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  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society say governments have failed to address key concerns raised by the World Heritage Committee, as UNESCO’s deadline runs out today. As part of their joint campaign Fight for the Reef the two organisations have released a scorecard assessing each government’s response to UNESCO’s fears about industrialisation, including port […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are calling on Queensland Resources Council (QRC) to cancel their blatant propaganda campaign as a report out today, commissioned by the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), shows dredging and dumping will cause significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef. “This report is yet more evidence showing dredging and dumping for ports and […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Patrick F. Welch, an attorney at Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC, recently attended the 2014 Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) Plenary Session hosted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padrés in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme of the Plenary Session was “Arizona & Sonora: Evolution of a Region”. The semi-annual event serves as a platform […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society calls on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to refuse to issue a permit for dumping 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the Reef’s waters until after the findings of an independent inquiry into the Gladstone Harbour dredge project. The terms of reference for the inquiry into […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dumping of dredged material in the Great Barrier Reef should be banned, following the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt ordering that dumping should not be occurring in the World Heritage Area near Gladstone Harbour. However, the true test for the Minister will come at Abbot Point, where he is considering the approval millions more […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    With just 50 days before the World Heritage Committee meets in June, WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today released an urgent Reef “to do” list for the Queensland and Federal Governments. That meeting, in Bonn, Germany from June 28 to July 8, will decide if the Reef should be declared World Heritage […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A chorus of Australia’s leading coral reef scientists last night called for a ban on the dumping of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Four Corners special “Battle for the Reef” on ABC TV heard evidence from many respected scientists concerned about the future of the Great Barrier Reef, and […]

  • 13 April 2011

      Alewijnse Marine Systems has signed a contract for the delivery and installation of the alarm monitoring control system, integrated dredging control system and dynamic positioning system onboard two new, 14000m³ dredgers to be constructed at Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia for the Jan De Nul Group. The two trailing suction hopper dredgers will have […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    ‘Fight for the Reef’ today released a new report into the benefits and risks of cruise ships for the Cairns local economy that was originally commissioned to help understand if there was any need for further dredging in Trinity Inlet. The report finds that dredging Cairns’ port for large cruise ships is not necessary to […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Global energy giant Shell’s rethink of a planned fourth LNG plant at Curtis Island makes it the latest organisation to acknowledge projects contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef are a bad investment, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said a changing global marketplace […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Fight for the Reef campaign welcomed the start of people-power-fuelled legal action to stop three million cubic metres of Abbot Point dredge spoil being dumped in Reef waters. In Brisbane, the North Queensland Conservation Council lodged the action in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal challenging the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s decision to issue […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of their joint Fight for the Reef campaign, WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today released a scorecard assessing the performance of both the Queensland and Australian Governments’ management of the Great Barrier Reef. Last year, UNESCO gave Australia a deadline to outline how it would better manage the Reef, noting that […]

  • 6 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Federal Senate’s strong message to Environment Minister Greg Hunt that dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters is unacceptable. The Senate passed a motion calling on the Abbott Government to revoke its approval of the Abbot Point coal port expansion. The Senate will also vote […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and The Cairns and Far North Environment Center have called on the Queensland Government to oppose any changes to the Sustainable Port Development Bill that would list the port of Cairns as a ‘priority port’ and allow new dredging. “The fact that over one hundred Cairns and Far North businesses […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The revelations in today’s Courier Mail raise serious questions about whether coal seam gas development approvals in Queensland are made in a transparent and accountable manner, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Felicity Wishart, Campaign Director at the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) said the fast-track of approvals for coal seam gas developments increased […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Fight For The Reef campaign today welcomed Premier Campbell Newman’s commitment that his government will “insist” all future dredge spoil will be disposed of onshore and called for the guarantee to be made permanent through a legislated ban. Asked today about dredging and dumping Mr Newman told journalists: “… it is our strong belief […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Fight for the Reef campaigners have welcomed the decision by the World Heritage Committee to maintain pressure on Australia to improve protection of the Great Barrier Reef and address threats from industrial port development, dredging, dumping, and poor water quality. The World Heritage Committee is holding its annual meeting in Doha, Qatar this week and […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fight for the Reef campaigners said the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt had let down Australians and failed the Reef. GBRMPA today issued a permit to allow three million cubic metres of dredge waste from the expansion of Abbot Point coal port to be dumped in Reef waters. […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Project & Tenders

    Australian Environment Minister Mark Butler has decided to delay making a decision on an application to dump 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, 50kms from the Whitsunday Islands. The Minister’s decision has come just hours after his Government released a new report into the impacts of […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed a Senate Bill to be introduced by Queensland Greens MP Larissa Waters this afternoon that calls on the Government to acknowledge community views and scientific evidence and to reject the Abbot Point dredging plan. The Bill seeks Senate recognition of concerns from Great Barrier Reef dive operators, charter […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today released new official figures on dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area which show our Reef continues to be treated as a coal and gas highway and a rubbish tip, risking UNESCO listing the Reef as World Heritage in Danger. “There is only one Great Barrier Reef. […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Fight for the Reef campaign has seized on a new report on the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef as further evidence that the practice of dumping dredge waste should be banned. Richard Leck, WWF-Australia spokesperson for the Fight for the Reef Campaign said that the report confirms the worst fears for […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today released a 10-point plan to save the Great Barrier Reef, in response to the Queensland Government’s Draft Reef 2050 strategy. The Fight for the Reef solution calls for dumping to be banned and dredging minimized, an end to farm chemical pollution, permanent protection for sensitive areas including […]

  • 27 July 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    J.E. McAmis out of Chico, CA, was recently awarded a $3.7 million Oregon and Washington clamshell dredging project. According to the company, the maintenance dredging project covers multiple ports along the Oregon Coast and up the Columbia River into Washington. The contract, awarded by the the Army Corps’ Portland District, will include over 300,000 cubic […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Starting in Europe and Japan, Komatsu Ltd. has begun with the launching of the PC200i-10 and PC210LCi-10 intelligent Machine Control (iMC) hydraulic excavators. With a plan to introduce them to the United States in November, Komatsu is working to aggressively promote them in advanced countries which lead ICT-based construction. For these iMC hydraulic excavators, Komatsu […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    J.E. McAmis, a heavy-civil, marine, dredging and environmental contracting firm, recently acquired a new 122 acre West Coast Marine facility in Cowlitz County, Washington. The property is located on the Mouth of the Old Cowlitz River at Columbia River mile 68. It is anticipated that J.E. McAmis will complete a full relocation of its Northwest […]