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  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    As of 1 September 2013, Dirk Philips will succeed Govert Hamers as the new CEO of IHC Merwede. In addition, the Board of Management will be expanded with the appointment of a new COO, namely the current Director of the company’s Dredging division, Bram Roelse. Dirk Philips is a 48-year-old Belgian national, who has gained […]

  • 5 November 2012

    Associated British Ports announces that, after completing six years at the helm, Chief Executive Peter Jones has announced that he will retire at the end of March 2013. He will be succeeded by James Cooper, who has served as a Non Executive Director of ABP since May 2007. Over recent years, ABP and the port […]

  • 8 November 2012

    Jeffrey E. Miles was named Deputy Executive Director for Operations of the North Carolina State Ports Authority by Tom Bradshaw, Executive Director. “In my brief time with the Authority, I have grown to depend on the operational expertise Jeff provides our ports and our customers. He is leading the development of our strategic plan, working […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The suction dredger “Eke Möbius” built by the Sietas shipyard was today ceremoniously christened at the Cruise Center at Hamburg’s harbour. It is the second such vessel built by Sietas for Josef Möbius Bau-GmbH. The design and construction of these complex ships marks a successful premiere for the shipyard. Part of the STRABAG Group of […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The accolades keep on coming for Sunshine Coast based business Hall Contracting, with the dredging and civil contracting company having taken out the 2012 Host Employer of the Year award at the Acclaim Apprentices and Trainees awards evening held recently. Hall Contracting Director Cameron Hall said he was delighted to have the company’s efforts recognised […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The naming ceremony of DEME’s 7.950m³ LNG-powered trailing suction dredger Scheldt River will take place today in Zeebrugge, Belgium.  The vessel, which was launched on 14 January at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, is the second Royal IHC-built TSHD capable of operating on LNG. The first one, the 3.500m³ TSHD Minerva, was launched on […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) was the naming sponsor of the Major Project Summit (MPS) held recently in Bowen. The annual MPS provides a forum for industry, businesses and community to hear about planned and proposed large infrastructure projects for the region. NQBP’s CEO, Steve Lewis presented on future growth opportunities for the Port […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Moray Council’s new £2.5 million dredger was officially named last Friday. Spectators gathered on the quayside at Buckie harbor as the Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, Clare Russell, smashed a bottle of Scotch whisky over the bow of MV Selkie. Among the crowd were pupils from the local Cluny Primary School who chose the name for […]

  • 2 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    In recognition of its exceptional management and innovative approach to improve operational efficiencies, DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has been named “Shipping Port of the Year” at the prestigious annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) 2013. It is Jebel Ali’s fifth SCATA award in seven years, and was received by Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The naming ceremony for the first of the two Damen Shoalbusters 3009 being built for marine solutions specialist SMIT Amandla Marine at Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), was held on Thursday, 29 October 2015. The Shoalbuster series of multi-purpose, shallow draught workboats are designed for inland and coastal waters. The 30 meter Aukwatowa has a […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Freeway, Boskalis’ newest hopper dredger with a capacity of 4,500 m³, is about to be presented to the fleet in a naming ceremony set for Friday 16 January. “The Freeway sailed past our offices in Papendrecht towards the Ketelhaven and off course all the colleagues waved to the crew,” announced Beleef Boskalis on their official facebook page yesterday. […]

  • 13 March 2014

    Eastern Dredging Association (EADA) India has announced the appointment of Mr. A. Rajendra Managing Director, Dharti Dredging and Infrastructure Ltd, India as the new Chairman of the EADA (India) for 2014-2016. Mr. A. Rajendra, who has gained extensive experience as a CEO, in which he led significant projects in the areas of strategy, growth, transformation […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The naming ceremony of the 1.840 m³ twin screw trailing suction hopper dredger “MAHURY” is taking place today at MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria. The new dredger is Dutch Dredging’s fourth IHC-built vessel, after the ALBATROS, LESSE and AMAZONE. The vessel will be capable of dredging with one trailing suction pipe up to depths […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Children at primary schools in the Buckie area are to help decide the name of Moray Council’s new £2.4 million dredger. A competition is being run over the next few weeks when pupils will be asked to suggest a suitable name for the vessel, which is currently under construction at the Macduff Shipyard site at […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    VSMC (Visser & Smit Marine Contracting) is now VBMS. This name change is a result of the strategic joint venture between VolkerWessels and Boskalis, which was formalized in 2013. VBMS is inspired by the initialization of VolkerWessels Boskalis Marine Solutions. Besides introducing a new name, VBMS is also rolling out a new logo and corporate […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A new backhoe dredger manufactured by IHC Merwede was named ALBERTO ALEMÁN ZUBIETA during a special ceremony at the shipyard of its cooperation partner, NMC, in Nieuw- Lekkerland, The Netherlands, on 28 September. IHC Merwede has built the vessel for Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP). The ceremony was performed by Mrs Ana Matilde Alemán, […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Swathe Services Australia is changing its name to Precision Hydrographic Services (PHS). While Swathe Services (UK) still maintains their working relationship with PHS and have upcoming collaborative projects, the PHS rebrand allows both companies to continue to grow their operations respectively. “Precision Hydrographic Services will continue to provide clients with the expertise, quality and trust […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The naming ceremony of the 1.840 m³ twin screw trailing suction hopper dredger “MAHURY” will take place at MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria, on October 29, 2015. The new dredger is Dutch Dredging’s fourth IHC-built vessel, after the ALBATROS, LESSE and AMAZONE. The vessel is equipped with the newest electronic system for positioning, sounding and […]

  • 25 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, named its new hydrographic survey vessel, the CATLETT, yesterday morning in a ceremony in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The CATLETT will support Baltimore District’s mission of ensuring safe navigation on channels in and out of the Port of Baltimore as well as on dozens of other channels throughout […]

  • 19 April 2011

    Ananth Prasad today was named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) by Governor Rick Scott. (wctv) [mappress] Source: wctv, April 19, 2011;    

  • 18 March 2014

    The Lake Improvement Association announced it is seeking nominations from its members and the public to name the new dredge currently being built for Grand Lake St. Marys. Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller has honored the LIA by allowing the non-profit organization to suggest a name for the dredge, which will […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Viviana Berrios Williamson as Engineering and Construction Division’s channel improvement coordinator. In this position, Williamson will be the District’s specialist for matters pertaining to Mississippi River channel improvement and stabilization for flood control and navigation, USACE said. She will be responsible for managing, conducting and […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Ellicott president Peter Bowe was recently selected as SmartCEO’s Baltimore CEO of the Year. Though there were many candidates for the award, SmartCEO explains why Peter was the most impressive: “​Since arriving at Ellicott Dredges in the early 1980s, Bowe has patiently and steadily led Ellicott Dredges through tough business cycles, ownership transition, foreign political […]

  • 28 April 2010

    THE new Mersey Ports dredger Shoalway will be named at Liverpool Cruise Terminal on Friday. Shoalway will be sponsored by Patricia Hodgson, wife of Peel Ports Mersey managing director Gary Hodgson, at midday. The 90m long suction dredger is owned by Westminster Dredging Co and replaces bucket dredger Mersey Mariner… [mappress] Source:liverpooldailypost,April 28,2010;

  • 7 May 2012

    The outstanding leadership of DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has been recognised with the winning of the prestigious Shipping Port of the Year Award at the annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) 2012 . The award, Jebel Ali’s fourth in six years, was received on behalf of DP World by Mohammed Ali Ahmed, […]

  • 15 May 2012

    With Congress considering drastic cuts to national clean water protections, and rivers nationwide facing threats from natural gas drilling, pollution, and new dams, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. American Rivers named the Potomac River, known as ‘the nation’s river’ as it flows through the capital, the most endangered […]