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  • 10 April 2012

    Waterneer Technologies will be presenting a short paper at Aquatech 2012 on the use of new technologies for waste-water processing & recycling in the power sector. Mr Akshay Syal, Director, Waterneer Technologies will be presenting on the 27th of April 2012 at New Delhi. Waterneer Technologies is an environmental technology firm with offices in the […]

  • 10 April 2012

    Cochin Port Trust (CPT) plans to build an outer harbor and to bring in a dredger in order to save money on dredging costs. Dredging cost in the Cochin port is the second highest after Calcutta port. A conducted study shows that up to 95% of the silt in the port came in from the […]

  • 9 April 2012

    The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) will chart a road map to ensure the implementation of existing projects and enhance investments in the port sector in order to hasten projects in the infrastructure sector. Pulok Chatterji, principal secretary to the prime minister, will meet the senior officials of the ministries of shipping and finance to review […]

  • 9 April 2012

    Bharathi Shipyard gives in to the Mangalore local fishermen’s demands to dredge the accumulated sand from the sea. Local fishermen could not move their boats into the sea due to the accumulation of sand, which they believe was caused by Bharathi Shipyard that clogged sands in Kudroli Bengre Shipyard. The shipyard was ordered to dredge […]

  • 6 April 2012

    Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd failed to qualify for the Rs.1,571.60 crore channel-deepening tender of state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru (JN) port because one of the dredgers it had offered for the work was more than 15 years old. One of the conditions mentioned in the tender was that the dredgers executing the contract should not […]

  • 3 April 2012

    Based on the improvements in performance, the Paradip Port Trust draws up ambitious plans to raise its capacity to 251 mt by 2020 and to set up a satellite port in Odisha, according to The Economic Times. Thanks to mechanization and deepening of navigation channels, the Paradip Port raised its capacity to 80 mt per […]

  • 2 April 2012
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      In view of the huge dredging requirements on the Indian Ports, the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) is planning to procure two 9000 Cubic Metres Hopper Capacity Dredgers in the years to come. With the acquisition of these dredgers, the Dredging Corporation of India will, to a large extent, be able to take care […]

  • 29 March 2012

    DMK Union ministers are urging the implementation of the Setusamudram canal project which will widen the narrow Palk Strait that divides India and Sri Lanka, reports zeenews.com. The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were contacted on Thursday and urged to speed up the proceedings. The Setusamudram project has an aim to boost […]

  • 28 March 2012

    Cargo Traffic at India’s 12 major ports during April-February, 2011-12 was 510.8 million tones, which was 1.59 per cent more than the cargo traffic of the same period last year. This was achieved despite the slow down in the global economy. This was stated by Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan while addressing the […]

  • 27 March 2012

    As zeenews.com reports, Kolkata Port Trust has decided to scrap the land reclamation programme for building deep sea port near Sagar Islands in West Bengal for want of enough funds. “We have decided to drop the project, as the shipping ministry was not ready to allot the money for it. They had asked us to […]

  • 27 March 2012

    The capital dredging works on deepening the Paradip Port’s channels that were launched in 2008, but suspended later on in need of higher capacity dredgers, have been continued this Sunday, IBNLive reports. Namely, due to the failure of the principally engaged cutter and suction dredger of the Dredging Corporation of India, CSD Aquarius, to meet […]

  • 26 March 2012

    Maritime Agenda 2010-2020 provides for development of two hub ports each on West and East Coasts, i.e., Mumbai (Jawaharlal Nehru Port), Kochi, Chennai & Visakhapatnam. A request was received from the Chief Minister, Government of Kerala for development of a Port or Shipyard project in the State. The request was examined in the Ministry of […]

  • 26 March 2012

    The Cochin Port Trust is looking at manners of curbing dredging costs, anent increased expenditures for the purpose of shipping channel maintenance, IBNlive reports. Namely the costs of the Cochin port’s maintenance have jumped from Rs 35 crore to Rs 110 crore on annual basis. The situation is further aggravated by the failure to share […]

  • 26 March 2012

    According to Business Line, the ‘build, own and transfer’ project, which is to take place at Chennai port will soon have its winner. The estimated value of the biggest container terminal projects outside Gujarat is Rs 3,700-crore. When it comes to the project details, it is said that the port trust is to cover the […]

  • 23 March 2012

    Two bidders have shown interest in developing the Rs.3,686-crore mega container terminal, north of the Bharti dock, at the Chennai Port Trust (ChPT), reports The Hindu. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone and a consortium of Essar Ports Ltd and Vadinar Oil Terminal Ltd have submitted their bids, which will be reviewed soon. The bidder […]

  • 22 March 2012

    The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) is likely to invite EoIs for construction of captive barge jetties at Haldia in West Bengal. According to the Chairman, Haldia-based Hooghly Metcoke, a subsidiary of the Tata Steel Group, which presently requires about 1.2 million tonnes of coal to produce coke for Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur plant, has evinced interest […]

  • 21 March 2012

    The country’s largest container port JNPT, welcoming the Budget proposal that made import of dredging machinery duty-free, yesterday announced that the provision will help it save about Rs 100 crore on the upcoming dredging project, reports IBN Live. The chairman of JNPT L Radhakrishnan stated: “We are going to save at least Rs 100 crore […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 March 2012

    According to Business Standard, State-owned Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) is expecting a new dredger worth Rs 500 crore to join its fleet by the end of this financial year. Dredging Corporation of India has also placed orders on IHC Netherlands to procure three dredgers with an outlay of Rs 1,500 crore. Of these, one […]

  • 16 March 2012

    According to a press release, Dredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI) has inked a memorandum of understanding with the Union Shipping Ministry in New Delhi on Thursday. Dredging Corporation of India Ltd has taken steps for augmentation of its capacity and increasing the strength of its fleet by purchasing three more dredgers, which are under […]

  • 15 March 2012

    The International Association of Dredging Companies presented its Best Paper Award for a Young Author at the PIANC COPEDEC held at the IIT Madras, Chennai, India, on February 24, 2012, to Darshana T. Dassanayake for his paper, “Important Engineering Properties of Geotextile Sand Containers and their Effect on the Hydraulic Stability of GSC Structures”. Mr. […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question that the expansion of capacity in terms of development of terminals, berths etc. in Major Ports in the country is done predominantly on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with investments from private sector. The funds are […]

  • 15 March 2012

    The Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question that the Government has requested all coastal States in the country to explore the possibility to set up a new Major Port or a new Ship Building yard or a composite Port-Cum-Shipbuilding yard their States […]

  • 13 March 2012

      Union Ministry of Shipping Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Sinha, last week visited the Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI). According to a DCI spokesman, the Shipping Secretary reviewed the progress of the Company’s performance. He also stated that the DCI should take all necessary steps to improve its performance and become more competitive to become […]

  • 13 March 2012

    As the Navhind Times reports, the dredging work at the mouth of the Chapora river has irked many fishermen who claim that the work done was not proper and due to that, they are unable to operate their trawlers. Mr Shekhar Dabholkar stated that though the work of sand bar removal was undertaken by the […]

  • 12 March 2012

    National Safety Week is being observed in Dredging Corporation of India, Visakhapatnam from 4th to 9th March 2012. On this occasion, Capt. D.K. Mohanty, Chairman and Managing Director, DCI, unfurled the Safety Flag at the DCI office premises, and addressed the officers and staff of the corporation. During his address Capt. Mohanty highlighted the high […]