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  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    After seven record years of operational growth, Abu Dhabi Ports flagship Khalifa Port is now set for further expansion. The South Quay development, which will be completed by Q1 of 2021, is composed of a three km quay-wall with 18.5 meters along-side draft for general cargo, ro-ro and bulk usage. It will also include eight […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    A recent bathymetric survey has identified further shoaling in the Gippsland Lakes’ Reeve Channel between Port Lateral Mark buoy No. 6 and Starboard Lateral Mark buoy No. 1, the Gippsland Ports reported earlier this week.  According to their release, “least depths recorded were 1.4 meters at LAT. Deeper water with least depths 1.8 meters LAT […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi State Port Authority and Yilport Holding A.S., a subsidiary of Yildirim Group of Companies, have executed a letter of intent (LOI) to allow for due diligence and negotiations regarding the potential location of the global terminal operator at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi. With the Port of Gulfport nearing completion of the $570 […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    During 2016, Orion Group Holdings, Inc. made significant, long-term improvements in the company’s operations with a continued strong demand for its services, announced today Mark Stauffer, ORN President and Chief Executive Officer. The company today reported a net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2016, of $6.3 million ($0.23 diluted loss per share). These results […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands, Melanie Schultz van Haegen has arrived in Beijing for a two-day working visit at the invitation of China’s Minister of Water Resources, Mr Chen Lei. Her delegation includes representatives from several Dutch companies, knowledge institutes (including Deltares) and Rijkswaterstaat (the executive branch of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment). […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Nearly 250 members of the dredging community gathered at Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 5-6 November, for this year’s CEDA Dredging Days. Dredging professionals, young, established and expert, assembled to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge and best practice, at a packed event. Anna Csiti, General Manager CEDA and a member of the Program Committee, said: […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor John R. Kasich yesterday signed an executive order to require Ohio EPA to create emergency rules that will further protect Lake Erie, its aquatic life and the fishing industry, while ensuring shipping can continue in the Cuyahoga River. The executive order provides the Ohio EPA Director the tools needed to prohibit open lake disposal of dredge material […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A coalition fighting highly destructive suction dredge mining is considering further legal options after a state judge ruled that a California law banning the practice is preempted by federal law. The California Supreme Court is also considering whether to take up the legal issues surrounding the state law, designed to minimize mercury pollution and damage […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    R&D Office of Kiasma Srl, an Italian company engaged in production of HDPE pipes for dredging, has further improved the turbulent motion inside of the pipeline for its patented KFC System. Outstanding results were obtained during recent tests on the new construction of the KFC System inside the pipeline: -Using the latest materials in the field of plastic […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen took action yesterday to contingently award a contract to construct a sand bag revetment on the north end of Topsail Island. The Board committed $375,000 of Town funds toward the sand bag project so that the contractor, Carolina Marine Structures, could mobilize and start getting the materials needed […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares has begun a collaboration with the universities of Cambridge, Barcelona and Hamburg to establish a research community for the numerical modeling of soil interacting with water. The aim is to further develop a dynamic calculation method, the Material Point Method (MPM), making it suitable to apply for contractors, designers and engineering companies. MPM is […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) commemorated its 35th anniversary last week with a resolve to further develop the entire maritime industry of the country for sustainable existence in the maritime sector, with rapid globalization and amidst challenging competitions between international ports. Following the guidelines set in the ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ policy document of the Government […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received guidance from Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy May 27 on moving forward with further development of the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study and future documentation. Based on information presented by USACE, as well as consideration of the correlation of the project with […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has taken actions to address the Government Accountability Office’s 2003 recommendations for improving information related to hopper dredging, but some data gaps remain. First, in response to GAO’s recommendation to obtain and analyze data needed to determine the appropriate use of its hopper dredge fleet, the Corps established a […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Further collection of water quality baseline data will be carried out during the next four months to deliver a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement on the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Ports North Chairman Mr. Brett Moller confirmed that additional field studies were being undertaken following consultation with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). Mr […]

  • 5 March 2014

    The board of directors of Antwerp Port Authority has taken formal note of the results of the invitation to submit expressions of interest for developments in the Deurganck dock. The invitation was issued in the interests of equal treatment, in response to an official request by the Swiss shipping company MSC to be allowed to […]

  • 4 February 2014

    Sultan bin Salim al-Habsi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Chairman of Sohar Industrial Port, stressed that Sohar Port is ready to receive all business and meet the needs of the large growth of the volume of cargo and marine activity. He added that almost 80% of the first stage of the […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland government should reject industry calls for an extension of tax breaks to any mineral developments in Queensland which would significantly increase pressure for approval of damaging dredging, dumping and port expansions along the Great Barrier Reef coast, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Newman government has proposed reduced royalties for […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    A team of editors of World Maritime News has paid a visit today to one of the major ports of the Adriatic coast, the Port of Bar in Montenegro. Luka Bar AD rated this year’s business operation as less successful than that recorded last year. The management believes that this will be significantly improved by […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved to obtain further assistance from China to develop Phase I of Hambantota Port Development Project. The Cabinet approved President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s proposal to enter into a Framework Agreement with Chinese government to obtain financial assistance from the Exim Bank of China under Chinese Government Concessional Loan Facility. This loan will […]

  • 30 November 2012

    Miss Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey has expressed her disappointment that Pickering may again be at risk of flooding following recent heavy rain. Miss McIntosh said: “While I am pleased that the Environment Agency has implemented part of the Slowing the Flow Project, we are still waiting on the bunds or mini- […]

  • 4 July 2012

    On 3 July, the Port of Rotterdam signed a contract with a construction consortium to extend the Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) [HES interest 50%] site by approximately 5 ha. This will double the area occupied by the existing terminal, allowing the total storage capacity to be expanded from 200,000 to approximately 750,000 m3. The extension […]

  • 24 June 2012

    West Jakarta Public Works Sub-Department’s attention in overcoming flood is still low, reports beritajakarta.com. The dredging project on the Jl Raya Kapukhas water channel has been carried out from May but now it is on hold. “Initially, related units promised to finish the project in November 2011, but now it is still ignored,”, said Chief […]

  • 23 March 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed its initial review of more than 450 public comments on a proposal to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County, Illinois. Based on this review, EPA has decided that further evaluation of site hydrogeology will be needed before making a final decision on […]

  • 5 January 2012

    Sunergy Inc. has announced that it has received further analytical results on its Pampana ( Sierra Leone , West Africa ) Heavy Mineral Sands. Using lower analytical detection units than previous tests at Currenta’s analytical laboratory in Leverkusen, Germany , we have discovered that the sands contain potential economic quantities of Silver, Platinum and Palladium, […]

  • 16 December 2011

    PD Ports has recently made two new appointments to help drive business growth. Rob Brewster has been appointed as Development Director Logistics and Andrew Lowdon has joined the Company as Commercial Analyst. These new roles are designed to further emphasise PD Ports’ growth strategy and to continuously reinvigorate the business’ commercial activities and seek new […]