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  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The government has agreed to allocate RM250 million to deepen the Sungai Besut estuary for the fishing and tourism industries. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had approved the allocation for the project which was expected to be implemented early next year. “The Prime Minister had […]

  • 22 July 2013

    ADPC has welcomed the Hon. Duncan Gay MLC, Australia’s New South Wales Minister for Roads and Ports and Leader of the House in the Legislative Council, at ADPC Headquarters next to Zayed Port. Mohamed Al Shamisi, ADPC’s acting CEO, took the Minister and Australian delegates on a tour, giving them a full scope of the […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Takoradi Port which was constructed in 1928 by Governor Gordon Guggisburg to serve the interest of the British Colony is, for the first time, receiving a major expansion and facelift to become the hub for oil services in the country. The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) had signed an agreement with Viking Offshore […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Blueprint for Water coalition of environmental organisations has this week submitted a strong response to the Government, objecting to proposals to weaken controls on river dredging which have been produced at the request of Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. The Environment Agency was asked by Mr Paterson to consider how it can make it easier […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Andrey Tarasenko, Acting General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport”, took part in the meeting headed by Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia Viktor Olersky, on June 18, 2013. The participants of the meeting discussed issues connected to the functioning of Sochi Seaport during the Winter Games in 2014. Besides, A. Tarasenko inspected the cargo area of […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    IJM Corp Bhd’s port business, via Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd (KPC), is expected to start construction of its new RM3bil deepwater terminal by year-end. Kuantan Port, the most prominent maritime terminal in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, will double up its capacity by the end of the expansion to 52 million freight weight […]

  • 20 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    DEME Announces New Contracts Worth EUR 250 Million Within the DEME group recently, a great many assignments for large, energy-related projects have been awarded to a range of different companies.   Durres Port Development: Dredging is Major Factor for Success (Albania) EMS Albanian Port Operator Shpk officially started operations at the East Terminal in the […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, signed its first Memorandum of Agreement with Nicholls State University, July 17. The Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, establishes the basis for mutual understanding and cooperation between the corps and the university, with a focus on the school’s Department of Applied Science, Geomatics Program. “Partnering with […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conseil régional Languedoc-Roussillon has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Masselin Quay development program. This contract involves the rehabilitation of the 420m long quay by building a new dock, the demolition of the current East Wharf and replacement by the 200m long bank rockfill, the 50m long rockfill embankment, the establishment of two ro-ro […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    With 2,519,967 metric tons of cargo handled during the first six months of 2013 compared to the 2,217,803 metric tons of cargo handled during the same period of 2012, the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority experienced a 13.62 percent gain in cargoes handled. If current cargo trends continue throughout the remainder of the […]

  • 19 July 2013

    The 7th Circuit upheld the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision allowing the destruction of wetlands for a section of Interstate 69 in Indiana. The Clean Water Act authorizes the Corps to issue permits “for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters” of the United States. However, the law says a permit […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The port of Antwerp handled 95,662,759 tonnes of freight during the first six months of this year, an increase of 2.0% in comparison with the same period in 2012. “In combination with the investments recently announced, these half-year figures lead us to be cautiously optimistic for the first semester,” declared Port Authority CEO Eddy Bruyninckx. […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Western Australia’s peak environment group has called on the Barnett Government to rule out the export of coal from the port of Bunbury, after a proposal to build a shipping terminal for a new coal export industry was given recommended approval by the State’s environmental watchdog today. Lanco Australia is seeking approval for a 5-fold […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Within the DEME group recently, a great many assignments for large, energy-related projects have been awarded to a range of different companies. The assignments will be executed for oil and gas companies and businesses working within the renewable energy sector and represent a total value of 250 million EUR. In Santa Marta, Colombia, Dredging International […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The proposal by Lanco Resources Australia Pty Ltd to develop a coal storage and loading facility at Berth 14A will have the capacity to export 15 million tonnes of coal per year from Bunbury Port. The coal will be sourced from the proposed expansion of Griffin Coal’s operations in the Collie Basin.The proposal includes the […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The new Federal Environment Minister will today meet with stakeholders of a major multi-billion dollar coal port expansion in north Queensland. Mark Butler will fly over Abbot Point near Bowen today before meeting with the port operator, environmental groups and fishermen in Townsville. The visit comes after Mr Butler announced last week he would delay […]

  • 16 July 2013

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has confirmed it has approved an application from Wells Harbour Commissioners (WHC) relating to dredging of the harbour. The new licence, granted by the MMO using its powers under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, enables the disposal of dredged material to continue within the Wells Harbour disposal sites […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Customs and Border Protection recently released a ruling regarding the use of a foreign-built, floating amphibious device used for excavation, dredging and aquatic weed cutting and harvesting. CBP noted that Jones Act and related dredging restrictions against the use of a foreign-built vessel only apply to U.S. navigable waters and that the Jones Act applies […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast is spending $20,000 a day on beach maintenance in response to recent weather events. Announcing the figure, Mayor Tom Tate said the daily costs meant the city had spent an estimated $500,000 on beach maintenance since the Australia Day weekend. “While safety has been our first priority, maintenance crews have […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Over the last few weeks, the Spanish media have carried several stories relating to the supply of sand to Gibraltar. As part of an initial beach regeneration project at Sandy Bay, HMGOG entered into a contract with Van Oord (Gibraltar) Ltd on the 19th April 2013 for the supply and placing on the beach of […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports (ABP) announces that its intermediate parent company, ABP Acquisitions UK Ltd (ABPA), has signed a £70m loan facility with the European Investment Bank. The loan from Europe’s long-term lending institution will be used to fund part of the costs of the further development of the UK’s second largest container terminal at the […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    As Community Cabinet meets in Rockhampton today, research shows more than three-quarters of people in the Queensland electorate of Capricornia [75.2%] support a total ban on the dumping of dredged waste in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Of all the threats to the Reef, by far the biggest concern is […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today EMS Albanian Port Operator Shpk officially started operations at the East Terminal in the Port of Durres. EMS APO, full daughter of the German logistics company EMS Shipping & Trading GmbH, Leer, had won the tender this year. The contract was signed in May and has a maturity of 35 years. “An important day […]

  • 15 July 2013

    Between 11th and 12th July 2013, NAPA presented itself at ASEAN Ports & Shipping, held in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. This event, which is considered one of the most important logistics fairs in Southeast Asia, is attended by all of the region’s most significant logistics providers, hence NAPA seized this opportunity to promote […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The head of North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) stated that the Great Barrier Reef is not under threat by proposed port development. In an opinion piece (see below), NQBP chief executive Brad Fish says port operations and shipping in the marine park are well regulated and the scale of the activity is minor compared to […]

  • 12 July 2013

    HMAS Shepparton’s Hydrographic Department have been hard at work, conducting high resolution surveys of the Australian coastline. The Paluma Class Survey Motor Launch (SML) is currently conducting survey operations between Clarence Strait and the approaches to Darwin Harbour. Commanding Officer of Shepparton, Lieutenant Commander Michael Kumpis says the aim of this survey is to support […]