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  • 17 July 2012

    Bangkok Deputy Governor Theerachon Manomaipiboon has revealed that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is collaborating with Samut Prakan province in an effort to prevent flooding this year. A discussion has been held between Mr. Theerachon and Mr. Chonsawat Asavahame, Chief of the Samut Prakan Provincial Administrative Organization, to establish a flood prevention system as more […]

  • 12 July 2012

    Positioned as the new Asian gateway and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Sri Lankas maritime and logistics initiatives will be given another boost from the inauguration of Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics two day Conference and Exhibition which ended at the Hilton Hotel Colombo, recently. The conference supported by Sri […]

  • 11 July 2012

    On July 5 and 6, 2012 the FSUE “Rosmorport” General Director A.V. Lavrishchev and First Deputy Director of Federal Marine and River Fleet Agency S.P. Gorelik made a working visit to the seaport of Kaliningrad. In the framework of the working trip, S.P. Gorelik and A.V. Lavrishchev visited the port infranstructure objects under construction in […]

  • 9 July 2012

    The Maltatoday reports that Labour Leader Joseph Muscat claims internal documentation penned by MEPA experts is urging government to explore land reclamation from sea. Muscat claimed that the party is informed that internal MEPA documentation, penned by MEPA experts, is recommending government to explore land reclamation options. He added that government is applying pressure so […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Business & Finance

      Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) is now working on the next stage of Chatham Rock Phosphate’s undersea project, following successful meetings in the Netherlands. Representatives from the two companies have just concluded a number of meetings in Papendrecht, the Netherlands with Boskalis making it clear it wishes to proceed to the next stage of […]

  • 8 July 2012

    Members of the recently appointed Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority (KLHA) met with approximately 27 key state and Federal officials in Kalamazoo, Mich., on June 28, 2012 to discuss the dredging challenges facing the Saugatuck-Douglas harbor. The intent of the meeting was to fully brief these officials on the conditions within the harbor and engage their […]

  • 6 July 2012

    According to the Arbroath Herald, Angus Council is expected to make a decision next week on dredging Arbroath harbour. The infrastructures services executive sub-committee will meet on Monday to discuss the silt build up in the harbour which can block the launch of the RNLIB Inchcape at low spring tide. Harbour issues are very close […]

  • 6 July 2012

    According to The Hindu Business Line, the Kolkata Port Trust has sought 450 acres from the West Bengal government to facilitate dredging at Jellingham Bar. The land will be used for dumping the silt to be dredged from the river. Jellingham is a natural sand bar or obstruction on the river channel, impacting the navigability […]

  • 5 July 2012

      The CEDA Working Group on Ecosystem Services (WGES) has their first meeting this week in Delft at the CEDA Headquarters. WGES will produce a CEDA Information Paper on ecosystem services in the context of dredging and the construction of marine and fresh water infrastructure. The aim of the paper is to explain ecosystem services […]

  • 3 July 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been briefed by the National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee on the progress in various flood prevention projects while assuring that the deadlines will be met. Prime Minister Yingluck said her recent meeting with the National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee was for her to be reported on […]

  • 3 July 2012

    Last month, the Harbors Committee discussed maintenance plans for Old and New Harbors, on everything from dredging to beautifications, launch ramps and policy documents. Committee member Bob Littlefield provided updates on Old Harbor dredging, saying that dredging of the harbor is almost complete, with the exception of dredging that can been done from land with […]

  • 2 July 2012

    The Indian Infrastructure magazine is organising the third annual conference on “Dredging in India- Needs and Requirements, Strategies and Solutions” on August 27-28, 2012, at ITC Maratha, Mumbai. The mission of this conference is to provide an update on the dredging industry in India, focus on the current and future needs and requirements, identify emerging […]

  • 29 June 2012

    As of mid July 2012, Mr Jos Goris will actively take up the post of managing director for Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSB). Mr Goris succeeds Mr André Hollander, who managed the yard (formerly known as Sobrena) from the moment Damen Shipyards Group took over its operations three months ago. He will remain at DSB as […]

  • 22 June 2012

    A savings plan is launched to raise tens of thousands of dollars for Courtenay Marina mooring facilities dredging project, Canada.com reports. Besides the marina, some parts of the Courtenay River are becoming difficult to navigate because of a build-up of silt and tree debris. Previous dredging works in this area were executed about seven years […]

  • 22 June 2012

    One of the UK’s newest and most versatile ‘marine renewables support vessels’ showed off some of her capabilities at Gills Harbour on the Pentland Firth this week. The one-year-old ‘multi-cat’ vessel Orcadia, which was reported to have cost £3.5 million when she was delivered last year from Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, was making her […]

  • 22 June 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) submitted to Congress Wednesday the “U.S. Port and Inland Waterways Modernization: Preparing for Post-Panamax Vessels” report, an examination of options for future modernization of U.S. ports and inland waterways. The USACE Institute for Water Resources (IWR) in Alexandria, Va., was responsible for the development of the report as […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Two senior officials from Myanmar MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT will brief participants of the 6th Myanmar Business Conference on Opportunities in Port business and a Shipyard expansion plan respectively. The 6th Myanmar Business Conference on 16 & 17 July 2012 in Singapore will have 10 Key Myanmar officials speaking on Foreign Investment laws, Condominium laws, legal […]

  • 15 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed her concerns over the flood crisis in the South of Thailand while instructing related agencies to monitor the water levels and find protective measures to ease the plight of southern residents. Ms. Yingluck has instructed the Thai National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage to consult with the Ministry of […]

  • 14 June 2012

    The Transport Ministry has confirmed that Seaport Terminal (Johor) Sdn Bhd has won the bid to privatise the Penang Port, according to bintuluport.com. In a written reply to Chong Eng (DAP – Bukit Mertajam), its minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the company won the bid via its equity ownership in Penang Port Sdn […]

  • 13 June 2012

    The Salisbury Post reports that the Spencer town board passed a new budget without a hitch, but the board couldn’t agree on a resolution to protect a Civil War battlefield and the remnants of a 200-year-old bridge from sand dredging in Grants Creek. The budget passed unanimously with little fanfare and one public comment. The […]

  • 12 June 2012

    EPA and the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut will be holding a second round of public meetings next week to discuss next steps for the potential clean up of the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. EPA and the states have been working cooperatively for the last several months to discuss potential approaches to […]

  • 11 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today embarks on a four-day flood tour to eight provinces, covering areas from downstream provinces to the northern region, to inspect the progress of flood response preparedness. Ms Yingluck is today scheduled to chair the meeting of the Strategic Committee for Water Resources Management at the government house as well as […]

  • 7 June 2012

    The public is invited to attend a meeting to learn about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ sediment placement plan for the 2012 dredging season. The meeting is June 12 at 10 a.m. in the Port of Astoria council chambers, 422 Gateway Ave., Astoria, Ore. Representatives from the Corps and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

  • 7 June 2012

    In a major victory for the Delaware Valley region, yesterday the House approved $29.4 million in federal funding for the deepening of the Delaware River Main Shipping Channel. U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-07) worked tirelessly, together with his colleagues including Rep. Bob Brady (PA-01), to secure this funding in the Energy and Water Appropriations Act […]

  • 7 June 2012

    The Panama Canal is meeting this week with top clients, government officials, and maritime authorities in China, Japan, and South Korea to reaffirm its relationship with customers and explain the impact of the Panama Canal expansion program in Asia. “We always keep a close communication with our customers and this is a new opportunity to […]

  • 6 June 2012

    At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to move forward on executing a feasibility study, a critical next step to future dredging of the Port of Ogdensburg – the northernmost port in New York State and the only U.S. port on the St. Lawrence Seaway, where […]