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  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt’s decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely. “Adani has a long record of environmental destruction and are not a company you would let look after your pot plants, let alone safeguard […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and The Cairns and Far North Environment Center have called on the Queensland Government to oppose any changes to the Sustainable Port Development Bill that would list the port of Cairns as a ‘priority port’ and allow new dredging. “The fact that over one hundred Cairns and Far North businesses […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Adani Group’s 16.5 billion dollar Carmichael coal mine project in Australia has passed another hurdle after the Brisbane Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against the project. The Queensland Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier decision that the Queensland Minister for Mines did not have to afford Wangan and Jagalingou people natural justice when he […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ports Australia, the peak body representing the interests of port and marine authorities in Australia, has introduced its “Dredging and Australian Ports – Subtropical and Tropical Ports” report. The report provides an overview of the approval processes associated with dredging and at-sea placement of dredged material, the nature of environmental monitoring programs associated with recent […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Queensland Parliament supported the approval of Adani’s $21.7 billion Carmichael Coal project today. State Development and Natural Resources and Mines Minister, Anthony Lynham, said that the House agreed a motion that all State Government approvals be provided to help create jobs in North and Central Queensland. Government and Opposition speakers, including Dr Lynham and Treasurer […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    It has become apparent to CAFNEC that in 2014 Ports North dumped more dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park than their GBRMPA permit allows for in a normal year. The dumping permit allows for 350,000 tonnes dry weight or 550,000 cubic meters of wet load dredge spoil to be dumped in the […]

  • 30 November 2011

    Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO Leo Zussino welcomed the opportunity to meet and speak with the protestors in Gladstone. Mr Zussino met with representatives of the protest action yesterday to discuss the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project.  “The right to protest and free speech is important, and GPC is willing to listen to the views […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government is providing Gladstone Regional Council with an initial grant of $47,000 for the Gladstone Regional Council to develop a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS). Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher, said that the money is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million QCoast2100program. “The program helps communities understand and prepare for coastal erosion […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are saddened that Arrow Energy workers are the latest victims of the Queensland CSG industry’s unsustainable pace, which has been spurred on by government at the expense of other industries and the environment. “Both the state and federal governments have allowed the CSG industry to expand so quickly that it has proved […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The trailing suction hopper dredge Rotterdam has completed its work on the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) and is currently demobilising to leave the Gladstone harbour. The Rotterdam arrived in the Gladstone harbour in October 2012 to perform dredging works in order to provide access for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipping vessels to […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called for a halt to planning approvals for further port expansion and dredging in Gladstone until the Independent Review can give its assessment of development impacts. The panel conducting an independent review into the Port of Gladstone will hold meetings with community and industry groups in Gladstone today. […]

  • 14 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord: Dredger “Artemis” Commissioned (The Netherlands) Van Oord’s newest addition to its fleet, the self-propelled cutter suction dredger Artemis, will be moored in Rotterdam until 14 April 2013.   Germany: Boskalis Wins Elbe River Dredging Contract Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired a contract from Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven to maintain part of […]

  • 1 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Netherlands: Boskalis Orders Megacutter to Strengthen Its Fleet Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has ordered a new self-propelled megacutter from IHC Merwede. This self-propelled cutter suction dredger, with a total installed power of 23,700 kW and a pump ashore capacity of 15,600 kW, is a replacement investment.   Damen: Plug and Play Trailing Pipe for […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013 – Reef Water Quality Protection Plan was released today. This shows that some progress is being made in improving quality of water reaching the reef from land. “However, the current dredging proposals (including Cairns Port) make a mockery of the excellent efforts being made by the […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The revelations in today’s Courier Mail raise serious questions about whether coal seam gas development approvals in Queensland are made in a transparent and accountable manner, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Felicity Wishart, Campaign Director at the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) said the fast-track of approvals for coal seam gas developments increased […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced that Ms Anthea Tinney will Chair the long awaited Independent Review of management and environmental concerns in Gladstone Harbour and Curtis Island. While this is welcomed, conservation groups are concerned that details regarding other critical aspects of the UNESCO recommended review have not been provided. Michael McCabe from […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) was granted Commonwealth permits last week to conduct maintenance dredging at the Port of Hay Point following a thorough consultation and assessment process. The 10-year permits, issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, carry conditions that protect the marine environment. Maintenance dredging at the Port of Hay Point […]

  • 4 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord: Annual Report 2012 (The Netherlands) Van Oord publishes its annual report 2012 yesterday. In this integrated report, Van Oord reviews the course of business in the company in 2012.   Minister Not Warned about Risks of Fitzroy Delta Port (Australia) Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke admits he was never warned about the ‘extreme’ risks […]

  • 15 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    PRONAUTAS Installs ECDIS on Jan De Nul Dredgers (Germany) PRONAUTAS and Jan De Nul Group have announced a new partnership to roll out an ECDIS implementation program onboard Jan De Nul vessels.   Greens: Abbott Approves World’s Largest Coal Port in GBR (Australia) The Abbott Government’s disregard for the climate and the Great Barrier Reef […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dr Steven Miles, the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, announced yesterday that the Palaszczuk Government will help Mackay Regional Council to solve the Midge Point erosion issues. Dr Miles made the commitment during yesterday’s inspection of the beach with Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson and […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland’s Townsville City Council just announced that the works on a project to prevent beach sand from passing under the southern breakwater bridge and into the Nelly Bay Harbor are officially underway. Upon the project’s completion, the council will be able to begin restoring the Nelly Bay Esplanade and beach without losing the sand […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland, has announced $13.42 million to fix disaster damage around Mackay. The money will be spent at Lambert’s Beach, St Helens Beach, Midge Point Beach and for the Mackay Bluewater Trail and Queens Park. According to the announcement, $4.562 million is being provided to determine best long-term solutions to help prevent […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will introduce a bill to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef today, as new research shows the government is effectively subsidising the Abbot Point sludge dumping by $1 billion. “The government is letting 5 million tonnes of dredging sediment be dumped in the Reef for the big mining companies at […]

  • 29 May 2012

    A new economic analysis by The Australia Institute reveals major economic disadvantages will be caused by just one LNG development by Arrow in Gladstone, where the ongoing environmental crisis in the harbour has already been linked to mass dredging for LNG exports, said the Greens today. “People in Gladstone scarcely need reminding that the coal […]

  • 6 March 2012

    The Australian Government’s unwillingness to act on the ongoing environmental crisis in Gladstone harbour was explained today, as the Australian Financial Review reported Environment Minister Tony Burke as saying ‘it’s difficult to find any world heritage values within Gladstone harbour’. “Tony Burke is risking the de-listing of Gladstone harbour from World Heritage status through negligence, […]