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  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Port of Tauranga has today received final approval from the Minister of Conservation for its plans to widen and deepen shipping channels, to accommodate larger ships. Port of Tauranga Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, welcomed the news, saying the benefits to the New Zealand economy from the ability to accommodate larger vessels would be widespread and […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced that several principal defendants in the Passaic River litigation have agreed to pay the state $130 million to resolve a portion of the state’s claims related to contamination of the Passaic River. The settling defendants are Spain-based oil and gas […]

  • 4 February 2011
    Vessels

      In 2010, Jan De Nul Luxembourg S.A., a subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, ordered two new 14,000 m³ trailing suction hopper dredgers. This week, an agreement was reached for the construction of a very large fallpipe and mining vessel, a sister vessel of the ‘Simon Stevin’. In this way, the group kicks off […]

  • 21 March 2012

    The U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet is returning to service to keep industrial America on the mend. The first vessel to get underway was the tug/barge unit DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER on March 5. The vessel will spend the month shuttling iron ore within Cleveland Harbor. Next to sail was the cement carrier SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN/INNOVATION. The tug/barge […]

  • 15 December 2010

    Following an investigation into the illegal dredging of a Montauk marina, the owner of the marina and two local marine contractors have agreed to a $130,000 penalty and to sample and remove illegally dredged material from two associated sites, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ( DEC ) Regional Director Peter A. Scully announced […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    With a coastline of over 8500 kilometers, 90 per cent of Brazil’s total exports and imports pass through its ports. Many of the country’s major ports and harbors were built over 100 years ago. Keeping shipping lanes open and enabling these ports to accommodate larger vessels with ever bigger loads requires constant dredging, often at […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Two Memoranda of Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for maintenance dredging were approved by the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its March 26 meeting, including up to $550,000 for maintenance dredging of Barbours Cut Terminal berths and up to $400,000 for maintenance dredging for Bayport Terminal berths. Executive […]

  • 14 February 2012

    The President’s fiscal year 2013 Civil Works budget released yesterday included $2.8 million for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). “The funding announced today, along with more than $180 million in state funds that have either been committed or budgeted, will allow this project to stay on track,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “We plan […]

  • 28 January 2011

    The President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation, Mr Ole Johansson, has decided to retire after turning 60 years of age in June, using the right stipulated in his executive contract. The exact timing of his retirement will be announced later. Also, Mr Johansson will not be available to continue in his position as a member […]

  • 19 October 2010

    As it celebrates its first year in business, the new port and container terminal of Ngqura (NCT) in South Africa’s Eastern Cape is going to be given an additional 100m of quayside. Announcing this yesterday, Transnet Port Terminals, which operates the Ngqura container terminal at the port, said the additional 100 metres of quay will […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push for the Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013, which would free up critical dredging funding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) needs in order to dredge the Buffalo River and surrounding waterways and keep the waterfront fully open for business. Each day, sediment settles at the […]

  • 2 February 2012

    The next step in preparing Portsmouth as the home of the biggest warships ever built for the Royal Navy begins this week. A specialist rig begins six weeks of drilling on Friday, sampling the sea bed in the harbour and in the Solent. The tests will pave the way for major dredging work in a […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DRAGFLOW, a world player in solid pumping solutions with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, has had an extremely busy and successful year.  Hereby we are bringing you a list of the DRAGFLOW’s most successful projects and achievements in 2014.   Sand and Gravel Extraction Project in Nebraska, […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Orion Marine Group Inc., a heavy civil marine contractor, today reported a net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2014, of $1.2 million ($0.04 diluted loss per share). These results compare to a net profit of $0.2 million ($0.01 diluted earnings per share) for the same period a year ago. “As we indicated, […]

  • 6 May 2010
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc. a leading heavy civil marine contractor, today reported net income for the three months ended March 31, 2010, of $4.8 million or $0.18 diluted earnings per share. These results compare to net income of $4.3 million or $0.20 diluted earnings per share for the same period a year ago. “During the […]

  • 27 October 2010

    The new heavy-duty cutter suction dredger (CSD) ‘Al Jarraf’, which means ‘The Dredging Vessel” in Arabic language, was launched today at ASL Shipyard in Singapore. The owner, Q.S.C. (Middle East Dredging Company, formerly known as Qatar Dredging Company (QDC)Qatar Dredging Company (QDC), will register the Vessel in Qatar, where a formal name-giving ceremony is scheduled […]

  • 20 June 2012

    Scientists in the Habitat Research Group (HRG) are conducting studies to identify the essential habitats of eastern Bering Sea species. This includes work to identify suitable predictor variables for quantitative habitat models and to develop tools to map the variables over very large areas. Abundance estimates from annual bottom trawl surveys are being combined with […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The proposed £650 million tidal lagoon has taken another step forward with the announcement that formal consultation will begin on Thursday 4 July 2013 with a series of public exhibitions throughout Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. With the £2million community share offer open until 15 July, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc has published their statement […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A multi-million dollar contract was signed at a formal ceremony in Shanghai on July 30, between major UK port operator, Peel Ports, and engineering firm, ZPMC, helping to boost future bilateral trade opportunities between China and the UK. Peel Ports Group is investing over $512 million (£300 million) to redevelop and expand the existing Port […]

  • 29 October 2013

    As a global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment, and a reliable supplier of innovative ships and supplies for offshore construction, IHC Merwede will be among the leading exhibitors at Europort 2013. The maritime exhibition takes place on 5-8 November at Ahoy Rotterdam in The Netherlands to focus on all areas […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Meeting during a time when some are calling for sharp cuts in government spending despite the obvious needs to the nation’s infrastructure, members of the MTD Executive Board pledged to work to gain proper funding of vitally important maritime programs. As the board noted in several statements during its 2013 winter meeting in Buena Vista, […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor, today reported a net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2011, of $6.2 million ($0.23 diluted loss per share). These results compare to net income of $7.1 million ($0.26 diluted earnings per share) for the same period a year ago. “We continue to […]

  • 29 September 2011

    Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank yesterday announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast. These awards are funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Louisiana Coastal Protection […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, has reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. The company’s operations during the quarter were focused primarily on the recovery of gold from the SS Central America shipwreck and validation of the phosphate mineral deposit controlled by one of the […]

  • 10 May 2012

      Global Container Terminals Inc., a leading North American marine terminal operator with facilities on both coasts, has unveiled final plans for a multi-million dollar expansion project to develop a 70-acre technologically advanced container terminal on the Bayonne, NJ, waterfront. When complete, Global Terminal at Port Jersey will be the most advanced marine terminal in […]

  • 8 December 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Sietas is to be the first German shipyard to develop and build a jack-up vessel used for offshore wind farm installation. The order, which was signed today in Hamburg, comes from prestigious Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord, working on dredging, offshore and marine engineering projects worldwide. In addition, Van Oord has placed an option for […]