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  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Port Nelson, New Zealand, has just announced that commencing today (October 31) contractors will be drilling of the seabed in and around the port for geotechnical purposes. According to the company’s environmental officer, Kelly Leonard, the drilling is needed before the company can begin dredging operations in the shipping channel, and before the port’s main […]

  • 26 September 2012

    Although the $38-million dredging project was completed in January, the Sydney Harbour still cannot receive larger ships. Jim Wooder, chairman of Sydney Marine Group and former project manager of the dredging, said: “Creating a new chart could be completed within two months but moving the lights will take longer. It is not clear how much […]

  • 7 October 2011

    The Far North is one of the key itineraries of Australia’s largest cruise liner operator which has released its record summer schedule…   By Nick Dalton (cairns) [mappress] Source: cairns, October 7, 2011;

  • 25 January 2012

    Kingston Wharves Limited (KW) is seeking to raise $1.8 billion from Jamaica Producers Group (JP), in order to further prepare for the huge… BY CAMILO THAME (jamaicaobserver) [mappress] Source: jamaicaobserver, January 25, 2012; Image: fsl.org

  • 31 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    On the heels of another record-breaking year for both cargo and cruise passengers, $33 million in State grants have been allocated to PortMiami over the next five years. This is another important step that will help the Port better respond to the next generation of cruise and cargo business. The positive performance report comes as […]

  • 27 November 2011

    Port Qasim has become the first harbour of Pakistan to berth mother ships by deepening of its channel at 13 metres draught…   (brecorder) [mappress] Source: brecorder, November 27, 2011;

  • 8 February 2012

    Port of Hong Kong is preparing for a burst in trade between Asia and the Gulf Coast when a nearly complete expansion of the Panama Canal doubles the waterway’s size. “Indeed, we are dredging our container terminals so that – like many other ports – we will be able to receive mega-vessels,” said Donald Tong, […]

  • 22 May 2013

    Following dredging work and adjustments to its pier, the Port of Tubarão is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, May 22, its first operation to fully load a Valemax ship, the world’s largest iron ore carrier, with total capacity of 400,000 metric tons. It will be the biggest loading operation in the 47-year history of the […]

  • 7 August 2013

    On August 2nd 2013, Euroports Italy’s terminal in Marghera, Venice welcomed the largest seagoing vessel ever to enter the port of Venice for handling operations. The MV TEN JIN MARU (LOA: 240 m x 38 m, deadweight: 98.000t), a bulk carrier, departed from South America on July 8th, with a record of 65.000 tons of […]

  • 21 July 2011

    The Southernmost City’s main tourist drag of Duval Street was downright peaceful on a recent morning. Then suddenly, the shops, restaurants… (sun-sentinel) [mappress] Source: sun-sentinel, July 21, 2011;

  • 1 June 2011

    Ships and boats bigger and heavier than ever will soon be able to travel up the River Tyne.   (bbc) [mappress] Source: bbc, June 1, 2011    

  • 14 December 2012

    The biggest container ship in the world has docked in Bremerhaven. Precisely one week after leaving port in Tangier, Morocco, the “CMA CGM Marco Polo” tied up at another container terminal operated by the EUROGATE Group, this time MSC Gate Bremerhaven. The “CMA CGM Marco Polo” is on her maiden voyage from Ningbo (China), where […]

  • 16 September 2013

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said development goals cannot be achieved by opening old wounds or by digging for dirt. The President was addressing the gathering after commissioning the newly constructed Oluvil commercial port and fisheries harbour and ice manufacturing plant yesterday. The harbour project was constructed at a cost of Rs.7,000 million. President Mahinda […]

  • 7 September 2011

    MSC Chicago becomes largest vessel to call at Port of Durban. Ship also becomes biggest ship ever to sail in South African waters…   (porttechnology) [mappress] Source: porttechnology, September 7, 2011;

  • 5 March 2010

    Cebu can accommodate bigger ships once the dredging project of the Cebu Ports Authority is completed in nine months’ time… [mappress] Source:globalnation,March 5,2010;

  • 12 September 2011

    Cruise liners will make nearly 100 visits, including the maiden voyages of the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth, to the Far North… Nick Dalton (cairns) [mappress] Source: cairns, September 12, 2011

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Recently completed dredging of the Crown Bay in St. Thomas, allowed for the first time a Solstice-class cruise ship to berth along the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal. On Wednesday, the Celebrity Silhouette was berthed along the northern side of the pier, thanks to dredging work that increased the depth of the terminal. This was announced by the Virgin Islands […]

  • 18 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    Local German authorities have completed the deepening of a 23.7km stretch of the northern Peene River to allow bigger ships to reach Wolgast. [mappress] Source: Maritime Journal, February 18, 2010;

  • 28 February 2012

    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has earnestly asked President Barack Obama to secure more money necessary for deepening the Charleston port and other Atlantic harbors so they can accommodate giant cargo ships following the Panama Canal widening set to be completed in 2014, reports Charlotte Observer. During her meeting with Obama and other governors at the […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Colombo’s new deep draft terminal constructed under the Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP) received its first container carrier, an 11,000 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship (ULCS) “MV CMA CGM PEGASUS” operated by CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container group and number one in France, on the 5th of August, 2013. The vessel touched Colombo […]

  • 22 April 2013

    The worlds largest container vessels are to call at Busan Port. Busan Port Authority(BPA, President Ki-tack Lim) stated that Alexander Von Humboldt of CMA-CGM, the worlds 3rd largest shipping company in France, will enter Busan New Container Terminal(BNCT) at the Busan New Port. The vessel(175,343t) was constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, and is […]

  • 1 November 2011

    Even the biggest cruise ships will be able to dock easily at Don Diego and Sans Souci ports during their tours of the Caribbean islands… (dominicantoday) [mappress] Source: dominicantoday, November 1, 2011;

  • 30 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    According to a study on Indian Ports, undertaken by the industry body Assocham and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the depth at Kolkata Port needs to be increased to 14 meters to facilitate bigger vessels. “The draft in Kolkata Port is inadequate for dealing with bigger ships, the use of which is […]

  • 3 June 2010

    The Port of Tauranga says its efforts to get a resource consent to deepen and widen the harbour shipping channels to take bigger ships have…   [mappress] Source: stuff, June 3, 2010;

  • 7 March 2010

    The folks at Dole are looking forward to the day when a deeper shipping channel on the Delaware River might allow them to bring in their fruit in bigger ships… [mappress] Source:delawareonline,March 7,2010;

  • 23 February 2011

    The plan to deepen Charleston Harbor so the port there can handle bigger ships got the backing Tuesday of the Myrtle Beach City Council…   (thesunnews) [mappress] Source: thesunnews, February 23, 2011;