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  • 2 August 2012

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has acquired a contract with port operator Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for deepening and widening the port and access channel of JNPT in Mumbai, India. The contract has a total value of approximately EUR 175 million. The dredging work will commence in September 2012 and is expected to take two […]

  • 2 August 2012

    According to Bintulu Port official website, the Seaport Terminal Sdn Bhd wants to position Penang Port as a regional port to tap opportunities as far out as India and for that it plans to grow its capacity and invest nearly RM1bil in capital expenditure over the next five years. Over 30 years, the plan is […]

  • 1 August 2012

    Nineteen local high school students got a “sampling” of what it’s like to be a hydraulic engineer during a boat tour of the Savannah Harbor, July 25. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, in partnership with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Savannah Post, hosted the tour as part of a Jenkins […]

  • 1 August 2012

    The Republic reports the Army Corps of Engineers wants a federal judge to block South Carolina’s Savannah River Maritime Commission from entering a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million Savannah River dredging project. In a filing late Monday, the corps says allowing the commission in would delay the case and open issues that weren’t originally […]

  • 1 August 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is soliciting contractors for maintenance and improvement dredging at Hampton Harbor in Hampton and Seabrook, New Hampshire. The construction window for dredging activities is between October 15, 2012 and February 1, 2013. The estimated construction cost is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. The work on this project […]

  • 31 July 2012

    According to porttechnology.org, the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has announced that it is launching a tender for the design and build of three new deepwater berths at its second port in Lamu. Speaking to Reuters, Gichiri Ndua, managing director of KPA, said that the bidding process is open to local and international firms. The new […]

  • 31 July 2012

    The Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) Workers Union believes that Seaport Terminal Sdn Bhd the successful bidder for the proposed privatisation of the port will be able to take the company to greater heights. Its president Anuar Omar said the privatisation of the port would help improve efficiency of its operations. “We believe the experience […]

  • 31 July 2012

    A&P Falmouth welcomed South West MEP Sir Graham Watson to the docks to discuss the issues surrounding the port development, in particular dredging. Falmouth has been a docks town since 1841. Today the Docks is home to more than 30 businesses, handles approximately 100,000 tonnes of cargo per year and is one of largest private […]

  • 30 July 2012

    Following the record-breaking floods that devastated Fiji in March, Sunshine Coast-based dredging and civil engineering company Hall Contracting has joined local Nadi businesses to assist the community, providing $FJD 15,000 (just over $AUD 8,000) that will be used to bring children back to school. Hall Contracting Managing Director Cameron Hall said he was saddened to […]

  • 30 July 2012

    According to savannahnow.com, the Georgia Ports Authority plans to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel saying its contractual and economic interests are at risk. The Authority wants the river shipping channel deepened to handle larger ships that will be routinely calling when the Panama Canal […]

  • 30 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) will take a 20 percent shareholding in Chatham Rock Phosphate and assume a seat on the board, in a world-first for the undersea mining industry. It is the first time a major dredging company has taken a substantial equity position in an undersea mining project. Boskalis has been issued shares […]

  • 27 July 2012

    The Government intends to carry out dredging works within an area of about 428 hectares of sea-bed at Kwai Tsing Container Basin and portions of the Northern Fairway, Western Fairway and East Lamma Channel to a level of approximately 17.5 metres below Chart Datum. The proposed works will enable unrestricted access for the new generation […]

  • 27 July 2012

    The federal government will decide whether to dredge Little Lake marina to clean up PCB contamination in the lake bed, a provincial Ministry of the Environment official says, reports thepeterboroughexaminer.com. A group of scientists from the Royal Military College in Kingston has recommended dredging the bed of Little Lake- around the Peterborough Marina because of […]

  • 26 July 2012

    Dredging Corporation of India has plunged into a deep slump over the recent period which resulted in a very poor dredging activity, if any, for its fleet. According to the Non-Executive Employees’ Union affiliated to the CITU, this has further resulted in the failure to recover huge amounts of money from clients, such as Sethusamudram […]

  • 26 July 2012

    Round the clock dredging works conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis are well underway as the Mississippi River’s water level continues receding, inflicting high losses on the river barge and tow boat operators, the Associated Press reports. Drought has reduced the river’s water level to about 13 feet below normal summer […]

  • 26 July 2012

    The latest figures, released today by Lerwick Port Authority, show that the number of oil-related vessels arriving in the first half of the year was up 43% at 317, compared to the same period in 2011, with the tonnage rising 77% to 1.4 million gross tonnes, while cargo shipped in support of offshore operations rose […]

  • 26 July 2012

    The City Council unanimously approved additional funding for a $10.4 million Newport Harbor dredging project that aims to clean up the harbor, reports ocregister.com. The city council approved an additional $3.87 million for phase two of the dredging project. The areas for dredging have been broken down into three separate categories based on priority — […]

  • 26 July 2012

    Yesterday morning saw representatives of Kure Beach and Carolina Beach meet with New Hanover County Commissioners, with whom they tabled various issues of local importance, one of them being dredging of the Carolina Beach Inlet. “The three beach communities and the county all need to be on the same page,” Ted Davis New Hanover County […]

  • 25 July 2012

    A&P Falmouth welcomed South West MEP Sir Graham Watson to the docks yesterday to discuss the issues surrounding the port development, in particular dredging. Falmouth has been a docks town since 1841. Today the Docks is home to more than 30 businesses, handles approximately 100,000 tonnes of cargo per year and is one of largest […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Port officials hope to receive a response as early as this week on an application to deepen and widen a 3.5-mile waterway that links to the main Houston Ship Channel, and possibly to create an artificial marsh from dredge spoils, informs chron.com. The Houston Ship Channel was designed to carry ships at a maximum depth […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Thailand and Myanmar have agreed to push forward the construction of a joint transportation route after receiving the green light from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Committee. Following a recent visit to Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri province by Myanmar President Thein Sein, Minister of Transport Charupong Ruangsuwan stated that the president is intent […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Winter Park republican John Mica says building a rail connection to Port Canaveral would enhance the port as a center for commerce and tourism, reports wmfe.org. After, the President names JAXPORT Projects to priority list, John Mica hopes that the Port Canaveral could be next. Port development would greatly contribute to economic development. “Bringing rail […]

  • 24 July 2012

    The Dawei deepsea port development project in southern Myanmar, worth $8.6 bn is slowly but surely moving forward with the Thailand’s advocating for its realization, Sea Trade Asia reports. What is needed now is securing of major financing for the project’s smooth implementation, since there have been certain financial hick-ups along the way. Italian-Thai Development […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Fishermen in Falmouth say they will oppose any plans to use taxpayers’ money to pay for the dredging of the town’s harbour, informs bbc.co.uk. Commercial fishermen raise concerns about the impacts of dredging. “Previous fisheries, such as the Thames cockle fishery and an oyster fishery in Southampton, were completely wiped out by a dredge nearby. […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has met with Myanmar President Thien Sein, and announced that the two countries have agreed to expand cooperation in various areas. The Thai Prime Minister and Myanmar President yesterday held a joint press conference, announcing that Thailand will participate in the next joint committee meeting, to which Myanmar will play host. […]

  • 23 July 2012

    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today that the GPA achieved record volumes in FY2012 for total tonnage, containers, and autos. “Strong growth in breakbulk and auto cargoes complemented record volumes in total tonnage and container traffic,” Foltz said. “Georgia’s deepwater ports continued to attract additional cargo, and sustain and create […]