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  • 9 May 2012

    The devil is in the detail for Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, with the Government’s failure to extend the successful $200 million Reef Rescue program in this year’s Budget or to review the mass dredging plan which has caused ‘extreme concern’ within the international community. The Australian Greens welcomed the small increase of $8 million […]

  • 4 May 2012

    Less than three weeks after Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell conceded that Gladstone harbour was a mess, he has given Gladstone Ports Corporation a free pass to increase the turbidity churned up in the water by their mass dredging operations. “The ongoing environmental crisis in Gladstone harbour is a disaster for the Gladstone community, an […]

  • 2 May 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called a meeting of the National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee in order to follow up on the progress of water management projects. The meeting is intended to monitor the progress of the approved water resources management projects which have been assigned to various corresponding agencies. These projects are […]

  • 18 April 2012

    IHC Merwede develops and builds innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support services for the dredging, mining and offshore industries. The company’s international outlook and expanding portfolio have helped it to record increased revenue and profit figures for 2011, and maintain its strong order book for 2012 and beyond. In the past year, IHC Merwede’s […]

  • 18 April 2012

    World Heritage Day is a wake-up call to save the internationally renowned Great Barrier Reef from the devastating impacts of mass dredging, dumping and shipping for fossil fuel exports which the Federal Government’s strategic assessment won’t fix, the Australian Greens said today. “It’s appalling that the greed for fossil fuel exports from both the Australian […]

  • 9 April 2012

    Bharathi Shipyard gives in to the Mangalore local fishermen’s demands to dredge the accumulated sand from the sea. Local fishermen could not move their boats into the sea due to the accumulation of sand, which they believe was caused by Bharathi Shipyard that clogged sands in Kudroli Bengre Shipyard. The shipyard was ordered to dredge […]

  • 6 April 2012

      In 2011, the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s normalised result (net income) was EUR 186 million; that is EUR 18 million (+10%) higher than the result in 2010. Both the income from the letting out of sites and the income from harbour dues increased. The operating expenses rose slightly, mainly driven by a few non-recurring […]

  • 4 April 2012

    The first WPTS World Ports Award has been presented by H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri Ministry of Economy, UAE to the CEO of the Port of Antwerp during a prestigious gala dinner to celebrate the 2nd World Ports and Trade Summit, held in association with ADPC (Abu Dhabi Ports Company). The award was given […]

  • 26 March 2012

    The Water Resources Department’s Director General Jatuporn Burutpat said every country attending the latest World water Forum showed their concerns for the quality of water. In the meantime, Thailand is prepared to to tackle flooding in 20 provinces this year. Mr. Jatuporn said that the objective of this year’s “World Water Forum” was to urge […]

  • 21 March 2012

    The U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet is returning to service to keep industrial America on the mend. The first vessel to get underway was the tug/barge unit DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER on March 5. The vessel will spend the month shuttling iron ore within Cleveland Harbor. Next to sail was the cement carrier SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN/INNOVATION. The tug/barge […]

  • 13 March 2012

    A temporary stabilization project for the Norriego Point in Destin is being undertaken however the contractors are in a crisis situation since the permit to dredge expires on March 18, reports The Destin Log. Winter storms have caused erosion resulting in the mouth of the harbor filled with sand. The workers are laying down sheet […]

  • 9 March 2012

    Yesterday, Congressman Gene Green spoke in front of the Committee on the Budget in a hearing regarding his priorities for the federal budget for fiscal year 2013. Congressman Green emphasized that Democrats and Republicans must work together to produce a budget that simultaneously helps meet our economic, health care, energy, and social challenges. Port of […]

  • 6 March 2012

    The Australian Government’s unwillingness to act on the ongoing environmental crisis in Gladstone harbour was explained today, as the Australian Financial Review reported Environment Minister Tony Burke as saying ‘it’s difficult to find any world heritage values within Gladstone harbour’. “Tony Burke is risking the de-listing of Gladstone harbour from World Heritage status through negligence, […]

  • 13 February 2012

    Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers will fund several important projects in the Central Valley this year. $800,000 was awarded for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton project. Additionally, $4,491,720 was awarded for operations and maintenance dredging at the Port of Stockton. “The San Francisco Bay to Stockton […]

  • 7 February 2012

    Demag Cranes started financial year 2011/2012 with ongoing growth. Demag Cranes once again outperformed the prior year on our key reporting indicators: Group order intake, Group revenue and operating EBIT. Demag Cranes AG’s CEO, Aloysius Rauen, states: “Financial year 2011/2012 has started well for the Demag Cranes Group. However, there are signs that our order […]

  • 3 February 2012

      The first Sustainability Report for the port of Antwerp has now appeared. For a whole year, various workgroups laboured at the production of this report that demonstrates how the various companies within the port are able to reconcile “people, planet and profit” with their day-to-day activities. The initiative-takers behind the report are Antwerp Port […]

  • 24 January 2012

    The American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Public and Government Relations Workshop in Houston, Feb. 28-29, 2012, will examine how communications and government relations practitioners can persuasively articulate the value of seaports to community residents, business leaders and policymakers. This includes advocating for port authority property development, investments in transportation infrastructure, and programs geared to […]

  • 16 January 2012

    The Mississippi River is the highway to the vast central portion of the United States. Many of the commodities and goods produced in the heartland of the United States are brought to world markets via the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond to the world economies. Likewise, important products are transported from […]

  • 12 January 2012

    Yesterday, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra travelled to Transport Ministry to assign relevant agencies to carry out a number of flood-related policies. Ms. Yingluck instructed that all parties should collaborate with one another in the same direction for the benefit of the nation and its people. The meeting was attended by Transport Minister Sukampon Suwannathat, Deputy […]

  • 12 January 2012

    A government spokesperson stated that the government had already acknowledged in principle of the Royal Act regarding reconstruction after flood – debt of Financial Institution Development Fund. She also elaborated that those two Royal Acts are parts of financial preparation for an investment on water management system and country’s future building. Mrs. Titima Chaiseang, Office […]

  • 11 January 2012

    Figures obtained through Senate Estimates reveal more than 112 million cubic metres – or 65 Melbourne Cricket Grounds – are proposed to be dredged from the Great Barrier Reef​ World Heritage area, with 52 million cubic metres already approved by the Federal Government. A coalition of representatives from the fishing and tourism industries and reef […]

  • 26 December 2011

    Recent media reports suggest that the Cochin Port Trust is in a serious financial crisis and its net loss in 2011-12 is likely to be in the…   By Jose Paul (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, December 26, 2011;

  • 5 December 2011

    “We believe that the current period of turbulence in the Mediterranean area could be stabilised within six months, paving the way for the significant recovery in the development of investments from Italian entrepreneurs and those from Campania in particular”. This bright outlook comes from the Paolo Scudieri, chair of the association Study and Research for […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Demag Cranes Group brought financial year 2010/2011 to a successful close. Not least thanks to factors including the economic recovery, demand for products and services noticeably improved overall. Group order intake increased by 23.1 % compared with financial year 2009/2010 to EUR 1,121.2 million. At EUR 1,062.3 million, Group revenue was 14.1 % up […]

  • 9 November 2011

    As the Thai capital is facing flooding of crisis proportions, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday ordered concerned agencies to u… (mcot) [mappress] Source: mcot, November 9, 2011

  • 24 October 2011

    H.E. Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, urged Dutch companies to take advantage of Dubai’s position as a leading business hub and gateway to growing Middle Eastern, Asian and African markets, during a Country Focus Briefing event at the organisation’s head office. His Excellency highlighted the cooperation between […]