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  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    UK Coastguard is currently responding to reports of a vessel explosion 2nm South of Dodman Point, Cornwall. Just before 1pm today, UK Coastguard received a call from a dredging vessel reporting that they’d had an explosion on board. “It is believed that a compressed aircylinder exploded and two of the three people on board have been injured […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    One of the world’s most modern shipping terminals, Liverpool2, will be officially opened today, November 4th 2016, at the Port of Liverpool by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP. The £400 million investment by Peel Ports will provide a state-of-the-art ocean gateway for UK importers and exporters with […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    London Gateway will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park. Here is the latest stop-motion video from London Gateway, as their opening date creeps closer: Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, London Gateway provides unrivalled deep-sea shipping access for the world’s leading businesses to […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    CIRIA, the construction industry research and information association, and Central Dredging Association (CEDA) will next Wednesday, February 4th, hold the Risk Assessment and Management of Contaminated Sediments event in London. The event will examine how the risks of contaminated sediments in UK could be assessed and managed. In some parts of the UK, increased dredging has been […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Accompanied by tugs En Avant 20 and Sea Charly, Conquest MB1 is outbound Flushing, the Netherlands, heading for London Gateway, UK. Conquest MB1 is under contract of charterer DEME Environmental Contractors (DEC) for a project at the London Gateway. The 136m x 36m x 8m barge has a free deck space of 3,700 m² for […]

  • 26 January 2012

    The UK is set to be amongst the best prepared nations for the implications of climate change following publication of a groundbreaking study into the threats the country faces. The Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) highlights the top 100 challenges to the UK and their economy of a changing climate and provides the most compelling […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first woman Master in the UK Marine Aggregate Dredging Sector, Georgina Carlo-Paat, has recently completed her first tour of duty aboard CEMEX UK Marine aggregate dredger, the Sand Heron. Georgina is in command of one of four CEMEX dredgers that operate in waters around the UK, which provide approximately 18% of CEMEX aggregates, used […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    ELF Exploration UK Limited, an affiliate of Total E&P UK Limited, has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for dredging services at the West Franklin field. The work scope involves excavation/dredging services at 93 metres depth to remove the top three metres of earthwork at three drilling rig footprint locations. This project will be managed from […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new independent report has revealed the scale of the contribution made by Associated British Port’s (ABP) Port of Southampton both to the regional and national economy. The latest statistics from consultants Arup show that the port contributes £990 million to the UK economy every year, including £714 million for the Solent region. They also […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s new deep-water port celebrated the arrival of the first ship, which delivered an early Christmas gift of four new automatic stacking cranes. The very first ship to dock at London Gateway was the Wieniawski, which began its journey in China several weeks ago and completed its journey last week. The ship was guided […]

  • 11 February 2013

    State-of-the-art fully automated stacking cranes (ASCs) currently being installed at the UK’s new national hub port will increase reliability and ensure smoother, more efficient operations 24 hours a day, even in weather conditions that would force non-automated systems to close. One of the first to view the new equipment being erected was UK Transport Minister […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    VolkerWessels UK is inviting the public to visit eight of their high-profile construction sites, between 19 – 24 March, as part of Open Doors 2018. According to the company, the annual event – delivered by Build UK in partnership with The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) -sees contractors open live construction sites to the public, […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Neptune Marine – specialized provider of marine solutions in the Netherlands – is taking part in a major port expansion project near London, UK. The provider of charter equipment delivered barges to UK-based construction firm GRAHAM for the expansion of Tilbury2. The Port of Tilbury, one of the UK’s fastest growing port, is vital in […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Insurance company Prudential has been named as the cornerstone investor in Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project. According to the deal, Prudential plans to invest up to $160 million in the first renewable energy scheme of its type in the world.  The deal forms part of Prudential’s commitment to invest alongside five other major UK insurance […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    One of Asia’s largest port authorities has signed a landmark co-operation agreement with the company building a new container terminal at Liverpool in the heart of the UK. Peel Ports Group and Busan Port Authority will now work together to hone technical, economical and commercial acumen and increase investment in infrastructure and environmental developments. Lim […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Hanson has decided to invest €70 million in two new 3,000 cubic meter capacity trailing suction hopper dredgers for its marine aggregate fleet. The company announced that the newbuilds will be the first new aggregate dredgers to be commissioned by Hanson in the UK for more than 25 years. Hanson UK chief executive Daniel Cooper […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, has officiated at a formal ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of work on the latest phase of expansion at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. Approximately 13 hectares of new paved container yard is to be constructed directly behind Berth 9 at the UK’s largest container […]

  • 3 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Russia: Large Fleet of Dredgers on Its Way to Sabetta Port 19 dredging vessels led by CSD “D’Artagnan” departed the Port of Murmansk on July 27 and are now on their way to the Port of Sabetta.   Spain: Port of Mahon Dredging Wrapped Up The aim of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands […]

  • 1 November 2013

    William Heaps, Assistant Marine Advisor and Hydrographic Manager of the UK’s leading port group, Associated British Ports (ABP) has been presented with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s (UKHO’s) Alexander Dalrymple Award at a ceremony in Southampton. This prestigious award is dedicated to Alexander Dalrymple who formed the hydrographic office in 1795 and is a symbol […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was welcomed recently to DP World London Gateway by DP World Vice Chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah and London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore, as new figures show that the development will deliver 27,700 jobs in London and the wider South East region as well as contribute £2.4 billion to […]

  • 12 June 2013

    Fresh jobs and opportunities will soon be dropping anchor in the Merseyside area thanks to RBS’s recent work spearheading a refinancing programme for Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s biggest port operators. Megan Pickering from nearby Runcorn is one of a wave of new engineering apprentices who will benefit from the development of Liverpool2, […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Flooding 2015 conference will take place on May 13, 2015, in London, UK. This event is an opportunity for asset owners and the flooding supply chain to look at long-term strategies to protect residents. Expert speakers will present detailed case studies, showcase the latest projects and innovative solutions, and examine how […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DP World Chairman and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, today met with the new UK Ambassador to the UAE, HE Philip Parham, to discuss trade, business and maritime issues. During the introductory meeting, Ambassador Parham was given a tour of DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali facility […]

  • 10 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Land & Water Plant, the UK’s rental business for long reach excavators, amphibious excavators and specialist marine plant, has just released this beautiful photo from their dredging project in Manchester. The Land & Water Plant team has been working at a sand and gravel quarry in Manchester using its specialized plant, including a ZX490 […]

  • 9 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford will be the organizer of a two-day course which is aimed to provide an overview of the environmental aspects of dredging, the latest technology and equipment that apply to dredging and the management of dredged material. The event is set to take place on 12-13 December 2018 Howbery Park, Wallingford, UK. Dredging is […]

  • 31 July 2012

    The Port Technology reports that the Port Evaluation Management (Port-Evo) has this week proposed an investment of around US$1 billion for the redevelopment of Mongla Port. This announcement was made following a meeting between the UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. In the meeting, Hague said that Port-Evo […]