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  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project has reached another important landmark, with the placement of the 11th caisson at Nigg Bay, out of a total of 22. This 7,000-tonnes caisson, which bears the name Catrina, is part of Aberdeen South Harbor’s Dunnottar Quay. “It has been towed on site on a two-day journey from the Cromarty […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    IHC Merwede has recently delivered the CHANG JIANG KOU 02 to Yangtze Estuary Waterway Administration Bureau (YEWAB) in Shanghai. The impressive 12,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredger was handed over to YEWAB Director, Mr Lu Shi Ming. IHC Merwede’s contract with YEWAB included the design, construction and delivery of two identical vessels: the CHANG JIANG KOU […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and Royal Volker Wessels Stevin N.V. (VolkerWessels) have signed a Letter of Intent to set up a joint venture combining their forces in the field of cable installation. Boskalis and VolkerWessels will each hold a 50% stake in Visser & Smit Marine Contracting Holding B.V. (currently a 100% subsidiary of […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    According to al.com, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard Alabama LLC in Mobile has held a keel-laying ceremony for the second of two dump scows being built for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Employees and executives from the company gathered at the foot of the 98 ton keel block as long-time shipyard employee Nick Elmes, an […]

  • 4 March 2013

    Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC, an investment and merchant bank, advised China Growth Equity Investment Ltd., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), on its merger with China Dredging Group and Merchant Supreme’s PRC operating subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co., Ltd.. The combined entity is named Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. China Dredging is […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

      The clock is ticking and with the Dredging Today Conference just around the corner, we have decided to unveil the latest updates on the DTC Program. Our first DTC Program update will focus on the Keynote Sessions, named ‘Which Current Trends Are Your Best Friends?’. In this session, high level speakers will provide topical and […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Pat McCrory has named Tom Adams of Brunswick County the next chairman of the North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors. “We look forward to Tom Adams’ leadership as he takes on this new role within the Board, and we trust in his ability to advance the goals of the North Carolina State […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) has just announced an article named ‘Can Environmental Windows be effective in managing effects of dredging?’.  An examination of whether dredging operations suspended during generic windows of environmental sensitivity could reduce the impacts on marine life has found the marine invertebrates, seagrasses and macroalgae too diverse to be covered […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has announced that their webinar, named ‘Dredging Equipment: Its Evolution, Capabilities and Importance for Maritime Infrastructural Works’, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 14.00 hrs (CEST, Central European Summer Time). The webinar presenter will be Mr Frans Uelman, a lecturer and course coordinator of the IADC Dredging Seminars for more […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Two more vessels have been sold to a long term Nigerian customer. A tug, type STU2208, and a cutter suction dredger, type CSD500, have arrived at their up-river operating point.  The Nigerian customer has well chosen the vessels names : “PASAM” for the tug meaning “Daddy Sam”, and “DASERAH” for the CSD500 meaning “Mummy Sarah”. […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    China Dredging Group today announced that the respective shareholders of China Dredging Group and China Growth Equity Investment have approved the merger agreement between the parties and the previously announced business combination between the three companies has been completed. The combined entity is named “Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.” China Dredging Group, one of the leading […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC, and Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) have started construction of a new Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge ATB. The steel cutting ceremony of the 433’ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge Barge took place in Eastern’s under roof pre-fabrication building at its Allanton facility in Panama City, Florida, on September 15, […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Stanford Law School has released the California Coastal Armoring Report, named Managing Coastal Armoring and Climate Change Adaptation in the 21st Century. In response to erosion and storm events, Californians have built seawalls, revetments, and other “coastal armoring” structures along significant portions of California’s coast, this report stated. Coastal armoring now occupies more than 110 miles, or […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    LUSCHI, a Brazilian based company, added a 1,330 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) to its fleet. The vessel, named “Recreio do Bandeirantes”, will become “LUSCHI X” after formalizing purchase between LUSCHI and BIC Bank, on Wednesday, June 04. The vessel which has a length of 77,5 m, and a width of 13 m is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (September 5-11 2016).    Boskalis-Middle East Wins NPP Dredging Deal Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd and Boskalis-Middle East recently won a multi-million dredging contract for the New Port Project (NPP) project in Doha, Qatar.   Transnet CEO Comments on […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this week, outlining their deep concerns at the proposed application by the Dublin Port Company to dump spoil from their proposed developments. In the submission, An Taisce pointed out that: “Dublin Bay is as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and contains […]

  • 19 July 2012

    The NC State Ports Authority posted increased cargo movement and operating revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30 compared to last year. Top-line revenues continue to recover following the economic downturn with a 7 percent increase year over year, realizing a net profit for the fiscal year. Increased bulk cargo volumes at both the […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Vessels

    Recently, a new multi-functional TSHD was launched. The hopper dredger, named “Contender” has been fitted out with Damen dredging gear. Abeko Shipping, the owner of the “Contender” chose for a refit of an existing vessel. Thus the conquest of the dredging market could be done swiftly, as the “Contender” has just commenced its first job. […]

  • 23 January 2012

    Stakeholders from the government and the private sectors are unifying their efforts to dredge the Chico River to abate flooding of low lying areas. Dr. Jaime Almora, Director of the Almora General Hospital and rice grower, expressed optimism that possible solutions are now being carried out. He said key officials, all of whom are engineers, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 September 2010
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    A new custom-built cutter suction dredger destined for the Panama Canal has been launched by IHC Merwede on Monday 6 September. The 12,000kW vessel has been designed and built by IHC Beaver Dredgers at its Sliedrecht shipyard in The Netherlands for the Panama Canal Authority* (ACP – the Panama Government’s autonomous agency). QUIBIÁN I was […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has won a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO. The contract was awarded by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports with regard to its 117m, 8500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain, and the works will take place next year at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. […]

  • 16 February 2012

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building, the leading shipbuilder and naval support services provider in the Gulf region and a strategic affiliate of Mubadala, has yesterday launched “Mezyad”, the fourth vessel of the Baynunah Corvette Class Program for the UAE Navy and the third vessel under the Baynunah fleet constructed by AbuDhabi Ship Building. The vessel was […]

  • 3 January 2012
    Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    On Saturday December 31st, the new backhoe dredger ‘Peter the Great’ was launched successfully on the Ravestein shipyard in Deest, the Netherlands. The pontoon was built for the account of DEME NV and its Russian partner NDC (Northern Dredging Company Ltd), part of the PST Group. The Dutch shipyard Ravestein BV was awarded with a […]

  • 25 January 2011

    Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) has successfully completed its 2009-11 routine maintenance dredging program ahead of time and within budget. The staged project, which commenced in November 2009, included dredging and sweeping of the dredged material before capping this sediment with clean sand after a period of settling. Working to remove a build-up of silt […]