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  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    In July 2011, DEME’s new trailing suction hopper dredger “Congo River” was christened in Zwijndrecht (Belgium). This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences This is the official video for the name giving ceremony. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, February 1, 2013

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    IEO believes that the material to be dredged in Maó harbour has very high pollution levels, and can have a negative impact on fishing and the marine environment. Oceana has published a report by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), the public organisation for marine research, stating that the material to be dredged in Maó […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    In November 2012, DEME’s new cutter suction dredger “Amazone” was christened in Singapore. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences This is the official video for the name giving ceremony. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, January 31, 2013

  • 31 January 2013

    Peter Surtees, European Supply Chain Director of manufacturing giant Kimberley-Clark has hailed the UK’s new multi-billion dollar deep-sea port as a major opportunity for innovation. Speaking at the Logistics Leaders Network Forum, hosted by London Gateway on Thursday, Surtees described the success of Project Sphinx, a collaborative initiative led by Kimberley-Clark, in which seven leading […]

  • 28 January 2013

    U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre has been named Southeast Region Tourism “Partner of the Year” for his work and commitment to enhancing and protecting North Carolina’s coast. Congressman McIntyre stated, “From Sunset Beach to Currituck, North Carolina’s beaches, waterways, and inlets are both an economic and environmental treasure! Helping local communities and our citizens to maintain […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The 2nd ABPmer conference on Managed Realignment, entitled ‘Coastal Habitat Creation: Are We Delivering?‘, will be held on 20 November 2013 at One Great George Street, London.  This conference will focus on the biggest challenges being faced by those working on coastal habitat creation projects across the UK and Europe, namely: – How schemes are […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Reef Subsea announced today they have secured new premises in Aberdeen, Scotland, to gather their local teams and operations under one roof namely ‘Reef Subsea House’, located within Altens Industrial Estate, south of the city. The bespoke building will support Group’s companies to continue to develop their respective businesses on a global scale from this […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Florida’s shorelines saw a flurry of activity during 2012. The state experienced several storm systems that caused erosion impacts to a host of federal beach projects. In addition, a few beaches saw new sand placed on their shores as a result of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging projects. Storm season is always an active […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The State Government has tripled funding available for local coastal protection grants in the next two financial years following a major overhaul of the increasingly sought after funding. Calling for submissions for the newly named Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grants, Transport Minister Troy Buswell said local coastal managers could apply for $5million in the […]

  • 7 January 2013

    DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the world, today celebrates the maiden visit of the world’s largest containership, CMA CGM Marco Polo, owned by the CMA CGM Group. This milestone reinforces Dubai’s and the port’s role as a regional gateway for the new generation of mega liner vessels. The 16,020 […]

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

    Another CSD500 has been delivered to William Lloyds Co by Damen Dredging Equipment. This is the second Damen cutter suction dredger for the company, which deploys both dredgers for deepening and maintaining one particular stretch of the Niger River. The dredger has been named “Hand of God”. The standard CSD500 has been fitted out with […]

  • 2 January 2013

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, today announced it has acquired the assets of Terra Contracting, LLC , one of the nation’s premier providers of a wide variety of essential services for […]

  • 1 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    Jan: Dutra Group Acquires Hopper Dredger “Stuyvesant” The Dutra Group has announced that it has added a hopper dredge, the Stuyvesant, to its fleet of dredges, marking an historic day in the company’s history.   Feb: DEME Nabs Wheatstone LNG Dredging Deal Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd, member of the DEME Group, has been awarded […]

  • 1 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited has announced that, on 29 December 2012, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, China Merchants Holdings (Djibouti) FZE it entered into a share purchase agreement with, among others, Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority, to acquire 23.5 % of the issued share capital in Port de Djibouti S.A. at a […]

  • 21 December 2012

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has issued final versions of two reports and a response to recent public comments on results of a large-scale sediment sampling study in Port Angeles Harbor. Ecology began the study in 2008 as part of the state’s Puget Sound Initiative to restore the Sound’s health by 2020. Ecology finalized […]

  • 19 December 2012

    René Raaijmakers has been appointed as IHC Merwede’s new Offshore Sales Director. He succeeded the previous incumbent Twan Voogt on 1 December 2012. Mr Raaijmakers joined IHC Merwede’s in April 2012 as Product Director of the Renewables department and Manager of IHC Offshore Systems. In his new role, he will be responsible for all commercial […]

  • 19 December 2012

    APM Terminals Apapa was named the winner of the 2012 Terminal Operator Award by the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria at their annual Maritime Excellence Awards ceremony. APM Terminals Apapa, which assumed operational control of the facility in 2006, is now the busiest container terminal in West Africa, with an estimated throughput of 720,000 TEUs […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    United States Southeast ports are preparing for the larger vessels that will come calling when the Panama Canal’s third lock is complete in 2015. Port Miami will be the first port of call ready to extend a warm welcome to the post-Panamax ships, with improved infrastructure that will ensure reliable and improved speed to market. […]

  • 17 December 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District officially launched its newest survey vessel – SWART – with a Nov. 30 christening ceremony at the Engineer Repair Yard. The boat is named after Dirk Swart III (1935-2011) who served as captain and operator of District survey vessel GILLETTE from 1971 to his retirement in 2002 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that two contractors named to remove rock pinnacles at Thebes, Illinois are en route and are expected to arrive on location on December 13 and 17, respectively. The Corps says it is “cautiously optimistic we can start blasting next week” after it meets with the contractors and reviews […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Avalon Mayor Mar­tin Pagli­ughi and Stone Har­bor Mayor Suzanne Wal­ters announced that a major beach renour­ish­ment project autho­rized ear­lier this year by the United States Army Corps of Engi­neers will com­mence on or about Decem­ber 15th. The project will result in up to 450,000 cubic yards of new sand to be placed on the Seven […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday marked the actual anniversary of the founding of the American Association of Port Authorities, headquartered in Alexandria, Va. On December 10, 1912, one hundred years ago, a meeting of public port officials from throughout the United States convened in New York City to “exchange ideas relative to port organization, to promote the exchange of […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Blockbuster, one of the key players in the construction of Maasvlakte 2, will soon commence its “second life.” The giant crane was transferred to the Caspian Sea for the next project. The Blockbuster is a modified E-crane produced by manufacturer Indusign. This machine has a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and can reach 63 […]

  • 2 December 2012

    Congressman Tim Bishop, NYS Senator Ken Lavalle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that work to replenish the badly-eroded beaches West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI) and Tiana Beach began on Friday using sand dredged from Shinnecock Inlet. The work includes a previously-approved project to restore the beach at WOSI to its pre-Hurricane Irene condition by adding […]