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  • 11 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Newly reclaimed land for the Port City Colombo project, conducted by China Communications Construction’s subsidiary CHEC, was officially declared as part of Sri Lanka on December 7. According to China Communications Construction, this momentous occasion was celebrated by CHEC Port City Colombo under the patronage of Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the Chinese […]

  • 20 March 2013

    As a way of guarding against a recurrence of flooding in Kwara State and its environs, the state government has called on Federal Government to take urgent steps towards dredging River Niger. The Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, Barr. Kayode Towoju, who made the call during an interview with Royal Times correspondent, said the dredging […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has found that public funding of €270 million to build a new cross‑Channel terminal in the Port of Calais is in line with EU state aid rules. The new infrastructure furthers EU transport policy objectives without unduly distorting competition in the internal market. The EU Commissioner for Competiton Ms Margrethe Vestager, welcomed the decision: […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission is further delivering on its top priority of creating jobs and boosting growth in Europe, by unveiling a record €13.1 billion investment plan in 276 transport projects, selected under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). This investment will unlock additional public and private co-financing for a combined amount of €28.8 billion. Along with […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Reconstruction of the first 57 meter section of the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) Cashin Quay 2 wharf has been completed, providing a second container vessel berth at the wharf for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake. The rebuilding of Cashin Quay 2, following earthquake damage, is being delivered in stages. By late April the new wharf […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Tyneside Council’s Planning Committee has approved proposals for the sea defense scheme at the Central Lower Promenade in Whitley Bay. According to the council, with this approval the vital work can now get underway to refurbish the structure, which is around 100 years old and is reaching the end of its serviceable life. Elected […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    IFC – International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $37 million loan to MV Cargo to support the construction of a new grain terminal at the Black Sea Port of Yuzhny. IFC’s financing will allow the company to build a terminal capable of handling up to 5 million tons […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Dredging Services division has embarked on another maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to ensure the port provides safe navigational channels and berthing facilities for shipping. Around 20,000m³ of sand and sediment is expected to be removed during the dredging exercise, which started on 28 October. The […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A cruise terminal will be inaugurated in Visby on April 29, with intensive preparations now underway to boost Gotland as a destination. The number of passengers will double as early as 2018, the company said in its latest release. Since winter 2016 about 130,000m3 has been dredged to achieve a depth of water of 11m. […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The long awaited Calabar Channel dredging project that will boost economic activities in Cross River and neighboring states was inaugurated on Friday by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. The inauguration of the project, a joint venture between the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) and Niger Global Engineering, ends years of controversy and apprehension concerning the feasibility of opening the […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Policymakers from a range of national Colombian government authorities visited Deltares last week for a knowledge-exchange program about water management. The emphasis was on governance aspects, the planning process and the use of information from model studies. The participants included Claudia Pineda, the water director of the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The $193 million Port of Townsville Channel Upgrade Project  has undergone  a project milestone, with the delivery of more than half of the total rock required to build a protective sea wall. Over 375,000 tonnes of rock has now been supplied to the Port of Townsville to build the 2.2-kilometre sea wall that will eventually […]

  • 19 January 2012

    Community groups who are continuing the long task of cleaning up flood-damaged waterways are set to get a further boost thanks to a new Bligh Government funded grant program, Environment Minister Vicky Darling announced today. Ms Darling said the Community Waterway Litter Cleanup Grants – to be administered by Healthy Waterways – would provide assistance […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Chancellor George Osborne is to announce a £35m grant to dredge the approach channel in the Mersey Estuary – creating the opportunity for massive container vessels to enter the river. The Chancellor will make the announcement during a visit to the Port of Liverpool where he will meet representatives from businesses in the region […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just reported that it will award over $17 million to 20 projects in 10 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 13,000 acres of coastal wetlands. The funds will be awarded under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, announced the FWS. FWS also added that state […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The largest construction project ever undertaken by the Northland Regional Council – a $15 million flood scheme upgrade massively boosting flood protection in and around Kaitaia – is about to start within the next two years, reported the Council. The new seven-year Awanui scheme project is one of the crucial projects at the heart of […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work is underway to build one of Western Australia’s largest constructed wetlands, the Ellen Brook Wetland project, to boost the health of the Swan River by improving water quality. Announcing the start of construction this week, Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the project aimed to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen loads entering the river from the […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fylde Council will introduce major plans to secure sea defences and future management of the coastline at a one-day public exhibition to be held at the Town Hall between 8.30am and 9pm on Wednesday 2 April. Work, estimated to cost £17m, on improved sea defences at Fairhaven Lake and Church Scar may, if Environment Agency […]

  • 16 February 2012

    On February 3, CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd. and Zhangzhou Gulei Haiteng Wharf Investment Management Co., Ltd. (transliteration) signed the Xiamen Port Gulei Wharf Area Gulei Operation Zone South 3 & 4 Berth Engineering Construction Contract, with contractual value of RMB 125 million and construction period of 8 months. It is noteworthy that the project […]

  • 30 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Maritime system integrators of electrical and automation systems Bakker Sliedrecht and RH Marine have joined forces. By teaming up, both companies can benefit from scaling-up and knowledge exchange and give a boost to innovation, such as ship automation, hybrid sailing and cybersecurity, Bakker said in its release. RH Marine was founded in 1860 and has […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA has announced the launch of its SK300LC-10 excavator in North America. As part of the revolutionary KOBELCO Generation 10, the SK300LC establishes new standards in value, productivity and durability. This robust 68,100-lb model is powered by a 252-hp Tier IV Final HINO engine, enabling it to easily tackle heavy-duty applications and remain […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The innovative walking jack-up platform WaveWalker 1 was presented with the Product and Equipment Innovation Award at the prestigious Ground Engineering (GE) Awards ceremony in London last week. WaveWalker 1, developed by Fugro and Van Oord, is an innovative, eight-legged ‘walking’ jack-up barge (self-elevating work platform – SEWP) designed especially for marine operations in rough […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s ongoing efforts to convert to the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as the primary source of fuel for power generation received a major boost recently when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a long-sought after permit for marine work on St. Croix. The application, filed by […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dinish Wharf extension scheme, located on Dinish Island, Castletownbere and undertaken by L&M Keating Ltd., is moving forward.  In addition to doubling of the Dinish Island facility through the provision of 216 meters of extra landing berth, the project will deliver approximately 2.2 acres of highly usable reclaimed quay storage area, two new major […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a contract for dredging of Lexington Harbor in Sanilac County, Mich., located about 20 miles north of Port Huron, Mich. The $334,000 contract goes to MCM Marine, Inc., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The firm will dredge 40,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor and place […]

  • 22 April 2013

    Another Damen CSD250 has been delivered, to Nigeria this time. The dredger has started creating its own pond, which is to become a major access route to a new industrial park. The creation of the waterway has already boosted the local economy, as also in Nigeria the waterway transport has the future. The CSD250 has […]