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  • 27 June 2012

    Congressman Cedric Richmond introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012-Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to dredge the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal can access the River. In addition, the bill creates a […]

  • 26 June 2012

    The Bilbao Port Authority has awarded SATO, a civil engineering company, the contract for the building of a new cruise terminal at Getxo at a cost of 13.8 million euros, with a 16-month completion period. The works are scheduled to commence at the end of the summer. The new terminal will be built into the […]

  • 26 June 2012

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. visited the Shark River Inlet to highlight maintenance dredging that began there on June 20. The dredging is conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers to improve the safety and accessibility of the inlet. Funding for this project was included in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget at Congressman Pallone’s request. Two […]

  • 26 June 2012

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah to serve as chairman of the board. Jepson was first appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008 by Governor Sonny Perdue and previously served as vice chairman. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Jepson […]

  • 25 June 2012

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons met with the president of the Pilots’ Association for the Delaware River & Bay Captain Jim Roche on Friday afternoon to discuss shipping and commerce activities along the Delaware River. During the visit, the Senator and pilots discussed the impact that the dredging of the Delaware River would have on maritime […]

  • 25 June 2012

    Equipment orders, software programming and initial construction have forged ahead at APM Terminals’ new 2.7 million TEU annual throughput capacity terminal with a brief presentation and inspection tour held today on land recently reclaimed from the sea at the Maasvlakte 2 site at the Port of Rotterdam. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2014 […]

  • 25 June 2012

    Hakurei, a state-of-the-art research vessel has been constructed and will be the first vessel commissioned by the Japanese government in 30 years, Ajw.asahi.com reports. But the officials from the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC), which owns the Hakurei, are not satisfied: “The ship was built in Japan, but a lot of the […]

  • 25 June 2012

    As part of its continued focus on efficiency and commitment to customers, DP World Aden this month received and operated an additional two gantry cranes, bringing up to seven the number of cranes at the Aden Container Terminal (ACT). The two new Liebherrs Super Post Panamax quay cranes with a capacity of 65 tons and […]

  • 25 June 2012

    The new Samalaju Port project in Bintulu will involve massive dredging and reclamation works, reports thestar.com. According to the PEIA report, 18.98ha would be reclaimed for the construction of port platform areas. “As the project is situated on a shallow continental shoreline, it is anticipated that dredging activities would be required to be carried out […]

  • 22 June 2012

    One of the UK’s newest and most versatile ‘marine renewables support vessels’ showed off some of her capabilities at Gills Harbour on the Pentland Firth this week. The one-year-old ‘multi-cat’ vessel Orcadia, which was reported to have cost £3.5 million when she was delivered last year from Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, was making her […]

  • 22 June 2012

    As construction workers maneuver bulldozers and spread sand to restore the degrading marsh island, Yellow Bar Hassock in Jamaica Bay, N.Y., their work is being closely observed by an area resident. “For the past few months we’ve seen him on the site. He just keeps doing his thing,” said Melissa Alvarez, a Senior Project Biologist […]

  • 22 June 2012

    Gold Pan California, a gold prospecting supply shop located in the Bay Area, is shining light on a California State Budget loophole which is being exploited by Legislators to enact last minute laws on pet projects and further increase California’s budget deficit. “Californian’s have no idea how much their local Legislators are really costing the […]

  • 21 June 2012

    Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) has started construction of the first phase of its deep-sea container terminal on Maasvlakte 2. The 108 hectare site with a quay wall of 1,150 meters (depth of 20 meters), and a 550-metre quay specifically designed for barges has already been built by the Port of Rotterdam. The terminal capacity of […]

  • 19 June 2012

    A new milestone was reached at the Panama Canal, after completing the construction of the first monolith for the new locks on the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. This monolith is the first one to be completed from a total of 46 such structures being built in the Pacific locks upper chamber. The term […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Royal Boskalis Westminster NV, a dredging company, is set to win the Jawaharlal Nehru (JN) port dredging contract, Livemint.com reports. Royal Boskalis offered Rs.1,219.8 crore, the lowest bid, for the much-delayed work on the port channel. This information has been confirmed by N.N. Kumar, deputy chairman of JN port. The approved budget for the dredging […]

  • 19 June 2012

    The Henlopen Acres commissioners unanimously agreed to a proposal to remove 4,000 cubic yards of silt. The dredging project  will deepen the marina in this area, CapeGazette reports. The previous dredging works in the marina were executed in 2003, and since then an enormous amount of sediment has built up causing the boats to have […]

  • 19 June 2012

    The Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri province has proposed the third phase of its logistics development to facilitate goods transport and cope with the growth of Thailand’s eastern seaboard. Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan presented a briefing on logistics development at Laem Chabang to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who visited the port as part of […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Two senior officials from Myanmar MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT will brief participants of the 6th Myanmar Business Conference on Opportunities in Port business and a Shipyard expansion plan respectively. The 6th Myanmar Business Conference on 16 & 17 July 2012 in Singapore will have 10 Key Myanmar officials speaking on Foreign Investment laws, Condominium laws, legal […]

  • 19 June 2012

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board approved the most aggressive investment plan in the agency’s history, reports abcnews4.com. The Board approved the SCPA’s budget for the 2013 fiscal year, which starts July 1. “This aggressive investment plan for our ports mirrors the significant investment of our state toward realizing the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project,” said […]

  • 18 June 2012

    By linking the JaxPort with Asian trade lanes, Hanjin’s planned terminal and the TraPac terminal would boost cargo trade, reports jacksonville.com. After eighteen months the work on the cargo terminal in Jacksonville remains on hold until it’s clear how deep the ship channel will be. Hanjin Senior Vice President Mike Radak said last week that until […]

  • 18 June 2012

    The DAP has launched a “Return the Port to Penang” campaign after the Penang Port has been privatized by the Federal government without an open tender, The Sundaily reports. Seaport Terminal (Johor) Sdn Bhd, which is owned by Tan Sri Syed MokhtarAl-Bukhary, had been allowed to take Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) private. The people […]

  • 15 June 2012

    Leaders from the Ningbo Port Group and APM Terminals were on hand to sign a major agreement that creates a new level of cooperation in the fastest growing, deepwater, container port in the world. The new agreement reflects a 75%/25% (Ningbo Port Group/APM Terminals) share to jointly invest and operate berths 3, 4, 5, comprising […]

  • 15 June 2012

    Governor Rick Scott signed two bills on June 14 that facilitate economic development opportunities by prioritizing Florida’s investment in vital transportation projects, including improvements to Florida’s 14 deepwater sea ports. Improvements to Florida’s ports ensure they are prepared to benefit from the anticipated international trade expected from the expansion of the Panama Canal, ratified free […]

  • 14 June 2012

    The city council has agreed to spend some emergency funds to dredge the Meaford Harbour channel, according to The Sun Times. Council heard that silt has filled in so much that the water is only four feet deep in some parts of the main channel leading to the gasoline pumps at Richardson Boats. The Sun […]

  • 12 June 2012

    Tim Pallas and the Labor Party have proven once again why they are incapable of managing Victoria’s commercial ports, stated Minister for Ports Denis Napthine. “In Parliament this week and in a press release issued today, Mr Pallas has turned his back on the development of the Port of Hastings, once again doing a double […]

  • 12 June 2012

    The Miami Herlad reports that President Obama says his administration is committed to improvements for the Port of Jacksonville. Obama told television station WJXT in Jacksonville on Monday that his administration is committed to funding dredging of the St. Johns River so Jacksonville can bring in large cargo ships and become home again to an […]