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  • 10 August 2010

    Essar Shipping Ports & Logistics has raised $280m by selling convertible bonds to its parent company, which will be used to acquire ships and expand ports. The parent company, Essar Shipping & Logistics, bought the five-year bond for $150m and another $130m for a seven-year security period. The company is also considering increasing investment in […]

  • 29 November 2009
    Project & Tenders

    China Merchant Holdings has virtually by-passed its local partner the Aitken Spence for the first terminal of the new Colombo South Harbour and has unilaterally enhanced its financial bid all round in recent days… Source: The Nation, November 29, 2009

  • 31 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Port Houston’s new strategic plan was approved on January 28 by the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, setting in motion a roadmap for its continued growth and success. Port Houston’s team, led by Executive Director Roger Guenther, presented the 2020 Strategic Plan for approval following many months of work. In addition to […]

  • 2 April 2012

    Bechtel is celebrating its 50th anniversary of working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year. From its first project in 1962, the Murban oil field development to Borouge petrochemical complex, Bechtel has been involved with some of the most significant infrastructure projects in the UAE during the last half century. These include Dubai International […]

  • 24 August 2011

    The Cochin port may not be able to pay salaries to its 3200-odd employees after December if the present crisis at its Vallarpadam Internatio… By T Ramavarman (timesofindia) [mappress] Source: timesofindia, August 24, 2011;

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) left the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. The District hosted a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departed. The blessing was performed […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just revealed another nominee for its Safety Award 2017 – Royal IHC’s 4 Points of Attention Plan. To improve daily safety operations on its shipyards, Royal IHC tasked a multi-disciplinary team of representatives from senior and operational management, the work floor and Safety Department with identifying high-risk working […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presented its 2015 Dredger of the Year Award to Michael Miller Gerhardt II at the organization’s annual Summit and Expo held at Westin Hotel in Houston, Texas, June 22-25, 2015. This annual award is presented to a member of the WEDA community who has provided exceptional service to the organization […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Karachi Port Trust is ready to receive the first ship, MV Mandarin River, with a draft of 13 meters on its newly reconstructed berth No. 11. The event marks yet another milestone in its progression to augment and support the national trade. MV Mandarin River is vessel with a length of 190 meters and breadth […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Spanning construction operations over three Gulf Coast shipyards, Galveston, Texas based Callan Marine is now placing into service its new Jones Act cutterhead suction dredger (CSD) General MacArthur and its accompanying Idler Barge.  Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard cleared the MacArthur with its Certificate of Inspection (COI) and the American Bureau of Shipping classified […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord is marking its 150th anniversary today during an international symposium featuring top diplomat Christiana Figueres as guest speaker. In addition to climate change, the energy transition and other themes, the symposium will celebrate the history of Dutch marine engineering with the presentation of the book Breaking New Ground. Throughout 2018, Van Oord has […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc. will release its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at approximately 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time/4:00 a.m. Central Time. The company will conduct a telephone briefing at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time/9:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, October 30, 2014, to discuss its results for the […]

  • 23 February 2010

    The Port of Salalah to embark on a major expansion of its container and general cargo terminals during the next phase of its development — an upgrade that would effectively launch Salalah into the major league of transhipment hubs of the world. [mappress] Source: Oman Daily Observer, February 23, 2010

  • 18 June 2011

    Some people may wonder why the U.S. Coast Guard’s Bandon summer patrol sometimes moves its motor lifeboat back and forth from its… By Steve McCasland (bandonwesternworld) [mappress] Source: bandonwesternworld, June 18, 2011

  • 5 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Ruia-owned port company Essar Ports has its hands full with expansion projects at its ports and is not looking for further expansion into new ones, its top executive said, adding that the company’s new iron-ore terminal in Orissa will be commissioned by the end of the month. “At the moment, we are not looking for […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) said in its announcement that they are accepting nominations for the IADC Safety Award 2018.  In 2013, IADC established a Safety Committee comprised of QHSE experts from its member companies to encourage the implementation of safety standards as well as enable the sharing of these practices amongst its […]

  • 8 February 2011
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered from stock a CSD500 to Kazachstan. The cutter suction dredger has started on its first job, the creation of a new irrigation channel. The standard dredger has been fitted out with several options before leaving the Nijkerk yard.   The CSD500 is a modularly built dredger which consists of a […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord and Pon Cat recently signed the agreement to purchase the first fully electric excavator in the Netherlands. By means of this investment and the deployment of this unique equipment on its infrastructure projects from May of this year, Van Oord is taking a new step towards reducing its CO2 emissions. The 20-tonne excavator […]

  • 16 May 2011

    A controversial project to expand the Port of Anchorage and replace its old docks may be abandoned as its costs continue to escalate. At May… More info: adn By LISA DEMER [mappress] Source: adn, May 16, 2011;

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has released an update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. According to the Council, the update provides additional strategic guidance for them to follow as they make decisions on funding projects and activities aimed at restoring the Gulf of Mexico. The Council will meet to vote on the Comprehensive Plan Update and […]

  • 4 February 2010

    Sydney, 4 February — Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) plans to expand its Kooragang Island coal terminal at Newcastle port by 20mn t, as it strives to meet its contractual obligations from 2012. [mappress] Source: Argus Media, February 4, 2010

  • 20 December 2011

    Spectrum Acquisition Holdings, Inc. , a growing mining exploration, technology and services organization begins environmental impact studies of Sustainable Biomining at Avalon Perspectives mining sites. Spectrum Acquisition Holdings has begun its initial phase of Environmental Impact studies on 3 mines that it has acquired rights for, through its acquisition of Avalon Perspectives Inc., along the […]

  • 23 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (July 17–23, 2017).   Boskalis Bags EUR60 Million Norvik Deal Boskalis has been awarded a contract by Ports of Stockholm to construct the quay wall for the new Stockholm Norvik Port in Sweden.   Van Oord Wins Dubai Harbor Contract […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Louisiana dredging corporation – C.F. Bean, LLC (Bean) – pled guilty today to a criminal offense relating to the death of Biloxi mariner Mark Barhanovich, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Rear Admiral David R. Callahan, Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District. Bean admitted improperly marking its dredge operation near Deer Island, […]

  • 29 November 2009
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After international construction and development major Dubai World failing to repay its huge pile of debt on time, the state of its bids for development of container terminal berths at major ports in India may come under the scanner… Source: Indian Express, November 28, 2009

  • 19 November 2010

    Ultracargo concentrate its activities in the liquid bulk storage business, a segment in which it has a leading position and will continue to seek opportunities to leverage the benefits of a growing demand for logistics infrastructure in Brazil. In October 2010, Ultracargo announced the expansion of the storage capacity of its terminal in Santos by […]