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  • 23 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The 22nd World Dredging Congress & Exposition (WODCON XXII) officially kicked off today at the Shanghai International Convention Center in Shanghai, China. The event is being organized by the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), China Dredging Association (CHIDA) and Eastern Dredging Association (EADA). Mr Polite Laboyrie, President of the Central Dredging Association (CEDA), opened the […]

  • 5 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (May 30-June 5, 2016).   Boskalis and Van Oord Sign Fehmarnbelt Contracts Femern A/S, a subsidiary of the Danish state-owned Sund & Bælt Holding A/S, and the Fehmarn Belt Contractors joint venture, consisting of Boskalis and Van Oord, has signed the previously announced […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 3rd International Forum of Dredging Companies, organized by the media group PortNews with FSUE Rosmorport and IADC as partners, kicks off today in Moscow. The visitors will have chance to learn more about new dredging and land reclamation technologies, to review the equipment for operations in seaports’ water areas and to learn about ecological […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    To celebrate the International Association of Dredging Companies’ 50th anniversary, IADC is assembling a comprehensive photographic book with impressive pictures of the major dredging projects over the last 50 years. “Beyond Sand and Sea: 50 years – maritime masterpieces” will be published as a limited edition but will be available free of charge to a lucky […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Marine extraction sites alter the morphology of the seabed and in doing so offer unique opportunities to create a new environment in these locations, stated the article “Utilizing the Full Potential of Dredging Works: Ecologically Enriched Extraction Sites”, published in the September issue of Terra et Aqua Journal. A new physical lay-out means deeper waters and […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    2013 was a remarkable year for global marine terminal operator DP World. Despite challenging market conditions and uncertainties that impacted the industry, the company maintained its focus on improving efficiencies, expanding capacity, enhancing its position as one of the top industry leaders globally and driving profitability. As a premier partner in the UAE’s successful bid […]

  • 4 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    NMDC Bags Important Contract in Bahrain National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), the UAE-based firm, has won a multi-million reclamation contract as part of the projected East Sitra Town scheme.   The Bahamas: Dredger “Niccolo Machiavelli” Arrives in Bimini A mammoth seafloor dredger, dubbed ‘The Reef Destroyer’ by local environmentalists, has arrived in Bimini as developers […]

  • 27 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Liverpool2 to Become UK’s Largest Transatlantic Deep-Sea Port Peel Ports Group has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) to supply state-of-the-art ‘mega’ container cranes for its new Liverpool2 development.   USA: Oregon Inlet Emergency Dredging Starts The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, will begin emergency dredging operations […]

  • 23 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Panama Canal Expansion Program Update – March 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.   Maldives: Boskalis Wins Massive Land Reclamation Deal A contract signing ceremony for reclamation of six […]

  • 24 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

      Nigeria: Sand Dredger Killed in Lagos Explosion An explosion under the Festac Link Bridge yesterday killed one person and left another seriously injured.   Nigeria: Lagos Police Arrests Suspect for Explosion The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man in connection with the explosion which occurred on Miracle Sand Beach under the Amuwo […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Trading in pre-owned vessels continues to be a popular choice for many customers. Damen Trading facilitates the sale and purchase of both Damen and third-party vessels. Recent deals highlight how trading in vessels results in a win-win situation for buyer and seller. Under these arrangements vessels have been sold in Australia and bought by clients […]

  • 12 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Van Oord: First Awards for “Stingray” Van Oord has been awarded two pipe lay projects for its new shallow water pipe lay vessel Stingray.   Philippines: Boskalis Wins Important Contract Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has been awarded a contract by Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. for the installation of an offshore Depletion Compression Platform for the […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    As a dredge moves farther away from the discharge point, the pump speed is increased to maintain a proper slurry velocity within the pipeline. Once maximum pump speed has been achieved, further increasing the discharge distance causes the cost-per-ton of material moved to rise, while production declines. Of course, there is always a cost involved […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DEME, the Belgian dredging, hydraulic engineering and environmental solutions group, has secured a number of new contracts worldwide. The total value of these orders is approximately 1.6 billion EUR. Foremost important is a Letter of Award received in Singapore. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has awarded Dredging International Asia Pacific Pte Ltd – Daelim Industrial Co […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    APM Terminals has been named the winner of the 2013 Lloyd’s List Asia Awards annual “Port Operator” Award in recognition of maintaining “the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service throughout the year” among port and terminal operators in the Far East. Excluding operations in the Indian Subcontinent (which was not part of the […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Global marine terminal operator DP World announced strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the six months to 30 June 2014, delivering profit attributable to owners of the Company before separately disclosed items of $332 million, 40.8% ahead of the first half of 2013 on a like-for-like basis. Revenue of $1,659 […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging Group, consisting of RESON, BlueView and Odom Hydrographic, will hold the Underwater Technology Seminars (UTS) in Hamburg (September 16-18), Boston (October 7-9) and Singapore (December 1). At the 3-day seminars in Hamburg and Boston the theme is: “Hydrography in Harbors and Inland Waters as well as Dredge Guidance and Construction […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    IHC Merwede successfully increased its order book in 2013 across the main sectors of its business: offshore and dredging. The company received almost € 1.8 billion worth of new orders in the past year. At the end of 2013, the order book was valued at over € 1.7 billion, which is the equivalent of a […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, is showcasing the We3D, WeSubsea’s new 3” titanium remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dredger at Subsea Asia this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Acteon companies J2 Subsea and Seatronics are now offering WeSubsea´s full range of titanium dredgers from worldwide locations. The We3D dredger is designed to operate on smaller ROVs […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The developments at Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in 2015 to date have been positive and in line with the company’s expectations. Reported revenue increased compared to the same period in 2014. Revenue was stable when adjusted for acquisitions, divestments and currency effects. In the course of the quarter the order book fell slightly compared […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has announced the start of its share buyback program. Within the framework and based on the principles of its business plan for the 2014-2016 period Boskalis intends to execute a buyback program for up to 10 million of its own shares. The program will be executed in the next two and […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The second and the final day of our first Dredging Today Conference, taking place at Amsterdam RAI Convention Center under the theme ‘Changing Climate, Resilient Business’, has drawn to a close today on a very positive note.  The sessions saw straight-to-the-point statements and some interesting discussions. During the first thematical session: ‘Solutions and funding for climate change […]

  • 1 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

    With the new year ahead of us, Dredging Today is bringing you a recap of the most popular posts from 2015. Van Oord, Boskalis to Build Artificial Island Off Jakarta Van Oord and joint venture partner Royal Boskalis Westminster have won a major land reclamation contract in Indonesia. DEME Bags Major Contract in Singapore  Dredging […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week an article entitled ‘Floods and climate: emerging perspectives for flood risk assessment and management’ appeared in the professional journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. In this article, 30 international hydrologists, including Laurens Bouwer of Deltares, advocate the creation of a stronger link between hydrological, climatic and environmental know-how so as to achieve […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    APM Terminals’ container throughput increased to 36.3 million TEUs, as measured by equity share, reflecting an overall 3% growth in volume through the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network in 2013. Invested capital rose to $6.1 billion USD during the past year as work on seven new terminals and expansion and upgrades to 16 operating facilities […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar has introduced its new Cat® 336F excavator, built to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards. This piece of equipment comes equipped with several features to enhance fuel efficiency. Electric boom and stick regeneration valves capture and recycle energy, and an engine idle shutdown setting turns the engine off after a specified amount […]