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  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The federal Environment Minister is deciding whether dredge spoil can be dumped on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline without an environmental impact statement, announced the Australian Greens. “It’s disgraceful that Minister Hunt is deciding whether millions of tonnes of dredge spoil can be dumped on or near the Caley Valley wetlands, […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Ports Bill introduced to Queensland Parliament two days ago will have serious ramifications for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and does nothing to meet the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations for protecting the most precious natural icon, says the Australian Marine Conservation Society. “The Queensland Government’s reassurances to the World Heritage Committee that its […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of the Fight for the Reef campaign, veteran Wildlife Warrior Bob Irwin will be speaking at public meetings in Rockhampton, Bowen, Townsville and Cairns next week. Earlier this year the Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia launched a new advertising campaign featuring Bob Irwin, calling on all Australians to help protect the Great […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The state government’s draft Ports Strategy showed the hallmarks of an ecologically sustainable approach to future development, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) said today. Commenting on the release by Deputy Premier and State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Jeff Seeney, QRC acting Chief Executive Greg Lane said the strategy’s focus on developing the capacity of […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A review of port-related dredging and associated environmental impacts in subtropical and tropical waters has been welcomed as an authoritative turning point in the debate surrounding management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, announced Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Ports Australia-commissioned expert analysis of recent dredging projects, including Cairns, […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has spoken out against plans that could see Cairns become a mega-port, and warned of the huge impacts this could have on the Great Barrier Reef. “If Cairns is designated a ‘priority port’ under the Queensland Government’s new ports legislation, the door will be open not just to millions […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s decision to support the Australian Greens motion to end offshore dumping in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the motion to end the dumping of dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters would […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today’s State Party Report on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area shows the Australian Government has failed to meet key UNESCO recommendations to keep the Reef off the World Heritage in Danger list, prompting the Australian Greens to announce they will move amendments to federal environmental laws to enforce the recommendations and protect the […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens placed a motion to the Senate yesterday to establish what the Environment Minister meant when he said he would ‘draw a line in the sand’ on dumping in the Great Barrier Reef. “Minister Hunt’s vague statement about drawing a line in the sand on Reef dumping is full of holes,” Senator Larissa […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today released a wide-ranging report into the iconic natural values of the Caley Valley wetlands that will be at risk if dredge spoil from expansion of the world’s largest coal port at Abbot Point is dumped there. Dr Lissa Schindler, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaigner, said that while it […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Fight For The Reef campaign today welcomed Premier Campbell Newman’s commitment that his government will “insist” all future dredge spoil will be disposed of onshore and called for the guarantee to be made permanent through a legislated ban. Asked today about dredging and dumping Mr Newman told journalists: “… it is our strong belief […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA), a community group based in central Queensland opposing port development in the Fitzroy Delta, have welcomed the announcement that GlencoreXstrata have dumped plans to build a coal export terminal on Balaclava Island in the Fitzroy Delta, but call on further action to reject other coal ports proposed for […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In 2013, DEME reached a turnover of EUR 2.53 billion in 2013. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of 32% and a record turnover. Ebitda increased by 25% to EUR 437.8 million, and net profit amounted to EUR 109.1 million, an increase of 22% compared to 2012. The order book – well […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in a fragile state and must be protected from the additional pressure posed by the fast-growing risk of port expansion, dredging and dumping, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said the report prepared by NRM bodies into the impact of […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The release of two important reports have confirmed the stresses and dangers to the Reef are accumulating fast but that governments are falling short on the action needed to address pressures including port development, dredging and dumping and increased shipping, announced marineconservation.org.au. The Reef Outook Report and Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment reports reveal: – Five […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    There are only two weeks left to provide feedback on the draft Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment ensuring the world heritage site remains one of the best managed, well preserved reef systems in the world. Acting Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Ian Walker said the Strategic Assessment papers have been viewed by more […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak body for the resources sector has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s progress report to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef (‘the State Party Report’). Queensland Resource Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report outlines the significant progress made by Australia in the […]

  • 8 August 2012

    Natural resource manager Michael Nash has been elected chair of the Hinchinbrook Local Marine Advisory Committee for the group’s new three year term. The committee is one of 12 along the coast from Cape York to Bundaberg that provide input to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) on local marine issues. GBRMPA Chair […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government’s report to UNESCO on the health of the Great Barrier Reef is due tomorrow, and with little action taken, the risk of the Great Barrier Reef being put on the World Heritage In Danger list is real. “The Australian and Queensland governments have continued to treat the Reef like a coal and […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA) were surprised by Premier Campbell Newman’s comments in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin this week. The Premier has contradicted the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt’s promise on an ABC 4 Corners interview that the majestic Fitzroy Delta area is protected from port development forever. “The Premier is playing fast […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and SAAM S.A. (SAAM) have announced that they have successfully created a joint harbor towage operation within the American Continent in Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Panama. The intended partnership, which is between SMIT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boskalis, and SAAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sociedad Matriz SAAM S.A. […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Ackermans & van Haaren today announced its 2013 half-year results. The half-year profit of Ackermans & van Haaren increased to 94.8 million euros (1H12: 67.8 million euros) due to higher profits recorded by Delen Investments, DEME and Bank J.Van Breda & C°, and the capital gain that was realized on the sale of the participation […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell has welcomed the Coalition’s plan to take a strategic, long-term approach to protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Mr Powell said the Newman Government had taken action to fix Labor’s poor decisions at a state level and was confident measures outlined in Reef Plan 2050 would significantly […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The World Heritage Committee has acknowledged the good work of both the State and Federal Governments while deferring a decision to list the Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’ during its meeting in Qatar. Speaking from Doha where he has been representing the state’s interests, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the committee […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has challenged the Minister for the Environment Tony Burke to address the core concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the issue that could ruin the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation including port development, thousands more coal ships and dredging and dumping in the Reef’s waters. Felicity Wishart, Great […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Fight for the Reef campaign has seized on a new report on the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef as further evidence that the practice of dumping dredge waste should be banned. Richard Leck, WWF-Australia spokesperson for the Fight for the Reef Campaign said that the report confirms the worst fears for […]