Asia Pacific

New Zealand: Officials Plan to Remove Mount Maunganui Reef

New Zealand: Officials Plan to Remove Mount Maunganui Reef

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided the Mount Maunganui surf reef is to be partially removed to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street. Regional Council Deputy Chief Executive Eddie Grogan said the Mount Maunganui Reef Trust obtained resource consent in August 2000 to construct the pilot offshore submerged reef about 250 m […]

New Zealand: Proactive Response to Taupo Erosion

New Zealand: Proactive Response to Taupo Erosion

Waikato Regional Council will be actively encouraging land owners to take an even more proactive response to managing erosion issues around Taupo. The integrated catchment management committee yesterday endorsed recommendations that will see the council step up work with landowners to prevent erosion events caused by heavy rainfall events, particularly in autumn and spring. “We […]

Overcoming Opposition for Dredging Projects Through Strategic Campaigning

Overcoming Opposition for Dredging Projects Through Strategic Campaigning

Al Maiorino, President of Public Strategy Group Inc., has submitted an article exclusively for Dredging Today about how dredging projects can properly combat opposition through strategic campaigning. As a vital aspect of social and economic development, dredging is essential for the successful implementation of numerous infrastructure projects. The demand for dredged materials is growing, and […]

The Philippines: Dredging Project to Delay DOT’s Plans

The Philippines: Dredging Project to Delay DOT’s Plans

The Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office is eyeing the Iloilo River as an anchor of all city tours. DOT Regional Director Helen Catalbas said the inclusion of the river in all city tours notched a sustained implementation since January 2013 until December 31, 2016 and beyond. The amphibious bus and boat tour will be […]

Sri Lanka: More Equipment Arrives at Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka: More Equipment Arrives at Hambantota Port

The Hambantota Port will receive two ships to shore cranes and they will be placed inside the port by the end of this month.  “These ships to shore cranes are essential for the new ports like Hambantota, because those cranes have arms which are much longer than the gantry cranes,” said Parakarma Pillapitiya, the Business […]

SeaPlanner on Its Way to Australasia and Asia Markets

SeaPlanner on Its Way to Australasia and Asia Markets

SeaRoc Group Ltd. established a new commercial office in Sydney to deliver the company’s innovative portfolio of software and technology solutions SeaPlanner™ to the markets in Australasia and Asia. The SeaPlanner system provides a complete management and tracking solution for all project data and information for onshore, near shore and offshore projects. SeaPlanner has a proven […]

Terex® Quaymate M50 Introduced (Singapore)

Terex® Quaymate M50 Introduced (Singapore)

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) launched its first mobile harbour crane, the Terex® Quaymate M50, designed as an entry model for small maritime and river ports aiming to professionalize their cargo handling. With an efficient diesel-electric drive, this purpose-built crane model, with 50 t maximum lifting capacity, 36 m radius, and 50 m/min hoisting speed, provides […]

ICTSI to Develop Umm Qasr Port (Iraq)

ICTSI to Develop Umm Qasr Port (Iraq)

The Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) is about to invest $130 million in Iraq’s largest port, the Port of Umm Qasr, located on the Gulf coast. Through its subsidiary ICTSI (M.E) JLT, the company signed, on April 8th, a contract with General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) to operate, develop and expand […]

Australia: Council Opens Tabourie Lake Entrance

Australia: Council Opens Tabourie Lake Entrance

Shoalhaven City Council’s Natural Resources and Floodplain Manager has advised that the entrance to Tabourie Lake should be opened mechanically on April 11th in anticipation of further rain. The Council sent machinery to excavate an entrance opening after receiving clearance from National Parks in relation to threatened shorebird species. The water level is currently at […]

The Philippines: DPWH to Start Dagupan Rivers Dredging

The Philippines: DPWH to Start Dagupan Rivers Dredging

Dredging of the shallow rivers in Dagupan is about to begin. This was bared by City Engineer Virginia Rosario when she made a report during an executive meeting called Monday afternoon by Mayor Belen Fernandez. Rosario said the DPWH will deploy three dredging machines in Dagupan, two of which are now in the Dagupan while […]







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