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  • 9 May 2012

    The devil is in the detail for Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, with the Government’s failure to extend the successful $200 million Reef Rescue program in this year’s Budget or to review the mass dredging plan which has caused ‘extreme concern’ within the international community. The Australian Greens welcomed the small increase of $8 million […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today’s announcement by Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal that he will seek to take over BHP’s abandoned proposal to develop Abbot Point coal terminal, underscores just how urgently Australia needs better national laws to ensure business cannot improperly influence politics, said the Australian Greens. “Australians deserve to know what Mr Palmer and his Senators will abstain […]

  • 25 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    USA: Stone Harbor Renourishment Moves Ahead Stone Harbor officials have learned that the ongoing beach nourishment project will now involve the entire beachfront.   USA: President Obama Visits Ellicott Dredges (VIDEO) President Barack Obama visited Moravia Park Elementary School, local manufacturer Ellicott Dredges and The Center for Urban Families in Baltimore last week as part […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and The Cairns and Far North Environment Center have called on the Queensland Government to oppose any changes to the Sustainable Port Development Bill that would list the port of Cairns as a ‘priority port’ and allow new dredging. “The fact that over one hundred Cairns and Far North businesses […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA) has welcomed the clear indication in the Reef 2050 Plan that the environmentally sensitive area of the Greater Fitzroy Delta which includes: Balaclava Island, north Curtis Island and Keppel Bay, is going to be afforded greater environmental protection. “This is something our community has been advocating for continuously […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The federal Environment Minister is only giving the public ten business days, starting today, to comment on the Newman Government’s plan to dump the Abbot Point dredge sludge on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef coastline, announced Australian Greens. “It’s insulting that Greg Hunt cares so little about what the community thinks that […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The contract for the construction of a $3 million Coomera dredge facility, aimed to boost the multi-million dollar marine industry in the area, has been awarded to a Gold Coast based company. Acting Ports Minister, Steven Miles, said that the contract to construct the Coomera Regional Dredged Sediment Management Facility (CRDSMF) had been awarded to […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments today on removing Gladstone Harbour from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area show the LNP is prepared to sacrifice the Reef for mining profits, and put the spotlight on whether the federal government will remain complicit. “Mr Seeney’s comments are an admission that mass dredging is an environmental […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Civil society groups representing millions of members worldwide have sent Aurizon CEO Lance Hockridge and the Board an open letter urging it to abandon plans to buy GVK Hancock’s rail and port project and signalling an intention to use all peaceful means to stop the projects being built. “The new rail and port proposals that […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell has welcomed the Coalition’s plan to take a strategic, long-term approach to protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Mr Powell said the Newman Government had taken action to fix Labor’s poor decisions at a state level and was confident measures outlined in Reef Plan 2050 would significantly […]

  • 29 November 2011

    Astra Resources PLC has signed an agreement with Cagayan River Construction & Development Corporation (CRCDC) on iron sands project in Philippines. The joint venture’s purpose is dredging, developing and managing the iron sands reserves in the Cagayan River Delta located in the Cagayan Valley Region and off-shore in the North Eastern part of Luzon in […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013 – Reef Water Quality Protection Plan was released today. This shows that some progress is being made in improving quality of water reaching the reef from land. “However, the current dredging proposals (including Cairns Port) make a mockery of the excellent efforts being made by the […]

  • 5 January 2012

    In a letter to all Federal parliamentarians and Queensland state parliamentarians, GPC chairman Ian Brusasco has sought to clarify the status of its Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project. CEO Leo Zussino said the letter outlined that the dredging site is inside Gladstone harbour and is more than 40km away from the start of the […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    A cruise ship terminal located on the eastern side of Wave Break Island could be open in 2018 as part of the proposal to be submitted to the Queensland Government under the Gold Coast Integrated Resort and Cruise Ship Terminal process currently underway. ASF Consortium yesterday released updated navigational studies conducted earlier this month at […]

  • 18 February 2013

    The science panel tasked with providing independent and expert advice about the long term management of water quality in Gladstone Harbour has been appointed and is preparing to meet for the first time on 5 March. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the panel would provide open, transparent, independent peer-reviewed science to […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called for shocking plans for an artificial reef next to the Great Barrier Reef at Abbot Point to be abandoned. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society said “the proposal to compensate for environmental damage from the Abbot Point expansion reveals the […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the decision by the Australian Labor Party to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that today’s policy announcement is a welcome acknowledgment that the World Heritage Great Barrier […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF stated that the ‘Fight for the Reef’ campaign has seized on a new report on the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef as further evidence that the practice of dumping dredge waste should be banned. The Improved Dredge Material Management for the Great Barrier Reef Region report is one of a number […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called for an investigation into the Queensland government’s handling of port development plans for the Great Barrier Reef. The 730 Report last night raised allegations about a conflict of interest between two members of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, business man Tony Mooney and the head […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called for a halt to planning approvals for further port expansion and dredging in Gladstone until the Independent Review can give its assessment of development impacts. The panel conducting an independent review into the Port of Gladstone will hold meetings with community and industry groups in Gladstone today. […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has delivered strong financial results in 2018/19, while continuing to lead environmental research, develop new trade opportunities and administer a busy community support program. Total throughput facilitated through NQBP’s ports was 177.5 million tonnes via the ports of Hay Point (118.32 million), Abbot Point (28.9 million), Weipa (27.34 million) […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Clive Palmer’s Galilee Basin mega mine, due for decision this week, should be refused, for economic reasons, as well as environmental and climate ones, say the Australian Greens. “With an Oxford University study out today finding Australia’s coal mines and related infrastructure could become stranded assets, the Abbott Government needs to refuse Mr Palmer’s coal […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    BMT is collaborating with Adani Mining Pty Ltd (Adani) to design the expansion at the Adani Abbot Point Coal Terminal at Abbot Point, north of Mackay, Queensland. The collaboration will involve BMT engineers from Australia (BMT WBM) and India (BMT Consultants (India)) working closely together with Adani at its head office in Ahmedabad, India. The […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) is the organisation responsible for managing and monitoring Abbot Point’s port environment, and they have recognised that seagrasses are an important and sensitive component of marine habitats within the port and are committed to monitoring and maintaining the health of these habitats. The baseline assessments and experimental program at […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is concerned by media reports that the new Chief Executive of North Queensland Bulk Port Corporation does not recognize the serious risks posed to the Great Barrier Reef by dredging and dumping for the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal. As the new head of a state-owned port […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The health of Gladstone Harbour will be secured in a new partnership with the Newman Government that will improve planning, environmental and economic outcomes after years of Labor mismanagement. Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell launched the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership which is supported by industry, community, research institutions and local government. “Labor had […]