Asia Pacific

Singapore: IADC Seminar Approaches

Singapore: IADC Seminar Approaches

For (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbor authorities, offshore companies and other organizations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies organizes the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. The IADC Seminar will be held from Monday, 27 October, through Friday, 31 October, 2014, at Grand […]

Dredging International, Van Oord Praised by MUA

Dredging International, Van Oord Praised by MUA

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared on Monday at the Conservative government’s royal commission into trade union governance and corruption. Paddy Crumlin, MUA national secretary and president of the ITF, confirmed that while […]

Partnership Formed to Improve Water Quality

Partnership Formed to Improve Water Quality

A program to monitor and improve the health of North Queensland waterways from the rivers to the Reef was launched in Mackay today. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche, who was at the launch, said that the QRC was proud to be a financial contributor to get off the ground the […]

NSW Government OK’s Greater Taree CZMP

NSW Government OK’s Greater Taree CZMP

The NSW Government has agreed to certify the Greater Taree Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) prepared by council, subject to minor amendments, but has not supported the additional idea to construct a rock revetment wall at Old Bar. Environment Minister Rob Stokes certified the plan following examination of all available documents including a social and […]

Financial Injection for Carrum Beach

Financial Injection for Carrum Beach

A re-elected Napthine Government will invest more than $500,000 to make Carrum Beach an even better destination for families, recreational boaters, swimmers and fishing enthusiasts. Premier Denis Napthine was today joined by Member for Carrum Donna Bauer at the Carrum foreshore to announce a $540,000 funding commitment to deliver a coastal infrastructure upgrade program. “This […]

Geelong Debate Scheduled for October 6

Geelong Debate Scheduled for October 6

Minister for Ports David Hodgett has welcomed the Opposition’s agreement for Shadow Minister for Ports Natalie Hutchins to face him in a debate on opposing ports policies. “After more than a month of resistance from the Opposition Leader’s Office, we have an agreement where Ms Hutchins is prepared to stand up in front of the […]

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Van Oord Paves the Way for Koper Port Growth The Group Luka Koper, one of the fastest growing ports in the Adriatic Sea, and Dutch-based company Van Oord have completed the first phase of the Port Koper deepening project.    CHEC Wins Ashdod Port Gig China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has won the contract to […]

Neumann to Undertake Swansea Dredging

Neumann to Undertake Swansea Dredging

Member for Swansea Garry Edwards has welcomed today’s announcement from Minister Humphries (Natural Resources Land and Water) and Minister Gay (Roads and Freight) that the successful tender for the major dredging project of Swansea Channel has been awarded to Neumann Dredging Pty Ltd. “This announcement is the culmination of three years of consistent lobbying of […]

Seawall Work to Temporarily Close North Mole

Seawall Work to Temporarily Close North Mole

North Mole Drive south of the heliport at Rous Head will be closed for eight weeks from 30 September for seawall works, announced Fremantle Ports Western Australia. The seawall was damaged during storms in June this year. The works include repair and raising of the height of part of the seawall, and repair of the […]

Chatham Rise Proposals ‘on the Table’ (New Zealand)

Chatham Rise Proposals ‘on the Table’ (New Zealand)

Chatham Rock Phosphate today launched its application to the Environmental Protection Authority for a marine consent to extract rock phosphate nodules from the seabed on the Chatham Rise, 450 km from New Zealand. CRP, a New Zealand NZAX listed company, has spent four years and nearly $30 million to research its proposals to mine 1.5 […]







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