South & Central Asia

VOSTA LMG to Take Part at SMEM Conference

VOSTA LMG to Take Part at SMEM Conference

VOSTA LMG, a leading engineering and contracting company which serves the worldwide dredging industry, will attend the Seatrade Middle East Maritime (SMEM) conference. This event will take place in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, from 28-30 October 2014. VOSTA LMG staff will be there to inform attendees about the company’s broad spectrum of […]

China Invests in Hambantota Port Project

China Invests in Hambantota Port Project

China Merchants Holdings (International) Company and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (the China Joint Venture) yesterday reached agreement with Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on key terms in relation to the development of Phase II of the Hambantota Port Project. Under the deal, the China Joint Venture and SLPA will enter into a supply, operate and transfer […]

Bangladesh to Procure 23 Dredgers

Bangladesh to Procure 23 Dredgers

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan told the parliament yesterday that the government would procure 23 dredgers, 4 amphibian dredgers, survey vessel, tug boat and crane boat to ensure navigation on inland waterways across the country. “The government already procured 11 dredgers and conducted sand quarry in 1,000 km rivers to ensure smooth navigation for water transports […]

DCI – Organization with Innovative HR Practices

DCI – Organization with Innovative HR Practices

Asia Pacific HRM Congress 2014, a conclave of CEOs and HR professionals, that was held on Thursday, September 11, awarded Dredging Corporation of India Ltd. the “Organization with Innovative HR practices” in recognition to the strategic position of the organization. Dredging Corporation of India during the last three years has taken various steps for improving the […]

NUS and GIS Make Breakthrough in Treating PCBs

NUS and GIS Make Breakthrough in Treating PCBs

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering have developed a novel approach that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of destroying polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment. They discovered three powerful bacteria from a genus called Dehalococcoides which can degrade PCBs. In addition, the researchers also developed an effective […]

Meeting Discusses Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100

Meeting Discusses Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100

The General Economics Division (GED) of the Planning Commission and the TA Team of the BDP 2100 Formulation Project organized a workshop at the NEC II Conference Room last week on 11 September 2014. The objective of the workshop was to discuss approaches to Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 Formulation, Baseline Study Plan and Ministries’ Participation. Special […]

Chinese Delegation Visits ISA

Chinese Delegation Visits ISA

A Chinese delegation headed by Mr. Jiancai Jin, Secretary General, China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association of the People’s Republic of China (COMRA), visited on September 11, the headquarters of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The delegation was composed of officials from the National People’s Congress of China and the China Institute for […]

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

DEME: Sabetta Port Project (VIDEO) Arkhangelsk Branch of Rosmorport resumed the Sabetta Port dredging work in early August, as soon as the summer navigation period commenced.   Van Oord Completes Koper Dredging The Netherlands-based company Van Oord has completed the first phase of deepening operations at the Port of Koper increasing water depth of the port’s Container […]

CCCC Shanghai Wins Taizhou Dredging Gig

CCCC Shanghai Wins Taizhou Dredging Gig

On September 3, CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd. won the bid for the EPC contract for the mudflat surfacing project in Taizhou East New Area, Zhejiang Province, with a total construction period of 30 months. The project is located in the east of Taizhou East New Area and the core of Taizhou Bay Cyclic Economy […]

CAT: New HDH System for Mini Excavators

CAT: New HDH System for Mini Excavators

The five compact radius Cat® E2 Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators—303.5E2, 304E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and 308E2—will all be produced at Caterpillar’s new 850,000 square foot facility in Athens, Georgia, USA and will also use the new High Definition Hydraulic system. The E2 models are designed to carry on the solid performance of their E Series predecessor, […]







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