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  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Abbott Government’s disregard for the climate and the Great Barrier Reef is criminal, said the Australian Greens today as the Abbott Government approved the Abbot Point coal port expansion and the Curtis Island gas processing facility. “The Abbott Government has sacrificed the climate and the Great Barrier Reef for overseas mining companies with its […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced a new agreement between the Labor Government and major proponents Adani and GVK to put in place an environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible proposal for the expansion of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal. Ms Palaszczuk said the agreement reached would see dredge spoil dumped on land on the site known […]

  • 10 March 2011

    The federal government spends millions of dollars to preserve our beaches. By Tori Shaw (wcti12) [mappress] Source: wcti12, March 10, 2011    

  • 26 May 2011

    Almost a year after hundreds of people gathered at Sydney harbour to demand government… By Erin Pottie (capebretonpost) [mappress] Source: capebretonpost, May 26, 2011;

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Minister for Ports David Hodgett today called on Shadow Ports Minister Natalie Hutchins to face him in a debate on the Coalition Government and the Labor Opposition’s opposing policies for Victoria’s second container port. The Coalition Government has already commenced planning works for a second container port at Hastings with funding of $110 million in […]

  • 27 June 2012

    Royal Irrigation Department Director-General Lertviroj Kowattana claimed that all 123 flood prevention projects, initiated under the government’s emergency relief policy in fiscal 2012, are progressing well and will definitely be completed in 2 months’ time. Mr. Lertviroj stated that all upstream projects are set to be finished by the end of this month, while those […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Joint Commission advised the governments of Canada and the United States, by letter dated April 15, 2013, that it will implement this year an improved plan for regulating Lake Superior outflows at Sault Ste. Marie. The new plan, Lake Superior Regulation Plan 2012, provides additional benefits compared to current regulation, especially during extreme […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    A dozen communities throughout eastern Newfoundland are welcoming significant federal investments in harbor infrastructure improvements. Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada is investing $25.8 million in harbor infrastructure improvements at 12 harbors throughout […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Bangladesh government is working on a plan to dredge the river Dhaleswari from Hazrapur point to Zabra point in Manikganj district. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will supervise the project for dredging a 62-km-long stretch of the river. “The river has dried up during the dry season and water vessels cannot move. This river […]

  • 4 July 2012

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) last week approved the award of N8.3 billion contract for the land reclamation project at Abam-Nnuju water front in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State. Briefing newsmen after FEC meeting, Information Minister Labaran Maku, said the council also approved the procurement of six security boats to combat criminality along […]

  • 13 November 2012

    Odisha Government halted the Port of Dhamra expansion project, according to portstrategy.com. The Government said in its official statement: “Allotment of additional land to DPCL for second phase development at this stage does not appear tenable.” The main reason for this move is the speculation that Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) is planning to sell […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Government of Nicaragua is continuing to gather info about the Nicaragua Grand Canal Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report. From September 24 to October 1, 2015, the government held a total of nine public consultation meetings for the ESIA report on the Nicaragua Canal. Senior officials of HKND Group elaborated to the public key findings in the […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has accused multi-national mining companies of breath-taking hypocrisy over calls for ‘tighter port regulations’. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director said calls for tighter port regulation were stunning given the same companies strong push for governments to cut environmental protection legislation or so-called ‘green tape’. “The mining companies have […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A coalition of scientists, business owners, Australian elected officials, and civil society groups from the U.S. and Australia, including the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth U.S., have sent a letter to U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) Chairman Fred Hochberg calling on the Bank to reject any proposal to finance Adani’s coal mine, railways and export […]

  • 20 September 2012

    The Namibia Port Authority (NAMPORT) has unveiled plans to spend more than N$3 billion on the expansion of a new container terminal at Walvis Bay. “The large-scale expansion programme at Namport will contribute to government’s goal of job creation through the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG),“ said Erongo Regional Governor, Cleophas […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) has signed an agreement with Galfar Engineering and Contracting for the construction of a new fishing port in Duqm. Under the contract, the harbor basin will be dredged up to 6 meters and significant amount of land reclamation activities are expected to take place during the scheme. The works […]

  • 5 January 2015

    Rhyl will receive additional £1.9 million from the Welsh government for the improvement of its coastal defenses. The additional investment for this north Wales town brings the total funding for the flood defense scheme to £6.3 million. The announcement was made today by Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources Carl Sargeant. According to the BBC News, the scheme includes improvements to the original vulnerable […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Colac Otway Shire, a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, is calling on the State Government to commit $4.3 million to urgently address coastal erosion which is severely impacting the coastline in and around Apollo Bay. Colac Otway Mayor, Cr Jason Schram, said that the Council had been advocating […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, together with John Williamson, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, yesterday said that the Government of Canada has completed a multi-year, major capital harbor development project at Seal Cove Harbor. This $13.8 million project, which began in 2007, included construction of a breakwater, marginal wharf […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Heavy silting has made Pasni Harbour inoperative forcing fishermen to berth at a small creek called ‘Juddy Hoor’, reports The News. The government of Japan provided a grant of Rs800 million for the rehabilitation of the harbor in 2010, however the authorities have failed to complete initial preparations to begin maintenance work. Muhammad Iqbal, Managing […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Indian Government has given a green light for the development of the major port at Enayam near Colachel in Tamil Nadu. According to the government’s press office, the ‘in-principle’ approval for the project was granted by the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. For the project, a Special Purpose Entity (SPE) will be […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    During the 6th Annual Conference of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, at the College of William & Mary Law School last week, Governor Ralph Northam signed a sweeping executive order to bolster Virginia’s resilience to sea level rise and natural hazards.  The Executive Order, broad in scope and objectives, is among the most comprehensive actions […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott and Newman governments’ Great Barrier Reef report card out today shows that the good work of farmers reducing their runoff is being undermined by the big mining companies directly dumping sediment into the Reef, announced greensmps.org.au. “Despite welcome gains in reducing agricultural runoff, the Reef’s inshore water quality remains poor, which will only get […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are outraged by reports today that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has allowed dredge spoil dumping in the Reef for the Abbot Point coal port expansion. The Greens will move for new laws in the federal Parliament to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef to protect this […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Lamprell has just provided an update on its participation in the joint venture (JV) with its partners, Saudi Aramco Oil Company, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., for the establishment of the major maritime yard at the Ras Al Khair site in eastern Saudi Arabia. “In relation to […]