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  • 17 May 2012

    APM Terminals’ result was positively affected by volume growth in West Africa and after-tax divestment gains of USD 73m. The global container terminal market measured in TEU increased by 1.4% compared to Q1 2011. The number of containers handled by APM Terminals (measured in crane lifts weighted with APM Terminals’ ownership interest) increased by 10% […]

  • 3 May 2012

    Jaime Herrera Beutler led a joint letter to Columbia River Crossing Director Nancy Boyd yesterday highlighting the economic consequences of limiting navigation on the Columbia River, and seeking answers on potential costs to taxpayers if the bridge height limits certain river users. The letter was signed by Jaime, Reps. Doc Hastings, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and […]

  • 25 April 2012

    APM Terminals takes an unusual organizational step to further improve its safety culture: The Hague-based global port and inland operator, often highlighted and awarded as safety leader in the industry, has decided to assign one of its most experienced and trusted executives as an internal Safety Activist. This organizational step, previously unseen in the port […]

  • 17 April 2012

    The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. […]

  • 23 March 2012

    APM Terminals’ 2011 Sustainability Report shows continued improvement in sustainability performance throughout the company’s global port, terminal and inland services network. Ongoing work to achieve the highest possible safety standards, reduction of the environmental impact of expanding global operations and positive contributions to the communities in which APM Terminals operate are major highlights of the […]

  • 21 March 2012

      As The Daily Star reports, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon the owners of launches and ships, port and ghat authorities and the passengers to remain vigilant about excess passengers on board as a means to avert accidents. The Prime Minister also presented various government steps for maintaining the navigability of river […]

  • 19 March 2012

      APM Terminals is building a new container terminal at Maasvlakte II in the Port of Rotterdam opening in November 2014 that promises to set the pace for new terminal design and customer satisfaction levels. Executives announced today the selection of container handling equipment for horizontal transport of containers that offers higher productivity levels and […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord’s turnover in 2011 was EUR 1,715 million (2010 EUR 1,578 million) and was evenly attributable to activities performed by Van Oord’s divisions and areas. The net profit for 2011 amounted to EUR 118 million (2010: EUR 165 million, including an extraordinary tax gain of EUR 40 million). CEO Pieter van Oord: ‘Given the […]

  • 1 March 2012

      Dredging works undertaken in the Royal Harbor were interrupted when a backhoe went into the canal. The workers stated that they were dredging in the canal behind a home in the 1500 block of Blue Fin Court when the backhoe, placed on a dredging barge, fell off and slipped into the water. A crane […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Wolf Creek Dam is abuzz with machinery, often bottlenecked with equipment and vehicles, and work crews move about like ants on the work platform in performance of their duties on the foundation remediation project, Feb. 24, 2012. Despite what seems like construction commotion, there hasn’t been a lost-time accident in more than a year. During […]

  • 23 February 2012

    The Okaloosa County Tourism and Development Council is chipping in $100,000 to help pay for dredging and long-term erosion management controls. This happened after erosion threatened to block the entrance to Destin Harbor at Norriego Point. “Every day we are getting closer to an accident,” said Mike Eller of the Lady Em and the Destin […]

  • 19 February 2012

      The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is expanding the Maasgeul to prevent waiting times for ships entering the port of Rotterdam. This navigation channel to the North Sea is the access route for sea-going ships that have a draft of more than 14.3 metres. More and more of these ships come to Rotterdam […]

  • 16 February 2012

      Minister of MND, Hua-chu Kao went to Chiayi to supervise engineer troops’ first supporting mission of the dredging project of Dabang Section, Tseng-Wen River. He urged the responsible army 52nd Engineering Troops of 10th Legion to value safety, follow disciplines and strictly abide by the standardized procedure of process, steps, essentials so they can […]

  • 13 February 2012

    Congressman Mike Thompson announced that Humboldt Harbor and Bay would receive an additional $450,000 for dredging. The funds come from the Army Corps of Engineers’ discretionary account, and were awarded in order to address the operation and maintenance needs of Humboldt Bay. “Humboldt Bay is a lynchpin of the North Coast economy, serving as hub […]

  • 8 February 2012

    Providing of an appropriate level of safety at maritime and river transport of Ukraine and the reduction of the level of accidents in water transport to a minimum – one of the priority tasks of the State Fleet Inspection of Ukraine this year. This was stated by Chairman Gregory Sobolewski Ukrmorrechinspektsii present at the first […]

  • 25 January 2012

    APM Terminals was presented with The Gerald H. Halpin Safety Excellence Award for 2010-2011 by the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association last Friday, as the APM Terminals’ operations in the United States were cited for Signal’s highest award. The Halpin Award is given in special recognition of the Signal Member company which has best exemplified the […]

  • 19 January 2012

    The Indian tonnage as part of global shipping stood at 10 million GT about a year ago. The Indian tonnage has recently crossed the 11 million GT mark. This was stated by Shri G.K. Vasan, Union Minister of Shipping while inaugurating India Maritime Week in New Delhi today. Shri Vasan said that last year, in […]

  • 19 January 2012

    A coalition of local residents, grassroots environmental and clean-energy groups yesterday filed an appeal of the Oregon Department of State Lands’ decision to issue a dredging permit for the Port of Coos Bay that would allow the Port to export dirty coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG). While the “multi-purpose” dredging permit was initially sought […]

  • 15 December 2011

    Funding from BP’s $1 billion early restoration agreement will accelerate restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico. State and federal Trustees today unveiled the first set of early environmental restoration projects that are proposed for funding under the landmark agreement BP Exploration & Production, Inc. (BP) signed with the Trustees in April 2011. The eight […]

  • 27 November 2011

    It likely doesn’t come as a surprise to boaters familiar with the Oregon Inlet: shoaling is again causing serious problems for travel in and…   By Kevin Duffan (injuryboard) [mappress] Source: injuryboard, November 27, 2011;

  • 23 November 2011

    FSUE “Rosmorport” has held an expanded meeting concerning the issues of navigation safety, accident risks prevention and reduction. With deputy General director of FSUE “Rosmorport” for navigation safety V.Y. Vanyukov in head, representatives of 14 enterprise branches and a Captain of the seaport of Arkhangelsk took part in the meeting. The meeting concurred with the […]

  • 10 November 2011

    After 18 months of sustained effort to clean the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon accident, the U.S. Coast Guard’s federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) has approved the shoreline clean-up completion plan, paving the way for restoration work. Under the plan, the FOSC will determine which shoreline segments have completed the active […]

  • 3 November 2011

    Up to now, the Doha New Port Project Department has fulfilled over one million hours of safety working. The Project Department has also made remarkable achievements in HSE management and is fully affirmed by the Employer and the Consulting Engineer. It has received One Million Working Hours Zero-Accident Certificate issued by the Employer. Since construction […]

  • 12 October 2011

    APM Terminals’ Global Port, Terminal and Inland Services Network observed its 5th annual Global Safety Day on October 12th with the participation of 24,000 employees at the company’s facilities around the world. Each facility will organize their safety day activities around local challenges, concerns or issues. In some cases the program will consist of an […]

  • 26 September 2011

    Each year the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) singles out a specific project or programme amongst its members as an example of excellence in safety. This year the IADC Board has announced that the 2011 Safety Award has been presented to Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors bv. Achieving a safe working environment is […]

  • 15 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The new Cat® 349E hydraulic excavator features a 396 net horsepower Cat C13 ACERTTM engine that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions standards. The new 349E delivers more engine and hydraulic horsepower than its 345D predecessor while consistently averaging five percent improved fuel efficiency in typical applications. The 349E’s Cat C13 engine, which operates […]