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  • 10 December 2012

    TWO and half million cubic metres of silt will be dredged from near Webb Dock as part of a $1.2 billion redevelopment of the Port of Melbourne. The plan, which includes a new container terminal at Webb Dock, also calls for the dredging of 50,000 cubic metres of contaminated material that will be dumped near […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) has announced the appointment of three new board members. It is expected their experience will encourage more investment into Pembrokeshire, in line with the Port’s aim to boost economic prosperity on the Haven and for Wales. The three new non-executive members of the board, who will take up their posts […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Natomas levees are eligible for federal rehabilitation assistance again after levee managers for Reclamation District No. 1000 fixed the most serious items identified in a recent levee inspection and the Corps approved a letter of intent to deal with remaining encroachments and vegetation issues over time. A letter of intent is the first step of […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports (ABP) announces that its intermediate parent company, ABP Acquisitions UK Ltd (ABPA), has signed a £70m loan facility with the European Investment Bank. The loan from Europe’s long-term lending institution will be used to fund part of the costs of the further development of the UK’s second largest container terminal at the […]

  • 18 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal is a 77 km (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Annual traffic has risen from about 1,000 ships in the canal’s early days to 14,702 vessels in 2008, displacing a total 309.6 million Panama […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Patrick F. Welch, an attorney at Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC, recently attended the 2014 Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) Plenary Session hosted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padrés in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme of the Plenary Session was “Arizona & Sonora: Evolution of a Region”. The semi-annual event serves as a platform […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A group of experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District, Port of Palm Beach and the local Harbor Pilots Association, achieved a victory when they received approval to release the final Integrated Feasibility Report for the Lake Worth Inlet study. This significant milestone was achieved after the report was presented to Corps […]

  • 19 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    The training course “Environmental Aspects of Dredging”, jointly developed by the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC), will be presented for the first time in Africa in November this year. This course has been initiated by the African Section of CEDA (CEDA-AS) in response to the request of numerous […]

  • 29 November 2012

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is gearing up to be a service provider to SA’s neighbouring ports. After assisting with the dredging of Walvis Bay harbour in Namibia, TNPA CEO Tau Morwe says SA is likely to tender for dredging work at Maputo harbour. TNPA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Maputo Port Development […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    International Association of Dredging Companies IADC has announced its Dredging in Figures 2012. This is an annual review of the global dredging market. The document focusses on the global dredging and maritime construction industry over 2012. The IADC aims to be thorough and precise in estimating the figures presented in this document. The statistics provided […]

  • 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. […]

  • 5 December 2011

    “We believe that the current period of turbulence in the Mediterranean area could be stabilised within six months, paving the way for the significant recovery in the development of investments from Italian entrepreneurs and those from Campania in particular”. This bright outlook comes from the Paolo Scudieri, chair of the association Study and Research for […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Brad Hoylman and 24 of his colleagues in the State Senate are calling on corporate giant General Electric to commit to a full remediation of the Hudson River after its decades-long dumping of toxic PCB chemicals. In a letter to the company’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, the lawmakers urged G.E. to go beyond its court-mandated […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently completed a busy fiscal year 2016 that included 254 construction and dredging contracts worth more than $60 million. “Fiscal year 2016 has been a great year for the Detroit District, the team has worked hard,” said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The report on the Gladstone harbour development is in its final stages but has been delayed. But local journalist John Mikkelsen reports the delay was not politically motivated. Gladstone’s controversial harbour development and dredging projects were again high on the agenda at two important national conferences this month, but the release of a federal government […]

  • 3 June 2013

    The sustainable interaction between humankind and planet Earth poses huge hydraulic and environmental engineering challenges. Confronting these challenges one-project-at-atime, while seemingly attractive from a budget management perspective, results in grave inefficiencies in developing and archiving the basic elements that are invariably involved: data, models and tools. Hardly any project is by itself of sufficient scale […]

  • 9 October 2012

    Next month ports authorities and terminal operators from over 11 African countries are heading to Cape Town, South Africa to develop collaborative approaches to ports expansion and regional trade facilitation during the African Ports Evolution 2012 Forum that will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront from 20 – 22 November 2012. The development […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) today lauded passage on Wednesday of the House floor amendment to the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that increases the Corps of Engineers funding to meet the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) funding target included in the recently enacted Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator David Vitter (R-LA), EPW Committee Ranking Member, released highlights of the bipartisan, bicameral agreement that was reached late last week on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report. The WRRDA conference report was filed yesterday and is […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal formally launched the Bangladesh Delta Plan Formulation Project in Dhaka on 27 August 2014. The launching ceremony was organized by the General Economics Division of the Planning Commission of the Government of Bangladesh. In addition to representatives of various government ministries and agencies of Bangladesh, the Government of the Netherlands, […]

  • 27 April 2012

      Jointly organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), the NGCP Challenge seeks to identify ideas that will achieve a quantum leap in port performance, productivity and sustainability for a new generation of container port that is set 10 years in the future. The NGCP Challenge […]

  • 20 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    IHC Parts & Services, part of IHC Merwede, and Wärtsilä Netherlands (WNL) have teamed up to provide life-cycle support for ships with Bolnes and Smit Bolnes engines. The companies will combine their industry knowledge, expertise and strength to maintain these dredging and other vessels worldwide in order to extend product life cycles, reduce owners’ costs […]

  • 26 March 2012

    U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined a group of Senators in urging key appropriators to include funding for dredging small and low-use ports in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget. Small and low-use ports are ports that don’t have enough tonnage to meet the Army Corps of Engineers’ threshold to qualify for annual dredging support […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Chatham Rock Phosphate is appointing three new directors who will contribute valuable expertise and experience to the company in the run up to applying for a marine consent later this year and on-going financing of operations. They are senior Royal Boskalis executive Ko de Blaeij, marine mining entrepreneur Robert Goodden and eminent ocean scientist Dr […]

  • 5 October 2011

    Demag Cranes has received an order for two Mobile Harbour Cranes from the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). KPA is making this investment in line with the increase in capacity and modernisation of a terminal in the Port of Mombasa. Delivery of the cranes is planned for the second half of 2011. “The two Mobile Harbour […]

  • 8 August 2013

    Antwerp experienced slight growth of 2% in the first two quarters compared with the same period last year. Liquid bulk in particular performed exceptionally well. Despite the difficult economic situation, the port of Antwerp handled a freight volume of nearly 95.7 million tonnes in the first six months of 2013, 2% more than in the […]