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  • 5 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cargotec has received a major order to deliver 14 Kalmar automatic stacking cranes and 14 Kalmar one-over-one shuttle carriers to DP World Brisbane Pty Limited in Australia. The equipment will be taken into use at the Port of Brisbane. DP World Brisbane will also be using Navis Sparcs N4 TOS in their Brisbane terminal expansion. […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Applications are now open for the State Government’s 2015-16 Coastwest grants and Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program grants, the Government of Western Australia just announced. Planning Minister John Day said that $600,000 was available for coastal managers and community groups undertaking initiatives aimed at the protection and management of Western Australia’s coastlines. “Through these grant programs […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups have blasted the federal government’s decision to approve the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion at a protest in Brisbane on Wednesday. And some in the tourism industry have voiced concern about the port development, saying they are unsure about the impact on their sector, which relies on the Great Barrier Reef. A small […]

  • 30 March 2010
    Project & Tenders

    PERTH – Western Australian iron-ore conveyor Oakajee Port and Rail (OPR) has delivered a draft bankable feasibility study (BFS) and draft implementation agreements for a new rail and deep-water port project to the government of Western Australia. [mappress] Source: Mining Weekly, March 30, 2010

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) and The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) are warning that the massive fracking gas, coal and other industrial projects planned for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will push globally significant species of turtles closer to the brink of extinction. The industrialization of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area will destroy […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    BMT JFA Consultants, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that it has secured a three year contract with Western Australia’s Department of Transport (DoT). Providing a range of project management services, the contract will see BMT work closely with the Department to help […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) has just released reports on seagrass responses to dredging in northwest Australia. With almost no knowledge of how primary producers in the NW of Australia will respond to the environmental changes produced by dredging, it is difficult to predict and then manage the impacts of dredging on these critical […]

  • 13 April 2011
    Business & Finance

        The founder of VMI, Gene Maitlen, used to say “The sun never sets on a VMI dredge”. He knew that somewhere in the world someone was using one of his dredges. That statement has been especially true lately, since VMI has sold 7 dredges outside of the US in the past year alone. […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has called on the Commonwealth Government to work with State and local governments to manage coastal erosion across the country. The State Government today released a comprehensive report outlining the scope and scale of coastal erosion across Western Australia, and potential options for managing areas of risk. The report itself […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul has successfully completed the dredging works in the Port of Broome in Australia. “By dredging the access channel, cruise ships will have better access at all tides. Cable Beach, known for its famous pristine white sand and stunning turquoise water, is now even more ready for the next cruise season,” the company […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia have welcomed the announcement that new laws to restrict sea-dumping and port expansion in the Reef World Heritage Area will be voted on in Queensland Parliament next week. “We now call on all members of Parliament to support these laws to provide important new safeguards for the […]

  • 7 March 2011

      Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd and Van Oord Australia Pty Ltd have been awarded the Western Basin Main Works Dredging – Parcel 5 contract in the Port of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. The client of this AUD 260 million. (€ 190 million) contract is the Queensland Gladstone Ports Corporation. The contract was signed on 4th March […]

  • 6 July 2011
    Project & Tenders

    The Australian Financial Review reports that Aquila Resources is the frontrunner to win the rights to build a new multi-user deepwater port at Anketell Point in Western Australia. The company is reportedly close to securing sufficient financing and may be able to complete construction within two years. The Western Australia state government is keen for […]

  • 26 April 2012

    Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu announced a $1.2 billion re-development of the Port of Melbourne which will create 2,600 jobs and enhance the economic future of the state. Mr Baillieu said the centerpiece of the project would be the construction of a new container terminal at Webb Dock while infrastructure upgrades at Swanson Dock would increase […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord Australia Pty Ltd and Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd, member of the DEME Group, have been awarded a third contract for the Western Basin Main Works Dredging at the Port of Gladstone. This third contract signed with the Gladstone Ports Corporation on 15th July 2011 represents a value of AUD 120 million (EUR […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging has started today to widen the Outer Harbor shipping channel and swing basin at Port Adelaide, reports Flinders Ports. The $80 million project, funded by Flinders Ports, means Port Adelaide will be able to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships and the larger and more efficient ‘Post Panamax’ container ships. Flinders Ports CEO, Stewart […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The latest anti-farmer comments by Jay Weatherill demonstrate just how arrogant and irrational the South Australian Premier has become in the Murray-Darling Basin plan debate, Victorian Water Minister Peter Walsh said today. “Mr Weatherill wants a Basin Plan that would not only cause substantial and sustained flooding in Victoria, but would also risk flooding his […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed news that the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt is now seeking further information about how the Adani Carmichael coal mine would impact two endangered species. Imogen Zethoven, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said that expanding coalmines in Australia would further threaten the Reef. “To go […]

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

    Rabobank Publishes Outlook for Dredging Sector CEDA Corporate Member Rabobank has published its newest outlook for the dredging sector, and for the first time, made it available to the general public.   Greens: Abbott OKs Great Barrier Reef Destruction (Australia) Tony Abbott’s Great Barrier Reef policy, reported on today, completely ignores the impacts of mining […]

  • 24 December 2012

    DeepOcean UK, Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding AS, today announced it had been awarded a trenching contract by Subsea 7 on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in Australia. DeepOcean will be responsible for the project management, engineering and associated trenching works of approximately 70 kilometres of main umbilical for the Gorgon and Jansz-Io field […]

  • 8 January 2014

    Australia-based dredging, civil contracting and marine civil company Hall Contracting is celebrating its expansion within the international market, having recently opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hall Contracting Managing Director Cameron Hall said as the first Hall Contracting branch to open outside of Australian borders since the company’s Fiji office some years ago, […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Deltares is performing scale test with a coral reef in the Scheldt Flume in Delft. The tests, commissioned by the University of Western Australia in Perth, are to be completed at the end of November. Aim of the tests is to find out to what extent the disintegration of the coral reef affects wave exposure […]

  • 19 March 2012

    The WOC and the Australian Association for Maritime Affairs (AAMA) are collaborating to ensure that ocean industries have the opportunity to provide input to “Rio + 20”– the decadal UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio de Janeiro, 20-22 June 2012) for which oceans are a thematic priority. The WOC/AAMA Workshop on “Oceans, Industry and Rio […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The head of North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) stated that the Great Barrier Reef is not under threat by proposed port development. In an opinion piece (see below), NQBP chief executive Brad Fish says port operations and shipping in the marine park are well regulated and the scale of the activity is minor compared to […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has successfully completed the sale of its Australian harbor towage business to its strategic partner Smit Lamnalco. The sale had already been announced in August 2013 as part of a strategic realignment of the towage activities. Boskalis received USD 55 million in cash for all the outstanding shares in Smit Marine […]