Top News – July 14 to 20, 2014

Boskalis Consortium Bags Singapore Port Expansion Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development. 

 

Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer”

The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16.

 

Maasvlakte 2 Needs Dredging for ‘Pieter Schelte’ Job

‘Pieter Schelte’, the biggest vessel in the world, is to be completed in the port of Rotterdam. Owner and designer Allseas and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement to this effect. 

 

Panama Canal Expansion Update – July 2014 (VIDEO)

The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit.

 

UK: Liverpool2 Dredging Project Kicks Off

Liverpool2, Peel Ports Group’s flagship £300m deepwater container terminal, took an important step closer to realisation this month when the Dutch marine engineering specialists Van Oord commenced their dredging of the River Mersey estuary. 

Dredging Today Staff, July 20, 2014

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