for how major development on the Great Barrier Reef will be managed, said the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection announced it was charging Linc Energy for major breaches of environment laws […]

Australia: Another Step Forward for Port of Hastings Development

Australia: Another Step Forward for Port of Hastings Development

Detailed environmental and planning studies for the Port of Hastings container expansion will soon be underway with specialist consultants now appointed. Minister for Ports David Hodgett announced the milestone after a six month procurement period to ensure the right contractors were on board to develop the business case, and complete detailed environmental studies over the […]

The Philippines: IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge at Work (VIDEO)

The Philippines: IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge at Work (VIDEO)

The City of Marikina dredging scheme is moving forward. In this video, an IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge is cleaning silt, sand, and debris from the waterway flowing through the city. The Versi-Dredge will deepen the river and help mitigate flooding events that have been notorious for damaging private and public property on almost an […]

DP World: New Channel Opens New Opportunities for Vietnam

DP World: New Channel Opens New Opportunities for Vietnam

In a significant milestone, DP World has welcomed the very first vessel to navigate the new channel on the Soai Rap River to its Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. The MSC vessel Xutra Bhum, with a nominal TEU (twenty foot equivalent container unit) capacity of 2378 and dwt of […]

Top News – April 14 to 20, 2014

Top News – April 14 to 20, 2014

Van Oord Takes Over Dravo S. A. (Spain) Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has acquired all shares of its Spanish subsidiary Dravo S.A.   UK: Boskalis Begins Port of Felixstowe Dredging Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest […]







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