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  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    CAFNEC has welcomed the announcement that Federal Labor will formally ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area if it is elected in 2016. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator and Marine Biologist Josh Coates said: “CAFNEC welcomes this announcement of sensible policy to protect our Great Barrier Reef and call […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is drawing attention to the rumoured release of the Cairns Port Dredging proposal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) over the holiday/Christmas period. While the State and Federal Governments have had the completed EIS for weeks, the release of the document for public comment has been delayed. Most observers […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) today pointed out that the recently released reef report card 2014 is not good news for the reef. With reducing land based sediment loads one of the priorities, CAFNEC is questioning how new dredging in Cairns could be even considered as an option. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The LNP appears to be confused about their own policy regarding the Cairns port dredging proposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, announced Cairns and Far North Environment Center (CAFNEC). The community has been told that State Government policy was NO new dumping in the Marine Park. Recently on ABC Radio, Cairns MP Gavin […]

  • 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 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 24th September 2014. Dredging in Queensland is a hot topic and the release of the environmental impact statement for the Cairns dredging proposal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 October 2011

    Four feet could make a big difference for Bayshore Concrete Products and its hometown of Cape Charles. The precast concrete manufacturer wan… By Josh Brown (hamptonroads) [mappress] Source: hamptonroads, October 21, 2011;

  • 25 January 2011

    State Sen. Tom Davis thinks South Carolinians won’t see a long-awaited port in Jasper County for decades if Georgia gets federal approval… By JOSH McCANN (islandpacket) [mappress] Source: islandpacket, January 25, 2011;

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps Chief of Engineers signed a report last week recommending Congress authorize the first phase of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project for construction. The Santa Clara Valley Water District and State Coastal Conservancy have been working in partnership with the Army Corps for more than 10 years on this major […]

  • 22 July 2010

    A group of South Bay governmental agencies has contributed 360-thousand-dollars toward a study that will look at developing a port in Alviso. The study will look at the pros and cons of developing a port that will handle supplies during an emergency. Backers of the port plan say it could also lead to future development […]

  • 25 May 2012

    According to Steveston Harbour Authority general manager Bob Baziuk, the 24-metre tug boat Jose Narvaez ran aground in the waters off Steveston around noon Saturday, an incident that points to the need for regular dredging of the area. The vessel listed to its port side in the shallow channel that runs between Steveston and Shady […]

  • 13 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Guardamar Town Council, Spain, has started phase two of the Segura River dredging works. According to the officials, the dredging of the area will make the river navigable again, recovering its draft for the fishing and tourist vessels that use this area. Councillor for Works, José María Hernández, explained that current water depth in the […]

  • 28 May 2020
  • 23 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Boskalis has unveiled a sculpture on the man-made island Punta Pacifica, constructed off the coast of Panama City. The sculpture called Ocean Reef I was presented by Boskalis CEO Peter Berdowski to José Isabel Blandón (alcalde del Distrito de Panamá) in the presence of Alfredo Aleman (CEO Ocean Reef Marina). Boskalis constructed the first Punta […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The provincial government of Negros Oriental on Thursday formally inaugurated the multi-million-peso river flood control project in Barangay Tapon Norte, San Jose town to prevent a repeat of the devastation wrought by tropical storm Sendong in 2011. Governor Roel Degamo and San Jose Mayor Carmelo Remollo led local and barangay officials during the simple blessing […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations related to the Fort Pierce Shore Protection Project are currently underway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, said in their latest announcement.  According to USACE, the project will place 385,000 cubic yards of sand on just under one mile of eroded beach in St. Lucie County. The $6.8 million coastal protection program, […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    An emergency dredging project to remove shoaled material from the Federal Channel at Port of Palm Beach is underway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District said in its latest announcement.  During the work, approximately 15,000 cubic yards of dredged material will be removed from the channel utilizing the Cashman Dredging’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) […]

  • 26 September 2011

    The Uruguayan government has created a committee to look into potential locations for construction of a deepwater port, Juan José Domínguez…   By Juan Andres Abarca (bnamericas) [mappress] Source: bnamericas, September 26, 2011;

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The boat launch at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which has been open for public use during weekends, will close March 11 due to the beginning of a construction project. “As GCRL proceeds with much-needed improvements to our Halstead campus harbor area, access to our boat launch will be impacted,” said […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte yesterday visited the artificial island constructed by Boskalis off the coast of the Punta Pacifica, Panama City, to place the first stones for the second island project.   Nine hectares of land will be created by placing approximately 600,000 cubic meters of rock to form a perimeter and filling this with […]

  • 15 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Sensitization Seminar on Mexico’s Opportunities for Deep Seabed Mining was convened last month in Mexico City. The two-day Seminar aimed at increasing public awareness of the nature of mineral resources in marine areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. The seminar was opened by Secretary-General Nii Allotey Odunton of the Authority; Dr. José Antonio […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    International Marine and Dredging Consultants (IMDC) has just announced that Piet Haerens will replace Jos Smits as the company CEO. After 35 years of service, of which 21 as CEO, Jos Smits asked the Board of Directors to reduce his involvement and to transfer the responsibility of managing IMDC to a successor. “Piet will be […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Puerto Rico-Resident Commissioner, Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon, yesterday witnessed the official beginning of the Port of Mayaguez dredging project with an investment of 100 percent federal funds. “During the Mayor of Mayaguez’s 2017 swearing in, I made a commitment to the Mayor and mayaguezanos that we would get the resources to carry out the dredging of […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd has taken delivery of its first Damen Multi Cat 3013. Based in Fairlie, Ayrshire, the Scottish company is one of the largest operators of Damen vessels in the world, with 14 in its fleet. This order also represents an important milestone for Damen as it is the first vessel built […]