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  • 7 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected to produce a masterplan for the Lower Jordan, the river between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. The purpose of the cross-border master plan is to integrate separate Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian plans and thus produce a healthy ecosystem, distribute water fairly and provide open public access to […]

  • 2 November 2012

    NL Agency (Ministerie van Economische Zaken) announced plans to hire a team of experts with adequate knowledge and capacity on an hourly basis to work on the preparation of a Master Plan for the implementation of the coastal defense strategy Jakarta (Jakarta Coastal Defense Strategy). The overall objective of the project is the implementation of […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Partrac participated at last week’s Dredging 2012 conference and exhibition in San Diego, California. Dr. Kevin Black presented Partrac’s unique dual signature tracer particle tracking technique in a presentation entitled, “Everything Goes Somewhere: Tracking the Movement of Dredged Sediments in Port and Coastal Environments Using Dual Signature Sediment Tracers”. The event, which is held every […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Maritime industry leaders from Oman will head to Seatrade Middle East Maritime (SMEM) 2012 next month as the country’s key northern port of Sohar confidently moves ahead with its ambitious expansion plans. With investments exceeding $14bn and one of the largest port development projects in the world, the port of Sohar, along with the Sohar […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is carrying out missions to support recovery efforts in the New York City region following Hurricane Sandy, including in New York City, parts of northern New Jersey and Long Island. New York District’s Emergency Operations Center has been active since last week and District personnel are […]

  • 17 October 2012

    GVK through its subsidiary Hancock Coal Infrastructure Pty. Ltd  signed a construction contract with leading international construction major, Samsung C&T Corporation, a subsidiary of the Korean conglomerate Samsung and Australian based Smithbridge Group Pty. Ltd to build a 60 mtpa T3 Port Terminal Port for the Alpha Coal project at Abbot Point, North Queensland Australia. […]

  • 17 October 2012

    Fisherman Zhang Qiulin said he has been anxious following the dramatic decrease of water levels on Poyang Lake over the last two weeks, despite the fact that the area is still in its rainy season. Zhang said he fears a repeat of last year, when a historic drought killed many fish in Poyang, located in […]

  • 16 October 2012

    Nearly 200 environmental experts came together to discuss the role of ports, terminal operators and shipping companies in working towards sustainable operations. The 7th edition of Congress was held the first week of October 2012 in Marseille, the former ancient Greek merchant port and one of the biggest port cities on the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Senior maritime representatives from 11 countries embarked on the 2nd Maritime Public Leaders’ Programme (MPLP) today at the Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Infrastructure Systems and Maritime Studies Division, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), in partnership with NTU, and supported by the Ministry of Foreign […]

  • 11 October 2012

    Rivers in the city are in need of dredging as they are already heavily silted to the point that most of them are less than two meters deep. City Vice-Mayor Belen T. Fernandez cited the rivers traversing barangays Pantal, Pogo Grande, Lasip Grande and Malued as having this condition, based on the findings by the […]

  • 2 October 2012

    Last week, President Benigno S. Aquino was urged by the various groups to impose a 10-year moratorium on all reclamation projects slated to be done by the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA). They noted that the total coverage of the national reclamation plan slated for the next three years is 38, 272 hectares, mostly in the […]

  • 25 September 2012

    This year at the 20th annual Security Essen, Sonardyne International Ltd and its subsidiary company Marine and Remote Sensing Solutions (MARSS) Ltd. will be displaying their automated surface and underwater security system in Hall 8 on the European Commission stand. Held in Essen, Germany, the event is the leading world forum for security and fire […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    After nearly two years of inordinate delay the Jammu and Kashmir Government has finally constituted the Wullar Development Authority (WDA) to restore the pristine glory of Asia’s largest freshwater lake – Wullar – in north Kashmir. Officials said the formation of the WDA will streamline implementation of the ambitious Wullar Conservation Project. The formation of […]

  • 17 September 2012

    An ambitious project to salvage Kashmir’s lifeline river Jhelum has started to yield positive results with the Jammu and Kashmir government maintaining that the flood threat triggered by recent incessant rains subsided due to ongoing conservation measures in the river in north Kashmir. Jhelum which is a main source of irrigation in the Valley has […]

  • 14 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB), which provides guidance to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for coastal engineering research, will meet September 18th and 19th at the Wyndham Jacksonville, 1515 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, Fla. The theme of the meeting is “Regional Sediment Management – Uniting Navigation, Beaches, and the Ecosystem,” and is hosted by […]

  • 11 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is nearing completion of a comprehensive evaluation of seven federally-constructed levees in Alice, Freeport, Lynchburg, Matagorda, Port Arthur, Texas City and Three Rivers, Texas, as part of the Corps’ Levee Safety Program. Using state-of-the-art technology and consistent risk methodologies, the inspections will allow Corps experts to properly […]

  • 6 September 2012

    Senator John Hoeven yesterday hosted a meeting of federal, local and state leaders, including Governor Jack Dalrymple, to update the community on efforts to identify and mitigate if necessary existing problem points on the Missouri River that could cause ice jams and lead to flooding this winter. Hoeven and Dalrymple said last year’s record flooding […]

  • 6 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Festival of Dredge in New York is a symposium about the human acceleration of sediments, the technologies and techniques developed for this purpose. This event is scheduled for September 28-29, 2012. The techniques of dredging, and the galaxy of technologies that surround it, constitute perhaps the greatest unrecognized landscape architecture project in the world. […]

  • 30 August 2012

    According to the Exim Online, India plans to invest between Rs 300-Rs 400 crore in the second phase of Iran’s Chabahar port expansion. India’s interest in this project is not only to get direct access to Central Asia, but also to facilitate import of minerals from Afghanistan via Chabahar. Two teams of experts, constituted by Indian […]

  • 27 August 2012

    The next in CEDA’s successful series of conferences, CEDA Dredging Days, will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 12 and 13 December 2012 under the theme “Virtue, Venture and Vision in the Coastal Zone”. CEDA Dredging Days have the reputation of being the premier technical forum for presenting and debating new ways […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell tomorrow will lay the foundations for the long-term health of Gladstone Harbour and surrounding catchments. Mr Powell will meet with representatives of industry, Gladstone Regional Council and commonwealth government and research organisations to invite them to join the Queensland Government’s proposed Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership. “I look forward […]

  • 21 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    The nominees of the Dutch HME Maritime Innovation Award 2012 are Huisman Equipment BV, VOSTA LMG BV, Kranendonk Production Systems BV, and Imtech Marine & Offshore BV. These nominees are selected out of sixteen innovative submissions. The winner will be announced at the Maritime Awards Gala on Thursday 8 November 2012 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. […]

  • 15 August 2012

    In early August, a Dutch water mission presented its recommendations about how to improve flood protection in the La Mojana river basin in Colombia. The mission was led by Erik Mosselman, a Deltares river expert. The mission’s suggestions were welcomed by the Colombian government and they will be implemented during the next eighteen months, opening […]

  • 15 August 2012

    According to anhuinews.com, a tentative blueprint for the first container port along the Huaihe River has won the approval of experts. The Anhui Provincial Development and Reform Commission informs that this new port should be placed in Bengbu of Anhui province and will cost an estimated $44 million. Cnanhui.org reports that with the new Huaihe […]

  • 7 August 2012

    According to the Business Line, three Major Ports have approached the Government for approval to raise Rs 3,500 crore through issue of tax-free bonds. These Ports are: 1. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust – Rs 2,000 crore, 2. Mumbai Port – Rs 500 crore, 3. Ennore Port – Rs 1,000 crore. Besides Major Ports, the public […]

  • 7 August 2012

    When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system. A coordinated water management operation of Barkley and Wolf Creek Dams on […]