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  • 21 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (July 15-21, 2019).   UK’s First Ever Sandscaping Coastal Scheme Officially Underway The UK’s first ever sandscaping coastal flood scheme is officially underway in the villages of Bacton and Walcott.   Van Oord Orders New Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Van […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Asia-Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit will be held at the Sands Convention Center in Singapore on 29-30 September. As the international deep sea mining community move ever closer to mining the deep-ocean floor, industry stakeholders, from developing island nations and ocean regulators to commercial deep sea miners and subsea technology companies, come together annually to […]

  • 21 March 2012

    The Port of Oakland welcomes the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America. The MSC Fabiola is a 12,562 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent-unit) vessel; an average container equals two TEUs. It is part of the fleet of the world’s second-largest shipping company, Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Co SA. MSC is one of the Port […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ceylon Fishery Harbors Corporation (CFHC) has taken delivery of the self-propelled grab hopper dredger SAYURU. The dredger, built under the Grant Aid scheme of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will be one of the most technically advanced dredgers ever to operate in Sri Lanka. The ceremony was held October 18th 2014, at the Dikkowita Fishery Harbor […]

  • 26 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a sizable export cable installation contract for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection. “The contract was awarded by 50Hertz and carries a value for Boskalis in excess of EUR 250 million, making this the largest cable installation contract acquired by Boskalis ever,” the Papendrecht based company said. For […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

     Jan De Nul Group has just presented a video of the remediation works in Oskarshamn harbor basin in Sweden. In the past, a copper production site and battery factory discharged their contaminated waste water into the sea, resulting in the whole harbor basin becoming contaminated with heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. As shipping continues […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The dredging industry is constantly progressing: broadening its core activities, daring to take on the challenges of maritime infrastructure development, discovering new technologies… So too is the IADC, the umbrella organization that represents these innovative contractors. The IADC has a new house style, new logo and a new website. New logo The new logo and […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    On Saturday 6 October 2012 the Kooiman Group is celebrating the commissioning of their biggest project to date, with a unique Open Day. The Kooiman Group and Reimerswaal Dredging welcome guests, and involved and interested parties on Saturday 6 October between 10.00 and 14.30 hrs, to see the Reimerswaal – sand and gravel hopper dredger […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

     Wasa’s backhoe dredger Optimus together with the self-propelled barges “Sinann” and “Boann” is making good progress in Kalundborg Havn. The Finnish marine offshore and inland water construction contractor started their first ever project in Denmark on March 1, 2018. During the project, the dredger Optimus – equipped with a 360 ton Hitachi excavator – […]

  • 26 August 2012

    The dredging project at the Karachi fish harbour will begin soon, according to harbour sources. This source announced that a tender has been floated to invite keen dredging firms and after evaluation the harbour dredging project should start immediately. “It will be first dredging of the country chief fish harbour after 20 years as the […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

     The keel laying ceremony for DEME’s cutter suction dredger SPARTACUS took place earlier this week at Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. This event marked a milestone in the construction of the most powerful CSD that has ever been built. SPARTACUS will also be the world’s first LNG-powered CSD. The […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gulftainer, a privately-owned independent port operator and logistics company based in the UAE, has finalized a 50-year concession with the State of Delaware in the USA to operate and develop the Port of Wilmington. The agreement, signed by Gulftainer’s subsidiary GT USA, will see an expected investment of up to $600 million in the port […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredge Yard, a supplier of dredging and mining components, equipment and technologies, took part in the WEDA Dredging Summit and Expo, held from June 22-25, 2015 at the Westin Galleria in Houston. The event hosted numerous technical sessions and gave the opportunity for all the leading organizations in dredging and port industry, dredging contractors and experts […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The National Audit Office has published its 2014 report on flood defense spending. It welcomes improvements in the way the Environment Agency is prioritizing its spending, including on flood defense maintenance, and how it achieves value for money. However, the report claims the underlying spending on flood defenses has gone down. On NAO’s funding claims, […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Salix – specialized in spillway and shoreline protection, silt removal (lake desilting/dredging), wetland ecological enhancement and habitat creation schemes – was the lead designer and contractor behind the River Teme Restoration Project. During the project, the company undertook some extreme erosion control using its shear stress turf, rock mattresses and extremely skillful team. The toe of the eroded bank […]

  • 14 March 2014

    Port of Maputo recorded significant results in infrastructure development as well as in cargo handling volumes in 2013 Last year was the year of investment in maritime operations with the purchase of a new pilot boat, a new tug boat and a multi–functional service boat. Planning for 2014 includes the completion of a range of […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first-ever Panama Canal Expansion is a vision that will soon become a reality. With the project 91% completed, the Panama Canal Expansion has reached its final stretch. The massive Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The […]

  • 24 November 2011

    The Housing and Construction Office of Fuzhou reported that the rebuilding and preserving program for Fuzhou’s inland rivers cost over 1 billion yuan. Inland river regulation of Fuzhou has finalized investment of 1.25 billion yuan ever since it started this year. The extensive development of Baima river was increased to 73% of the total investment. […]

  • 11 April 2014

    People in Rossall and Anchorsholme in Lancashire will be better protected from the risk of flooding thanks to £85 million of government funding towards two new major sea defences. The new sea defences near Blackpool form part of one of the UK’s biggest coastal defence schemes. In total, they will protect 12,000 homes and businesses […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $1.02 billion budget for fiscal year 2014 that includes the Port of Long Beach’s largest-ever capital improvement spending plan. A total of $788 million in capital spending is 6 percent more than last year and leads the planned expenses in the budget that covers the […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, (APSEZ) recently began construction of the first berth at India’s premier and ambitious international transhipment project in Vizhinjam, Kerala. The groundbreaking ceremony was organized by Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, and was presided over by Shri. Ramachandran Kadannapally, Minister for Ports, Museums, Archaeology and Archives, in the […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is erecting dune system that will help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore the salt water marshland of the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. This $38 million worth marsh restoration project is one of the largest restoration projects of its kind ever conducted in the eastern […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Do you ever wonder what dredging in Alaska looks like? Check out this photo gallery of operations conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, at harbors across the state (St. Herman’s Harbor in Kodiak, St. Paul Harbor, Dillingham Harbor, Cook Inlet Navigation Channel and Homer Harbor Entrance Channel). Dredging of St. Herman’s Harbor in Kodiak   […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Transnet National Ports Authority’s project to deepen and lengthen berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT): Pier 2 has reached a key milestone – the multi-billion Main Marine Construction Works package will go out to tender this month. This follows the two environmental approvals secured from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) last year for marine […]

  • 10 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sea Engineering in conjunction with Healy Tibbitts Builders (Weeks Marine) has just completed the largest dredging/beach restoration and stabilization project ever completed in Hawaii. The project involved dredging on the Pearl Harbor entrance channel to restore the design channel width, and the placement of the sandy dredged material within 9 specially designed T-head groins to […]