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  • 9 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    During the same week that Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) was officially inaugurated by HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark and the Vice Minister of Transportation of Vietnam, CMIT also achieved a new productivity milestone for handling a container vessel in Vietnam. Whilst working the Gjertrud Maersk on 30th November, CMIT achieved a new berth […]

  • 9 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    The leading north east England-based engineering company IHC Engineering Business (IHC EB), part of IHC Merwede, has won the NOF Energy Innovation & Technology Award, for its work on the 2,500t J-Lay tower — one of the most versatile pipelay systems in the world, designed and built for Saipem for use on their new-build vessel […]

  • 8 December 2011
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    In pursuing efforts to gain international expansion, IHC Merwede is looking forward to declaring the acquisition of several Asian shipyards in the upcoming quarter, Reuters reports. The global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment, IHC Merwede is well equipped for future expansion. Earlier this year, the company secured the financial backing […]

  • 8 December 2011

    The issue of whether dredged sediment from a Middletown lake will be transported to the former National Lead site still remains. At a Nov. 14 public hearing in Middletown, a new official with the Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said that Sayreville officials accepted the Shadow Lake material. Suzanne Dietrick, chief of the Office […]

  • 7 December 2011

    The West Calcasieu Port board of commissioners decided this week to award the contract for the expansion dredging of the port’s west barge basin to Apollo Environmental Strategies, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas. During a competitive public bid process, eight bids were submitted among which the lowest bid of $2,117,835 was the successful one. Lynn Hohensee, […]

  • 6 December 2011
    Equipment, Technology

    The UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, has visited the Port of Felixstowe, the country’s largest container port, to see it take delivery of its latest consignment of new cranes. Whilst at the port, the Secretary of State met with senior management of the port, before a tour of […]

  • 5 December 2011

    A permit to dredge a channel near Catfish Bay was issued to the Lake Havasu Marine Association last week. A half-mile long channel is located three miles north of Windsor. It will stretch 50-feet wide and its present average depth of about two feet will be deepened to 4-feet. The deadline for completing the project […]

  • 5 December 2011

    DP World has announced its intention to expand flagship port Jebel Ali in the UAE by creating an additional 4 million TEU capacity, resulting in total capacity at Jebel Ali reaching 19 million TEU by 2014. DP World will be investing around $850 million over three years adapting 1,860 metres of quayside and 70 hectares […]

  • 2 December 2011

    Alarmed at a severe deterioration, Leslie Williams, Member for Port Macquarie, has called on the State government to carry out dredging of the Manning River.  “At the current rate of deterioration, it is feared the river will be impassable within the next month which will have an intolerable impact on business and tourism in the […]

  • 2 December 2011
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    On November 20, the trial of self-propelled suction dredger “Tongtu” with Asia’s largest capacity and dredging depth fabricated by CCCC Tianjin Dredging Co., Ltd. (TDC) succeeded. “Tongtu” is a super large self-propelled suction dredger independently designed, developed and fabricated by China. The dredger has a total length of 165.7 meters, a molded width of 30m, […]

  • 1 December 2011

    Covering the period of 2006 to 2011, Jordan’s major cargo gateway documents five years of progress and growth in trade, productivity, safety, employee relations, infrastructure investment and environmental performance, as container volumes have more than doubled and employee compensation has more than tripled. The Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has become the leading job creator in […]

  • 1 December 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

      On 30 November 2011, Van Oord performed the naming ceremony for its new Damen Multi Cat 3213 ‘Oceanus’. The Oceanus is the biggest Multi Cat ever built by Damen Shipyards and the first of its type. A sister vessel ‘Cronus’ is to be delivered April 2012, one month before the contractual delivery date. The […]

  • 1 December 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As port and other infrastructure developments gear up in Vietnam to handle a strongly-growing economy, foreign investment in the manufacture of construction products continues apace. In its first production base for infrastructure materials outside of Japan, Nippon Steel has set up a company for the manufacture of steel pipe piles used for wharf pilings, motorway […]

  • 30 November 2011

    River-city Wuhan in Central China recently worked out a plan according to which the city will spend US$8.33 billion on port development in the 12th National Five-year Plan period from 2011 to 2015. Over the long term Wuhan plans to invest US$13.53 billion on port development and eventually raise its container capacity to 150 million […]

  • 30 November 2011

    The city is in pursuit of proposal for the dredging of the primary channel leading to the Havre de Grace Yacht Basin. This channel was filled with silt deposited by the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee. It is anticipated that the dredging will comprise 9,000 cubic yards of sediment planned to be moved from the […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Sierra Gold Corporation has announced it has reached an agreement with local land owners, village chief, elders and the Paramount Chief to acquire a further 4 concessions on the Pampana River. Surface rents have been paid and concession demarcation and licensing is underway. The concessions selected are far to the north/east on the Pampana River […]

  • 29 November 2011

    Senator Bukola Saraki stated that the National Assembly is planning to deal with the ecological and environmental problems affecting the country. Saraki visited Eletu Bridge, Okekere and a gully erosion site at Ofa Garage in order to obtain first hand information on the issues ravaging the country. He clearly stated that even though many current […]

  • 29 November 2011

    CHEC has awarded the contract for “Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities – Reclamation Works of Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge”. The awarded contract sum is HKD 6.989 billion, approximately USD 896 million. The construction period is 50 months. The project will commence by the end of November 2011 and is expected to complete […]

  • 29 November 2011

    CHEC signed an EPC Contract for Maritime Terminal of Moron Petrochemical Complex with Petroquimica de Venezuela on November 24. the Contract signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Chavez, the President of Venezuela. The total value of the contract is around USD 460 million, and the construction period is three years. The project mainly covers construction […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A position paper on “Underwater Sound in Relation to Dredging” to which ABPmer contributed has been published by the Central Dredging Association (CEDA). The purpose of the paper is to inform those parties concerned about sounds produced by dredgers. The paper was prepared by the CEDA Working Group on Underwater Sound under the remit of […]

  • 29 November 2011

    Dredging in the Hooghly River is virtually in a shambles. It received a further setback with only two dredgers against the required six …   (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, November 29, 2011; Image: dredge-india

  • 28 November 2011

    The amount of €160 million, (US$212m) will be invested in a new container terminal at the French port of Le Havre. The investment, concerning the terminal’s buildings and loading/unloading areas, will be made by Shipping line MSC and cargo-handling operator Terminaux de Normandie (TN) through their joint-venture company TNMSC. The new 1,400 meters TNMSC terminal […]

  • 28 November 2011

    A $12 million worth cleanup of the Muskegon Lake bottom is approaching its completion. Ever since it commenced in June, about 41,000 cubic yards of mercury- and petroleum-laced sediment have been dredged out from 46 acres of lake bottom in a bay off the Division Street Outfall. The initial phase included sediment removal and it […]

  • 28 November 2011

    The new 7-years facility is provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to finance FESCO’s strategic investment program aimed at further boosting the Group’s infrastructure and container logistics capacity. The use of loan proceeds will include investments into the development and retrofitting of Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port (VCSP) in order to improve […]

  • 28 November 2011

    Joop Atsma, the State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment, wishes to examine whether there are more locations along the Dutch coast where greater safety and new land can be created using the Sand Motor technology. He expressed this desire today at the handover of the new peninsula between Kijkduin and Ter Heijde. ‘‘This technology […]

  • 24 November 2011

    The Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan announced today that the Ministry has prepared the Report of the Working Group on Port Sector for 12th Five Year Plan and submitted the same to Planning Commission for consideration and approval. The total outlay excluding Private Sector proposed for the port sector in the Ministry is Rs. […]