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  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) has been named to the U.S. House conference committee for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Regarding this, Congresswoman Corrine Brown made the following statement: “I am pleased to be selected as one of twelve House conferees for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act as we work with the […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard has completed sea trials of the trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Sommers’, the lead vessel of the TSHD 1000 series built for the FSUE “Rosmorport”. The Sommers, named after the island in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland, was launched in January 2016. Having undergone the mooring and sea trials the vessel […]

  • 28 March 2012

    Pharos Offshore Group announces the addition of Scott Gartshore as Chief Technical Officer to the executive team. A marine industry veteran, Scott’s previous roles include Project Manager and Senior Engineer, as well as Trenching Systems Sales Manager at IHC Engineering Business Ltd. Pharos Offshore Group CEO Phil Walker says, “Pharos Offshore Group is expanding to […]

  • 13 September 2012

    The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) from consulting firms to draw up a Maputo port gateway and freight corridor strategy. According to engineeringnews.co.za, this strategy would form part of a coordinated approach focused on the Maputo port and transport corridors development. The Maputo corridor links the landlocked […]

  • 12 December 2012

    Nicaragua’s river-dredging machine, which was christened the “Doña Laura” in mock homage to Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, has been given a more diplomatically correct name at the behest of President Daniel Ortega. Edén Pastora, who is heading Nicaragua’s river-dredging operation on the Río San Juan, told TV Channel 63 news that he had named […]

  • 14 June 2012

    APM Terminals announces the appointment of Mr. Ben Vree to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Europe Region, effective 13 June 2012. As Europe’s Regional CEO, based in Rotterdam, Mr. Vree will lead a business that encompasses: • A combined container volume of 6,737,000 (Equity weighted) TEUs in 2011, representing 36% of total […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Following his promotion yesterday from captain to rear admiral, Gerd Glang was named as director of the NOAA Office of Coast Survey and the nation’s chief hydrographer, responsible for mapping and charting of all United States coastal waters. The U.S. Senate has confirmed his nomination by President Obama to the rank of rear admiral (lower […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    For the first time, Van Oord named a vessel at its Rotterdam head office jetty. The vessel is a water injection dredging vessel that is almost 19 m long and more than 5 m wide. Van Oord employee Ms Jacqueline Determann named the vessel Borr. Water injection dredging is a proven technique for small-scale dredging […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Van Oord has named a new cutter suction dredger at the yard of Damen Dredging Equipment in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. The vessel, which was given the name Mangystau, is the second modified Damen CSD 650 cutter suction dredger in the Van Oord fleet. The naming ceremony was performed by Ms J.P.T.M. Verwijs, wife of the […]

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

    Royal IHC named the MAHURY, a 1.840m3 capacity twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), on 29 October 2015 at its partner MTG Dolphin’s shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria. The new TSHD is Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging’s fourth IHC-built vessel. Dutch Dredging named the vessel after its tradition of reusing the names of sold or […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Holland Shipyards Group has acquired Teus Vlot Dredging, member of the Teus Vlot Groep. With this expansion, Holland Shipyards Group further increases its scope of products and services in the dredging sector. “In order to remain a recognizable brand name, it has been decided to change the name of the organization from Teus Vlot Dredging into […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    SANY America has named Tar Heel Machinery its excavator dealer in North Carolina. “Tar Heel Machinery has built its business reputation on trust and long-term relationships,” said Eric Teague, vice president of earthmoving for SANY America. “We find them a good match for our vision to provide the best excavators and service to our customers.” […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The consortium including Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by Windpark Fryslan B.V. as the preferred contractor for the construction of the Fryslan nearshore wind farm. The wind farm will contain 89 wind turbines with a capacity of 4.3 MW each in the Frisian section of the IJsselmeer Lake, next to […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Lake Improvement Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of Grand Lake St. Marys, recently announced the result of its “Name That Dredger” contest. The new dredger destined to join Grand Lake St. Marys State Park’s record-setting fleet will be named “Hoedag”, the moniker of a mythical creature said to prowl the waters […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and head of the executive council of the Suez Canal Corridor Project Mohab Mamish said that the name of the consortium that wins drawing up the Suez Canal Corridor Project’s blueprint would be announced within this week. He pointed out that the measures to choose that consortium were […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following a national search, the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport has named Jonathan Daniels as the port’s new executive director. “We are very pleased to be successful in landing a person with the experience and credentials of Jonathan Daniels,” said Jim Simpson, commission president. “Jonathan has port management, international […]

  • 20 July 2012

    The White House has announced that federal review and permitting will be expedited under the federal “We Can’t Wait” program for projects at JAXPORT and PortMiami. The JAXPORT project to be expedited is a study of deepening Jacksonville’s ship channel, where the report will be completed a year earlier. In addition, the permitting process is […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Vessels

    IHC Merwede B.V. announced that it will hold naming and launch ceremony of the cutter suction dredger SHANTI SAGAR XVI on Tuesday 6 December 2011. The ship is being built for Mundra Port SEZ Ltd/ Andani Group at the IHC Beaver Dredgers yard, Molendijk 94, 3361 EP Sliedrecht, The Netherlands. The programme on Tuesday 6 […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Christina Bolling was named Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of DSC Dredge, LLC., a Louisiana based manufacturer of dredging equipment.  She was promoted after serving five years as DSC Dredge Corporate Human Resources Director where she has fostered an integrated culture throughout DSC headquarters and two production facilities in Greenbush, Michigan and Poplarville, […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    ABP’s Port of Southampton has been ranked the most productive port in Europe and the number one performing container terminal in the UK, according to an independent industry study. Based on confidential data charting more than 100,000 port calls at 400 ports during 2012, the analysis from the Journal of Commerce (JOC) put Southampton’s productivity […]

  • 1 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The municipality of Dubai is the largest city of the Persian Gulf emirate of the same name, and has built a global reputation for large-scale developments and architectural works. [mappress] Source: Earth Observatory Nasa, February 1, 2010

  • 15 February 2011

    The naming and launch ceremony for the 24,650kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger, ATHENA, took place on 12 February 2011 at the IHC Merwede Shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. This was a unique event because the ATHENA is the largest cutter suction dredger to be built in The Netherlands for a Dutch dredging company. Moreover, the […]

  • 14 February 2011
    Vessels

    Van Oord’s largest self-propelled cutter suction dredger Athena was named and launched at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Kinderdijk on 12 February last. The Athena is the largest ever cutter suction dredger built in the Netherlands for a Dutch dredging company. What is more, the Athena is one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in […]

  • 2 December 2010
    Vessels

    IHC Merwede announces naming and launch ceremony of the 5,000m3 gravel trailer, VICTOR HORTA, on Wednesday 15 December 2010. The ship is being built for DEME Building Materials, part of the DEME Group, at the Verenigde Scheepswerf Heusden yard, Bakkersdam 1, 5256 PK, Heusden, The Netherlands. The ceremony will be performed by Mrs Rachel Brett, […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    As of 1 January, the renowned Training Institute for Dredging (TID) was renamed IHC Training Institute. The name change reflects the organisation’s newly extended portfolio, which now also includes various offshore courses and classes. The existing training portfolio has now been extended with new introductory courses, function-specific training and masterclasses in offshore construction, offshore IRM […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The South African company Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has named its 750m3 grab hopper dredger, ITALENI, during a special ceremony hosted by the shipbuilder IHC Merwede. The ceremony was performed on 18 June by TNPA’s Supply Chain General Manager, Ms Ncumisa Nkanunu, in the shipyard of IHC Merwede’s partner, MTG Dolphin, in Varna, Bulgaria. […]