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  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called for an investigation into the Queensland government’s handling of port development plans for the Great Barrier Reef. The 730 Report last night raised allegations about a conflict of interest between two members of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, business man Tony Mooney and the head […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to refuse Gina Rinehart’s massive Kevin’s Corner coal mine tomorrow, as it would be a disaster for the climate and the Great Barrier Reef if approved. “Coal in the Galilee Basin must stay in the ground if we are to deliver a safe climate and a sustainable […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Lake Linden later this month to discuss with the public three alternatives tentatively selected for further analysis in the fight to save this important natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The meeting will take place on July 31 at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, located […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    General Electric Corp. (GE) has agreed to prepare an analysis of the actions required to remove recently discovered polychlorinated biphenyl contamination (PCB) contaminated sediments from the Hudson River and report its findings to shareholders, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced. The analysis will be completed by the end of 2013. In response to […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia has welcomed UNESCO’s draft decision on the Great Barrier Reef. “UNESCO has placed Australia on probation. The Australian and Queensland Governments must now deliver on their promises to better protect the Reef,” said WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman.“ The draft decision acknowledges progress but keeps the pressure on the Australian Government to turn their commitments into […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To dredge simply means to scoop up sediment, often underwater, and move it to another location. While this process is often associated with moving contaminated soils to a place where they can be safely capped, today, dredging is also increasingly about harnessing natural processes to create new landforms and ecological systems. New “dredge landscapes,” man-made […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Abbott Government must not approve the Abbot Point coal port expansion in the Great Barrier Reef, with reports today that low coal prices could mean the industry won’t need it anyway, say the Australian Greens. “Industry is pulling out of the Galilee Basin because the world doesn’t want to buy our climate-destroying coal,” Senator […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Clive Palmer’s Galilee Basin mega mine, due for decision this week, should be refused, for economic reasons, as well as environmental and climate ones, say the Australian Greens. “With an Oxford University study out today finding Australia’s coal mines and related infrastructure could become stranded assets, the Abbott Government needs to refuse Mr Palmer’s coal […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Georgetown County hit the jackpot when dredged material from USACE’s navigation project in Murrells Inlet was able to be placed on Garden City Beach earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, said in its latest release.  The material met the state’s criteria of suitability for beach front placement by being 90 […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    An archaeological dig to discover the secrets of the city’s first sea wall is taking place this week. As part of National Archaeology Week, Council’s Heritage Team will spend two days at Southport with community volunteers and school students unearthing some sections of the sea wall. Chair of City Planning, Councillor Cameron Caldwell, said the […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation (RSDE) has successfully completed on another rock removal project for A/S Norske Shell over an 11 week period in the Draugen Field, located in License PL93 (Block 6407/9) in the Haltenbanken area some 140km north of Kristiansund, Norway. The project was contracted by Ocean Installer for A/S Norske Shell and […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Community members, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Australian Marine Conservation Society will hold a Great Barrier Reef-themed beach party outside Lend Lease’s Annual General Meeting today to start a conversation with shareholders about the company’s proposed investment in Abbot Point coal port in Queensland. They will also present a letter signed by more than […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Less than 24 hours after Germany’s Deutsche Bank ruled out lending to the controversial Abbot Point coal port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef, major international bank HSBC has followed suit, with Group Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver stating it “would be extraordinarily unlikely to go anywhere near” the project. “Abbot Point is crucial to the […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The World Heritage Committee has today strengthened its warning that the Great Barrier Reef could be added to the World Heritage list of sites in danger at its meeting in Cambodia. “The World Heritage Committee has stepped up its warning, expressing concern over ongoing coastal development and giving the government one last chance – one […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A Damen trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) 650 has successfully completed sea trials in Shanghai and is now on its way to the new owner – Gippsland Ports in Australia. The TSHD, named Tommy Norton, is the first Damen dredger built for Australia. Having left Shanghai on 14th July, a Damen team is sailing Tommy […]

  • 8 December 2011

    The issue of whether dredged sediment from a Middletown lake will be transported to the former National Lead site still remains. At a Nov. 14 public hearing in Middletown, a new official with the Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said that Sayreville officials accepted the Shadow Lake material. Suzanne Dietrick, chief of the Office […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and Turtle Island Restoration Network program director Teri Shore have warned the massive port projects and other industrial activity planned for the Great Barrier Reef will push globally significant species of turtles closer to the brink of extinction. The industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area will destroy […]

  • 2 March 2012

    The South Carolina Senate voted unanimously yesterday to override the governor’s veto of a resolution that will reverse DHEC’s disastrous decision to award permits to the state of Georgia for port expansion. DHEC made its decision in spite of objections of both the environmentalist and business communities. Members of the Senate Republican Caucus reacted to […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has today revealed a long term port development strategy that will see dredge material produced at Abbot Point beneficially re-used on land. Premier Campbell Newman said the Queensland Government had been working on the Abbot Point Beneficial Reuse Strategy since coming to office in 2012 and will now ask the Federal Government […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Business & Finance

      On 19 October 2011, a first milestone in the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal was reached. At 9.40 am, the Administración del Canal de Panama (ACP) flooded the first section of the newly excavated lock lanes on the Pacific Side. The excavation works close to the Centenario Bridge are executed […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Government’s commitment to a “one stop shop” for environmental approvals could see lower standards for the Queensland environment including the Great Barrier Reef than other states. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for the Australia Marine Conservation Society, said the EPBC “assessment bilaterals” set the rules on how states will assess […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens congratulate the bravery of Greenpeace activists, who boarded a loaded coal ship in the Great Barrier Reef to raise awareness of the damage coal exports are doing to the Reef through climate change and shipping. “The Great Barrier Reef is too precious to be treated as a coal and gas highway for […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Recently Imtech Marine, specialized in system integration, successfully completed three innovative new-build vessel projects in Singapore; Seven Borealis for Subsea 7, Rockpiper for a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster NV and Flintstone for Tideway, part of the DEME Group. The ships will all operate in the oil and gas market. Imtech Marine has combined specific […]

  • 8 August 2013

        Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has launched a drive to remove wastages including polythene from the Buriganga by operating three newly-collected long boom excavators. Shipping minister Shahjahan Khan inaugurated the drive on the Buringanga adjacent to Shyambazar in the capital. BIWTA sources said about 31,500 cubic meter wastage would be removed from […]

  • 1 May 2013

    The Newman Government’s plans to privatise ports and to weaken environmental impact assessment, revealed today, will put more pressure on the Great Barrier Reef than ever before, say the Australian Greens. With coal ports in private hands and a lax process for assessing their environmental impacts, the Great Barrier Reef will be under more pressure […]