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  • 15 February 2012
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    Pedro Alvares Cabral, the first of two trailing suction hopper dredgers that Uljanik Shipyard has been constructing for the Luxemburg-based company Jan De Nul S.A. Capellen G.D. Luxembourg, was launched yesterday in Uljanik. The 147,6 m Pedro Alvares Cabral weighs 26.000 tons and is 30 meters wide. The vessel and the corresponding equipment will be […]

  • 15 February 2012

      A new project was launched on prospective development of Petkim petrochemical holding being the largest asset of SOCAR in Turkey. On February 13, Petkim and Dutch-based APM Terminals signed a cooperation agreement in Istanbul on long-term operation of Petkim Port. The agreement was signed by head of Board of Directors on behalf of Petkim […]

  • 15 February 2012

    Bahrain’s pioneering $1.6bn Dilmunia Health Island took a step closer to becoming a reality today, with a call for tenders for the project’s initial infrastructure phase. The first of four infrastructure development phases, the tender encompasses work relating to the ambitious 125 hectare island’s highways, bridges, landscaping and its power, portable water, sewerage and drainage, […]

  • 15 February 2012

    Finishing nearly three years of study on the potential economic opportunities associated with Rhode Island’s ports, a Joint Legislative Commission reported today that development of port infrastructure and growth of maritime industries can result in 1,000 new jobs, $70 million in personal income, $127 million in business revenue and $8.1 million in state and local […]

  • 14 February 2012

      The Netherlands based Doedijns Group, announces official opening of its new premises in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to strengthen its presence in the region. This full service Doedijns facility is located in the ‘Jebel Ali Free zone’ district of Dubai and is led by Mr. Rakesh Surti, as Managing Director. Doedijns Middle East & […]

  • 14 February 2012

    The President’s fiscal year 2013 (FY13) Civil Works budget, released yesterday, contains more than $66 million for projects, analyses, and operations and maintenance in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. The President included the funds for the Savannah district in a total civil works request of $4.731 billion he sent to Congress. The […]

  • 14 February 2012

    London Convention (LC) and its 1996 Protocol (LP) are global conventions to protect the marine environment and the most widely applicable legislative instruments for the regulation of the disposal of dredged material at sea. CEDA actively participates in the work of the LC/LP where it represents WODA. Through feedback from participants in regional workshops LC/LP […]

  • 13 February 2012

      Executives from Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş., Petlim Limancılık A.Ş. which is 100% owned by Petkim and APM Terminals signed a Heads of Terms agreement which outlines key terms of a definitive agreement to be negotiated and signed between Petkim, Petlim and a to be incorporated Turkish affiliate of APM Terminals for the long-term operation […]

  • 13 February 2012

      The President of Argentina, HE Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has met HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, together with a high-level delegation, to discuss further enhancing mutual cooperation. Present at the meeting were also UAE Ambassador to Argentina, Mohammed Essa Al Qattam Al Zaabi, and Argentina Minister of Tourism Mr. Enrique Meyer. […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Fife Council has unveiled palns for the Kirkcaldy sea wall upgrading, construction of a rock armour revetment and associated improvements to the existing beach accesses and viewpoints. The works include: – Detailed design of a coast protection scheme to extend the serviceable life of the existing sea wall, – Assessment of the marine climate, geomorphology […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Hamburg Port Authority has announced early information about plan for the Elbe river sediment analysis services. This work is associated with the sustainable development of the Elbe river and monitoring services into the increase of sediment build-up in the upper river area and the Port entrance. There is a plan to construct a tidal dyke […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Moray Council has unveiled plan for the maintenance dredging of Buckie and Burghead harbours. This work includes maintenance dredging of Buckie and Burghead harbours, including disposal of material at the relevant licensed off-shore disposal site. The disposal site for each is approx 1.5 nautical miles from the harbours. Conditions of Contract will be to NEC3. […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has today attacked the State Labor Government for their flip flop over promised action to improve safety at the Mooloolah river mouth. “Only weeks ago, at a meeting I convened with Maritime Safety Queensland, the government said they were investigating more effective upgrades to the dredging programme at the Mooloolaba […]

  • 9 February 2012

    Congressman John Tierney announced that $3.5 million in federal funds will be used to make emergency repairs to the south jetty along Plum Island. The funds resulted from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, which Congressman Tierney supported and which became law in December. “With this $3.5 million in federal funds, the Army Corps of Engineers […]

  • 8 February 2012

    Peel Ports has appointed Douglas Coleman; one of the UK’s most experienced project directors, as its Programme Director for the construction of the planned in-river container terminal at the Port of Liverpool. The primary purpose of Coleman’s role is to take charge of the landmark container terminal project, with the job also involving the development […]

  • 8 February 2012

    APM Terminals has appointed Henrik L. Pedersen as Chief Executive Officer for the Asia-Pacific Region based in Shanghai, China. In his new role, Mr. Pedersen will be part of APM Terminal’s global Senior Management Team. Mr. Pedersen joined the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in 1998, where he held various positions within Maersk Line, before […]

  • 8 February 2012

      A new Senate Inquiry into coal seam gas across Australia has been proposed by the Australian Greens spokesperson for mining, Senator Larissa Waters. “The previous Senate Inquiry into coal seam gas only looked at the impacts of CSG in the Murray Darling Basin, but CSG is a problem everywhere,” Senator Waters said. “It also […]

  • 7 February 2012

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday continued its quarterly “Estero Blitz” in an effort to clear the creeks and waterways of Metro Manila and avoid the recurrence of dangers brought by calamities like ‘Ondoy.’ MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino led yesterday’s morning resumption of the cleanup and dredging operations at the heavily-silted Estero De Vitas […]

  • 7 February 2012

    The Union Shipping Minister, Shri G.K. Vasan has strongly advocated Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in port investment opportunities in India. Inaugurating “Invest Port”, a conclave on investment opportunities in India in New Delhi today, Shri Vasan said that the maritime sector plays a crucial role in facilitating India’s international trade. Almost 95% by volume […]

  • 7 February 2012

    Leni Gas & Oil plc today announces a short delay to the start of drilling operations at the Eugene Island Field in the US Gulf of Mexico. The current operator of the Ocean Columbia jack-up rig at Eugene Island-51 has had difficulty in withdrawing the legs from the seafloor. Silt jetting and dredging operations are […]

  • 6 February 2012

      On February 1, 2012, the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Oversight and Select Revenue Measures held a joint hearing on harbor maintenance funding and maritime tax issues. The hearing focused on the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Harbor Maintenance Tax, maintenance underfunding, and the tax treatment of foreign shipping operations. Testimony was heard […]

  • 3 February 2012

    Aberdeen-based experts Ecosse Subsea Systems are preparing to showcase their innovative subsea technology at Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for the industry. During the Subsea 2012 event at Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) on February 8th and 9th, Ecosse Subsea Systems founder and managing director Mike Wilson and his team will exhibit the wholly […]

  • 3 February 2012

    Oldenburgischer Deichband has announced tender for the Jever area sea wall construction works. This project includes: – Increasing and strengthening works to the sea wall “Elizabeth Groden dyke” (km 0.400 to km 4.750, – Extraction of clay soil in the foreland (external Elizabeth Groden) in different grades, designated with water contents of 43% to 97%, […]

  • 3 February 2012

      The first Sustainability Report for the port of Antwerp has now appeared. For a whole year, various workgroups laboured at the production of this report that demonstrates how the various companies within the port are able to reconcile “people, planet and profit” with their day-to-day activities. The initiative-takers behind the report are Antwerp Port […]

  • 3 February 2012

      The newest MAGNUM advanced management training class will now turn their attention to the goal of “winning new business”, and helping to shape the future of their industry in the high growth emerging markets in which APM Terminals has committed to approximately $3 billion USD in new infrastructure development and existing facility expansion in […]

  • 2 February 2012

    BHP Billiton today announced approval of US$917 million (BHP Billiton share US$779 million) in pre-commitment funding for the construction of a 100 million tonne per year outer harbour facility associated with its Western Australia Iron Ore operations. The project, which is expected to be reviewed for full approval in the fourth quarter of calendar year […]