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  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work has been completed on a major dredging program to deepen Largs Yacht Haven, reported on Monday the Yacht Haven. The contract was performed by Land and Water Services in conjunction with Dutch dredging company, Vandoorn. The project, which began in mid-January, involved removal of the high spots and deepening the inshore end of the marina to accommodate […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fifty kilometers to the south of Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea, a new waterway is now being excavated parallel to the existing canal.  This program is part of the Suez Canal mega project, which includes the development of several seaports in the three governorates bordering the canal, Suez, Ismailia and Port Said, in addition […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Orion Marine Group Inc, a heavy civil marine contractor, reported a net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2014, of $0.2 million ($0.01 diluted loss per share). These results compare to a net loss of $1.1 million ($0.04 diluted loss per share) for the same period a year ago. “As expected, we experienced […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Saudi Global Ports (SGP), a joint venture company formed between Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and PSA International, started earlier this month its commercial operations at the container terminal in the King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam. On 23 April 2015, SGP handled the first commercial vessel, a 2,000-TEU capacity M/V […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    FSUE Rosmorport has signed the acceptance certificate for the Phase 1 of the MSCC Bronka’s approach canal. State contract for construction of Bronka’s first phase was signed with FSUE Rosmorport in 2013. From that moment the scope of dredging operations at the port’s water area and the approach canal exceeded 20 mln cbm. “The facilities […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Leaders representing organizations from more than 20 states gathered in St. Louis two days ago to announce the release of a first-ever Report Card for the entire Mississippi River basin, which stretches across all or part of 31 U.S. states and covers more than 41 percent of the continental United States. The leaders were part of […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released its first restoration plan to address natural resource injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to the NOAA’s Gulf Spill Restoration website. The draft restoration plan covers engineering and design activities for six proposed projects, which will restore: wetlands, coastal and nearshore habitats in Barataria, Terrebonne, and Pontchartrain basins, habitat projects on […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has transferred the first completed Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) project to the local sponsor, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The Corps completed construction of the Melaleuca Eradication and Other Exotic Plants Research Annex Aug. 30, 2013, and after completing required documentation, the letter of […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc. announced it will release its financial results for the first quarter 2013 on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at approximately 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time/4:00 a.m. Central Time. Orion Marine Group, Inc. provides a broad range of marine construction and specialty services on, over and under the water along the Gulf Coast, the […]

  • 21 February 2012

    Last Friday, the first waiting berth for short sea and feeder vessels went into use on the Maasvlakte. It involves the former Tor Line berth, which the Port of Rotterdam Authority has made suitable for small container vessels. The waiting berth was used straight away by the 137-metre “Öland”, owned by the shipping company X-Press […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Royal BAM , the largest construction group in the Netherlands, reported a higher-than-expected rise in first-half profit on Thursday as it s…More info: Royal BAM [mappress] Source: bam, August 25, 2011;

  • 17 February 2011

    Environment and Sustainability Minister Jane Davidson has launched the consultation Sustainable Development for “Welsh Seas: Our approach to marine planning in Wales” to seek views on national plans for the inshore and offshore marine areas of Wales. The Marine and Coastal Access Act requires the Assembly Government to plan, and issue the required licences, for […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Equipment, Technology

    The biggest science and technology museum in Italy, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, has released a video about the “Draga Cavafango” (Mud Dredger). Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mud Dredger is just one in a range of water crafts that were designed by one of the greatest minds of all time. Designed to clean the beds of harbors, […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Vox Amalia successfully started its first project this week. At Den Helder, the Netherlands, the brand-new vessel is reinforcing the coastline by placing more than 3.5 million cubic meters of sand in a deep trench just off the coast. The contract was awarded by Rijkswaterstaat, the operational arm […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has just reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. Chief Executive Officer Lasse Petterson commented, “The first quarter of 2019 was an exceptional quarter driven by strong project performance, resulting in net income from continuing operations of $20.5 million and an adjusted EBITDA from continuing […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Enhancing sediment retention of diversions and improving flood risk assessment are just two of thirteen research projects recently funded through the first round of Louisiana’s RESTORE Act Center of Excellence grant process. Announced June 22, the two-year grants fund projects that directly relate to the implementation of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan. “The Louisiana Coastal Master […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Port Otago recently completed the first stage of its Next Generation harbor deepening program, reaching the initial target depth of 13.5 meters at low tide (or chart datum) for the shipping channel to Port Chalmers. This applies to both sandy material dredged by split hopper trailer suction dredger ‘New Era’ and the rocky and silty areas being completed by Heron […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a 10-year flood protection strategy designed to protect more than 10,000 homes. The plan is the result of grant funding totaling £420 million and follows an agreement reached between the Scottish Government and COSLA. “Earlier this year I saw first-hand the devastating effects of mother nature as […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit to the Port St. Joe Port Authority allowing the dredging of the port’s navigational channel to the maximum authorized depth of 37 feet.  “This is a huge hurdle that has been cleared. What a great opportunity that has presented itself for the Port of Port St. […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) recently released its 2017 Flood Protection Plan Update. The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) is a strategic and long-range plan for improving flood risk management in the Central Valley. Prepared by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in accordance with the Central Valley Flood Protection Act of […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    DP World today, October 22nd, welcomed the first scheduled vessel, the ‘APL Phoenix’ to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state-of-the-art facility. Once fully operational next year, the world’s most modern container terminal will add a further 4 million TEU (twenty-foot […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    On 19th December in Southampton, Laurence Dagley, Director CEMEX UK Marine Limited signed a contract with Frank de Lange, Regional Sales Director of the Damen Shipyards Group, for the delivery of the first Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The vessel, which will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania, is designed to extract sand and gravel […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The UK government has given the go-ahead to a £1 billion project to build the world’s first tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has given planning consent to Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) to build the lagoon which will use the ebb and flow of the tide to generate […]

  • 27 June 2010

    The first phase of the Oluvil Port project comprising a commercial and fisheries harbour will be completed in September, according to a…   [mappress] Source: sundayobserver, June 27, 2010;

  • 3 December 2009

    Oil exports to Asia drive expansion plans at B.C. ports in Vancouver and Kitimat VANCOUVER — In the past six months, the concept of Canada shipping crude oil to Asian markets has warmed considerably… Source:Vancouver Sun, December 1, 2009;

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord and Pon Cat recently signed the agreement to purchase the first fully electric excavator in the Netherlands. By means of this investment and the deployment of this unique equipment on its infrastructure projects from May of this year, Van Oord is taking a new step towards reducing its CO2 emissions. The 20-tonne excavator […]