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  • 28 February 2014

    Around Rs.21,000 crores have been invested in 30 projects during the current year, achieving the target set by the Prime Minister’s Office for the Port sector. Capacity addition is around 217 million tones. Giving details of the achievements of his ministry, the Minister for Shipping Shri G. K. Vasan said that over the last five […]

  • 25 February 2014

    His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman, today met with His Excellency Francisco Rivadeneira, Ecuadorian Minister of International Trade, and his accompanying high-level delegation. His Excellency was also welcomed by DP World Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf and other senior DP World officials. Talks covered matters of mutual interest to Ecuador and the UAE […]

  • 25 February 2014
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    The lone special investigator of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros Oriental said that his office will not entertain any complaints in relation to the impasse at the controversial alleged “black sand mining” operation in Tambacan, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. Dr. Jesus Cañete, Ph.D., explained that it will be a waste of time […]

  • 20 February 2014
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    Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino, the regional director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 7, has cautioned police personnel against the use of unnecessary force while keeping the peace at the controversial “black sand mining” issue in Tanjay City. In a telephone interview, Chief Supt. Constantino admitted that he is not quite familiar with […]

  • 18 February 2014
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    Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo is calling for a meeting with various government offices and agencies and other stakeholders on Wednesday to discuss possible venues for a win-win situation and hopefully a final resolution to the ongoing “black sand mining” issue at Barangay Tambacan, Poblacion 4 in Tanjay City. Expected to be represented at the […]

  • 13 February 2014
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    The Queensland Government has concluded an assessment of proposals for a cruise ship terminal on the Southport Broadwater undertaken for the Gold Coast City Council. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Jeff Seeney, said the preliminary assessment found it is possible for one of two proposed projects to proceed and it […]

  • 11 February 2014
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    The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg yesterday visited areas of Somerset affected by recent flooding. The Deputy Prime Minister met with the flood action group at their headquarters in Stoke St Gregory to thank volunteers for all the important work they are doing, and saw the effects of the floods on homes in the Burrowbridge […]

  • 11 February 2014
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    Tourists, residents and visitors to St Kilda now have better access to take in the picturesque harbour with the upgraded St Kilda Pier jetty arm officially opened today by Minister for Ports David Hodgett. Mr Hodgett was joined by representatives from the local port manager Parks Victoria, Port Phillip Council and the Royal Melbourne Yacht […]

  • 7 February 2014
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    The Union Shipping Minister Shri G.K. Vasan today inaugurated new facilities at the V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, which includes the state of art Vessel Traffic Management System, Modern Green Gate Port Entry Complex and Occupational Health Centre at the Port Hospital. In the presence of the minister, the representatives of the V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust […]

  • 30 January 2014

    The Australian Greens are concerned that the Abbott Government’s Gladstone Harbour inquiry will turn into a political witch hunt, following the terms of reference announcement today. “The Abbott Government’s inquiry seems to focus only on the bund wall and doesn’t appear to have investigative powers,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “Rather than […]

  • 24 January 2014
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    The Social Action Center of the Diocese of Dumaguete is closely coordinating with authorities, government offices, the private sector and other stakeholders to stop the reported black sand mining in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. The move is in accordance with the common stand of the four dioceses of Negros Island, including Siquijor province, opposing all […]

  • 23 January 2014
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    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today called on the Federal Minister for Environment, Greg Hunt, to ensure that the Independent Commission of Inquiry into dredging at Gladstone Harbour investigates serious allegations of cronyism and corruption of process. AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said: “We welcome the Minister’s announcement of the Inquiry […]

  • 22 January 2014

    Japan’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday invited tenders for work related to the construction of a controversial replacement facility for a U.S. Marine base in Okinawa despite local opposition to the base relocation. The ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau hopes to sign the required contracts by the end of March to build a new base in a […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Local MP Sheryll Murray MP last week joined some of her constituents at a meeting with DEFRA Minister George Eustice MP to discuss the issue of Rame dumping. The cross party delegation, organised by Mrs Murray, included Independent, Conservative and Liberal Democrat Councillors as well as residents. Minister George Eustice listened to the concerns and […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredge Yard, a company dedicated to engineering, consulting and production of dredgers, dredging and mining equipment and technology and Altair HyperWorks, market leader in engineering, simulation and software of fluid dynamics, have teamed up on the design, calculation and simulation of dredge and mining pumps and dredge installations. HyperWorks has extensive knowledge and skills in […]

  • 16 January 2014
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    The Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has reaffirmed its full support to the Panama Canal Administration in the management of the contract for the construction of the Third Set of Locks. In a press release issued yesterday, signed by the Chairman Roberto Roy, the Board of Directors reaffirmed its “full support […]

  • 3 January 2014
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    The Federal Highway Administration has approved a post-Superstorm Sandy infrastructure protection project to construct and install four miles of steel sheet piling to be driven deep into the beaches in Mantoloking and Brick to safeguard Route 35 and nearby homes and businesses from future catastrophic storms, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner (DEP) Bob Martin announced. […]

  • 31 December 2013
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    On the countdown to its centennial in 2014, the Panama Canal celebrates 14 years under Panamanian administration, characterized by its enhanced service to world maritime trade. “The Panama Canal has strengthened its role in international trade, while contributing to the country’s development,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. The Panamanian management model has enabled […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    In 2014, the Ministry of Shipping will be focused on new capacity augmentation projects and mechanization projects apart from capital dredging projects which are critical to improve the competitiveness of the Major Ports. To achieve the Twelfth Plan targets for capacity augmentation, the work on two new Major Ports, one at Sagar Island in West […]

  • 19 December 2013

    The Namibian Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, the Hon. Bernhard Esau, made the following announcements relating to the Moratorium on Deep-sea Phosphate Mining in an interview with NAMPA (Namibia Press Agency) earlier this week: In September 2013 his Ministry had made a submission to Cabinet to place an 18-month moratorium on deep-sea phosphate mining […]

  • 17 December 2013

    Allowing FDI up to 100% under the automatic route for port development projects, Income tax incentives are among the steps being taken by the Government for capacity expansion of ports. Other measures include- standardizing the bidding documents like RFQ, RFP and Concession Agreement, Enhanced delegation of financial powers to Shipping Ministry to accord investment approval […]

  • 15 December 2013
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    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 […]

  • 11 December 2013

    Transport Minister Stephen Hammond visited the work to expand Southampton container terminal. The £150m project is in its advanced stages with construction of the four new high cranes, together worth £28m, well advanced. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport saw the new 500m quay designed to accommodate the latest generation of ultra large […]

  • 9 December 2013
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    New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals announced that CRP has been granted a mining permit in respect of its phosphate project on the Chatham Rise. The permit is the first granted under the amended Crown Minerals Act which came into force on 25 May this year. The approval of a Mining Permit for Chatham Rock Phosphate […]

  • 6 December 2013

    Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark McArdle has undertaken an aerial inspection of the Lockyer Creek and mid-Brisbane river systems ahead of the upcoming wet season. Mr McArdle said following significant rain in South East Queensland at the beginning of the year sediment from the Lockyer catchment caused major problems at Mr Crosby Water […]

  • 25 November 2013

    The Minister of Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan has said that it is the government’s endeavour to make all the ports of the country profitable. He was speaking after flagging off coal barges of 2100 DWT (Deadweight tonnage) of Jindal ITF Ltd, to formally launch the recently started movement of imported coal on National Waterway-1 (the […]