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  • 9 March 2012

    The Ministry of Shipping, in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has worked out an amicable settlement of the issue of providing employment or other forms of relief to the master list candidates who happen to be the children of medically invalidated and deceased employees of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT). The issue […]

  • 9 March 2012

    North Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok port should be able to handle nearly double its current quantity of intermodal shipping containers when a Rp 17 trillion ($1.9 billion) revamp is completed by 2017, says Richard J. Lino, the president of state port operator Pelindo II. Once the project is completed, it may further reduce the number of […]

  • 9 March 2012

    An additional deep-water facility at Lerwick Harbour has been brought into operation ahead of schedule to support a major subsea project in the North Sea. Work was accelerated on an 80-metre section of the quay under development at Greenhead to make it available for use by Technip, a world leader in energy industry project management, […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord’s turnover in 2011 was EUR 1,715 million (2010 EUR 1,578 million) and was evenly attributable to activities performed by Van Oord’s divisions and areas. The net profit for 2011 amounted to EUR 118 million (2010: EUR 165 million, including an extraordinary tax gain of EUR 40 million). CEO Pieter van Oord: ‘Given the […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Recently, the port directors Eddy Bruyninckx (Antwerp), Jens Meier (Hamburg) and Hans Smits (Rotterdam) expressed their support in the European Parliament for the further development of a European intermodal transport network. Particularly rail and inland navigation corridors, of which the three ports are the entry as well as the end points of important corridors, are […]

  • 8 March 2012

      The health and future of Australia’s World Heritage icon, the Great Barrier Reef, is under investigation as Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters held a detailed and productive briefing with the United Nations mission team last night. “I am greatly encouraged that UNESCO is scrutinising Government claims that their proposed strategic assessment of […]

  • 7 March 2012

    The proposed deep sea port facility for Port Bonython has been declared a major development. Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon said a rigorous environmental assessment process could now formally commence to progress a proposal to construct a privately funded, bulk commodities deep sea port facility at Port Bonython. “This proposal aims to further cement South Australia’s […]

  • 7 March 2012

    Georgia and South Carolina conservation groups yesterday filed papers asking that the South Carolina Supreme Court declare that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s approval of a controversial project to deepen the Savannah River was illegal. Attorneys from the Southern Environmental Law Center filed today’s claim in the S. C. Supreme Court in […]

  • 7 March 2012

    First results of water quality samples taken from Gladstone Harbour have found no detectable levels of cyanide. The Department of Environment and Resource Management’s Director-General Jim Reeves said the water quality tests had been taken from the area in the harbour near the plant’s release diffuser and potential stormwater runoff areas. “Cyanide was not detected […]

  • 6 March 2012

    On March 15th 2012, HME’s Singapore Branch Office will be officially launched by the Dutch ambassador H.E. Johannes W.G. Jansing at his residence in Singapore. The opening coincides with one of Asia’s most established and proven maritime trade exhibitions Asia Pacific Maritime 2012. HME Singapore to support international trade HME Singapore has been set up […]

  • 5 March 2012

    Peel Ports today announced it has commenced the procurement phase for the construction of its new deep-water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool. It was also revealed that the landmark terminal, which will bring some of the world’s largest container ships to the Mersey, will be branded Liverpool 2 – and will be open […]

  • 5 March 2012

    The comprehensive preliminary work prior to the installation works in Anholt Offshore Wind farm is almost completed. The stone fisher vessels have almost relocated the approximately 5,000 stones, which were blocking the 111 wind turbine positions and the cable routes. The relocation of the stones has resulted in the establishment of 30 new, artificial reefs […]

  • 5 March 2012

    Nearly 8,000 children of all ages played in the Mississippi River and learned to navigate the Mighty Miss Feb. 25-26, 2012 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River participated in Engineer Week at the St. Louis Science Center. The children got their hands […]

  • 5 March 2012

    On February 22, ZPMC and the Port of Miami, USA signed a contract for procurements of 4 quayside container cranes. Located in southeastern Florida, USA, the Port of Miami is the first U.S. port which uses ZPMC’s port machinery products. In 1994, the Port of Miami purchased 4 Panamax quayside container cranes from ZPMC, which […]

  • 5 March 2012

    China Harbour successfully won the bid for Phase I Tide Terminal Project of Lae Port Development Project of Papua New Guinea. This is not only a good start of Sri Lanka Regional Company in the first quarter and the first step of the Company in the market of Papua New Guinea but also laid down […]

  • 2 March 2012

    A joint international expert mission to the World Heritage property of Great Barrier Reef by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is taking place from 5 to 14 March 2012. The World Heritage Committee, at its 35th session in June 2011 (Paris) examined the state of […]

  • 2 March 2012

    The latest test results from Gladstone Harbour have found no significant change in water quality, no single cause for all fish health issues and a decrease in the number of barramundi with eye problems or lesions. Reports on water quality sampling, laboratory testing of fish samples and fish health surveys were released by the Department […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Advocates of “clean marinas” testified before the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee Tuesday, urging support for a bill that would allow marinas that follow anti-pollution protocols to apply for grants that could pay 40 percent of dredging costs. “Long Island Sound provides more than $9 billion to the regional economy every year,” Leah Schmalz, director of […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor, today reported a net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2011, of $5.2 million ($0.19 diluted loss per share). These results compare to net income of $3.0 million ($0.11 diluted earnings per share) for the same period a year ago. For the full […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Port of Tauranga is to buy a seventh ship-to-shore gantry crane for its Sulphur Point fleet to handle the growing container volumes at the Port. The Port will also expand its fleet of straddle carriers and increase the capacity of its rail terminal at Sulphur Point as it is increasingly used as a hub port […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Equipment, Technology

    Unique Maritime Group, one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers announced that they have recently delivered two Echoscope 3D Sonars to DI-MEDCO, a joint venture between Dredging International and Middle East Dredging Company for the planned shore protection and harbour construction works of two artificial islands. The Echoscope, produced by […]

  • 1 March 2012

    The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today approved the project of deepening and widening of Mumbai Harbour Channel and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Channel (Phase-I) of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at an estimated cost of Rs.1571.60 crore with a direct dredging cost of Rs.1398.97 crore (including service tax 10.3%), Rs.42.07 crore towards other related items like […]

  • 1 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract to make improvements to a mitigation project located along the shoreline of the Manchac Wildlife Management Area in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. This project will mitigate environmental impacts from the construction of the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity project in St. Charles, Orleans, Jefferson, […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Eagerly striving to secure federal money for renourishing Folly Beach, U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint said they would request a South Carolina delegation meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Undersecretary of the Army, reports The Post and Courier. The Army Corps will need a $15 million appropriation for renourishing Folly […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Efforts to enhance Saunders Beach continue as the Government signs contracts for beach replenishment for this popular Bahamian and tourist recreational area. During the signing ceremony Monday, Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Neko C. Grant said, “This project consists of the completion of physical enhancements to Saunders Beach comprising some 2,300 feet of […]

  • 29 February 2012

    HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, has welcomed a new productivity record set for vessel handling operations at DP World Southampton, and expressed his pleasure with the progress of construction at London Gateway, the new global shipping port and logistics centre project. Mr Bin Sulayem made the remarks during a visit to the […]