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  • 28 October 2011

    More than 20 students from technical universities and colleges in Aachen, Delft, Groningen, Hamburg, and Leuven are going to participate in the coming CEDA Dredging Days, under the CEDA Student Programme 2011. Recommended by their respective professors, the students have all shown great affinity with dredging in their studies and many of them seriously consider […]

  • 27 October 2011

    Global marine terminal operator DP World has announced it is expanding Port Rashid cruise terminal facilities to continue its leading position as the largest cruise centre in the Middle East. Port Rashid sits at the heart of Dubai city. Its Dubai Cruise Terminal currently has capacity to serve two ocean-going cruise ships at the same […]

  • 26 October 2011

    Levels of certain chemicals used in forestry, agriculture and fish farming are low in marine sediment off Scotland, research published recently by Scotland’s environment watchdog shows. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) has published two reports on the presence of chemicals in marine sediments, resulting from its surveillance monitoring programmes in 2008 and 2009. Occurrence […]

  • 25 October 2011

      Research conducted by the independent research agency, NEA indicates that the northern seaports offer the most efficient route for container transport into a large part of the central European hinterland. Seven ports located in the North of Europe have four times the container throughput of the principal eleven ports competing along the Southern coastline […]

  • 21 October 2011

    Hamburg Port Authority has announced plan for transfer of treated sludge from dredged harbours. Sludge to be removed to Francop and to be added to previously dredged mud from Hamburg and surrounding waters. It is planned to carry out the following work in an open process which will comprise: – Deposition of silt including port […]

  • 20 October 2011

    CEDA Dredging Days 2011 is approaching fast. Three weeks from now leading experts in the dredging and marine construction fields will meet in Rotterdam to find out about the latest insights and to share the experiences and best practices about “Dredging and Beyond”. The scene will be set by two keynote speeches by prominent representatives […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    The city of Joensuu in the eastern part of Finland is transforming an old contaminated sawmill area near the city centre into an up-to-date housing district. Before the building can start, the whole area must be thoroughly restored after more than a century of heavy industrial useage. Joensuu (which means: “mouth of a river”) is […]

  • 18 October 2011

    The positive levels of activity recorded by Aberdeen Harbour throughout the first half of the year have continued through to September, with the port announcing improved performance across various sectors in the third quarter. Across the nine months, overall vessel tonnage has risen by five per cent on the same period last year from 18.43million, […]

  • 13 October 2011

    The Jean Lafitte National Park in Louisiana, USA faced typical waterway maintenance issues in their canoe trail canal system. Over time, silt build-up and displaced vegetation slowly filled in the canals making them un-navigable for recreationists. In order to prevent the canals from filling in completely, park management had to ensure that they not only […]

  • 11 October 2011

    CHEC signed an EPC general contract for Cabello Port New Container Wharf Project with VBOLIPUERTOS, S.A. on October 3. The value of the contract is approximately USD 520 million, with the total construction duration of 36 months. The Cabello New container Port will be constructed in three phases. The current contract has been executed for […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    WASSP Ltd has today announced the expansion of the company’s senior management with the appointment of Ian McDonald as General Manager. The role is a newly created position and will see Mr McDonald overseeing WASSP’s international sales & marketing strategy for their multibeam sonar products. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Mr McDonald has vast experience in […]

  • 5 October 2011

    Demag Cranes has received an order for two Mobile Harbour Cranes from the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). KPA is making this investment in line with the increase in capacity and modernisation of a terminal in the Port of Mombasa. Delivery of the cranes is planned for the second half of 2011. “The two Mobile Harbour […]

  • 4 October 2011

    Recently, the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a declaration of intent with Vinalines, Vietnam’s largest state-run enterprise in the maritime sector. The ultimate aim is joint investigation of the feasibility of further cooperation between the parties for the development and exploitation of ports. This concerns the Van Phong International Transhipment Hub port in the south […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Western Marine Shipyard Ltd laid a keel to build the workboat and cutter suction dredger for Mongla Port Authority. The workboat is 11.95 meter in length, which will act as an ancillary facility for the cutter suction dredger with 14 meter dredging depth. The dredger will be jointly built by the shipyard and the world […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    London Gateway, the new global shipping port and logistics centre project, will open in the fourth quarter of 2013 with an initial capacity of 1.6 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units), DP World announced today, which will pave the way for 36,000 jobs to be created. By locating Britain’s most environmentally friendly major new […]

  • 30 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc.a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector  is providing its investors an update on the Company’s outlook and end markets. As part of its ongoing communications with investors, the Company is establishing a mid-period update on its outlook and end markets. In the future, investors should expect this update […]

  • 30 September 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has awarded a contract for $414,590 to North America Landscaping, Construction, and Dredge Company (NALCO) of Ellicott City, Md., for the maintenance dredging of the entrance to Lake Montauk Harbor with the beneficial reuse of the dredged sand on nearby west jetty beach. The dredging will […]

  • 29 September 2011

    Canamex Resources Corp.announces that it has commenced stream sediment sampling for gold on its Aranka North property located 120 – 140km northwest of Georgetown, Guyana. River reconnaissance has indicated excellent river access up the Waini and Imotai Rivers into the heart of the property. A base camp is being established at Maka Falls where historical […]

  • 29 September 2011

    Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank yesterday announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast. These awards are funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Louisiana Coastal Protection […]

  • 28 September 2011

    The Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, formally opens a new deep water shipping terminal. The new terminal which consists of two berths – Berths 8&9 – is the first stage of a £1 billion plus inward investment programme in Hutchison’s UK ports. Currently the Port of Felixstowe deals with over 40 per […]

  • 26 September 2011

    DP World announced yesterday the construction of a 400 metre quay extension at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, increasing the capacity at the facility by 1 million TEU to 15 million TEU. The expansion, expected to be concluded by the end of 2012, will extend the quay at Jebel Ali Container Terminal 2 to 3,000 […]

  • 23 September 2011

    The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is in hot waters as a sub-committee of the senate’s standing committee on ports and shipping has started probing into what the committee members perceive as “wastage” of over Rs19 billion by the port operator in its stalled Dredging and Reclamation project at the $1.6 billion Pakistan Deep Water Container […]

  • 19 September 2011

    Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) CEO Soren Hansen was one of several representatives of international investors in Jordan invited to participate in a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II on September 6th to discuss business opportunities and government economic reforms. The King emphasized Jordan’s firm commitment to improve the ease of doing business in the […]

  • 16 September 2011

    On September 6, China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) and International Container Terminal Services SA signed the contract for Stage 1A of Phase 1 of the Manzanillo container terminal in Mexico. The project, in the form of EPC, with a contract value of $ 221 million, involves the construction of two 720-meter container berth coastlines, […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Sierra Gold Corp. announces latest assay results. Sierra Gold Corp. has received the assay results from SGS Labs in Lakefield, Ontario from its Yele properties. The dredging and grab samples produced the following results: The Yele properties are on a feeder river to the Pampana, which is well known as one of Sierra Leone’s prolific […]

  • 14 September 2011

    Water quality has been a central theme in a redevelopment project that began with the creation of the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation in April 1987. This article will examine the role that water quality has played in the remarkable transformation that has taken place in Cardiff and explain how monitoring technology has developed to the […]