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  • 6 July 2012

    Environmentally concerned citizens and landholders are disgusted with the cavalier attitude of the Queensland Government which has chopped the funding for Environmental Defenders Office (EDO), an independent community environmental legal service. EDO has a great reputation for the quality and relevance of its casework, law reform and educational work and fills a much needed gap […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new long-term sustainability plan to protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef for the next 35 years has been released for comment by the Australian and Queensland governments. Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan satisfied a longstanding requirement by UNESCO. “This has been a collaborative […]

  • 17 May 2012

    The Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question that the as per Indian Ports Act, 1908, the development of Minor/Non-Major Ports vest with respective State Governments. As regards Major Ports, they are under the control of Government of India. In the 12th Five […]

  • 23 December 2011

    The government has decided to extend the time given for renewal of licences of fishing boats to March 2012, following a meeting between Minister for Fisheries and Ports K. Babu and representatives of boat owners. A decision was also taken to strengthen the marine enforcement wing to check fishing using explosives by fibre boats from […]

  • 7 February 2011

    Government today said it is preparing a policy to bring in private players in the sphere of underground excavation in the marine sector, … (news) [mappress] Source: news, February 7, 2011;

  • 27 August 2010

    Federal government has been charged to dredge the Calabar port channel as a matter of urgency to improve shipping activities in the state… By Godfrey Bivbere (vanguardngr) [mappress] Source: vanguardngr, August 27, 2010;

  • 11 March 2014

    U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee; U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; U.S. Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation Victor Mendez; Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Riatt; and M. Gen. John W. Peabody, deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations at the […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, yesterday announced that the Government of Canada is undertaking emergency dredging at Cape St. Mary. A hydrographic survey carried out in the spring of 2014 showed that major dredging of the harbour, particularly at the channel entrance, is required to ensure the safety of the harbour […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The federal Environment Minister is only giving the public ten business days, starting today, to comment on the Newman Government’s plan to dump the Abbot Point dredge sludge on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef coastline, announced Australian Greens. “It’s insulting that Greg Hunt cares so little about what the community thinks that […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Victorian Coalition Government will lease the operations of the state-owned Port of Melbourne, to help fund a record state-shaping infrastructure program for Victoria. Treasurer Michael O’Brien and Minister for Ports David Hodgett said commercial advice received from the port scoping study had recommended a medium-term lease of the Port of Melbourne as the most […]

  • 7 February 2014

    The State Government has invited bidders to submit their expressions of interest (EOI) for the Ballina boat harbor dredging program, reports northernstar.com.au. “The EOI phase will indicate the interest of potential service providers who are capable of doing the job,” said deputy premier Andrew Stoner in Ballina today. Ballina MP Don Page is confident that […]

  • 13 March 2013

    The Department for Communities and Local Government Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, visited London Gateway this week to see how building work is progressing at the super-port. During his visit, Mr Lewis was able to see for himself the scale of the UK’s new container port and logistics park and watch the 138m-high quay cranes, which […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on state and federal governments to stop quarrelling over the duelling scientific reviews of the impact of Gladstone Harbour and recognise what’s at stake. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that if the Queensland and Australian Governments needed to stop quibbling and recognise that […]

  • 11 May 2012

    Ricardo Menéndez, the Venezuela’s industry minister, has inked a contract with China Railway Engineering Group (CREG) to begin works to increase the capacity at state iron ore producer Ferrominera Orinoco’s (FMO) Palúa port. “The agreement is for US$112mn to begin the basic engineering works for the design of the expansion of the port’s loading area,” […]

  • 20 March 2012

    The Bilbao Port Authority will form part of the extensive business delegation set to accompany the Basque Government on its trade mission to India, the world’s fourth-largest economy and second most-populated nation, with close to 1.2 billion people. The delegation, headed by Basque president Patxi López, will visit Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi and Bangalore from […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Efforts to enhance Saunders Beach continue as the Government signs contracts for beach replenishment for this popular Bahamian and tourist recreational area. During the signing ceremony Monday, Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Neko C. Grant said, “This project consists of the completion of physical enhancements to Saunders Beach comprising some 2,300 feet of […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Dredging project of the Navua River will cost the Government $4 million. Another $60 million is expected to be spent on dredging works on rivers around the country. Following this, China Railway First Group (CRFG) Fiji Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Mason Smith, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Primary Industry. […]

  • 14 October 2011

    The provincial government of Zambales will be exporting Pinatubo sand, which had made the lives of Zambalenos miserable for the past two … By Anthony Bayarong (philstar) [mappress] Source: philstar, October 14, 2011;

  • 15 November 2011

    The population of Hong Kong is expected to reach 8.15 million by 2030, meaning the city’s existing area will be nearly overloaded. The …   (wantchinatimes) [mappress] Source: wantchinatimes, November 15, 2011;

  • 7 November 2011

    Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the state government has set aside Rs 3.5 crore for the development of Kothi-Pallikandy-Chappail… (indiatimes) [mappress] Source: indiatimes, November 7, 2011

  • 19 September 2011

    The Penang government is considering whether to call for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of an integrated waterfront… By Bernard Cheah (thesundaily) [mappress] Source: thesundaily, September 19, 2011

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Chatham Rock Phosphate and its technical partners Boskalis and Deltares have received a Dutch government research funding to improve the environmental management of marine mining. This co-funding has been awarded by the Netherlands based Topsector Water TKI Delta technology. The increased global interest in the economic and environmental outcomes of marine mining for resources such […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Liberal National Government today announced its full commitment to the long-awaited $152 million Spoilbank Marina in Port Hedland. Premier Colin Barnett said that the State Government would contribute $112 million to the project, comprising $72 million from Royalties for Regions and $40 million from consolidated funds. A further $40 million will be contributed by […]

  • 24 March 2011

    The Government will invite tenders for operating and managing the new cruise terminal at Kai Tak tomorrow.   (7thspace) [mappress] Source: 7thspace, March 24, 2011    

  • 24 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The Federal Government yesterday halted the dredging of the lower River Niger pending the total protection of shorelines through land reclamation of areas in the Niger Delta. [mappress] Source: All Africa, February 24, 2010

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Union Government has set up a committee to review the Greenfield Port development proposal, located at Tadadi in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. The Committee suggested development of Tadadi initially as a barge port for 4 meter draft vessels and subsequently as a Major Port when there is significant traffic available. The study report […]