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  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The MSC shipping company is to consolidate all its activities in the Port of Antwerp in the Deurganck dock, on the left bank of the Scheldt. The Port Authority board of directors gave the go-ahead for the move yesterday. The transfer is necessary in order to permit further expansion by MSC in Antwerp. The shipping […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin and Colonel Paul E. Owen, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District, announced the release of the first phase of a study evaluating long-term flood risk management alternatives to help Passaic River Basin communities deal with chronic flooding. The Army Corps’ Phase 1 […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    Hurricane Sandy’s passage up the eastern seaboard in October 2012 generated a storm surge and waves that severely impacted Virginia’s ocean beaches, including those at Sandbridge and Wallops Island. Now, with the official start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1 reminding the nation of its vulnerability to tropical cyclones, researchers at the […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have taken up legislation that could end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes. H.R. 335 and S. 218 would require the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (“HMTF”) to spend what it takes in each year for dredging on dredging. Currently, the HMTF spends only one of every […]

  • 5 January 2012

    Sunergy Inc. has announced that it has received further analytical results on its Pampana ( Sierra Leone , West Africa ) Heavy Mineral Sands. Using lower analytical detection units than previous tests at Currenta’s analytical laboratory in Leverkusen, Germany , we have discovered that the sands contain potential economic quantities of Silver, Platinum and Palladium, […]

  • 27 December 2010
    Equipment, Technology

    SITEK Group, a provider of adaptive operations execution software solutions for manufacturing organizations in Russia, Europe and CIS, the main Competence center on MES-systems authorized by Siemens, announced the launch of the largest implementation project on MES-systems (Manufacturing Execution Systems) in Russian Federation carried out by Siemens and Avtodizel (Yaroslavl Motor Works), a member of […]

  • 11 August 2010

    Adventus Group, a global remediation technology enterprise, announces that it has signed an agreement for establishment of a joint venture (JV) with S&B Industrial Minerals. The agreement was signed between Adventus Intellectual Property Inc. (Canada based parent company of Adventus Americas Inc. and EnviroMetal Technologies Inc.), and S&B Industrial Minerals GmbH (Germany based affiliate of […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Indiana Harbor and Canal has not been dredged since 1972, but thanks to a truly collaborative effort, the Corps has started to safely remove and contain sediment to not only restore deep draft commercial navigation but improve water quality in southern Lake Michigan. Over a period of eight to 10 years, the Indiana Harbor […]

  • 25 July 2012

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has created a team to work with local, state and federal partners in developing environmentally responsible and economically feasible dredging strategies for the Port of New York & New Jersey to promote commerce and protect the harbor estuary, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. Shipping channels of […]

  • 5 May 2011
    Vessels

    On 19th April 2011. Uljanik shipyard delivered the third of four Self-Propelled Cutter Section Dredgers, named „Fernao de Magalhaes“, to the Luxembourg company Jan De Nul Luxembourg S.A. Capellan G.D. Luxembourg forming part of the Jan De Nul Group. As a reminder, the first dredger «Ibn Battuta» was delivered to the same buyer at the […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Chatham Rock Phosphate today refuted the misinformation media campaign being run by the Deep Water Group and questioned fish trawling’s environmental record. In media articles George Clement of the Deep Water Group has described Chatham’s proposal to extract rock phosphate as a potential environmental “catastrophe”. “Such descriptions could be applied to fishing, when you think […]

  • 22 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In compliance with its commitment to protect and preserve the environment, the ACP along with the contractors for each component of the program and in coordination with Panama’s National Environmental Authority (ANAM), conducts wildlife rescue and relocation operations as it progresses in the various projects being executed under the Expansion Program. These activities are developed […]

  • 3 February 2011

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed its investigation of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, N.Y. The investigation confirmed the widespread presence of numerous contaminants in the canal and identified the sources of contamination. The investigation also identified characteristics of the canal that will influence future plans for a cleanup. A companion human […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York, one of the nation’s most seriously contaminated bodies of water. The final plan, announced on the banks of the canal by EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck with Congressmember Nydia Velázquez, state and local […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers is asking Congress to exempt a controversial harbor-dredging project in Savannah, GA, from state permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA) — a move that would short-circuit contentious litigation over the permits, and bar EPA from vetoing them. It is the Corps’ second move this year to exempt such […]

  • 5 September 2012

    His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, acknowledged the successful completion of Khalifa Port through a formal visit to view operations at the state of the art flagship container terminal, the most technically advanced in the region. The official inauguration of Khalifa […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Community leaders, private industry, state and federal representatives joined forces yesterday to kick off the next phase of major investment into the restoration of 6.2 miles of the Buffalo River. This internationally recognized project is one of the largest river clean-ups in the country. The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    One year on from some of the worst flooding in 2012, latest research by the Environment Agency reveals that last year’s record-breaking wet year in England could have cost the UK economy close to £600million. The overall financial cost to businesses of the extreme weather was up to £200m as total commercial property and contents […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Every year, hundreds of birds flock to two manmade islands at the edge of Tampa Harbor’s federal navigation channel in Hillsborough Bay. The birds have found the islands, which are posted and protected from trespassers, to provide ideal conditions to safely court, nest, and raise their young. At the moment, though, more than just baby […]

  • 11 November 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin in the next few days two dredge projects intended to help commercial marine traffic that has been impeded by shoaling in the channels. And one of those projects that is expected to begin Friday – deepening the Morehead City Harbor at the ocean bar – […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator David Vitter (R-LA), EPW Committee Ranking Member, released highlights of the bipartisan, bicameral agreement that was reached late last week on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report. The WRRDA conference report was filed yesterday and is […]

  • 28 February 2012

    As of this week, the Spokane region has a formal organization to lead efforts to find and reduce toxic compounds in the Spokane River. Thirteen governmental agencies, private industries and environmental organizations have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that forms the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force. Members of the task force include representatives of […]

  • 13 February 2012

      Executives from Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş., Petlim Limancılık A.Ş. which is 100% owned by Petkim and APM Terminals signed a Heads of Terms agreement which outlines key terms of a definitive agreement to be negotiated and signed between Petkim, Petlim and a to be incorporated Turkish affiliate of APM Terminals for the long-term operation […]

  • 15 November 2013

    Mayor Thomas S. Richards joined federal, state and city leaders and members of the Charlotte Neighborhood at a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Port of Rochester Marina project at the mouth of the Genesee River on Lake Ontario. “Today we begin a period of new opportunity for the Charlotte Neighborhood […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Preparations for the II International Forum of Dredging Companies which will be organized by the “PortNews” Media-Group and held in Moscow, Russia on February 19th 2015, are in full swing. With less than three moths left to the event, Dredging Today took the opportunity to talk with PortNews Media Group General Director, Ms Elena Snitko about […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Hamburg was the first continental European port of call on the maiden voyage of the CMA CGM Marco Polo. The mega-ship, with a capacity of 16,020 standard containers, is being handled at the HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai. The French shipping company CMA CGM sets great store by Hamburg because of its geographic location and hinterland […]