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  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has said Mr Seeney’s comments that the Queensland Government would deal directly with UNESCO will not address the problems created by fast-tracking industrial development along the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the World Heritage Committee wants the Queensland and Federal Governments to end the […]

  • 5 June 2013

    The peak representative body for minerals and energy sector companies in Queensland has welcomed the commitment of Australian and international scientists to support ongoing protection of the Great Barrier Reef as a place of Outstanding Universal Value on the World Heritage register. Responding to a joint statement by scientists collected by environmental group WWF, Queensland […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Under questioning during Senate Estimates in Canberra, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) revealed that the impacts of seabed dredging for coal port developments along the Great Barrier Reef coast could be far worse than previously understood. “This new information means Environment Minister Tony Burke must knock-back the dredging permit application that’s currently […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is urging the Queensland and Australian Governments to make public all of the scientific evidence about the impacts of dredging and dumping on the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that it appeared the true impacts of dredging and dumping on the […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has urged all Australians to stand up and fight for the Great Barrier Reef – given the disappointing policies and actions of the countries’ major parties on the issue of industrialising one of the wonders of the world to date. Felicity Wishart, the Society’s Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, […]

  • 21 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Damen: Partnership with Van Oord (The Bahamas) Following a six-year acquisition program, the Government of the Bahamas has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire 9 vessels for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and construction work for their naval bases.   Boskalis: Port of Mombasa Expansion Underway (Kenya) In week 14 Cofra […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    BMT is collaborating with Adani Mining Pty Ltd (Adani) to design the expansion at the Adani Abbot Point Coal Terminal at Abbot Point, north of Mackay, Queensland. The collaboration will involve BMT engineers from Australia (BMT WBM) and India (BMT Consultants (India)) working closely together with Adani at its head office in Ahmedabad, India. The […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Over 600 people have used text messages to express their dismay and outrage and many others have pledged to stop a new coal terminal going ahead in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The messages were delivered by Greenpeace to the office of marine engineering firm, Smithbridge Group, in Brisbane’s Murarrie suburb this morning. […]

  • 10 February 2013

      Van Oord Wins Constanta Port Breakwater Deal (Romania) Rotterdam based dredging and marine construction contractor Van Oord and the Romanian Transports Ministry have signed the contract for the completion of the offshore breakwater in the Port of Constanta.   Benin: Afgen Inks Agreement with Dredging International Gasol plc, the West African energy development company, […]

  • 8 January 2013

    The threat to the Great Barrier Reef from massive coal port developments has been featured on French television, in a sign of growing international concern for the future of the world’s largest coral reef. The ten minute news report includes interviews with fishermen in Gladstone Harbour who blame dredging of coal and gas shipping channels […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has highlighted the impacts to fragile marine environments from dredged material being dumped on the Great Barrier Reef. AMCS GBR Campaign Director Felicity Wishart said dredging three million tonnes of sea-floor and dumping it on the Reef would threaten feeding and breeding ground for vulnerable species. “The public environment […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Government has just released the draft Great Barrier Reef Port Strategy for public comment. Deputy Premier Seeney has stated that: ‘We will confine future development to the existing major ports where there is considerable scope for future development at Abbot Point, at Dudgeon Point in the Port of Hay Point and at several […]

  • 17 October 2012

    GVK through its subsidiary Hancock Coal Infrastructure Pty. Ltd  signed a construction contract with leading international construction major, Samsung C&T Corporation, a subsidiary of the Korean conglomerate Samsung and Australian based Smithbridge Group Pty. Ltd to build a 60 mtpa T3 Port Terminal Port for the Alpha Coal project at Abbot Point, North Queensland Australia. […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Queensland’s Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney welcomed the chance to engage with conservation groups at the Ministerial Environmental Roundtable this morning. Mr Seeney addressed the group before taking part in a question and answer session with representatives from a range of interest groups including the Queensland Conservation Council, Sunshine Coast Environment Council, National Parks Association and […]

  • 9 July 2012

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is in the final days of its annual meeting. Last week’s decisions on the Great Barrier Reef have profound implications for its future protection and pose some tough questions for Environment Minister Tony Burke. The 21 countries of the World Heritage Committee endorsed the recommendations of the March Monitoring Mission, and […]

  • 14 March 2012

    As the UNESCO mission draws to a close after investigating impacts of mining infrastructure on the Great Barrier Reef, WWF calls on Minister Burke to place a moratorium on approving new large-scale industrial developments until a comprehensive assessment of environmental impacts has been completed. While WWF welcomed the federal government’s decision to press the pause […]

  • 27 February 2012

    With Hay Point, Dudgeon Point and Abbot Point, and not to mention the debacle occurring in Gladstone, the people of Mackay and the Whitsundays who are concerned about the Reef cannot afford to waste their votes on either major party according to the Greens candidate for Whitsunday Jonathon Dykyj. “Now the state government’s coal and […]

  • 1 December 2011

      The Australian Greens have called on the federal government to block plans to dramatically expand north Queensland’s Abbot Point coal …   (brisbanetimes) [mappress] Source: brisbanetimes, December 1, 2011; Image: aurecongroup

  • 13 September 2010

    John Holland today announced it has been awarded a $276 million marine contract which forms part of the early works for Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert Port B Project in Western Australia’s north-west. The contract package involves the construction of a 920-metre jetty and two-berth wharf, new shiploading facilities and associated piping works. The project, to […]

  • 2 July 2010

    Two major initiatives are boosting port expansion and development in Australia – one is part of new Australian agreements with China. The other is a major initiative by the New South Wales government. The Chinese inputs include support for rail and deepwater port construction in Oakajee, Western Australia, and a rail line and coal terminal […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared on Monday at the Conservative government’s royal commission into trade union governance and corruption. Paddy Crumlin, MUA national secretary and president of the ITF, confirmed that while […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the report of the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the concerns expressed about the threat from dredging, dumping and rapid industrialization and called for all parties to support legislation to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Australian Greens are alarmed by a proposal submitted to the federal government to build a coal port less than 50 metres from homes near Mackay and to load the coal from barges into ships offshore in the Great Barrier Reef. “Now the big mining companies want to use the Great Barrier Reef as a […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens today slammed the Queensland Resources Council’s latest Great Barrier Reef spin campaign as an attempt to distract from the obvious damage the coal and gas industries do to the Great Barrier Reef. “No PR campaign can absolve the coal lobby from responsibility for the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government has announced an independent review of how two leaking incidents occurred in the protective wall of Gladstone Harbour. “”It is clear that there has been a failure in the bund wall at the Port of Gladstone. An Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone was commissioned by the Australian Government in February […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell has welcomed the Coalition’s plan to take a strategic, long-term approach to protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Mr Powell said the Newman Government had taken action to fix Labor’s poor decisions at a state level and was confident measures outlined in Reef Plan 2050 would significantly […]