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  • 23 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has today launched a new initiative to improve port operations and onward transport connections at 319 key seaports along Europe’s coastline. The guidelines and legal changes being proposed will help port operators upgrade their services and facilities as well as giving them more financial autonomy. 74% of the goods entering or leaving […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA) has signed an agreement with DS Consulting company related to the construction of the Central Port – the largest planned maritime investment in Europe. According to the Port Authority’s latest announcement, the Central Port will include a basin covering about 1,400 ha and a reclaimed area covering 410 ha. […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    GE has responded to New York State’s call for more dredging in order to remove sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the Hudson River. “GE successfully completed the massive dredging project in 2015, having invested $1.7 billion, having removed all of the PCBs that EPA targeted for removal, and having met all of its commitments […]

  • 13 December 2010

    Contracting Without Limits to be held on 23-24 June 2011 in London, UK will bring together the main players of construction projects – project owners, contractors and consultants – for an in-depth exchange of knowledge to explore the benefits of adopting the philosophy of “contractual partnering”, a co-operation between these players from the very early […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the $7.2 million contract awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers to place 600,000 cubic yards of sand along Coney Island commenced last weekend. Schumer fought for and secured approval for this emergency project as part of the Coney Island Reach project, which extends from West 37th Street […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has announced the latest edition of Terra et Aqua. People in the dredging industry specialise in thinking “out of the box”. So it should be no surprise (although it sometimes is) that the dredging industry attracts people with a broad range of engineering skills, practical hands-on experience and […]

  • 9 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Department of Justice this week abandoned its appeal of a 2013 court order that set aside a permit for a proposed cruise terminal in Charleston, South Carolina, issued without public process or study of environmental impacts or alternatives. Last September, a United States District Court Judge ruled that a federal permit for the […]

  • 30 January 2014

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that an agreement has been reached on an in-lieu fee program between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The in-lieu fee program will help to offset losses by providing an alternative means of compensatory mitigation in addition to mitigation bank credits. Louisiana […]

  • 6 December 2013

    Barges have set up and are getting ready to dredge the bottom of Lake Union just west of Gas Works park. Larry Altose, from the Washington State Department of Ecology, writes about the work: “The contamination we’re about to remove existed before the present owner purchased the property in 1994. At that time, Northlake Ship […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    As the global demand for especially strategic metals grows, commodity prices rise, according to Ramboll, an engineering, design and consultancy company. Thus there is a risk of an increasing supply shortage for metals that are critical to Europe’s economy. Mining in the deep sea may just be the answer to this challenge. In deep sea mining, mineral deposits […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    ABPmer has been contracted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to undertake the scoping phase for the South Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). Under the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC any plan or project that may have an impact on European Natura 2000 Sites requires an Appropriate Assessment. In marine planning, the HRA […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Investment climate in Ukraine’s port industry can be significantly improved due to wide prospects, which were opened for potential investors in the industry. This became possible thanks to adoption a number of decisions related to the fundamental reforms in the industry. This opinion was expressed by the participants of the round work table “New investment […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group’s subsidiary Payra Dredging Company Limited (PDCL) entered into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with Payra Port Authority (PPA) last month for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Rabnabad Channel at Payra Port in southern Bangladesh. Both parties, PDCL and PPA, are now looking for a consulting engineering company, with […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    HKND Group and the Nicaragua Canal Development Project Commission met recently with Belgian business delegation in Managua where they talked about the Nicaragua Grand Canal project. The Belgian delegation consisted of seven major construction and engineering companies including SBE (one of the top global engineering consultants), DEME, Jan De Nul Group, IMDC (dredging consultant), SECO (technical control […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia yesterday welcomed Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s comprehensive and ground-breaking policy package to tackle the decline of the Great Barrier Reef. In particular, WWF said the new commitments to protect the Fitzroy Delta near Rockhampton and to prevent the dumping of dredge spoil on the fragile Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, were a positive […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has released a study by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation showing General Electric’s cleanup of PCB contamination in the upper Hudson River is incomplete and not protective of public health and the environment. New York State is demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not issue a Certificate of Completion to […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Upon request of the Superior Council of the Private Enterprise (COSEP), a group of top managers and engineers from HKND and ERM recently made a four hour long presentation to more than 200 members of COSEP and the Nicaraguan Council of Small and Medium Enterprises (CONIMIPYME) on the Integrated Development Project of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua. […]

  • 11 December 2013

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) approved Pend Oreille County’s comprehensive update of its shoreline master program. The county’s locally tailored shoreline program is designed to protect private property rights, help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses, and protect the public’s right to access and enjoy public lands and […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    At a recent meeting, the Port of Everett Commission authorized staff to solicit bids for the final cleanup of the Everett Shipyard upland – a key six-acre site in the heart of the Marina District. The cleanup area is located along West Marine View Drive between 15th Street and 14th Street. The area was home […]

  • 12 March 2013

    The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had licenced 25 companies to dredge creeks within the state. Mr Adesegun Oniru, the Commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructural Development announced this in an interactive session with newsmen in Ikeja. Oniru, who spoke against the backdrop of illegal dredging within the state, said that over 120 companies […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    St. Johns Riverkeeper has filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction to postpone the first phase of the impending St. Johns River harbor deepening project until significant deficiencies in the studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are addressed and resolved. In 2013, the Corps authorized a plan by JaxPort to deepen the last 13 miles […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel accepted the settlement agreement between all parties involved in the mediation over the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in an order that dismissed the federal litigation pending against the proposed deepening of the harbor channel. “We appreciate the patience and persistence of former Congressman Spratt and federal Magistrate Hendricks who […]

  • 3 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Ministry of Transport of Schleswig-Holstein announced last week that the plan approval of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is ready to be signed. In accordance with German regulations, Femern A/S now has 14 days to review the approval before it is signed. During this process, only minor editorial changes may be made. “I am delighted and […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Northeast Dredging Equipment Company, LLC has completed the installation of two cleaner diesel engines on a floating crane as part of a legal settlement for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, EPA said in its latest release.  As part of the settlement – reached in April 2017 – Northeast Dredging LLC […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Government is taking the next vital step to protect the Great Barrier Reef with the release of details of the plan to ban capital dredge material disposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “We are delivering on our commitment to end this century-old practice. This demonstrates our commitment to the Reef and […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The long-awaited deepening of the River Elbe, the most important strategic development project for the Port of Hamburg, can start now as the third supplementary planning procedure for the fairway adjustment has been successfully completed. Good news for shipping and Hamburg’s port customers throughout the world: The planning procedure for the adjustment of the fairway has been […]