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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 May 2011

    The new 30-year concession contract for the development and operation of Terminal Muelle Norte at the Port of Callao was signed today by Peruvian President Alan Garcia and representatives of APM Terminals and local partner Central Portuária S.A.C. in the Presidential Palace in Peru’s Capital City of Lima. “Our vision is to transform Terminal Muelle Norte into a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 February 2012

    Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Tamil Nadu successfully hosted a first of its kind B2B meet on US – India Business Growth opportunities in Shipping and Logistics on February 20, 2012 in Chennai. Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S Department of Commerce presided over the event as the Chief Guest […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate yesterday approved the final conference agreement to the FY19 Minibus appropriations package (H.R. 5895) that includes funding for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch. Advanced by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, the bill includes funding for critical infrastructure projects administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

  • 15 November 2012

    In a continuing effort to reduce annual costs associated with maintaining federal navigation channels in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a federal interest determination study at the entrance of the Lynnhaven Inlet. The federal study will determine if jetties or a combination of coastal structures is […]

  • 2 May 2013

    During the past nine years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey have been deepening 38 miles of federal navigation channels in the New York Harbor to a depth of 50 feet. Recently, the New York District awarded the final major construction contract, which […]

  • 3 June 2011

      Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (CRP) has selected one of the worlds largest integrated dredging companies, Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) to undertake the detailed design of their rock phosphate nodule project at the Chatham Rise, subsequent to a complete review of scoping studies delivered by four of the world’s largest dredging companies ( Boskalis, IHC […]

  • 6 April 2011
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    GE will begin the second phase of the Upper Hudson River cleanup in May 2011. The approach to dredging and disposal will be similar to what was undertaken in 2009, when 286,000 cubic yards, or 329,000 tons, of river sediment was removed. In 2011, approximately 350,000 cubic yards, or 400,000 tons, of sediment will be […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, continue work on a $36.5 million coastline restoration project at Rockaway Beach placing nearly 3.5 million cubic yards of sand, restoring the beach that suffered […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease to transform a 100-year-old pier on the LA Waterfront in San Pedro into a world-class urban marine research and innovation center called AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. The lease agreement – signed between the Port of Los Angeles and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the […]