Asia Pacific

Cebu City to Undertake Dredging Project

Cebu City to Undertake Dredging Project

The Cebu City Council has declared the entire city under a state of calamity, following the flooding in many areas in the city on Thursday. The heavy rains starting Wednesday night and the flash floods prompted city official to suspend classes in all levels in both public and private schools Thursday. The declaration of a […]

AMCS ‘Not Happy’ with the New Dumping Plan

AMCS ‘Not Happy’ with the New Dumping Plan

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments that dumping on the wetlands at Abbot Point is a win-win for the environment and the economy demonstrate the disregard the Queensland government has for the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director said that calling plans […]

Expansion Projects Bring Benefits to Victoria’s Ports

Expansion Projects Bring Benefits to Victoria’s Ports

Victoria’s commercial ports have performed strongly over the past year, posting solid figures in import and export trade. Minister for Ports David Hodgett welcomed the annual reports tabled in Parliament yesterday and said the figures reinforced the strategic value of Victoria’s commercial ports. “Victoria has an incredibly strong ports sector which can be seen in the […]

Nautilus 3rd Auxiliary Cutter Assembled and Ready

Nautilus 3rd Auxiliary Cutter Assembled and Ready

Secretary-General Nii Odunton accompanied by his Deputy and Legal Counsel, Michael Lodge, had the opportunity to visit the Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) facility in Newcastle upon Tyne on 4 September 2014, to get a look at Nautilus Minerals’ Polymetallic Sulphides Mining Technology. The newly assembled Auxiliary Cutter (AC), is the third and final seafloor production […]

Funding Secured for Zamboanga Dredging

Funding Secured for Zamboanga Dredging

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has allocated approx. $2.2 million to undertake dredging project at the newly-expanded portion of the Port of Zamboanga wharf. With the depth of only 2.4 meters, the newly-expanded area of the wharf is not able to accommodate large vessels. Because of this, PPA has decided to dredge the place to a […]

NEWS IN PHOTOS: Tarakan Dredging Program

NEWS IN PHOTOS: Tarakan Dredging Program

Dredging work for Tarakan New Shipyard Project is currently underway, according to the contractor’s, PT. Cahya Mentari Cemerlang, latest photo report. With this new shipyard, the country’s infrastructure will provide even better support to Indonesia’s growing shipping industry sector.           September 17, 2014

Minister: Win-Win for Environment and Economy

Minister: Win-Win for Environment and Economy

North Queensland families have heard firsthand how the Queensland Government will help protect the Great Barrier Reef through a strategy to use dredge material from port development on land, rather than conventional sea-based disposal methods. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney told a public meeting in Bowen that the […]

Sylvania Waters Dredging Begins Next Month

Sylvania Waters Dredging Begins Next Month

Maintenance dredging of the Sylvania Waters canals will commence in mid-October and is expected to be completed by the end of November, according to The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Under the cleanup plan, three areas will be dredged: – at the exit of Gwawley Creek between Belgrave Esplanade, Clarence Crescent and Castlereagh Crescent; – […]

PoMC Capacity Project in Good Hands

PoMC Capacity Project in Good Hands

Minister for Ports David Hodgett today announced three reappointments to the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) Board, as the Port Capacity Project continues. Mr Hodgett said that he was pleased to reappoint Chairman Mark Birrell and Directors David Cranwell and Janice van Reyk. “I’m pleased to announce these appointments at a critical time for the Port […]

Governments Need to Avert Reef ‘In Danger’ Downgrade

Governments Need to Avert Reef ‘In Danger’ Downgrade

Instead of wasting time with a secret trip to lobby the World Heritage Committee, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments should be following the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations, say the Australian Greens. “The World Heritage Committee is an expert committee – members will judge Australia’s management of the Great Barrier Reef on the […]







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