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  • 6 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    British company Red7Marine has become the owner of Damen’s new Stan Tug 1205, the first in a new ship series which was only just unveiled to the market. Damen Shipyards had decided to show its new tug series at the Seawork Show held in Southampton in mid-June. But already on the second day of the […]

  • 5 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the second phase of the construction of the LNG import terminal of Cuyutlán on the west coast of Mexico. The total contract value is approximately € 90 million with Boskalis’ share amounting approximately € 45 million. The contract was awarded by Secretaría de Comunicaciones Y Transportes (Ministry of […]

  • 2 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    In recent times, dredging activities in ports, both capital and maintenance, have been witnessing a massive demand in India. This is increasingly being driven by the government’s plans of constructing new ports and expanding the existing ones to meet future traffic targets. Use of larger vessels, an increased focus on coastal shipping and inland waterways, […]

  • 2 July 2010

    Two major initiatives are boosting port expansion and development in Australia – one is part of new Australian agreements with China. The other is a major initiative by the New South Wales government. The Chinese inputs include support for rail and deepwater port construction in Oakajee, Western Australia, and a rail line and coal terminal […]

  • 2 July 2010

    Following an investigation, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued notices of violation to the owner of a Montauk marina and local marine contractor for conducting regulated activities without valid permits, according to Regional Director Peter A. Scully. The enforcement action stems from a dredging project undertaken at the marina in […]

  • 1 July 2010

    Construction of a second container terminal for the port of Dar es Salaam is set to begin early in 2011, according to news reports in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam’s Daily News quoted Tanzania Ports Authority Director-General Ephraim Mgawe as saying that cargo volumes have increased at a rate of 15 percent per annum for several […]

  • 23 June 2010

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to Admiral Thad Allen today supporting Allegiance Capital’s request for a waiver of the Jones Act. For more than two weeks, Fred McCallister, Vice President of the Dallas-based investment bank, has been requesting a waiver of the Jones Act in order to bring boats from Europe to U.S. […]

  • 22 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

    IHC Merwede is pleased to announce that it has recently secured assignments for dredging and offshore vessels and equipment to the value of more than €500 million. This reinforces the group’s belief that there will be continued demand for its innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support. The latest projects agreed and confirmed by IHC […]

  • 21 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA), the ‘Recognized Center of Dredging Excellence’ hosted with Texas A & M University (TAMU), their Annual Western Hemisphere Dredging Conference. It was held in San Juan Puerto Rico June 6-9, 2010. The Goals and Objectives of Western Hemisphere Conferences are to promote the exchange of information related to Dredging, Navigation, […]

  • 17 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    IHC Lagersmit, part of IHC Merwede, has opened on 8 June last a new manufacturing plant in Alblasserdam, The Netherlands. The company has decided to invest in the latest high-tech production facility for rotating shaft seals in western Europe, despite in these economically difficult times. In addition, IHC Lagersmit has introduced two new innovative products […]

  • 17 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    Even though the current investment programme 2008-2011, which amounts to EUR 1 billion, is still being implemented, the DEME Group is already commencing a new series of investments which will see 3 new units on the market by mid-2012. An amount of EUR 260 million has been allocated for these new investments. Including these new […]

  • 16 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Networking Group – a consortium of internationally active companies from the dredging industry, dredge operators and scientific experts – will inform European dredging operators over directly applicable possibilities concerning the reduction of the operating costs for dredging vessels. Furthermore it provides dredge operators a platform for open, informative discussions and the exchange of […]

  • 9 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Italian based civil contractor SOMIT s.r.l. has awarded a contract to HollandMT and FKAB for the engineering of a Dredge-X150SP. This is a self-propelled pontoon suitable for a Liebherr 984 excavator able to dredge on -18m water depths. The hull is designed according to Bureau Veritas rules as a heavy welded construction with a double […]

  • 9 June 2010

    ECT, EMO and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have made agreements for the further development of their commercial activities on the existing… [mappress] Source: portofrotterdam, June 9, 2010

  • 3 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    DP World Southampton is upgrading its shipside capabilities by deepening its container berths and purchasing further ship to shore cranes. Once the dredging works are completed later this year the depth for berths 205, 206 and 207 will be 14.0m, 14.6m and 15m respectively. These deeper berths will provide greater flexibility for vessels calling at […]

  • 1 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    On Wednesday May 26, 2010, the cutter suction dredger ‘Ibn Battuta’ was delivered to its owner, on the shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. in Pula (Croatia). The ‘Ibn Battuta’ is the first of four large self-propelled cutter suction dredgers built at the Pula shipyard. Earlier this year, the identical sister vessel, the ‘Zheng He’, was launched […]

  • 31 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord has been awarded the contract to perform maintenance dredging in the port of Beira, Mozambique. The customer is CFM (Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique). The contract value amounts to some EUR 37 million. The work has begun in April 2010 and will take approximately eighteen months to complete. A portion of […]

  • 19 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    ZWIJNDRECHT – Within the context of a princely mission titled “Multisectoral – Brazil”, prepared by FIT (Flanders Investment & Trade) the Belgian crown prince Filip has visited today the remediation project of the contaminated site “Lixao da Alemoa” in Santos, executed by DEME subsidiary DEC. During the princely mission to Brazil, prince Filip visited the […]

  • 18 May 2010

    The long-delayed Assawoman Canal dredging project, further slowed by weather- and spoils-related challenges, may be completed by the… [mappress] Source: delawareonline, May 18, 2010;

  • 13 May 2010

    East Islip – Suffolk Executive Steve Levy will be joined by county and Islip Town officials to announce that Suffolk will provide equipment and personnel to dredge Champlin Creek and further accommodate boaters using the Great South Bay. County officials led by Levy, Legislator Tom Cilmi and Department of Public Works Commissioner Gil Anderson worked […]

  • 11 May 2010

    The port wants to raise money for two purposes: further property development at its six-hectare Harbour Quays site, and enlarging its role…   [mappress] Source: stuff, May 11, 2010;

  • 7 May 2010
    Business & Finance

    A further Echoscope® system sale to a major construction contractor has seen the introduction of our unique sonar technology to a port… [mappress] Source: codaoctopus, May 7, 2010

  • 4 May 2010
    Equipment, Technology

    IHC Hydrohammer®, a subsidiary of IHC Merwede and market leader in the field of pile driving equipment, is continuing to make a major investment in sustainable and innovative solutions. IHC Hydrohammer® invested a total of € 37 million to expand its fleet of rental pile drivers as well as the further development and production of […]

  • 3 May 2010

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a LoI (Letter of Intent) to install rock on the 1,220-kilometer “Nord Stream” gas pipelines running through the Baltic Sea, connecting Russia to Northern Germany. The contract value will amount to approximately € 100 million, with the share of Boskalis amounting approximately € 50 million. Earlier, in January […]

  • 30 April 2010

    HENDERSON — The catch basin near the channel that connects Henderson Harbor to Lake Ontario was cleaned out early Thursday. Cleaning the basin is expected to reduce further buildup of debris in the channel, commonly called the cut, allowing boats to use the passageway as a shortcut during the boating season… [mappress] Source:watertowndailytimes,April 30,2010;

  • 16 April 2010

    The Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and the Minister of Transport, Patrick Vlačič, today visited the Port of Koper, where they met with the company’s management. The talks mainly focused on further development of the port and in this context, on the adoption of a national… [mappress] Source:kpv.gov,April 16,2010;